, Mortgage Loan Officer at PNC Mortgage, loves her job.
"Nothing is more
satisfying than helping someone attain the dream of home ownership or
improve the terms on their current mortgage to help them reach their
financial goals. My goal is to provide each customer with outstanding
service and help them get a mortgage faster, easier and more
professionally than they ever expected." ,
She certainly has the bonafides for the job. Sarah's mother, Jan
Shields of Watson Realty, is a legend in Jacksonville real estate and
her father, Dave Shields, was a custom home builder at the Beaches when
Sarah was growing up.
"Homes and market
conditions were normal dinner conservation topics when I was a kid.
Most of my friends lived in homes that either my mother sold to the
family or my father’s company built. I guess it's not surprising that I
ended up in the industry."
she says with a smile.
Sarah graduated from University of North Florida with a Bachelors
Degree in Psychology.
After graduation in 1997, she relocated
to Seattle, Washington.
She began her career there as an Account
Executive for a Receivables Management firm in Seattle and found that
she enjoyed building relationships with her clients - a skill that
quickly resulted in success.
Sarah spent 10 years in the industry, eventually rising to the level of
Vice President of National Sales & Business Development for a
large Receivables Management corporation. She spent several
years travelling around the country putting together receivables
management solutions for some of the largest companies in America.
We asked her why she would leave that industry when she had such a
great track record?
"After my daughter was
born I wanted to find a job that didn’t require constant travel. I
realized that my skills and experience were transferable to a banking
career. My mom suggested I look into a mortgage origination position.
In 2009, I was hired as a Home Mortgage Consultant with Wells Fargo.
Within very little time I realized I had found my niche. I haven’t
looked back since. I really enjoy what I do for a living."
Sarah has consistently ranked as top producer since joining the
mortgage industry. In 2010 she produced an impressive $56 Million in
in 2012 she was ranked number four of all loan officers in the State of
Florida. She attributes her success to outstanding customer service.
"Every customer is
important to me. It doesn't matter how big or small the deal is. I
always remember that this is someone’s home loan. There are very few
transactions in life that are as significant as a mortgage.”
can be reached at:
or by email at sarah.k.shields@pncmortgage .com