"The Teacher Next Door program helps find grants and pay closing costs for those who qualify." "Helps teachers, public servants buy their dream homes." Nicole Grigg, ABC Action News


"Not all hope is lost for teachers looking for home-buying assistance." "Teacher Next Door connects educators to a wide variety of grants and housing programs, including Good Neighbor Next Door."   

"Nurse Next Door program offers home buying assistance grants to medical professionals."

     


"Housing in this program isn't limited to federally designated revitalization areas and there are no residency requirements."

   
What Teacher Next Door Buyers are saying...


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Understands Teachers!

Buying a home could be a very overwhelming experience if you do not have the right people on your side.  Mrs. McLean's expertise on the home purchasing process definitely alleviated this burden for me and my family.  I knew she was going to be the right person to work with from the very first time we viewed a property together.  She understood my overwhelming life as a teacher and made accommodations without hesitation to work around my schedule.  Mrs. McLean is very knowledgeable and understood what my family needed from the beginning.  She always knew what to say when times got difficult and gave a generous part of her commission to help with closing costs!  The house she found, it’s the perfect home for us! 
Graciela Cruz
Primary Teacher
Bryan Elementary
Plant City, FL


Definitely Recommend!

"I would definitely recommend Teacher Next Door for our co-workers and friends.  We found the perfect home for us just in time for the school year to begin.  We were able to close quickly and the grant money definitely helped us get into our home without spending more than we could afford!"
Sarah and Matthew Brady
Stafford, NJ







10 Stars if I could!

"I would give Sheff 10 stars if I could! Buying a home does not have to be stressful or scary and Sheff will take care of you every step of the way!  We switched from a very well-known mortgage company to Sheff with the Teacher Next Door Program. I immediately felt at-ease on the phone talking to him.  He explained every step of the home buying process so I would understand everything I was doing. He made the whole thing so stress-free.  I felt like he was cheering us on the whole time and wanted what was best for us. Even with switching lenders halfway through the home buying process, Sheff and his team were able to get us to close on our house on the same date that the other lender had promised. Overall, Sheff and his whole team are amazing, and I would recommend them to anyone—especially first-time home buyers."
Danielle Sisson-Jones
Lynchburg, VA
Made My Dream a Reality! 

"Mr. Ward is the best you can find out there when it comes to buying a house. He breaks down the process to you from beginning to end. He ensures you are getting the best and only the best. He is kind hearted, patient, polite, attentive, competent, enthusiastic, easy going and I could go on and on, Mr. Ward made my dream a reality. James Ward is the man you want to help you along the way.  My son loves his new home all thanks to the Teacher Next Door program and Mr. Ward and his team.  Thank you!"
Melissa and Brayden Hutchinson
Cape Code, MA





Helped Tremendously!

"The Teacher Next Door program has helped us tremendously at getting us into a new home that fits for our family. As a blended family of five kids - Sheff helped us to get the mortgage loan and understand the mortgage process. He had weekly updates and very easily answered our questions. Now that we were pre-qualified, we then next turned to Cheri to help us find a house that fit our needs. She was very prompt via text messaging and emailing for questions about houses.She was also very flexible to fit our schedule at looking at houses for us to see. After we found our house, Cheri and Sheff did everything in a exceptional manner and very prompt at getting the paperwork processes through the lender. Also, April and Caress contributed to helping us with paperwork and questions needed for this to happen. At the end of the day, we are in a new home that meets our needs and looking forward to raising our family in our home.  The Teacher Next Door Program has met our exceptions!"  Thank you to all.
Amy O'Brien and Justin Elsasser
St. Pete, FL
So Grateful!

"Tonight we finally got to unlock the door to our new home. We’re so grateful to all of you—especially Skye for showing up at every turn.  I know you all put up with a lot of worry and questions from me. Remember, for many this is a new language. I’m grateful to each of you for answering my questions and guiding the way. (Especially over text, Kendall!)

We will love this home deeply and will send photos once it’s decorated.

Here is what I wrote on Facebook tonight...

Today, we closed on our first home. We had a picnic dinner on our living room. Then David went to middle school orientation(yikes!) for O. The girls and I took Steel on a 2 min walk to the park next to our home. We’ve been there 100s of times. But tonight, as I watched the girls play with friends, the Sandias turn pink, and the sunset, it felt different. It felt like home. Our home..."

