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Local lender lights the way for future homeowners

To illuminate means to bring light, and local mortgage lender Luminate Home Loans strives to do just that - bring light and hope to prospective homeowners in Lee’s Summit and across the country. The Lauren Wittig Team, a female-led group of professionals who themselves are businesswomen, moms and engaged community members juggling the demands of personal and professional lives, is working to help aspiring homeowners one at a time.

Originating branch manager Lauren Wittig is proud of the women-only team she’s assembled and the work they do to educate and empower prospective homeowners. The team partners with ReMax Beginnings KC, among other real estate agencies, to accomplish their goal of helping buyers confidently navigate the mortgage process. 

“We work with a number of real estate agencies, but we love being preferred partners with Beginnings KC because we share a mutual commitment to relationships first, business second, along with being dedicated to making a difference in our community,” says Wittig. “I got to know the team at Beginnings KC through our collective involvement in organizations such as Wise Women and the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, and I have a ton of respect for the work they do.”

Wittig and crew don’t just talk the talk of making a difference; they are walking the walk. This year she, along with loan partner Hannah Benson and senior loan processor Rachel Van Hecke, has implemented a 12 Months of Charities program, where they are engaging their team and clients, along with any friends and family who’d like to participate, in supporting a different local non-profit each month. 

“Our goal is to help others, not just with home loans but with building relationships and serving our community. In January we volunteered at Hillcrest Transitional Housing, February was Coldwater, and this month we’ll be helping at Hope House.” As a young mom, Wittig recognizes the importance of work/life balance and the value of team building while giving back.

Mary Drake of ReMax/Beginnings KC echoes Wittig’s passion for educating clients and matching prospective homeowners with their dream home, all while living a life of service. “We truly want what is best for our clients. We are in the relationship for the long haul; we work with our clients to educate them and be a resource. That’s why we strive to partner with other service providers, like The Lauren Wittig Team, that share the same level of customer service and care we provide.”

Luminate Home Loans and The Lauren Wittig Team got its start two years ago when a number of mortgage lenders left another organization and initiated their quest to provide comprehensive lender services in the best possible environment for employees. With almost a thousand employees in hundreds of branches across the United States, The Lauren Wittig Team is the only Luminate Home Loan branch in the Kansas City area, as well as being the only female-only LHL branch, which Wittig believes helps set them apart.

“Our Luminate Home Loan agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of Luminate Bank, which is licensed in 41 states, so we are able to assist you whether you’re searching for a home across town or across the country,” says Wittig.

To learn more about Luminate Home Loans/The Lauren Wittig Team visit laurenwittig.com

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