Tag - Anthony VanDyke

Let Me Help You, Help Your Buyers

Have you ever had someone start the home buying process with you, only to end up choosing another agent in the end? This can certainly hurt financially, but there is also a sense of betrayal that comes from the client choosing another real estate professional to work with, over you. I believe I can help you to alleviate this, by marketing to customers in a co-branded manner; while they are shopping for a home. When it comes to winning a client’s business, it all comes back to the value you can add to their real estate experience. Equipping yourself with as much valuable information as possible is a surefire way to get the attention of prospective buyers and sellers. Our marketing tool kit includes a lot of beneficial information that your clients might not find elsewhere. These are not just moving tips or gardening secrets; they are highly engaging pieces of information that will help your clients see the financial opportunity in purchasing a home and using us to do it. Tools such as Real Estate Report Cards, Home Appreciation Data, Buy vs Rent Comparisons, Cost of Waiting Analysis, and many others can help position us as true advisors for our clients. The co-branded marketing kit can be sent out in varying intervals and timeframes. From email marketing to open house flyers, these tools can allow you to add real value to your client’s real estate experience. A big mistake many agents make is bombarding their audience with random information. This can be ineffective. Users can simply unsubscribe from you. Emailing them with valuable information that pertains to their situation can help set you apart from other agents who are being sent straight to the spam box. Our digital tools also grant you full transparency throughout the entire loan process with real-time loan tracking. Which in turn will help you provide elite customer service from contract to closing! If you would like to talk more about these tools and what ALV Mortgage can offer your business, let’s set up a call. I would love to connect and see if I can help you, assist your buyers to better navigate this highly competitive market!

The Hope of a Wish- 2021 Make a Wish Utah Partnership

Charity has always been important to me. I have always believed that I was put on earth for a reason and that reason is to help people. For a while now I have been searching for a cause that I could really believe in and partner with. Over the years I have donated and volunteered for many organizations such as the Utah food bank, A Christmas Box house, etc. While these organizations are all worthy causes and I love volunteering I never found the connection that I was searching for. Last month I was calling some past clients with the goal of soliciting them for a refinance. (What can I say, it’s what I do) When I got to Summer Ehrmann who I helped buy a house a few years ago. She politely listened to my pitch and then let me know at this time she wasn’t interested in refinancing. But she had been thinking about me a lot lately, and she would like to meet with me to discuss an opportunity… I was scared it was going to be another MLM pitch and felt trapped. I didn’t really want her to come and talk to me about an “opportunity”. But she has done business with me in the past and I respect and appreciate her, so I said yes. When we got together, she let me know that since moving to Utah she had become the Special Projects Administrator for the Make a Wish Foundation and wanted to talk about partnership opportunities. (I was instantly relieved this was not a Vitamin pitch) I had never thought about the Make A Wish foundation seriously. I had seen their stories on the news about a child who had a fun and extravagant wish come true. It always warmed my heart, but I also always wondered could that money have been spent on feeding the hungry or something that would benefit more people. At the time I did not understand what Make A Wish was all about. During our meeting with Summer, I learned that Make A Wish was truly about providing HOPE. I have always believed in “the secret” or that positive energy changes lives. But Summer shared with me research that shows that a wish (hope) can give these kids the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness. During this meeting Summer shared the story of 12-year-old wish kid Elijah who has been diagnosed with cancer and had a wish for inventor's shed. Make a Wish made his wish come through by building him his own inventor shed right in his backyard. After hearing Summer’s stories, I knew I had found my cause. And it is not about providing an extravagant gift to a young boy, it is about providing hope and transforming lives. It is about giving hope to those living with a chronic condition. There is an invisible unspoken power of a wish. A wish renews hope, uplifts spirits, and encourages the belief in the impossible. A wish can forever transform lives. Providing hope for those wanting to save for a down payment. Providing hope for those wanting to increase their income. Providing hope for those who seek the financial security and safety of owning their own home. Whether your wish is to overcome a critical illness, stop living paycheck to paycheck, own a home of your own, or become debt free, I believe in you and your wish. I wish to raise $100,000. Please unite with me this year in making wishes come true. Use our link (https://alvmtg.com/wish) to Donate to Make a Wish and ALV Mortgage will 100% match all donations up to $50,000.