David and Jamie Martinez Solis
Albuquerque, NM
Beyond Grateful

“I honestly thought I’d have to give up my dream of owning my own home, but Danielle proved me wrong. My credit wasn’t the greatest, but she worked with me and made it happen anyway. I am beyond grateful to her and her team (especially) Sarah for working so hard to make this dream come true for me and my family. Not only did they help me secure a fair interest rate and down payment, they introduced to us to the best realtor around who helped us into a home in 2 months! I would absolutely recommend this program to any teacher whose dreamed of owning their own house.” 

Elizabeth Jordan,

Orlando, FL 






Wonderful Program!

“James and the Teacher Next Door program recently made my dream of home ownership come true! He could not have made the process any easier from explaining the loan options, setting me up with an amazing Realtor, making sure I knew exactly what each home would cost before I viewed them, to arranging for the closing and talking me through the process. He answered a ton of questions with a calm kindness and seemed to always be available no matter the day or time. This is a wonderful program for teachers! I would not have a home today if it was not for James and his team! Don’t wait to call them, they will help change your life.”

Krissy Vilagie 
Brocton, MA




With us every step!

"We wanted to give a shout out to Cheri Aumond-McLean for helping us find our dream home here in Tampa, FL. She was with us every step of the way (and I definitely appreciated her quick responses to ALL of my questions). She gets stuff done! Without this program, we would have been at a loss during the whole process. We appreciate the team (Cheri, Jose, Albie, and everyone else behind the scenes) that came together to guide us - we're at a loss of words for how thankful we are!"

Danielle Matte, Teacher
Tampa, FL




You NEVER let us down!

“We can never thank you enough! You have been so amazing through this process from answering all our questions, to giving us reassurances that we can do this! You NEVER let us down, you were always there, even at 10PM, calling me back to walk me through documents, to listening to my meltdowns. You made this process a breeze, and it was nice to have someone always in our corner!” 

Many Thanks and Blessings!

The McWherter Family
Paducah, KY

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Wonderful Program!

"Teacher Next Door is a wonderful program! I am so glad I heard about this program, was able to get the information I needed to apply.  Mike Jones was my cheerleader, go-to-for-answers guy, very supportive, and extremely patient with my seemingly endless barrage of questions. Cheri McLean was the best Realtor anyone could have! She was available for showings, questions, and a warm smile and friendly support in my search for a home. The entire team was helpful and willing to explain each process. I am so grateful for all they do! Thank you for helping me!"

Wanda Miller
Lakeland, FL





In good hands!

"We contacted James after learning of the Teacher Next Door program. From the moment I first spoke to him I felt that we were in good hands. As a first-time home buyer the process can be overwhelming, and he broke it down for us and made the pieces seem bearable. He was quick to answer all of our calls and emails in simple to understand language, so I never felt that I didn’t understand what was happening. The process went more smoothly than I ever expected, and I attribute that to James and his team. I would highly recommend working with James and Teacher Next Door."

 

Amber and Nadir Kalaclar
Boston, MA




Amazing Team!

"When we began thinking about buying a house we were nervous. We didn’t really know the process. We are beyond thrilled that we found Teacher Next Door! Sheff was amazing at answering all of our financial questions and Cheri Aumond-McLean made sure we knew what was happening and what was coming every step of the way. What an amazing team and we are so thankful that they helped us make our dream of home ownership come true!" 

Eric and Jessica Thomas

Clearwater, FL





Forever Grateful!

"Hey Jose, April, and everyone who was involved and played a huge role in making this teachers dream come true. From the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you for everything you all have done for me and my family. At times this journey became difficult, even to the point that I was ready to throw in the towel and give up. There were many sleepless nights and tears shed in this journey but, you all were a motivating and driving force to keep on going. I know it was not easy on your end by no means but, you all stuck with us and saw this through. My son who was recently diagnosed with autism was my biggest driving force to hang in there and keep trying to make this work. You might not know but all your efforts were for him and to give him a better life. I truly appreciate all the hard work you all did and will forever be grateful for that. Thank you for what you do and helping us teachers be able to live the dream."

