Chuck Walden’s career in the Air Force shaped the way he handles problems and finds solutions to those problems. “I’ve always had a passion for solving problems and helping others achieve their dreams,” says Walden, a senior loan officer at the Chuck Walden Mortgage Team with Silverton Mortgage. “The mortgage business is a great fit for both of those areas.”
His service to our country also taught him that communication is key. “We are different from other lenders due to our constant communication strategy and the way we treat both our agent partners and their clients,” Walden says. “We do not take our relationships for granted and that continues to serve us well.”
Prior to entering the Air Force, Walden attended The Citadel, both experiences that gave him the confidence to lead others, make decisions and solve problems. Naturally, his expertise lies in serving veterans. “The VA home loan is very beneficial to those who have served,” he says. “I love to be able to give back to other veterans.”
Recently elected the very first president of the newly formed Atlanta chapter of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals, Walden has previously been honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia with 2016 and 2017 Platinum and a 2015 Gold awards. In 2017, his team was named Best of Gwinnett.
To him, the most inspiring part of the job is the ability to have a role in one of the largest purchases of someone’s life, a position he does not take lightly. Walden’s firm handles all types of transactions, from products for first-time buyers to those seeking jumbo mortgages. A lot of buyers come to him thinking they either already have the best long-term mortgage solution, or they don’t have any knowledge of the process at all. “It’s our duty to make sure that they understand the entire picture and place them into a mortgage that serves them and their family over the long-term,” he said.
In testimonials, clients rave about the level of service they receive from Walden, specifically his availability and prompt response time. Even more, they like that he cares about their decision to purchase a home.