My career in Real Estate began in 1994 as a Broker Assistant with a small family owned brokerage. This allowed me to learn about the industry from an amazing person who until this day I admire and respect.
In 1997, I took as a position as a mortgage servicing call center representative with Great Western Bank and started to climb the corporate ladder. In late 1999, the company merged with Washington Mutual and I was tasked with training our staff of 350 associates with new programs and guidelines. This lead to my second corporate career as a Mortgage Servicing Trainer. In 2004, I joined Countrywide as a Leadership Instructor and spent the next 15 years traveling the United States developing future leaders.
After my corporate career came to an end and some soul searching I decided to come back into the real estate world, I have been a licensed Loan Officer for 4 years with over 20 years of mortgage banking and Real Estate experience.
I am married to my wonderful wife of 20 years and have two sons, one who attends Cal Lutheran University and my younger son who is a high school senior and Defensive Captain of the varsity team.
It would be an honor and pleasure to help you secure the financing for your future home.
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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