I have been in the industry since 2016.
Research and ask questions! There are a lot of options out there, but make sure you are asking questions to cover YOUR needs. Don't chase the lowest rate - make sure you understand all fees and details of a loan program. Discuss overall business plans and exit strategies with a prospective lender and choose one that has the flexibility to partner with you on all your goals, not just one individual deal - it will pay dividends in the long run!
Picking a lender solely based on the lowest rate, and not understanding the long term costs or limitations of their product.
It's all about family. I'm motivated to be the best for my wife and kids, but I also love helping clients be the best they can be for their families as well.
I am originally from New York. My father was involved with commercial deals and got me interested in real estate at a very young age. I chose the residential investment side because I believe it is the most stable with very strong long term potential. Retailers may move their businesses online, but can people live in a home online?
Time with my family! Hanging out with my wife (if the kids let us), playing baseball, golf & basketball with my two boys and educating them to be much smarter than I am!