In 1990, Jennifer began her real estate and mortgage career in San Jose, California, as an escrow assistant while obtaining her California Real Estate License, a requirement to originate loans in the State of California at that time. Once licensed, Jennifer worked for a mortgage banker/broker and eventually a large bank before moving to Arizona in 2001 where she continued her career as a mortgage professional. Jennifer was among the first mortgage loan officers to complete the newly sanctioned Federal and State mortgage loan officer licensing requirements and is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist.
Jennifer is a second generation residential mortgage loan officer, literally growing up in the industry. Her mother Sue Ellen Benedict was Jennifer’s first mentor in mortgage banking and in 2011 Sue Ellen joined Jennifer’s team. Jennifer (now with the help of Sue Ellen) has been able to establish a completely referral-based business. Excellent communication, reliable follow-thru and outstanding industry knowledge have been key aspects of Jennifer’s long and successful mortgage career.