Throughout the month of December the LoanBus was busy with Human Mortgage partner Katie Caldwell working with our fellow Realtors and business partners to help champion and assist an incredible organization.
Together Katie and The LoanBus Team worked with The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors (MTAR) and The Williamson County Association of Realtors (WCAR) to collect coats to donate to an incredible Middle Tennessee Charity: Last Call for Grace.
What started as a friendly competition between Realtor Associations vying to see who could collect more coats, suddenly became much more than anyone expected. Real Estate Companies, Brokers, and Affiliates stepped in from all over the Middle Tennessee communities that MTAR and WCAR serve and asked how they could help. Each week a call came in : “We are gonna need more boxes over here, or come and empty this one because it is full again!”
It didn’t stop there. People brought coats from everywhere. The realtors stopped by our office and dropped of coats. Business and referral partners stopped in, unexpected, with so many coats. The outpouring of help and assistance for the benefit of others in our communities was simply AMAZING !
By the time it was all over, we had collected over 1000 coats and delivered them to Last Call for Grace at their Murfreesboro location. While we were there we were given a tour of the facilities and learned exactly how the coats would help the direct, and indirect victims, that Last Call for Grace so diligently works to protect.
Please take a moment to learn more about Last Call for Grace below
Special Thanks to the following for stepping UP & BEYOND:
MidState Title – Coldwell Banker Barnes – Parks on Main- Parks Brentwood
Crye-Leike Realtors – Reliant Realty – Parks Smyrna –
Red Realty – National MI – WCAR YPN – Lawyers Land & Title
Murfreesboro, TN (January 17, 2018) — The National Association of Realtors® has announced that Lance Dammeyer, a Loan Originator with First Community Mortgage, from Brentwood, TN, has become a “Sterling R Major” investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee. RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Middle Tennessee residents and across the country.
This will be Lance’s first year as an RPAC investor. He has been a member Williamson County Association of Realtors® (WCAR) for three years. Lance graduated from the University of Toledo and attended Graduate School at MTSU. He has been in Middle Tennessee for 22 years. He has been a part of Williamson County for 18 years, where he resides with his wife and 3 children. He is an elected trustee of the Realtor® Good Works Foundation with WCAR and volunteers on the WCAR Member Services Committee.
“I support RPAC because being an active participant and voice as an affiliate is important to my local Realtor® Association – the progression and stability of our joint industries are codependent; therefore, I am 100% committed to assisting where needed,” said Dammeyer.
Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidate across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect officials who understand and support the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling, and investing clients. RPAC uses its resources to seek to elect candidates that understand and support real estate, and to develop public policies that allow consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment. Lance’s investment will be applied to supporting homeownership, commercial real estate transactions, and the very future of the real estate industry.
Current Realtor® priorities include working to preserve the Mortgage Interest Deduction and preventing the use of guarantee fees charged on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed loans to fund non-housing programs, which serves as a tax on consumers and prevents more qualified borrowers from becoming actual homeowners.
The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Founded in 2002, First Community Mortgage is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Community Bank (TN) with operations centers in Murfreesboro, Louisville, Columbus, and Kansas City. First Community Mortgage is a FNMA, FHLMC, and GNMA seller/servicer and offers mortgage solutions to consumers and financial institutions. With mortgage volume of $2.1 billion in 2016, First Community Mortgage was ranked the #1 lender for new construction homes for the past five years as published by Metrostudy and #6 for 2014 in the Nashville Business Journal’s Book of Lists.
Lance Dammeyer grew up in a small farming town in Northwest Ohio. His father a patent-holding engineer & part-time farmer and his mother a renowned wild-life artist. Although Lance loved his family and hometown, he had a strong desire to see the world.
At the age of 17, Lance enlisted in the United States Air Force (USAF). The day after he graduated from high school, Lance was off to boot camp. He proudly served the next 24 years in the USAF and the Ohio Air National Guard spending the latter 20 years as a F-16 crew chief with 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo, Ohio.
Through serving in the USAF Lance travelled the world and was fortunate to spend time in Germany, England, Turkey, and many other countries representing the interest of the United States of America and the host countries. He participated in nearly every conflict and campaign between 1988 and 2012.
While serving with the 180th Fighter Wing Lance also attended and graduated from the University of Toledo and shortly afterwards moved to Tennessee to attended graduate school at Middle Tennessee State University in 1996. Lance decided to make Franklin, Tennessee his home after meeting his wife, Jennifer. Lance and Jennifer have been married 15 years and are blessed with 3 children; Olivia, Ava and Ethan and live in Franklin, Tennessee.
Although he retired from the Air National Guard in 2013 Lance was not ready to stop turning a wrench or give up traveling. He now enjoys those things via a Vintage 1961 GM Tour Bus (the original Miss Budweiser). His children refer to the bus as Effie, but his clients know her as the LoanBus. You can often find Lance onboard the bus entertaining his clients, realtors, and referral sources through what many call the ‘LoanBus Experience’.
Shortly after marrying Lance began his now 18 year career in the mortgage business and has enjoyed a very successful career, often being nationally ranked in the companies he has been fortunate to work for. Lance keeps living his dreams and strives to help others fulfill theirs.
He firmly believes that his business is not about a transaction, but a connection created by a unique experience.