Throughout my career I have dedicated myself and continue to put customer needs first before the company and my own. I was born and raised in Paris, IL by my parents, along with my 2 sisters and four brothers.
I learned from a very young age the value of hard work. My mother, Jessie Branson recently retired from Paris Healthcare Center after 39 years of service as a CNA/Therapist Assistant. My late father, Harold Branson was a self-employed sign painter. I have always worked hard to make my own way; at a young age I collected cans, washed cars, cleaned and painted for others.
My husband Rob owns a successful business in the community as well. We have been married for 26 years and have one son, Justin, who recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University and has begun a new and exciting career.
I began my business career in 2002 as a Mortgage Loan Officer in Paris, where I assisted customers in determining financial needs, underwriting and closing mortgage loans and was responsible for compliance pertaining to mortgage lending. I built strong customer relations and a reputable name in the community. Seeing the smiles on my customers faceâ€™s on closing day, when they realized the dream of owning their own home brought me much joy.
I resigned my position in banking December, 2014 to pursue my dream of becoming a successful Real Estate Agent and owning my own business. I believe the experience I gained as a Mortgage Lender will be of great value to my customers, as I know the steps they will go through when securing a mortgage loan and can help guide them through those processes, whether they are selling or buying.