My name is Shelly Davis: VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate.
“Love what you do or do something else.” The mortgage profession allows me to help people make their dreams come true. Is there any better job satisfaction than this? However, anyone who has ever been through the home buying process knows that the mortgage industry can feel complex and without the right support and partnership from their lender, it can be a stressful journey. I take great pride in my ability to utilize my 15+ years of experience and expertise to not only partner with my clients to better understand their mortgage needs and to navigate the lending process, but to also ensure the home buying experience is as positive as the memories they intend to make in their new home. Because of my in-depth knowledge of the mortgage industry, product offerings and credit reporting, I believe I make a difference in how people experience buying a home.
“Set a goal. Make it happen.” I started in the mortgage industry as a loan officer more than 15 years ago, fresh from graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. I went into the industry so that I could be the final piece to my family’s tiny empire; consisting of my dad (the flipper) and my two brothers (the brawn). Because I wasn’t too handy with a hammer, I figured this was the best way that I could contribute to the family business. However, as it turned out, I ended up finding my passion and quickly began studying anything and everything possible to fill my “tool belt”. What started out as my passion quickly grew into a successful career with highlights including being awarded Rookie of the Year, multiple Top Producer awards and earning my way to the covenant President’s Club. I owe my career to my hardworking roots (my tiny family empire) and to my desire to partner so effectively with my clients that lasting relationships, both personal and professional, are created.
“Everything is what you make it!” Life is a gift and I’ve lived my life by choosing happiness, love and laughter above all. I am a mom, a wife, a business woman, an adventurer seeker, a coach, an animal lover and a friend. I am realistic, down to earth, proactive, straightforward, organized, compassionate and prepared. I believe in the power of teamwork and respect for all. I love trying new things, being surrounded by family and friends, hosting parties and traveling. In my spare time you can find me mastering my craft by reading books or blogs, cheering on one of my children at a sporting event, researching a new vegan recipe or binge-watching Netflix in my sunroom swing chair at home.