When Therese joined Finance of America Mortgage, she found a progressive business model and culture that encourages authenticity. “They really do allow folks to be who they are in their individual styles, so each person can become a success as the person they are. I love the part of my work where I really get to know people. That’s my style. By closing day, I know who people are, their story and where they come from, and how I can help them in the future. I’m here to help with their long-term plans, not just a single loan.”
Therese is supported in providing outstanding service by a whole team of equally dedicated professionals. “I have an incredible team behind me, including my assistant, Kimberly, and my processor, Kristi. They are both great communicators, and it trickles down to our clients. Our managers are also very supportive and quick to respond when something needs to be done. Putting in that little extra is priceless.”
For Realtors®, that seamless service delivery is accompanied by exceptional marketing support. Numerous digital media are also on the menu. “We have a six-touchpoint video that we send out to borrowers through the loan process. It’s funny and light and adds an element of humor as we inform them about their progress at significant points in the transaction, like, ‘Your appraisal has been ordered,’ or ‘You have your conditional approval. You’re almost there.’ They see my face and their Realtor’s® face. It’s a great way to stayy in touch with the client in a personal way.”
In her life and business, Therese is a woman of extraordinary courage and compassion who has reinvented herself in a role that employs her greatest talents and allows her to make a lasting, positive impact on others. She is a collaborative partner to agents and a compassionate advisor to her clients. “I have this amazing support behind me here, and that’s who I want to be for others – someone they can trust to advise them through a challenging process with great rewards.
“Therese and Kimberly were an amazing team who helped us navigate the mortgage process as first time buyers. From the start line to the finish line, this team communicated with us each step of the way and provided guidance and support. I would highly recommend both to anyone looking for a mortgage! Thank you for everything that you did to help us finance our dream home!”
~ Daniel P.
“Therese was a wonderful person to work with in getting our mortgage for our home! She always returned our calls promptly and was eager to answer all our questions. She made this experience an enjoyable one! She made use feel so important when we came to the office and she introduced us to others who worked with us on our loan! I was so impressed with the service that we received!”
~ Linda S.
“Therese was awesome to work with. Very professional and easy to talk to. I definitely will recommend her to my friends and family. Thanks Therese.”
~ Alex P.
“Therese was professional, courteous, and extremely helpful through the whole process. She explained every questions and concern I had. We had a short window to close but she worked around the clock to make it happen. She was always readily available and worked with our schedules. Therese bent over backwards in walking us through and gathering the needed paperwork to complete our home purchase.”
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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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