“Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.” – Zig Ziglar
Homeowners is fortunate to have Desiree Easley as this month’s Homie Highlight. Summarized perfectly by Regional Underwriting Manager Paul Simpson, “She is a true asset to our Underwriting Team and to Homeowners as a whole. As a ‘full boat’ Underwriter, Desiree is extremely knowledgeable with Conventional, FHA, VA, and Jumbo loan types. She is also consistently one of our top producers. The work she turns out is top notch and she can always be counted on to pitch in whenever and wherever she is needed. Desiree is such a pleasure to work with and I’m proud to be associated with her. We’re very lucky to have her in our Homeowners Family.”
Desiree Easley is a Senior Underwriter working remotely as part of our Corporate Ops office in Scottsdale, AZ. We have been spoiled with her consistency and are never surprised by the attitude she carries towards clients and their journey in homeownership. Remembering a recent transaction, Desiree explained: “There was a particularly challenging file where the team and I had to keep trying different things to make it work, and we finally did. When the loan closed, the Licensed Mortgage Professional forwarded me an email from the borrower that she was literally crying because she was so thankful. It’s easy to get stuck in some of the stressful things about lending, but it’s moments like those that solidify what we do here means a lot.”
As Desiree does, she voices admiration of her follow Homies. “I really enjoy the relationship I have with the teams and that we can work together to make deals work and get the borrowers to the finish line. I think that’s a special dynamic at Homeowners that you don’t get everywhere.”
Success is enjoyed during Desiree’s time away from work as well. She enjoys time with her husband Derrick, who were married in Hawaii, and their 8-year-old son, Luke. Their family founded Easleydone Home Repairs & Remodels after Derrick’s time serving as a Police Officer. While owning a business means never turning things off, they do enjoy the outdoors (boating on the lake is the top family choice!). Other family activities they can count on include year-round hiking and watching Luke shoot for goals on the soccer field.
Back at work, we hear more about Desiree’s high quality work and desire to deliver. “Desiree truly embodies the Homeowners spirit because she wants to get deals done for our customers and always works to find a way,” National Underwriting Manager Jennifer Rehnberg states. “She is dedicated, hard-working, and just an amazing person overall.” On the flip side, Desiree recognizes the organization and the people she can depend on. “I always feel completely supported and heard, not only by my direct manager, but all of management. It’s one of the things I love most about working here. I love who I work for and who I work with.”
3 words that best describe Desiree: Reliable. Knowledgeable. Team Player.
We are always looking for experienced professionals who are committed to serving the needs of borrowers while maintaining our corporate culture focused on family. If this is you, please contact us at homeownersfg.com/careers for more information on becoming a Homie.