Most people around Flower Mound know Steve Dixon from his involvement on multiple town committees, years on the town council and the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce.
Some of those citizens also have known him as a long-time independent health insurance agent. What most may not realize is he recently changed products while seeking to maintain the same level of personal service people have come to expect.
“People would come to me to find the best health insurance policy for them. Now, I do the same thing but with home mortgages,” said Dixon, who joined Network Funding Mortgage as a residential loan officer in April. “There’s all sorts of products you can have, so let’s figure out the best one for you.
“I’ve always been a community-first guy. There have been days, weeks, even a month where I haven’t left the Town of Flower Mound. I am always here for clients and shopping local is very important to me.”
In his time with Network Funding, he’s learned all about the traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage. But he’s also found out about many other loan programs to help clients with specific situations.
“I like to be independent and not have to fit a square peg into a round hole,” he said. “I want to find the perfect fit and provide each client a loan that is sustainable and affordable.”
With all the places selling mortgages today, what made Dixon choose Network Funding Mortgage?
“I wanted a company with a very strong local presence and reputation,” he said. “I also wanted the company that is competitive with in-house decision making (underwriting) with good communications. I wanted to be able to work for my client’s best interests and communicate directly to meet timelines and expectations. This is what I did for many years in insurance and I wanted to provide the same with mortgages too.”
Dixon knows the consumer end of the mortgage process from buying and selling many personal homes and investment properties and wants to change the paradigm to where it’s much simpler.
“I always wondered why there seems to be a flurry of activity about a week before closing,” he said. “My goal and this branch’s goal is to not have that flurry but a consistent process and flow, good communication and have clean, on-time closings.
“I believe I have a good reputation. I want to maintain that good reputation and I would love to be known as the mortgage guy in Flower Mound.”