A reverse mortgage is a unique tool designed for seniors 62 and older. It allows qualified homeowners to access part of the equity in their homes and the freedom and comfort of the home they have known for so many years.
Patricia is a reverse lending specialist at FirstBank who has been focused exclusively on reverse mortgages since 2005. In 2012, she was awarded the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. This is a significant accomplishment as there are hardly more than 100 Certified Reverse Mortgage Professionals in the United States.
Patricia’s ten years of experience working with reverse mortgages has given her a wealth of knowledge about the product that she offers her clients. In fact, she is so well informed on the topic that she writes articles for other professionals in her field to help them understand how to market reverse mortgages to their target audience. The most important thing about this is that Patricia isn’t just helping people understand how to market a product; she is helping them understand how to market a product that she personally believes in. This fact sets her apart from many individuals in the field who focus just on selling a product rather than selling a product that is in the best interest of the client.
Patricia holds a B.S. from Albright College and studied at the Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Her past experience includes trust and estate issues in originating reverse mortgages. She is a member of the National Aging in Place Council and an active participant in the Patchogue and Bellport, NY Chambers of Commerce. She is also on the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Board of Directors.
A reverse mortgage is a unique tool designed for seniors 62 and older. It allows qualified homeowners to access part of the equity in their homes and the freedom and comfort of the home they have known for so many years. FirstBank added its Reverse Mortgage Division in 2011 and has been helping improve the quality of life of people in retirement in 49 states.
FirstBank is a 107-year-old FDIC insured bank. It is also a long-standing member of the Better Business Bureau where it holds an A+ rating. FirstBank is a subscribing member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA), and an approved direct lender with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).