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Some months ago I could not print on a single page the names of all the real estate agents I dealt with in a single month. Among those names some of us became regulars at the local closing attorney, some ended up working for my real estate company before it was sold and others simply drifted into some other line of work over the months.
Since I never made it a habit of "going after agents" to build relationships solely for the purpose of getting referrals from them (at the time we were generating hundreds of leads for purchases per month so we didn't need referrals) my "referral book" got a little thin when the market ... ahem ... adjusted.
Out of the smoke and ashes two agents have been there through it all even when others drift in and out, lead away by the shiny promises of other lenders, and they are the two people I know I can trust with my referrals. In other words if I have an approved applicant looking for a home in east or west Atlanta these two have them covered.
First is Dena Hoggard. While Dena has an Active Rain (http://activerain.com/denahoggard) account she's not that active but she is very active in her community. If I have a client for North Cobb, Paulding or Bartow Counties (it covers Kennesaw, Acworth, Dallas, Cartersville) I know I can trust sending them to Dena and she will give them all the attention and concern to be expected.
Dena is very prompt at email communication, always great to help get what is needed from the seller/seller's agent, and is very diligent until the end. Since many of her properties are in the USDA rural designated areas we often look at the USDA Rural Development Home Loan as a solution. Whether they are "her" clients or "my" clients I know when we work together they are "our" employers.
Selling or buying in the North Cobb, Paulding areas my bank is on Dena Hoggard (770) 595-5127.
Second, but not in any other than list order, is Lane Bailey. I actually met Lane through the Active Rain (http://activerain.com/lanebailey) community where he is very involved. When he started with AR I believe I was number one or number two in the state with points and he really enjoyed overtaking me. I enjoyed it as well.
About the time he passed me here on AR we met for brunch out in Roswell/Alpharetta. Since then he has been to my home for dinner and fireworks, we have done a few deals together and we have worked together to build small networks across the area.
Anytime I have an applicant who is looking in Fulton, Gwinnett and surrounding areas on the northeast part of Atlanta I never think past Lane Bailey. Like Dena on the northwest Lane is very trustworthy and knowledgeable about his area and the industry. If I were looking for a home in the Lilburn, Stone Mountain, Duluth, Norcross, John's Creek areas there would be only one call I would make - I would call Lane Bailey (678) 200-5895
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I started writing on Active Rain in 2006 when I was representing the mortgage industry. I am no longer in that industry and many of the older posts contain outdated information. Please do not contact me for LENDING or MORTGAGE questions but rather contact a licensed mortgage professional from your area. I have always been in marketing and branding and that is still what I do. Thanks for reading!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.