Embrace Home Loans
has announced the opening of its ninth branch in the state of Florida. The new Viera, Fla. branch will serve all of Brevard County and be led by Greg Peele, with industry veterans Stephen Thaggard as sales manager, Karen Thaggard as senior loan officer and Lizann Livingston as senior loan officer.
“Previously, Karen and I were working from our home office, and while we did exceptionally well, it was time we had a greater presence within the community,” said Stephen Thaggard. “By opening an office in Viera, we’re able to further grow the company and build on our existing relationships to support the needs of those in Brevard County. My time at Embrace has been extremely humbling. We share the same values, and they are truly an outstanding organization that continuously gives back to the communities they serve. It’s a great team and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
Stephen Thaggard and his wife, Karen Thaggard, draw on 21 years of industry experience. The pair has been serving Brevard County with Embrace for seven years, from inside their home office. The continued growth of the market, as well as their success, coupled with Stephen Thaggard’s recognition as a part of the President’s Club for three consecutive years prompted the opening of Viera’s own office. The Thaggards have created a strong network of influence within the area, utilizing large amounts of repeat clients and referrals to grow their business.
“As Karen and Stephen have widened their reach in the Viera market, there is now a need for more Embrace loan officers in Brevard County,” said Jeff McGuinness, chief sales officer at Embrace Home Loans. “With the growth of closed sales and median sale prices in Florida as well as the leadership of Stephen Thaggard and Greg Peele, I have no doubt that our Viera branch will be extremely successful.”