Daniel is our preferred mortgage lender, he has helped many of our clients mortgage loans. He goes above and beyond any other lender we have worked with in the past. He loves what he does and he puts in long hours to make sure his clients are well taken care of. Dan has been originating mortgage loans on the Southside of Atlanta for the past 31 years. Although he has been the top VA loan officer in Atlanta for most of those years, he is also well versed in Conventional, Jumbo, FHA, USDA, and Investor loans. His office is conveniently located at Hwy 54 & Hwy 74 in PTC in Westpark Walk.
One of our Realtors, Katelyn Duke, recently sat down with Dan for a Q&A session.
You have been originating mortgage loans for over 30 years, can you share with us how you have been able to continue being a top VA loan officer for most of those years?
My business model is to get everything up front and the rest of the process goes smooth as glass after that. My favorite quote is “Hard work puts you where good luck can find you”. The harder I work in this world the luckier I get.
What is your approach with clients?
I suppose my approach is to be friendly and to put people at ease. I know the process can be very stressful and I have a lot of empathy. I truly love what I do and I hope to still be doing what I’m doing twenty years from now.
What has helped you stay successful in this industry for over 30 years? What would you share with our clients about your secrets to success?
Communication is key and when my clients have questions I’m available all hours day and night even on weekends. I don’t really have office hours. I have fielded many phone calls and have taken complete loan applications on fishing boats. Fishing seems to bring me a lot of luck, you have to be there when they need you.
What is the greatest value you bring to the table?
My greatest asset is my team. My wife Karen has 30 years in the industry on the closing attorney side and as a closer on the lender side. She is the best of the best when it comes to the front end of the process and when we get into closing mode. My processors Natashia and Stephanie both have many years in the business and are the top producers in our region when it comes to transaction units. I KNOW I have the strongest team around. They make me look very good.
Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer
SWBC Mortgage Corporation