Mark Smith – Sr. Loan Officer
I began my career in the mortgage banking industry in 1981, and owned my own mortgage company for 25 of those 35 years. I have taken pride in building my business on referrals and repeat business from satisfied clients.
Born and raised in Seattle, I am proud to say I am “home grown”. After attending Lincoln High School in Seattle, I received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound.
My wife Stacy has been a partner in my mortgage business and we work as a team to insure a smooth loan process. Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service by:
- Offering a broad and competitive range of products
- Providing expert advice and counsel on mortgage and real estate transactions
- Communicating before, during, and after the loan process
- Helping clients achieve their financial goals
Service to others has been a priority and focus of our lives. I have served on many Boards and Advisory Councils including the Board of Directors of the Infectious Disease Research Institute, the University District Business Improvement Council, and my neighborhood Homeowners Association. Stacy has been active in the Issaquah School District as a past PTSA President, Site Council and Board member, as well as a coach for the Issaquah Parks and Recs. Together we enjoy volunteering for the City of Issaquah Emergency Management Team and the Issaquah Citizens Corps.
My wife and two daughters bring much personal joy to my life as they both begin their careers as C.P.A.’s and balance to my business career. They are a priority for me and we enjoy spending time with them. Our other interests include our Bichon Lacey, good food and wine, folk art collecting, bonsai trees, gardening, travel, and spending time with family and friends.
I would like to meet you and your family and discover how we can best serve your needs. It is my belief that to be of the best service to you, it is important to learn as much as possible about your future home dreams and how this will relate to your financial objectives and goals.
When reviewing your situation, consideration must be given to present and future income streams, existing and projected debt load, retirement funding and other factors, which may be appropriate to consider.
My greatest career satisfaction comes from closing a transaction in which I’ve brought additional insight, experience, and value to you, the client.