Monique Blaize
Homestead, FL

Dream Come True!

"We just wanted to take a brief moment to thank each of you foryour time and efforts to help make our dream come true of purchasing our new home.  We couldn't have been more impressed and thrilled with the work each of you carried out on our behalf.  We appreciated your willingness to answer any of our questions and to be reachable at the various hours of the day to put our minds at ease during times of stress. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for the email and for sending along the picture of us in front of the new home. We'll definitely have that one framed and put somewhere in the house to keep as a memory sake. In addition to that, we simply cannot thank you enough for all that you did for us over the last couple months!  At the drop of a hate, you were there to help answer any of our questions and to put our minds at ease at what could have been a very stressful time.  

Ross & Shellie Jeske

Bartow, FL

Amazing Program!

"Through the Teacher Next Door program, we were able to find our Realtor, Todd Lober, who has done such a fantastic job ensuring we were able to buy the home of our dreams! Teacher Next Door helped with saving money on our closing costs. This is truly an amazing program for teachers looking to buy their dream home. We appreciate everything this program and Todd Lober has done for us. He has become more than just our Realtor, but a friend in the process."

Jeff and Melissa Christ
Gilbert, AZ


Home is where your story begins

My story began on Thursday, February 25, 2016! With the help of the Teacher Next Door Program and James Ward (with ENG) my dream of purchasing my first home became a reality! Throughout the entire process from beginning to end James was a tremendous help to making the process run smoothly. James always made sure I fully understood everything."  - Read full letter 


Wonderful Experience!

“I had such a wonderful experience working with the Teacher Next Door program. I am a first-time home buyer and was not quite sure what the entire home buying process entailed. The folks at TND helped me every step of the way. They guided me through each step, partnered me with a reliable and knowledgeable Realtor, answered any questions I had along the way, were very organized and professional, and overall made sure I was happy and informed in my home buying process. I am much more knowledgeable about buying a home and feel confident that all of my ducks are in a row for my first place. It was truly a blessing to have people to help me through this process that I would not have been able to do or afford on my own."

Shelby Morgan
Henderson, NV




Dream House! 

“Words will not express our thanks Sheff. We thank you and your team for helping us with the purchase of our dream house."

JOSEPH MENDOLA III 
Plant City, FL









Couldn't Have Been Happier!  

"As part of utilizing the Teacher Next Door Program, a Realtor was assigned to us and we couldn’t have been happier with our Realtor, Cheri. Although we were looking to purchase a new construction home, Cheri accompanied us to the sales center and was able to ask questions of the sales rep that we didn’t even know to ask. Her knowledge of property pricing, HOA fees, CDD fees, and business lingo allowed for us to get an accurate representation of what we would be paying and getting if we moved into this new community. Throughout the purchasing and building process, Cheri was always quick at getting us answers and advocating for us when something did not seem accurate. I would recommend Cheri to any of my friends and fellow educators looking to purchase a home."

Jewl-Lee Lessom
Zephyrhills, FL
Amazing to work with!

“Words cannot do James and the Teacher Next Door Program justice! James was the most accommodating, helpful person I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He was professional, knowledgeable and overall amazing to work with. He made an extremely anxiety provoking process way less daunting. He was there whenever we needed a question answered or something explained, despite the three-hour time difference. I can’t thank James enough for helping us get into our dream home! The dogs thank you too!”

Samantha Lloyd,
Boston, MA


Above and Beyond!

"Our loan officer (and the entire loan team) went above and beyond to help us with the closing. We were under some tight time constraints and I know they spent hours working to ensure we were well taken care of and helped prevent disaster!  Our Realtor was knowledgeable and insightful. She worked hard to protect our best interests and anticipated many disasters that we were able to prevent because she was so proactive. She was patient with us, explaining how the behind the scenes processes worked and coaching us to how to make smart decisions. She never gave up and stuck with us through over 6 months of work to get the short sale of our dreams in the neighborhood of our dreams.  I was very happy with the support provided by Teacher Next Door. As a teacher in the 8th largest school district in the nation, I try to share information about the program as much as I can because I truly believe Teacher Next Door is working to help teachers enjoy a better quality of life through finding the perfect home. I was very appreciative of the financial support available."

