Michelle Smekens | Loan Officer
I have recently joined the team at Diamond Residential Mortgage, based near Chicago, Illinois by starting a branch in Fort Wayne, IN. We have locations in Indiana in Indianapolis, Valparaiso and Merrillville as well as branches in the following states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Washington and Florida. I was drawn to Diamond Residential Mortgage by their dedication to excellence in customer service, extensive mortgage options and professionalism in the mortgage industry. We share the same desire to meet the needs of our clients with the right mortgage options and help them navigate through the new challenging world of mortgages.
I began in the mortgage industry in 1995 with Waterfield Mortgage Company, a longtime Fort Wayne based mortgage company, and quickly rose to one of their top-producing mortgage loan originators. In 2008, I joined Hallmark Home Mortgage in Fort Wayne and achieved tremendous success with accolades including Top Loan Originator in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
I specialize in new construction and first time homebuyers. My goal has always been to work side by side with my clients today and into the future to insure that they find success in homeownership. The dream of homeownership isn’t always immediate or easy, but I will be a trusted advisor to answer questions and provide solutions for my clients on their path.
My husband and I are both Indiana University graduates and have lived in Fort Wayne for over 20 years. We are involved in local music with my husband being a local band director for Ft. Wayne Community Schools and myself singing in community productions. Our daughter will graduate this year from Indiana University in Education and currently teaches color guard at several Indianapolis schools. Our son is a sophomore at Carroll High School involved in their marching and jazz bands.
We are tremendously excited to expand the growth of Diamond Residential through serving our Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana communities. Setting a new standard for service starts here! A mortgage is like a nice dress or suit…It should be tailor made for the person wearing it…not the person who made it. My team and I are eager to show you a difference and tailor the right loan for you.