Gia Young, Mortgage Broker, Direct Mortgage Investors Inc.

by Houston Agent

Where did you grow up?

What was your most interesting job before going into lending?
Field oil and gas auditor

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Mary T. Washington Wylie, first black woman to get a CPA. Would love to just hear her story from her point of view in regards of aligning purpose with her career.

Where is Houston’s best-kept secret?
Antidote coffee shop

What do you love most about the industry?
Helping others achieve major goals such as homeownership.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Conditions underwriters may place on a loan that seem irrelevant.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?
Currently reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki

What’s your favorite meal in Houston?
Lamb chops!

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
1400 Smith Street, formerly know as the Enron Building and the Four Allen Center

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
A client’s boyfriend called on three way with the client demanding information on the loan he was not on.

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
I can cook really good.

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?
Florida, I enjoy the weather and pretty beaches.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the lending industry?
Be ready to learn all the time. Network with people you can build with.

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