Each month, Root Realty sits down with a mover-and-shaker, someone who is cool, captivating, and a consistent contributor to our Jacksonville community! We bring their favorite drink and a list of questions, and at the end we cheers to the city we love.
What is it that you do?
I'm a mortgage loan officer for Prime Lending here in Jacksonville, FL. I offer home lending and financing services.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Gym every day to keep my sanity.
Morning meetings with Lee my best friend and business partner, work with clients to get them pre-approved.
Check up on individuals in the process to make sure everything is going smoothly.
Stop by and say hi to realtors and attend networking events.
Football at night.
What's your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part is honestly the excitement when someone gets pre-approved for a home, then when they get the purchase contract, and finally when they get the keys to the house. It's personal; you feel like you get to experience that with them, especially with first time home buyers. There's something special about it.
What else do you do in the community?
I grew up playing football my whole life. When I look back at my younger years and think about everything going on I think about my coaches at that point in my life. Looking back on those experiences, when I was given the opportunity to start coaching it only felt right to pass that on to the next generation to establish their self esteem and self confidence as young men. What age are you coaching? 11-12 year olds, the best age group to coach!
What's your favorite story from coaching?
That's hard, last year was emotional. Last year for every practice and every game, I used to pick up a kid and have conversations about his future- his aspirations. One day I asked him about college and no one had ever talked to him about college so I shared my experience at Florida State and I saw a light bulb go off in his head. I got to talk to him about life after sports and if you do well in school you can go on to do great things.
Favorite thing about Jacksonville?
Porchfest. Definitely porchfest. I live in Springfield so every year for Porchfest I have friends over. We do brunch and mimosas in the morning, pack the cooler, then head out and listen to good music. It's a great opportunity to kick back and relax with friends and listen to great musicians.
How can we get in touch with you?
You can go to bradoswald.com and all my contact information is there. Feel free to contact me directly or or apply online and I'll reach out to you.