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Mortgage Loan Officer
My career in the financial world started many years ago when I needed a job after returning from four years of traveling with my husband in the Air Force. We spent the last two years in Germany and what an awesome experience that was! My philosophy was that if I had to work, I should give no less than 110% and turn the job into a career.
Thanks to a manager who believed in me back when women weren’t necessarily considered candidates for management, I was promoted to Branch Manager of the small Savings & Loan where I worked. Then, as times changed and Tampa Federal S & L was purchased by California based Glendale Federal (remember the commercial “when you say jump, we say how high?), my career in banking really started to advance. Because I married at a young age, college was put on the back burner, but Glendale gave me the opportunity to pursue an education through “Glendale University,” which was awesome but challenging with a full-time job, a baby and a teenager to raise!
Though I was definitely a “career woman,” my No. 1 priority was my family, and with two children to raise, I have had a full and wonderful life! When my daughter was five and I was going through a divorce and had just turned 40, she once started to cry. When I asked what was wrong, she said, “My daddy just left me, and you’re so old your gonna die soon. Then I won’t have any parents.”
That really made me stop and “smell the roses,” and shortly thereafter I gave up the corporate world and went to work for Hallmark Mortgage, which was a small hometown mortgage company that allowed me the flexibility to spend more time with my family. I later purchased the Plant City branch of Hallmark (just before the market took a turn for the worse mind you) and later merged with Nate Davis at Florida Mortgage Firm. Now I focus strictly on providing the best service possible to my clients.
I know the importance of establishing trust in those you count on to handle one of your most prized assets, your financial data. At Florida Mortgage Firm, we strive to offer that hometown, trustworthy, yet state-of-the-art service that everyone looking to purchase or refinance a home deserves.
What others are saying raving telling the world about Barbara
We have closed a total of 6 loans with the Florida Mortgage Firm and we won’t use anyone else. Barbara has been our loan officer for years and she is always fast, professional and responsive. Hunter has great communication and follows up really well. Use this company and you will not be disappointed.
Awesome people and team to work with! Thanks to Barbara, Chloe, and Kelly for helping me and my family to get our first home. They are informative, patient, answered questions that I had, helped me switch from an FHA to a conventional loan, walk me through steps, and if any problem(s) occur they would inform and told me what I needed to do to fix the problems so that way the process into closing a house would be smooth. The communication was excellent! If I need to, I wouldn’t mind working with them again in the future.