From the time we are children, others are quick to ask what our dream occupation would be. Some would say nurse, doctor, or perhaps even a race car driver; would you ever expect to hear a “manager for a mortgage company”? This has been what Kevin Neely has strived for his whole career. With a pointed focus of helping others succeed, he is driven by seeing his team reach their goals through coaching and focused leadership. As Kevin puts it, “Seeing someone astonished by their achievements is the best reward to me.”
This determination has taken him on quite a journey in the near decade he has worked here. From humble beginnings to exponential growth, Kevin is thriving right along with the team. With that, we are thrilled to announce his promotion from East Coast Sales Manager to Director of National Sales. This position will allow him to continue to develop with the company and lead others to grow in their positions within the team so they can help their communities fulfill their homeownership dreams.
Kevin first began his career in real estate as a sales assistant for a small mid-Atlantic homebuilder. He fell in love with his position, and quickly rose to one of their top salespeople. While working in real estate, he became closely linked with GoPrime, as we were one of the primary lenders he worked with. When approached with a position, and realizing the great opportunity in the mortgage industry, Kevin felt inspired. Before that point, he was unaware of the growing potential within the mortgage lending sector.
Despite seeing all the changes and growth over the years, Kevin has loved GoPrime the most for the feeling of family and camaraderie with his coworkers. Kevin states, “Our values of always doing the right thing and sticking to our word is important to me, and something I want to pass along to my own children. The openness to creative ideas and the collaboration between departments is simply incredible; the strength of each department feeds the confidence to excel in each individual’s role.”
When we asked Kevin why he does what he does, he answered this question with a question of his own, “Where to begin?” Having been involved in so many incredible experiences, he finds it difficult to be able to answer so simplistically. “If I had to write my own job description, I would say I retain, recruit, and refine the sales team at GoPrime mortgage, utilizing the full strength of the organization.”
Thanks in part to him, we have been rapidly expanding, so much so that new positions are opening left and right. Stating what is most worth celebrating within GoPrime Mortgage: “Our continued growth and the development of our employees. We always look for the right attitude first; skills we can teach, but we can’t supply a positive attitude. While the industry has had an incredible run with the recent market shift, we’ve always remained focused on purchase business. We did not sit back and rely on rates that would eventually increase; we knew the storm ahead and we moved toward it.”