As a San Jose Realtor, I'd like to expresses my gratitude for the Tom Parke Team with Mason-McDuffie Mortgage. Tom, Jamie, and David are a blessing. The team is invaluable to my San Jose Real Estate and Probate Help business.
This is Day 9 entry into the ActiveRain challenge where we've members are asked to share the joys, what blesses us the most, and why it is a blessing.
Anyone who owns and manages a business knows it takes a village. Even independent contractors need the support of others for their success. At a bare minimum, they need clients!
Real estate professionals are no exception.
I've worked with many lenders over the 15 years I've been a San Jose Realtor. I worked with lenders buying and selling before I became a real estate agent.
I have the experience on both sides to know the difference between OK, Good, Great, and Holy Crap Batman - Tom and his Team are UNBELIEVABLE.
The bar has been raised beyond the reach of most, if not all.
I've learned that people in any profession are only as good as the experiences they've had. I learned that working with a lender that does not know what they claim or profess to know, and maybe they don't even know that they don't know can be dangerous and costly to a client.
I had one such experience many years ago. There is always a silver lining.
When we trust a professional and their mistakes cost us time and money we feel an array of emotions.
- That's not right!
- How can that happen?
- Why did they not know that?
- They should have to pay for this?
The list goes on and on.
Getting upset is justified but it does not fix the issues.
Following the extremely costly mistake by a lender many years ago, I reached out to Tom Parke for help!
I'm so grateful for the Tom Parke Team with Mason McDuffie Mortgage.
While there are many schools of thought on a buyers' mortgage approval, it is my business policy to require the buyers I work with, even my past clients and referred clients, to be pre-approved with a mortgage lender. Ideally with underwriting approvals.
Tom was among many video guests invited to participate in an all-day video production in May 2018. The videos were primarily designed for NeedProbateHelp and are branded as such.
Because Tom is such an integral part of my Team I invited him to speak on many lending topics. The video below discusses the importance of underwriting approvals and why sellers want to work with a real estate agent and a lender that will provide underwriting approval even before a buyer makes an offer on a home.
Tom and his team afford me the opportunity to provide an even higher level of service to my clients selling a home and clients buying a home. A lot of work is done upfront to avoid surprises after an offer gets accepted.
Very few lenders in the Santa Clara County real estate market will do this. I am blessed to have Tom, Jamie, and David on my Team. They have done some incredible things at the Eleventh Hour that I continue to be amazed by.
Being a direct lender means they have the ability to make Eleventh Hour decisions in real time and not depend on an outside source to give the blessing.
There are many reasons why the Tom Parke Team is ranked in the Top 1% of mortgage originators nationwide for production and why clients are raving fans!
There are many reasons why this San Jose Realtor is grateful for the Tom Parke Team with Mason-McDuffie Mortgage. The bottom line is the team is invaluable to my San Jose Real Estate and Probate Help business.
Thank you, Debbie Reynolds for hosting the Thanksgiving Challenge.