joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss the local real estate market. Samanda is a Branch Manager with Mortgage Investors Group at their Farragut Office and Aretha is a Realtor with Realty Executives Associates, Nikitia Thompson Realty in Knoxville. Samanda and Aretha bring their business perspective and experience to the show to help our listeners understand all that’s going on in the industry today.
Samanda’s desire was to leave her “footprint” in the world led her to a career in the mortgage lending industry. That was nearly 20 years ago, and in that time, she’s been able to draw on her love of interacting with people to help clients achieve the American dream of homeownership.
Samanda entered the industry in 1995 as a mortgage processor. Three years later, she began originating loans and worked her way up to becoming a producing Branch Manager before making the seamless transition to MIG in June as a Senior Loan Officer in its main Knoxville branch.
Samanda is well versed in all types of lending, including Federal Housing Administration (FHA), FHA 203K, Veterans Affairs (VA), Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), Rural Development (RD), New Construction, and Homepath. Today she works with Loan Officer Assistant Holly Clark and Processor Lisa Calvert, as she guides clients through the process of making one of the largest investments of their lives. Samanda strives to offer exceptional customer service by thoroughly listening to her clients so she can gain a full understanding of their financial goals. Then, she advises them about their options so they can achieve those goals.
Samanda is an affiliate member of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors and a member of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and Farragut Chamber of Commerce.
Aretha’s real estate career began in office administration in Nashville Tennessee. She is very passionate about her profession and takes very seriously the task of meeting her clients and customers needs.
Aretha has surrounded herself with very reputable Lender’s, Title Attorneys, termite companies, foundation specialist, home inspectors etc. Whatever the needs maybe to insure the most professional experience as humanly possible.