Kicking off International Women’s Day on March 8th we are so excited to introduce to you to the amazing Maggie Garcia as one of our local Leading Ladies! Leading ladies spotlights ambitious women leaders in and around the Cleveland area. Maggie specializes in helping clients purchase and refinance their home. With so many mortgage companies out there Maggie definitely stands out from the rest this business savvy woman takes her time to explain the entire process and is there every step of the way throughout the mortgage process journey! Contact Maggie today to answer all your questions and get some sound advice on home ownership today!

Tell us about your business and how you became the successful woman you are today. (how did you get the courage to start your own business, what motivated you, how many hours you put in, how you keep a positive outlook, etc)

Now it’s not the most exciting title and job description, but I am a mortgage loan originator; therefore, I help my clients purchase or refinance a home. Now that isn’t to downplay what I do, because what I do is actually pretty amazing! I have helped countless families achieve their dreams through home financing and promise to continue to do so. It is my job to make sure individuals and families are put in the best financial solution possible. I have nothing but the best intentions for my clients before, during, and after their transaction. My goal is to build a such a great relationship, so much so that my clients end up referring their friends and family to me. As you have read, I do lead a referral based business, so it is important I not limit myself to only working with leads, but also take pride in developing strong relationships with my referral partners. I have had extensive training in what I do and I participate in continuing education every year to maintain my license.

I truly love being able to help people. I am a mother, a homemaker, a daughter, a sister, a friend…I strive for greatness in my field so that when I walk through the doors of my home and see the smiling faces that greet me, I can feel proud of myself.

Describe yourself in three words:

strong, ambitious, empathetic

What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?

Every single client I’ve helped achieve homeownership or a better/more comfortable living situation are my biggest achievements.

What are your professional goals for the next six months?

Tripling my business!

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

This might be gross to some people, but I wish I could have Dr. Sandra Lee’s job (haha!)

How do you maintain a work/life balance?

By maintaining a schedule! I luckily am able to run my own business in the company I work for which means I am able to make up my schedule so long as I am producing. With that said… I still am a mother of 2, a wife, a full-time employee (who also cares about her health and beauty) so making sure I fill my days with the correct items at the correct times is critical. List are HUGE for me! I will also give props to our family who helps more that I can describe. It takes a village!

What websites do you visit every day?

I love TED Talks, different news sites, all my social media platforms, and a mix of mortgage related websites that help me with keep up with the market.

What are your top three favorite places/things to do in your city?

1. Cavs games/being downtown for any event 2. Restaurants! (Luca, Summerhouse Cle, Strip, Chatty’s, Salt, Nemogrille, just to name a few!) 3. The Metroparks

What is your goal for retirement?

To travel

Do you have any advice for women who’d like to start their own company?

As Nike would say, Just Do It!

Any final comments you’d like to share?

If you need help, never be scared to at least reach out to me for a chat. I am a humble woman in this field to help you! I guarantee it’s SO much less painful than you think. Call me with credit questions, for a pre-approval, if you want to take cash out of your home, if you need a lower payment, any way I can help… I’m here for you! 216.798.8858

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Maggie Garcia

Cleveland, Ohio

Your Home Financial LLC




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