Prior to becoming a Mortgage Advisor at Finance of America Mortgage, Doug Mendenhall was CEO of Cerulic, Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based wireless networking company. His past roles also include Vice President of Cap Gemini, a global frontrunner in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Manager at Accenture, a leading international corporation providing a range of digital, technology & operations solutions.
In 2003, after semi-retiring, Doug began helping friends and family learn how to invest in real estate and maximize the return on their investments. He was very successful helping those close to him and word traveled quickly, bringing more opportunities for him to share his knowledge. A friend suggested Doug become a mortgage advisor and thus, his career in the mortgage industry began.
Doug’s lifelong ambition to achieve large goals has proven rewarding. He has been recognized at Finance of America Mortgage’s President’s Club as a Top Producer within the company every year since 2009, been a keynote speaker for Finance of America Mortgage’s Sales Rally as well as sat on the Top Producers Panel at the Sales Mastery conference (an industry-wide premier mortgage training event). He and his team continue to not only break sales records in the NW, but also sustain their position within the top five teams throughout the entire company, several years in a row.
Doug thoroughly enjoys the mortgage process and thrives on advising clients on how to invest and accumulate wealth. Doug works with some of the most reputable professionals in real estate and is genuinely dedicated to educating others on how to achieve financial freedom and the benefits of owning real estate.
Doug was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon and has two sons. His passions are his family, motivational speaking and helping others achieve their goals.
Why Finance of America Mortgage?
We’re not about pushing loan papers. We’re about moving your dream forward. And we do that through knowledgeable local advisors, a personal approach, and a variety of smart loan options.
Frequently Asked Questions
The total number of properties you may look at will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the housing availability in your area. In general, real estate agents recommend that homebuyers look at several properties before making a decision, but there is not an exact number. Most people look at 10 homes, at a minimum, so they can compare them. However, you may find the dream house with more or fewer searches.
When it comes to the best home buying tips, there are different ways to search for properties. Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® reveal that 51 percent of buyers searched and found their homes on the internet, while 30 percent used real estate agents. Other ways to search for homes include asking friends, relatives, neighbors and homebuilders for help. A small percentage of homebuyers used newspaper advertisements and yard or open house signs to search for homes.
Although a pre-approval is not one of the required steps to buying a house, it can certainly help you stand out in a competitive market with many buyers. A pre-approval can show sellers that you’re serious and capable of getting a mortgage, so they may be more likely to accept your offer.
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