DeAnn Ellis, Senior Mortgage Loan Originator, Element Funding

 

Where did you grow up? Conyers, Georgia

Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be in fashion like a lot of little girls.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I enjoy cooking with my husband and spending time in the mountains.

What do you love most about the industry? I love helping people achieve their dreams of homeownership. I love to help families prepare and plan according to their needs. I love my job.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I feel like that our heart is to help people. They are not another transactions to me — they are important, their families are important. I feel like our customers know how important they are to us.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? All the guideline changes all the time. All the moving parts with finances and making sure we make it go as smooth as possible.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Referrals from past clients

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? The Secret

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta? Hal’s “The Steakhouse”

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? King and Queen Building

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? Dreaming about a loan issue specifically and waking up with it on my mind and fixing the issue!

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? Mu husband and I love to ride our Harley-Davidson

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Aruba, peaceful

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Charlotte

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Love what you do and it will never be a job.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Apple

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? Anything having to do with real estate