You can tell that Lynn Hood, one of the many amazing mortgage professionals at Guardian Mortgage‘s Arlington location, really loves Texas dirt. She loves to travel around the great state, and enjoys the rivers, streams, and coastline as her personal playground. When it comes to finding a seasoned, trusted loan professional for your homebuying or refinancing experience, you want someone who has the lay of the land, has the experience, and has the client testimonials to back it all up.
That’s what we love about Lynn, who is this month’s Guardian Angel from Guardian Mortgage. This company has 50 years of experience in the real estate finance industry, and with that kind of staying power, you know that you’re going to get a great loan with a great rate that fits your life. It’s that customer experience that has earned Guardian Mortgage accolades from around North Texas year after year, and loan professionals like Lynn Hood who make it happen.
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CandysDirt.com: Every story is different — how did you find your way into the mortgage industry?
Lynn Hood: I sold real estate in the 80s before finding I enjoyed the other side of the transaction better.
CD: Do you have a specific approach or special techniques you use when working with a new loan or customer you work with?
Hood: I like to find out what their needs are for a purchase or refinance. What is it they are trying to accomplish as far as payment and out-of-pocket-wise?
CD: We’ve heard that in your down time you enjoy the sport of fishing. How did you get into that?
Hood: By traveling to different places where there is an option to enjoy the water and the challenges of the sport, whether in a lake or ocean, there can be beautiful scenery and a peaceful atmosphere.
CD: Texas is known for it’s beautiful streams and rivers. Do you have a special place you like to go for fishing?
Hood: Both East Texas and the Texas Gulf Coast have wonderful areas.
CD: Aside from fishing and exploring the stunning terrain of Texas, what other types of activities do you enjoy participating in around Dallas and Fort Worth?
Hood: There are wonderful museums, shopping, and many great tourist attractions to enjoy.
CD: With so many Millennials returning to the housing market in 2015, what advice do you have for first-time homebuyers?
Hood: Get your credit straight, reduce bills, and save money.
CD: What drives you to do what you do every day?
Hood: The thank you letters and notes from customers, Realtors, and any associates that appreciate what I have done to help them in their dream of homeownership or refinancing to reduce their payment or term of their loan. The reward of doing a job well.