Patrick Cannon, of Caliber Home Loans has been named our affiliate of the 4th quarter for 2019. We asked Patrick to share a few words about himself and this is what he had to say:
Originally from Atlanta, I moved to Scarborough 5 years ago. We chose Maine for the quality of life, and the lack of traffic! We love being near the coast, having a real winter and simply how gorgeous it is up here! It doesn’t hurt that Portland has so many great restaurants and breweries, too – lots of friends down in GA are rather envious.
I have a wonderful wife, Stacey, and a son, Noah, who is a sophomore at NYA, and am the proud dad of the world’s sweetest dog and 2 loony cats. We’ve also been a billet family for hockey players for several years, and have additional “sons” scattered around the US. I enjoy cooking, reading history, and watching/playing/coaching hockey.
I have been in the mortgage industry almost 4 years. Although I had aspirations to be a college professor (I did graduate coursework in History and studied in England for a little while), I worked in IT/Product Management for 20+ years. That experience serves me very well in the mortgage business, in that I learned to listen to what my clients need and how to work to find the right solution.
Patrick’s keys to success include surrounding himself with good people, always being willing to listen and learn. “You can’t always be motivated, so you have to be disciplined” And coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
The best advice I can give is to BE INVOLVED – attend events, get to know people, get on their radar. It’s the connections you create over the long run that will be most important, both personally and professionally. Being a recent arrival, getting involved has really helped me and my family put down roots here. We made the deliberate choice to move to Maine, and are very happy to call it home now.
Patrick Cannon, Loan Consultant, NMLS# 1486800
Caliber Home Loans
75 Market St, Suite 501
Portland, ME 04101