How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have been in the mortgage business for 10 years. I was inspired to pursue a career in the mortgage industry because I, personally, have bought, sold and managed properties for the past 25 years. In doing this, I realized the benefits of becoming a home owner; therefore, I wanted to assist potential buyers in realizing their dream.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
My advice to new or first time home buyers is to always get pre-approved before searching for a property to purchase. I prefer to educate the home buyer on all the various products and programs available to them based on their qualifications. My goal is to thoroughly prepare them as to what to expect throughout the home buying process.
What can borrowers do to ensure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
To insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process, the borrower must supply all required documentation at the beginning of the process. It is also important for the borrower to understand the Dos and Don\'ts of the mortgage transaction and to always keep the lines of communication open.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
As a Loan Officer, the most satisfaction in my job is assisting people in accomplishing their dream of homeownership.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
My bilingual background and appearance seem to surprise people.