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April 2, 2023

Lena Reid

Loan Officer 4 Bridges Home Loans Branch NMLS#378929

Phone number
238 Tampa Ave. W. Unit 6A, Venice, FL 34285

About Lena

Experience and Education

•  3o+ years of financial services experience - worked all aspects of mortgage lending from Underwriting to Processing and Secondary Market
•  Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist which puts her heads above a Mortgage Loan Officer
•  Award one of America's Most Honored Mortgage Professional's in 2014
•  Awarded as recipient of the Prestigious Sarasota Magazines 2010 to 2018 consecutively Five Star Mortgage Professional as chosen by recent home buyers and industry experts
•  One of the Top Producers for Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte County area of FBC Home Mortgage
•  Chosen by #1 Real Estate Company REMAX Alliance to start a Joint Venture in 2011
•  Awarded Best in Venice by the Venice Gondolier Newspaper for multiple years
•  Previous Assistant Vice President/Mortgage Lending for BB&T Bank 15 years -consistent Top Producer for all years
•  Winner of the Sterling Award for Top Production for BB&T for entire Southwest Florida Region 2009
•  Top Producer for Sarasota County for three years for FBC Mortgage LLC
•  Recipient of the Award for Excellence from the Mortgage Bankers Assoc. for 5 years - a rare honor!
•  Feature Expert Writer for local Newspapers on Mortgage Financing questions

Professional Memberships: Longest standing Affiliate member of Venice Board of Realtors (Chair of various committees) & Women's Council of Realtors, Past Board of Directors for the 
Sarasota Home Builders Association, member of Gulf Coast Mortgage Bankers Association, Florida Mortgage Professionals Assoc., served on election Committee for Habitat for Humanity, Past President of Royal Venice a Housing Assistance non-profit group

Other Memberships: Bayside Community Church (serve as Service Coordinator and teach Dave Ramsey s Financial Peace University class), World Vision, One Child Matters and Founding Member of our 3 County Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Current Main Mission Projects: Bridge-A-Life Foster Care Safe Children Coalition and Salvation Army

Areas of Specialization - Residential Real Estate Loan's; Condos, Jumbo loans, out of the box loans, Bond loans, Commercial, Complex self-employed tax analysis, All First-time homebuyers programs to include FHA, Florida Housing, down payment assistance programs, VA and FHA expert lender, Certified Construction Lender

Lena was born in Hot Springs, South Dakota and came to Florida via elementary school in Nashville and high school In California (after catching the blizzard of 77 in Buffalo). She has two grown daughters and a grown step son. Her youngest grown daughter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 5 so Lena got involved & helped create/bring the local Juvenile Diabetes Chapter to Sarasota/Manatee Counties. Lena and her husband Bob adopted a baby girl who is now 11 years old and plays on two competitive traveling soccer teams. Lena & her Husband are very active in church, helping the homeless and the children in protection with the Sarasota Child protection Coalition through their involvement with Bridge­-A-Life. She enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, reading, and especially watching her daughter play soccer. Her dream is to spend a month in Italy. Currently she is involved with her husbands new Hydroponic Organic Farm in her spare lime called WhatchaEden Hydro-Ganics where they grow leafy greens, organic vegetables and have chickens. Ask about their weekly 'Green's Bag' Program!

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