Whether you’ve had the pleasure of working with Leigh Morton or have yet to work with her, Leigh’s reputation speaks for itself. She is known for treating her customers like family, continually providing a level of service that goes above and beyond that of a typical loan officer-borrower relationship. “She very informative, easy to work with, and genuinely cares about each of her clients,” said Colin of his recent experience with Leigh in June of 2019.
In an industry that is fast paced and ever changing, clients need answers quickly. The response window for calls to be returned and questions answered is slim and that is something Leigh understands well. “I am always available to answer questions. You are putting a lot of trust in me, and I don’t take that lightly,” said Leigh. “Our team works together to exceed your expectations every step of the way.” That includes being flexible to the needs of her clients and taking calls outside of traditional business hours to be extra attentive to her clients’ needs, said one Zillow user.
Through open and honest communication, Leigh ensures her clients thoroughly understand the loan process and enjoys celebrating milestones with them along the way. She is proud to be recognized as a leader in production and for her compassionate customer service. “Serving clients is a passion and that is evidenced by my track record and hard work on their behalf,” says Leigh.
Family and Community
Growing up in Laurinburg, Leigh has lived in North Carolina for more than thirty years. She earned a business degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. After graduating college, she married her husband Jim who is an Administrator at Cape Fear Community College. They have two sons, the oldest of whom is a recent graduate of ECU and the youngest a freshman at NC State. “My family is very important to me, and I spend every possible minute with them.”
Leigh is community minded, both in her personal and professional life. “I appreciate the value of community and have spent years building strong relationships through school-parent involvement, volunteering, and networking,” she said. Her current passion project is chairing the White Pants Gala for Hospice, a fundraising event that works to ensure families in the community are able to get the care and support they need no matter their financial situation.
A Career in Finance
Even Leigh’s love of finance begins with her family! Her father, a successful mortgage banker and bank president, was one of Leigh’s earliest role models. “My father was my mentor, a true talent. He sparked my fascination with this industry at a young age, and I still love it today.” Beginning as a loan originator, Leigh has held a number of roles within the financial industry including her work as a sales coach for a large mortgage company. In 2016, she joined Alpha Mortgage. “To be able to help people … to help my clients purchase an asset that can bring so much joy and create wealth for their family–I am so thankful for this gift,” said Leigh. “I am a true believer in ‘love where you live.’ Wilmington is a beautiful city, and we are so fortunate to live here. I am thrilled to help others make Wilmington their home.”
“It is great to be part of a company where we have control of the flow; where loans are originated, processed, underwritten, and funded in-house locally. This allows me to provide the level of service and care that my customers deserve. I love the atmosphere at Alpha!”
Leigh on Alpha Mortgage
When asked about Alpha Mortgage, Leigh had many positive things to say! “It is great to be part of a company where we have control of the flow; where loans are originated, processed, underwritten, and funded in-house locally. This allows me to provide the level of service and care that my customers deserve. I love the atmosphere at Alpha!”
Alpha Mortgage specializes in VA, USDA, FHA, and conventional loans and will close your loan on time, every time. We want everyone to have the opportunity to own their own home, starting by making sure each of our customers is prepared for and knowledgeable of the home buying process. Please contact Leigh or any of the seasoned professionals on the Alpha Mortgage team today to begin your home buying journey.