Aimee Ballans
Riverview, FL

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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Looks out for your best interest!

"Being young first-time home buyers and a newly married couple, we were new to the home buying process. As we did our research, we knew it would be a long grueling process but was very excited to get started. We even took a first-time home buying course about six months prior, to help better educate ourselves. Buying a home was one of our major goals we had our minds set to. As we learned about the Teacher Next Door program, we knew it was perfect for us.  James Ward is a very kind and knowledgeable person. He’s very easy to talk to and looks out for your best interest, making sure he sees you through the entire process. From our very first conversation we knew he was a hard-working person and he got the ball rolling. We cannot explain how grateful we are from beginning to end. He was always in constant communication with us explaining what we currently would be doing as well as what to expect further down the line. The program makes it so much easier for home buyers as everything you need is within the program. He provided us with a great team who presented ethical and top-notch work. By having the bank, realty company, attorneys, appraiser etc. all working together in his program, things were made so much easier for us as we didn’t have to go out and hire them on our own. With this setup plus the financial assistance that the program provides in the form of credits, the process was made much more cost-effective than if we tried to do it on our own. From visiting houses with our realtor, Greg Anderson (who was excellent) to working with our attorney and closer, we had a great first experience and are very thankful for all that was done with and for us. We are happy to say we have become homeowners, accomplishing our goal. We will be sure to recommend anyone for this program, letting them know the impressive work that was offered.  Thank you again!

Kasapyam & Nancy White
Boston, MA

Super Streamlined!
"I really want to thank James and his team for making the house buying process super streamlined. It was such a lifesaver not having to go about recruiting all of the different professionals required while still teaching full time, raising a toddler, keeping up with the place we were renting, and raising a husband (haha, just kidding babe!). James was highly informative, professional, and responsive. The real estate agent he paired us with was personable, reliable, and super knowledgeable as well. Honestly, everyone from the team was a pleasure to work with, got things done in a timely manner, and answered all of our questions...which there were a lot of! If you want to take the stress out of building a well-oiled home-buying support team (and get some desirable financial perks along the way) then working with Teacher Next Door is something you should definitely look into!"

Danielle, Teacher
Lowell, MA




​Forever Grateful!

"My experiences with James Ward, his team, and Teacher Next Door far exceed my expectations.  I had contacted James a few years prior just to find out about the program and I was excited to find out that he was still our main contact.  He treated me with the same respect and understanding as he did with my initial inquiry. I wasn’t ready a few years ago and James knew that. However, he still gave me helpful advice on how I could increase my credit score, how important it was to save for a down payment and left me with a feeling of confidence that I could accomplish this goal within the near future.

This past March of 2019, I had the goal in mind to be approved for a mortgage by my birthday in April. Although still a little nervous, I knew I was ready to make this new investment for me and my children’s future. I had a time frame and budget in mind and was able to by my forever home, start to finish in 3 months!

As stressful and nerve racking the whole process of buying a home can be, James Ward and his team understood and respected every questions and decision that I had. Anytime, day or night, James would respond in a timely manner. As a single mother, I let my guard down and put my trust into James and Bank of England. I could tell that they all had my best interests in mind. Never did I ever feel pressured into buying something out of my comfortability level. I will be forever grateful to of had the help from the Teacher Next Door Program and to of had the opportunity to have James Ward by my side every step of the way!

Caroline Ciulla
Special Education Teacher
Brocton, MA


Zillow Reviews:


Zach and TND Realtor Natalie Sanchez

Highly likely to recommend


Natalie is awesome. She's constantly in contact, available when you need her, and has a strong knowledge of the Salt Lake Valley market. It was my first time buying a home and she helped me every step of the way. Not only is she knowledgeable but she also acts as a great advocate during the process.  I'll recommend her to anyone that asks and will definitely be using her services in the future when it's time to sell our house. Thanks Natalie!!

Zach Witter
Salt Lake City, UT



   


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Extremely Helpful!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kathy Alvey
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Becky Patton

​"Extremely helpful!  Becky walked us thru every step of the process and resolved any issues that we encountered."

