Growing up with a father in finance, a mother whose career was in nursing, and an uncle who was a real estate broker, I began my real estate career at the age of 18 where I became a licensed Realtor in Maryland.
Since then I’ve helped many clients buy their primary homes, second homes and investment properties as well as refinance existing properties. I’ve been informing the public since 2008 through blogging and more recently through newspaper features and on AM radio via my radio show: Tea Time with Queen of the Loan airing weekly for 2 years here in the San Francisco Bay Area on KNEW AM 960. Some of my clients challenging loans have been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate section feature: Just Approved.
I also spent 2 years appearing regularly on Greg O’Donnell’s Money Matters radio show on KSFO informing the public about loans and the mortgage market.
In early 2008 I began to receive calls from CPAs and Realtors with clients seeking help with loan modifications and after extensive research, took over Trusted Mortgage Pro where I helped many homeowners workout lower payments with their lenders. It was a labor of love and I'm proud of the results attained for struggling homeowners.
Since 2011, I’m happy to be back in day to day lending helping clients navigate the brave new world of real estate finance In 2017 I joined Stearns, a mortgage leader that has been in business more than 25 years. "We Can Help You" is our company slogan and we live it every day.
My Credentials & Affiliations Include:
Magna Cum Laude Undergraduate degree in Mass Communications, Minor in Music
Trained as A Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist in 2007
Licensed California Real Estate Broker specializing in Finance
Affiliate Member, Marin Association of Realtors
Affiliate Member, California Association of Realtors
I have lived in Mill Valley, CA since 1993 with my husband and two sons.
I’m a singer/songwriter and play autoharp and ukulele with my husband.
My “music video business card" was created to show you what a mortgage planner is while putting a smile on your face. Be sure to see it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPGUnDl7_Wo and let me treat you like royalty!
Take a few minutes to allow me to show you how you'll benefit from working with Queen of the Loan!
In-depth interviewing to zero in on your goals as well as strengths and potential weaknesses in your scenario enables me to provide you with options and a realistic snapshot of what you can expect in terms of your choices and loan timeline. I follow the mortgage bond market closely and advise clients on locking and make use of long term lending relationships to make the right loan match for you. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, move up or downsizing buyer buying a home, vacation or investment property or a family helping a an adult child qualify for a home or refinance, I’m here to guide you from start to finish.
Sindeo 10 of 10 Award 2017. The company created an award to acknowledge that I was the only originator in the company with perfect 10 scores on my closed loan client surveys.
|Mary Anne, We finally took the kids to the house yesterday for the first time. They loved it. They asked: "We want to live here. Can we buy this house? Can we buy it today? " We will plant the lemon tree this weekend, I hope. The bird house is hanging in the yard. Thank you so much for making the dream come true for us. You are The Queen of the Loan!|
|Peter Tocchini, Home Buyer|
|Doing business with you has been a breeze compared to doing business with a bank (Wells Fargo) with whom I have been a customer for many years. And, Melissa (the seller) has expressed the same feelings.|
Senior Mortgage Advisor. Take advantage of my 14 years experience in real estate and let treat you like royalty! Listen to my past radio shows at www.queenoftheloan.com.