Every great partnership is defined by a shared goal. For Lydia Lopez of RE/ MAX and Rolando Garcia of Shelter Mortgage, that goal is as simple as helping their clients achieve their dreams.
Lopez, who has been in real estate for 15 years, describes being drawn to the profession by the opportunity it presented for both helping people and building relationships: “I was always passionate about helping families achieve their goals of homeownership. I knew that by being genuine, honest and available, I would guide them and assist them through every step of the process.”
Of course, achieving that end comes with a lot of roles to juggle, from adapting to the changing needs of buyers and sellers to keeping track of the ups and downs of a dynamic market. “I can be working with a seller, spending time on how to best market their property or preparing an open house. Then I can be searching for homes to schedule showings and finding that perfect home for a buyer. I love the life of a Realtor because every day is different.”
Through all of the varied days, her partnership with Garcia, a senior loan officer, has proven to be a valuable one based on communication, availability and trust.
“I consider myself a hands-on Realtor,” Lopez explained. “With Rolando’s expertise and knowledge in the mortgage industry, I know my clients are always in good hands. Rolando and I work very well together because our goal is always our clients’ best interest in mind. We strive for a professional and seamless process.”