Real Estate Finance to Sales

After 9 years in lending and over 600 real estate closings, I (Bart) am moving from financing real estate to Realtor, actually helping people buy and sell real estate.  That’s right, a Realtor!  It’s not a big move actually as I’ll be involved with the same folks, just a little earlier in their transaction as I help them find the home of their dreams instead of financing the home of their dreams.  My experience as a lender has positioned me quite well as I have already been involved in more real estate transactions than most Realtors will see in an entire career.  I’ve been fortunate to work for a large lending institution in Dallas, a couple of medium sized lenders, and even had my own mortgage company for 4 of the last 5 years.  It’s been a wild ride in both the economic and legislative environment as it pertains to lending and real estate in general.  Much of the craziness I have documented through newsletters and on my blog over the years.  I hope you have found the information useful.

Steve Schutt and I have been business partners in mortgage lending for 6 years.  Steve is still passionate about lending and enjoys it very much and has recently joined a company well positioned to maximize his capability.  I look forward to continuing to work with Steve, though in slightly different roles, as I believe there is not a Mortgage Loan Officer anywhere that has a better mastery of lending combined with the utmost integrity and a natural love for people.  Moving forward my newsletters about real estate will include Steve’s comments on the lending environment; in fact, Steve’s comments about his change follow:

I, Steve, have joined PRIME Lending.  PRIME is a bank-owned lending company that even during these challenging times is growing and is well positioned for the future offering a “full menu” of mortgage products.  The location in Niceville (formerly Baker and Lindsey) will become a PRIME Lending location and you’ll see the sign change very soon.  Last month, I was amazed as I saw PRIME take a purchase transaction from application to ready to close in less than a week.  PRIME also has an interest rate float down option that is so good for our customer’s I can’t wait to tell everyone about it!  I know that PRIME Lending will allow me to return to providing the highest level of professionalism and customer satisfaction many grew to expect when Bart and I had our own company.  I am so excited about this new opportunity for both Bart and myself, the reviving health of our local real estate market and the promising future of our local community that I can’t wait to share this new chapter with you!

Are you thinking of buying, selling, or financing a home?  

Please be confident to call on Bart or Steve as we’re continuing to provide “A Professional Approach to Real Estate Sales and Finance!”


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