And I thought being a Realtor was Tough....

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA

clapping hands I just have to give a hand to those awesome Loan Officers out there! 

With today’s ever changing lending situation, the hurdles and jumps you have to go through to get a client qualified is amazing. 

I had a tough situation with a client this week. They do not have stellar credit (no thanks to a past identity theft), but really want and need to buy a home.  I was almost certain that there would be a big “NO” over there head in qualifying for a loan.  But my friend and loan officer who I work with on a regular basis, spent hours this morning working through some of their credit issues and making it actually possible for them to purchase a home.  I know this situation is not going to be easy and will require a lot of work before everything finally comes together.  But I appreciate the fact that this loan officer had the patience and compassion for helping my clients realize their dream of home ownership.

So hats off to my friend and all his wisdom, not to mention all the other loan officers out there who go above and beyond the call of duty.  Without you, we Realtors wouldn’t be able to help our clients become Homeowners. 

hats off                            

Comments (11)

The Michael Pierce Team
Better Homes & Gardens Kansas City Homes - Leawood, KS
Kansas City Real Estate Experts

A good loan officer is worth their weight in gold.

Mar 20, 2008 12:28 PM
Ana Connell
G & C Properties - Burbank, CA
Burbank Real Estate Agent
I totally agree, good post!
Mar 20, 2008 12:29 PM
Clark Garrison
Taylor 1 INC - Atlanta, GA
"Loan Modifications"
There are good L.O. and there are Bad Ones. It's good to hear a story about the good ones!
Mar 20, 2008 12:34 PM
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD

Chelle,

Yes, the mortgage market is rather challenging nowadays. The tighter lending standards is one thing, but when they change constantly makes it aggravating. Your loan officer certainly earned the compliments.

Mar 20, 2008 01:07 PM
JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen
Eustis, FL
Lake County, FL
That's great Chelle, glad your person was able to help you out. Wishing you luck in the search for their new home!
Mar 20, 2008 03:14 PM
Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
NOVA Realtor and Stager

Michael-That is definitely the truth.

Ana-thanks

Klarque-I'm lucky to have found a good one

Esko-The constant changes are unnerving, and I can only imagine the predicament it put LO in when working with their clients.

JoEllen-We found one! 

Mar 21, 2008 01:50 AM
Denise Allen
Resh Realty Group - Chesapeake, VA
Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
I always work with the good ones and it seems the buyers agents always work with the bad ones.
Mar 22, 2008 09:17 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449
I would be lost without my Loan officer...both for my clients and myself!!
Mar 22, 2008 09:19 AM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
Chelle, a good loan officer is very important.  Mortgages and the advice that go along with it are not a commodity any more than the experienced counsel from a good REALTOR.  A fitting tribute in this post.
Mar 23, 2008 12:38 AM
Doug Fritchie
DOUG FRITCHIE-Silver Legacy Properties,Inc. - Portland, OR
I agree...these current times are testing everyones toughness. The strong will survive.
Mar 23, 2008 12:44 AM
Chelle Gassan
RE/MAX Regency and Staged Homes VA - Bristow, VA
NOVA Realtor and Stager

Denise-my buyers get a good one!

Vern-I agree!

Brian-When good Realtors and LO work together, things do work out for the best.

Doug-the strong will survive! 

Mar 23, 2008 03:36 AM