Carleigh McGurk,
York, PA
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Amazing Experience!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Wanda Johnson
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"I am so glad I took the opportunity to participate in this program!  My experience was pleasant and without hassles.  I highly recommend the program!"

Lisa Stevens
Dacula, GA

Officer Next Door
Officer Next Door Realtor: Sherri Purcell
Officer Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"The Officer Next Door Program was a great step-by-step for first time home buyers.  Whenever there were questions, they were answered."

Sabata Davidson-Bryant
Homestead, FL

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​A real pleasure

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Lacey Smith
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Albie Anderman

"Teacher Next Door made buying a home a real pleasure.  Supportive and keeping us informed every step of the way.  I highly recommend their services." 

Victor Loya
Littleton, CO
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​Amazing Realtor

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Cheri Aumond-McLean
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Jose Palomar

" When I applied for this program Albie was very quick at contacting me and walking me through the process. Then we were assigned our amazing realtor, Cheri. Although we were buying new construction she did an amazing job of helping us to get all of our questions answered and would find answers for us if she didn’t have them. People’s Mortgage got us pre-approved very quickly, even with a not so perfect credit history. Thank you to all for helping us to find and purchase our forever dream home. 

Jewl-Lee Lessem
Zephyrhills, FL

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Awesome!!!  So helpful!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Robin Fagundes
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: David Butcher

"Awesome!!! So helpful! The program is amazing. It's nice that you guys are there helping teachers. The staff of Teacher Next Door program really do care and do whatever it takes to get you in your new home. They explain in detail the program and guide you through it. They are very clear and helpful. David gives you options on types of loans offered. This was my first home and I am very satisfied."

Katie Garcia
Tulare, CA
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Highly recommend  

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Roger Kappel
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Albie Anderman

"Albie was a great help and walked me through the process very patiently. He worked quickly and helped me work out any bumps along the road. I highly recommend Albie and his team, they were great!  Roger was a great help. He was easy to work with and I felt like he truly had my best interests as a buyer in mind. he really worked hard to make sure the property met our needs, and went the extra mile when necessary! 

The program offers some great benefits. My representative worked hard to make sure I benefited from the program. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The program helped me to purchase a home and in a timely manner!" 

Linda Grosvner
Ocala, FL

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​Such a pleasure!


Teacher Next Door Realtor: Sharon Caldwell
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: David Butcher

"Can’t say enough...such a pleasure working with David. He kept us informed and walked us through the whole process.  WE LOVE LOVE LOVE our Realtor.  She is a true professional. Her patience and perseverance got us through this process, keeping us sane! I would highly recommend her to anyone.  We are so thankful you provide this service for teachers."

 

Michelle Adkins
Scottsdale, AZ
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​Godsend

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Lacy Wilson
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: David Butcher

"When I reflect upon my experience with your services, I deem it a Godsend. From the very beginning, I was so satisfied with how you pre-qualified me for a home, found me a great Realtor, and quickly accommodated me when I requested approval for a larger loan than originally desired. You and my Realtor were so patient, for I did take 3 or 4 months to find the home that I wanted. I live in an area with a limited market for my price range. It took a while, but I found the right home and was so fortunate when the owner accepted my offer. My accepted offer was approximately 25k below the appraised value. It all came together. Lacy Wilson was so helpful with me and patient when it came to filling out and explaining all the necessary information needed to complete the purchase of my home. 

 

​I do highly recommend your program and services to anyone seeking to purchase a home. Thank you for helping me move on with my life and securing a wonderful home."
Shane Walter
Oroville, CA
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​Patiently walked me through every step

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Jesse Mason
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: James Ward

"I have been a teacher for 18 years and have wanted to buy a house for a long time.  I contacted the Teacher Next Door program this past Spring and James Ward was assigned to be my Loan Officer.  I knew absolutely nothing about the home buying process, but James patiently walked me through every step, right up to closing.  I would highly recommend James Ward to anyone who wants to be a homeowner.  The process can be long, frustrating and sometimes scary, that is why it was great to have James there to help me.  I learned many things about buying a home because of James Ward who is very detailed in his explanations of everything.  Thanks to James Ward and the TND program, I was able to buy my first home."

