It was the late 1980s and I was at a conference headlined by the legendary speaker Zig Ziglar, when he uttered a single phrase that became the foundation of my business philosophy: Focus solely on helping others get everything they want, and you’ll get everything you want. That message really resonated with me, and has guided me since founding Alliance Mortgage Funding, Inc., in early 1993.
And sure enough, two decades of experience in the mortgage industry have proved Zig right, time and time again. Remaining focused on the needs of my clients to ensure that they make all of the right mortgage financing decisions, for all of the right reasons, has been a hugely effective business strategy!
That is why I always follow Zig's advice, placing an emphasis on honesty, integrity, responsibility, experience, knowledge, and professionalism in every transaction with my team.
I am a Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist®, Certified Mortgage Planner®, Certified Military Housing Specialist®, and Certified Path2Buy Coach®. My team and I go the extra mile to obtain the best mortgage program, with the best terms for our borrowers, in an efficient, transparent, and timely manner.
We have a motto in my office: Perfection is the goal, and nothing less than excellence will be tolerated. Every client is treated like a friend. That means we do what we say, when we say we will do it, and we do it well.
My clients and industry colleagues will tell you the same thing. In fact, in the 20 years that I have been in the mortgage business, I have never had to spend money on marketing or advertising – all of my clients come from recommendations and referrals from past clients, and the area’s most respected real estate and financial services professionals. Anyone can run an advertisement, but recommendations must be earned.
My favorite client testimonial ends with the statement, “It felt like you held my hand, right up to my new front door.” My goal is to ensure that every client has this type of experience, and achieving that goal is how I measure success.
Zig’s advice has guided my personal life, as well. For many years, I have been a champion for abused and abandoned animals through fostering, adopting, and fundraising. When you visit our office, you are very likely to be greeted by my adopted dogs, Chew Chew Charley and Little Moo, who come to work with me every day!
Out of the office, I enjoy collecting rock n’ roll memorabilia and traveling with my wife, Anita. I have a passion for spending time in the great outdoors, hiking locally, backcountry trekking with my pack on my back, and exploring the beauty of the U.S. on my Harley.
If you are looking for a mortgage professional with my philosophy on what the home loan process experience should be, call me at (410) 683-1500, or email me at Mike@TheMandisTeam.com.
My Team and I look forward to serving your mortgage needs.