New Construction Home in Utah

Struggling to find your dream home? Don’t settle, Build your own! When it comes to a new construction home loan you do not have to work with your builder's preferred lender. You can choose to work with the lender that will help you secure the best deal for your long term financing. Working with ALV Mortgage will help you finalize your construction loan with ease!

Our fast and simple loan process offers you a low wholesale rate, long term financing with fewer closing costs paid out of pocket.

Let us help you take the guess-work out of construction loans, and help you close on your home loan fast.

If a new construction home is on the horizon for you in 2021, let us help you get pre-approved to narrow your search so you can spend more time finding the perfect home you can afford.

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“We know and trust ALV to help our clients navigate the loan process and get the best outcome”

"Thanks so much for helping us to help our clients! We know and trust ALV to help our clients navigate the loan process and get the best outcome. Thanks you again!" -Joe from the Joe Reardon Team

“He does whatever it takes to get people to the closing table.”

"Anthony is a rockstar. Working with him consistently over the past few months has proven that he does whatever it takes to get people to the closing table. He has a vast knowledge of the various processes while also being able to explain things in a universally understandable way. I have highly recommended to several realtors that they would benefit from using Anthony as their preferred lender, and would extend the same suggestion to anyone purchasing a home or considering a refinance." -Natalie G

“Professional, Accommodating, and Smart When it Came to my Refinance”

"As always, Anthony was professional, accommodating, and smart when it came to my refinance. I was able to save $200 monthly and will be able to finish remodeling my kitchen as well." -Scott Shepherd

Anthony’s Favorite Fall Family Activities

October is one of my favorite times of year! The days become shorter, nights become cooler and the colors of autumn are in full bloom. It is a great time to spend with family and friends doing fun activities before we bunker down in our houses for winter. I feel especially lucky that I get to experience fall in one of the most gorgeous states in the country, Utah. Although this year is different from years in the past my love for the October season remains the same.

Here are my favorite things to do during the fall time:

1. Drive the Alpine Loop and hike to Cascade Springs:

After traveling the Alpine Loop there is a short hike to Cascade Springs. A gorgeous waterfall that is even more beautiful in the fall time.

2. Cornbelly's Corn Maze at Thanksgiving Point:

Sadly we aren't attending this year, but it is a fun Halloween corn maze festival. I highly recommend giving it a try if you have never been before.

3. Watch Hocus Pocus

This is my favorite Halloween movie. I don't think there has been a Halloween seen its' release that I haven't watched the film. A true classic for sure!

4. Trick or Treating in our neighborhood.

Edita and I are not quite sure how this is going to go this year. I've seen a lot of candy chutes by people getting creative due to the current state of the pandemic so that the Halloween tradition may be able to continue. Jury is still out on whether or not we will be partaking in the tradition this year.

5. Eating my kids candy after they go to bed.

This tradition Edita and I will most definitely be partaking in. Whether we eat their candy from school or the candy we buy for them that we eat after bedtime, there will be lots of candy eaten. But isn't this just one of the perks of having kids?

6. Wearing Sweaters

I love that the weather cools down enough to wear sweaters every day. They are a lot cozier than a business suit.

7. I always want to be in the mountains during the fall

Whether we are driving to Park City, hiking Bell Canyon, or just exploring around our home city of Draper I am always looking at the Utah mountains. They are officially covered in the colors of fall and there is nothing quite like seeing them every day. Utah has the best mountains in the country if I do say so myself.   Although I don't get to enjoy all of my normal Halloween traditions this year, I am still taking the time to appreciate the amazing weather, gorgeous Utah mountain views, and the time I get to spend with my family. Like they say, "when we have each other, we have everything" Wishing you all a happy fall!

“Helped us on a very tight timeline purchasing a home in Utah with a VA Loan”

"Anthony helped us on a very tight timeline purchasing a home in Utah with a VA Loan. There were a lot of unknowns and complexities such as rental properties owned, etc that he was able to help explain to the VA to ultimately get me approved!!! Highly recommend!" -Robert Vicars