 

Linda Dickerson
Tampa, FL
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​Committed to the family

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Brad Cohen
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Jose Palomar

"They always kept us up to date.  Got to know us and our needs."

 

Anthony Hill
Staunton, VA
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​Excellent support through home buying process


Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kimi Parker
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neil

"Teacher Next Door Program was excellent in providing customer service and making the home buying process an easy experience. They were very helping through every step of the way!!"

 

Victor Tavarez
Charlotte, NC

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​In my own home!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Derek Venema
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin
"My Teacher Next Door Team (Sheff, April, and everyone else :) ) made it possible for me to purchase my first home. They were with me every step of the way and were always available to answer my questions no matter what they were. The home buying process can be overwhelming but Sheff and his team made sure that I was an informed buyer. One of my biggest hurdles before finding out about this program was saving enough for a traditional down payment. The discounts provided and loan options I was given made it possible for me to achieve home ownership. I would recommend this program to all of my co-workers."
Jennifer Davidson
New Port Ritchie, FL

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​Basem was great!


Teacher Next Door Realtor: 
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Basem Jaber
"I divorced at 50 with two teenage daughters. I wanted to buy my own home rather than throw money away renting. I found Teacher Next Door online and thought that grants for teachers sounded pretty good to me. Basem talked me through the entire process. He was very patient and always responded quickly when I had questions. I recommend Teacher Next Door to all teachers!"

Wendi B.
Basehor, KS

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Excellent services all around!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Javin Lopez
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neill

"I honestly thought I’d have to give up my dream of owning my own home, but Danielle proved me wrong. My credit wasn’t to greatest, but she worked with me and made it happen anyway. I am beyond grateful to her and her team (especially) Sarah for working so hard to make this dream come true for me and my family. Bit only did they help me secure a fair interest rate and down payment, they introduced to us to the best realtor around who helped us into a home in 2 months! I would absolutely recommend this program to any teacher whose dreamed of owning their own house ."

Elizabeth Jordan
Orlando, FL

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​Helpful!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Mari Wilson
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"I appreciated all of the work that the Teacher Next Door program put into helping me find a home! All team members were more than willing to answer any questions I had and explain everything so that I could learn about the home buying process and used all resources they could to help me get into a home. Very glad I used this program to help me buy my first home!

Mikayla Mentele
Johnston, IA

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​Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Niva Telfort
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"My family and I thank God for you and your team for a job well done.  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  I couldn't have done it without your assistance. It was a pleasure working with you.  Thank you for Niva Telefort. She's wonderful.  I highly recommend her for future clients.  Thank you for making yourself available day and night.  Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated.  Thank you once again."

Juslene Fleuricot
Port St. Lucie, FL

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​Amazing!

Teacher Next Door Realtor: 
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Becky Patton

"Becky was amazing at walking us through the process and making sure everything happened quickly."

Stephanie Parker
Watford, ND
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​Patient, Compassionate, Extremely Helpful!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Nathan Sisson
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Brandon Childs

"This was our first home purchase and we had tons of questions about the process. Brandon was patient, compassionate, and extremely helpful throughout the process. He always got back in touch quickly when we had questions and checked-in regularly to give us updates. It was a great experience from start to finish."

Kelsey Hackney
Olympia, WA

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All-around nice people!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Franz Desamour
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Mike Jones

"Mike and his team were awesome. Responding to emails, texts messages, and phone calls swiftly, diligent, knowledgeable, and all-around nice people."

Diana Vedrine
Miramar, FL

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Able to explain difficult information easily!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Liz Elegreet
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Bryant Grimmius

"Bryant was AMAZING to work with!! Great personality and able to explain difficult information to me easily! Was able to calm my worries and able to keep me happy in every step of the stressful process of buying a home! Bryant communicated with my realtor, contacted the seller's realtor, and was even there (via phone) at the closing table! I never looked back after making the decision to work with Bryant-- he's one in a million!!"

Lisa Hurley
Atlanta, GA

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Forever Grateful!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kathie
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"As soon as Sheff came on the scene, things began to move in my home buying experience.  He communicated with me and my Realtor regularly and made me aware of the checkpoints that we needed to meet without overwhelming me with deadlines and pressure.  In our weekly telephone calls, Sheff let me know that he was there for me if I ever needed anything and was really easy to work with.  I feel that I could not have done this alone and am forever grateful to the Teacher Next Door Program and all the work that Sheff and his team did for me.  Thank you!"

