Testimonial from Charlotte Palmer of Stevens Fine Homes

I write to you today to recommend Alpha Mortgage and specifically Tara Stewart and her team, for Lender of
the Year. I know of no more deserving mortgage team in the four county area that Stevens Fine Homes serves
than this one.
I first came to know Tara when she began servicing the Stevens account with Bank of America. At the time, I
was an on-site sales person and her dedication to my buyers and her persistence through rough spots really
impressed me. It impressed our management team so much that when she made the move to Alpha Mortgage,
we followed and made Tara’s team at Alpha an additional preferred lender. Shortly after, I transitioned from
sales agent to Sales and Closings Coordinator and began working with Tara on a daily basis.
I couldn’t ask for a better partner for our sales agents and myself than Tara and her Alpha team. Stevens Fine
Homes buyers range from young, first home buyers to move up families to retirees and Tara handles each with
the same high degree of respect, enthusiasm and attention to detail. She has guided hopeful buyers through
months of tedious credit repair to finally reach their ultimate goal – a brand new home. Many of these folks
thought that homeownership was out of their reach – they didn’t have a clue how to get there – but Tara showed
them that with patience and hard work, they could make their dream a reality.
Tara has worked in partnership with our agents to procure and retain prospects by co-sponsoring neighborhood
events, developing professional marketing pieces and reaching out to area general brokerage agents to
recommend Stevens Fine Homes for their clients. Her extensive knowledge and understanding of new
construction and our organization in particular, makes her an invaluable resource for our team. She is an expert
on the varied mortgage products available and is able to determine the best loan for each buyer based on their
particular needs. Our agents trust her instincts without hesitation and are able to convey that trust to their buyers.
She is a great communicator and is always available to answer a call from an agent or buyer or meet at a
moment’s notice. I’m not sure how she pulls it off, but she manages to do all of that and attend 99% of our
buyers’ closings. Not an easy feat while managing almost half of our 220 closings last year.
In closing, I would like to say that, on a personal level, I have never known a more kind, sincere and caring
individual than Tara. That compassionate spirit is genuine and carries over to her professional relationships –
her clients know that she is truly concerned about them and their families. I guess it’s why she got into the crazy
world of mortgage in the first place – to help people! Please give Tara Stewart and her Alpha team your vote for
Lender of the Year. I have worked with many lenders in this area over the past 7 years and while most are
capable and knowledgeable, there isn’t one who outshines Tara. I thank you for your time and consideration.