Welcome to the Bridge Association of REALTORS® Podcast where we spotlight Bay Area REALTOR® members and affiliates, and share information about how the association can better serve our members. I’m your host, Declan Spring. Today I’m chatting with Bridge AOR affiliate member and mortgage lender Evelyn Freitas, with Guaranteed Rate.
Evelyn has been a mortgage lender since 2004, entering the profession after 18 years in small business management and accounting. Evelyn fell in love with the work of helping people achieve their financing and family goals through home ownership and realized that the skills she had developed in her previous career found a higher expression in the service of these goals.
We discuss what it is buyers' should ask when qualifying a loan agent, what types of products and services are offered by various lenders, and what level of care and communication buyers' and REALTORS® should expect from a loan agent. We also talk about the recent CalHFA Dream for All program and its sudden and incredibly quick withdrawal from the market, and I ask Evelyn if other types of down payment assistance or equity sharing programs exist.
Announcement: April 27th - Come join the Community Foundation and the Affiliate Committee to our first big fundraising event of the year! Enjoy unlimited golf for the first three hours of the event as well as other games to play with your colleagues! It wouldn't be a fundraiser without a raffle! Put your name in to win prizes like a new BTLE Supra Lockbox! Event location: Tipsy-Putt 5690 Bay Street, Emeryville View Flyer or Register
Evelyn Freitas is Mortgage Banker with Guaranteed Rate NMLS ID: 247578
Declan Spring is a licensed CA REALTOR® DRE#01398898