Shawn Hayden
Moxee, WA

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Fabulous!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Glenda Muto
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Kendall Grady
"Kendall and his team were fabulous! I did not have a strong understanding of the home buying process and they made me feel completely at ease, were supportive and patient with me which I appreciate very much. I could not have done this without them! Thank you so much!"

Sara Araujo
Santa Maria, CA

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Above and Beyond!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Lazarius Walker
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Bryant Grimmius
"Bryant did a great job throughout the process.  I believe he went above and beyond on several occasions."

James Vogel
Columbia, SC

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Smooth and Easy!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Charmayne Crawford
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin
"This was my first time to buy a home and I was initially nervous about the process.  Thankfully, Sheff was extremely courteous, helpful and responsive.  He was always there to answer my questions and point me in the right direction.  My home buying process went smoothly and easily thanks to Sheff and the Teacher Next Door Program! :) "

Katelyn Doyle
Lake Charles, LA

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Knowledgeable and Available!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Mikki Spendlove
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danielle O'Neill
"Kind, patient, knowledgeable and available!"

Kylon Brune
Colorado Springs, CO

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Great Communication!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Mary Elizabeth Eubank
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Bryant Grimmius
"Great communication.  Helped us understand everything since it was our first time buying a home.  Would definitely recommend to others."

Jessica Johnson
Easley, SC

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Amazing! Responsive!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Kyra Harrison
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Sheff Brisbin

"Sheff, Sandra and the entire team are AMAZING! Our journey was a long one, but never did they never leave our side. Sheff will speak up and protect your interest every step of the way. These guys are kind, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and most of all very responsive. This is the team I recommend to everyone I speak to that wants to buy a home. Thank you for your help in making our dream to come through. I would encourage anyone having a difficult time in their home buying process to hang in there and ask Sheff to tell you the story of the Asuquo's. They are truly God sent."

Shiann Asuquo
East Orange, NJ

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Incredible Blessing!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: N/A re-finance
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Becky Patton

"This process was an incredible blessing to my family!  Becky is the most knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful person that I have worked with.  She graciously held my hand as we walked through the re-finance process, answering EVERY question that I had, whenever I had one.  I feel like I can call her right now and just shoot the breeze with her and she would be totally cool with it." 
Korey Collins
Tyrone, GA

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Always There!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Linda Wagner
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thompson

"Always there to explain and walk me through the process.  Without you guys and the Teacher Next Door Program, I wouldn't have been able to do it!" 
Leea Gallimore
Nashville, TN

 

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Very Helpful!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Deana Alvarado
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thompson

"Was very helpful and responded quickly when I had a question."   
Dylan McElvany
Oklahoma City, OK

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Smooth!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Terri Collins
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Danny Thompson

"Danny and his team really kept me informed of what documentation was needed, when and why it was needed.  The weekly updates from Danny was a plus and the emails from April let me know that everything was going as planned and on schedule. Everything went smoothly and the process was less frightening. Thanks!"   
Jacqueline Bell
Jackson, MS

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Made it Happen!

 

Teacher Next Door Realtor: Joseph LaMorte
Teacher Next Door Loan Officer: Jose Palomar

"Fantastic, from first contact through close.  Jose and company really made it happen for us!
Jeff Cierniak
Little Ferry, NJ


 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

         

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

____________________

To Teacher Next Door,

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for helping us achieve our dreams of being home owners.

Ron, Thank you for helping us with our credit.  You were very honest and helpful,
Lynn, Thanks for your patience with Bill.  He was very annoying and you were very professional and always there to answer his questions and concerns.
Sharon, Thanks for making sure we had all the paperwork and everything that was needed to have the closing on the day scheduled.
Steve, Thank you so much for looking out for our best interest.  You helped us find the right loan and made sure we were satisfied with the service you provided us.
You have an excellent group of people in your office who are very professional and friendly.  I will recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Again, thank you.  We are very happy in our new home."

 

The O’Briens,
Lakeland, FL

 

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