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I have been a loan officer for 8yrs. A salesman all of my life, I wanted out of technology sales really bad. I joined a credit repair company to head up their IT dept. It was there that I became exposed to mortgage lending and felt that the consultative sales nature of mortgage lending was for me. Folks told me that the refi boom was over and that I was getting in at the wrong time.... boy were they wrong!! I have learned to network for referrals rather than rely on the phone to ring from yellow page ads. A lot of lenders have not cultivated that market and are suffering.
My knowledge of credit scoring has served me well in this industry. I have helped countless folks raise their score(at no charge) to get into a better loan program. Let me tell you... if you send your clients to a credit repair company, you ARE doing them a disservice. Those companies are more interested in collecting money for credit repair than doing actual credit repair. So many folks have been burned by them. The DallasLoanGuy's Free E-Book 'About Credit' <= this FREE book is a great tool for realtors and lenders alike. If your borrower, cannot qualify today, they soon will be able to raise their scores with this knowledge. (Note: While I do not condone someone trying to get legitimate derogatories off their reports.... I do feel strongly that EVERYONE deserves a fair and accurate reflection of their credit history in their reports)
I am married. My wife, Lori, is a nurse. Two kids, both boys, Ethan age 10 yrs and Evan age 5 yrs. They Keep me on my toes!! I like to fish and hunt. Camping too. I don't have much time for that these days, but soon the boys will be old enough to go with me.
I like networking. Just keeping up with old friends and making new ones. I love chatting about the business. I like to learn something new every day. So i welcome comments and suggestions. Even constructive criticism is met with a smile.
Although I do consider myself a professional, I am pretty laid back guy. Approachable and friendly.
DallasLoanGuy.com provides free one-on-one credit consultations to ANYONE who will FIRST take the time to read my free book about credit and purchase a scored credit report. This information can save people thousands of dollars over the life of their loan.
Free Credit Consultations!! Includes a free book on understanding credit and the credit repair secrets. This is a no hassle, no bull kind of deal. If you do not have a copy of your credit report, I can provide you one at my cost. The typical credit consultation session is 1hr. Can be done at my office, your home, Starbucks, or wherever. The only rule is that you need a scored trimerge credit report and must have read my FREE e-book before we start. NO, I will NOT do credit repair for you. All I ask for in exchange is a chance to do a loan for you, or even better, you send me referals for home loans. http://www.dallasloanguy.com/resources <= look for the e-book "About Credit" here. Remember, this is a "Free credit consultation" with no other obligation from you but to purchase a scored credit report.
Tom Burris is my "go-to" guy in Texas. While I lend in 50 states, Texas is sort of it's own country; it's one state I avoid.
I recently asked him to help a dear friend of mine, who moved to Texas. She was talking to two lenders: one of which was ripping her off blind, the other of which she was able to use because of Tom's coaching.
Tom can't fund EVERY deal so he backed off when someone else was more suitable; that's integrity.
Tom can't fund EVERY deal in Texas but he should fund yours. He receives an unqualified recommendation from me.
Of course we're now on the homestretch and we still don't know if underwriting is going to tell us to kiss their behinds or not...BUT I wanted to personally thank you for your time, patience, honesty, and everything you've done for us. You represent your profession very well. As you know we were faced with dealing with some not so good brokers but you sir, have really impressed me. I will send EVERY person I know your way not because you're a "yes" man but because you are a "honest" man who will lay the facts out for your clients and work with them to the best of your abilities.
From: ***************** Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 12:27 PM To: email@example.com Subject: FW: update
Hey Tom- how are things treating you? Just wanted to let you know that everything is great over at the new house and Nick and I are expecting our first child. Thank you for everything you did to help make this happen for us.
When I first contacted you, I was basically scared to death about what my options were going to be when my present mortgage starts to "adjust" this November. Thanks to your work, I feel much better now.
(So are you going to use that for a testimonial on your website) LOL
I want everyone to know that I first started asking Tom questions even before my BK was discharged. There were several months I emailed and called him even before I applied for my mortgage. He was great throughout the whole process and even called to follow up after we moved in.
Tom was always a calming influence and patiently listened to me when I was freaking out. Overall it was a fairly quick close--less than 30 days from when I first put in an offer on the house.
Oh--and there was only one big surprise at the closing table..... fees were LOWER than quoted!!!!
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