Questions & Answers
What’s your advice for new home buyers?
Have an understanding of a few important factors - budget, location, credit score, type of home. A home buyer sometimes qualifies for more than house than they are comfortable paying for monthly - make sure the payment fits within your budget. When a buyer has an idea of location, they should researched crime statistics, school districts and points of interest they want to be near. A home buyer should know ahead of time what their credit score it as this will have an impact on approval, rate etc. If credit is not where it should be, they should slow down the process and take the time to work with a professional repair company to get those scores up. It will save buyers a lot of money in the future. Protect your credit – it is valuable. Deciding whether they prefer a maintenance free condo with general homeowner association fees or a single family home are also important aspects to home ownership. I would also encourage a new home buyer to ask as many questions as possible; there is no stupid question.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
Get out there and make it happen. You have the ability to achieve anything you set your mind to.
What is your favorite sports team?
Kansas City Royals followed closely by The Chiefs!
What is something that people would be surprised if they knew about you?
I once modeled for a famous artist, Demetri Vail (Dallas, Tx), who penciled a sketch of me.
What is on your bucket list?
More international travel - especially Greece, learning and speaking Spanish and owning a beach home.
What aspect of your job are you most passionate about?
Finding the right mortgage product for the client and answering their questions with the goal of educating them throughout the entire process. It give me great joy to help a client put steps in place to achieve that American dream of homeownership.
Where did you grow up?
Western Tennessee – I am a southern girl at heart.
What are some of your hobbies?
Fitness/weightlifting, travel, wine tastings.
Before working at NBKC, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked was as a secretary for a general contractor in Destin, FL who specialized in building ocean front condos. Working on the beach proved to be a fun, yet challenging job as it interfered with focusing on my tasks at hand.