Guild Tacoma Branch will be spotlighting one employee every month to talk about their position, passions, and hobbies. This month’s spotlight employee is Shelan Maxey.
Shelan Maxey – Guild Mortgage Tacoma Team Spotlight
Interviewer: How does it feel to have your MLS license?
Shelan Maxey: It feels great! I did over 20 hours of pre-requisites before taking the exam. There are 125 questions on the exam and you have to get at least 75% of them correct to pass. If you don’t hit that mark you have to start the process all over again. The questions include factual, behavioral, and regulatory questions. It was a lot of work, but it all payed off in the end!
I: That’s so exciting, congrats! What did you do to celebrate after passing?
SM: My family has a cabin in Cle Elem, so we all went out there and celebrated together! It was awesome being able to celebrate with the people who continually support me.
I: What is your position now?
SM: I am now a loan officer assistant on The Fornerette Team! On our team there are two types of loan officer’s. I work on the front end of the loan process, known as loan processor 1’s, and I take applications and set up loan programs for buyers. Once buyers go under contract they are shifted to the loan processor 2’s where they complete the loan process.
I: What position did you hold before?
SM: My position before was a business development coordinator at Guild Mortgage. I worked with inside sales, analyzed databases we share with our agents, make appointments with realtors, etc. I was in charge of keeping good relationships with the people we work with.
I: How did you get into the lending business?
SM: In high school I job shadowed a Guild Mortgage loan officer in Puyallup who introduced me to the company and the different positions within the company. For a year I came in after school and learned what went into this business. My favorite thing I learned was how the processes were organized and structured.
I: Who inspires you from the office?
SM: Everyone inspires me in different ways. Michael Fornerette is a real leader, and I enjoy watching him help anyone and everyone with whatever they need. The team entire team is willing to give advice at any time. Everyone understands that if we all succeed then Guild as a company succeeds which is a great mentality to work with.
I: What advice do you have for young professionals?
SM: It doesn’t matter what route you take, always go for what you want. It’s going to take hard work and determination, but as long as you keep striving for your goals, you will get there. It’s easy to get wrapped up in what other people think you should do… just remember to do what’s right for you!
I: What do you like to do outside of work?
SM: On the weekends I enjoy going to concerts, seeing movies, and trying new things with my friends! When it’s warm outside, I like to spend the day in the sun. I’m looking forward to more sunny days coming up this spring and summer!
Take a look at what Shelan has to say!
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