My Best Deal: A Family Of 13 Children Finds A Home

Hard work finds a home for a baker’s dozen

National Mortgage Professional
Children Find A Home

Bernadine Torres


Bernadine Torres

Broker Owner
Prominent 1 Financial Group

Email: [email protected]
Phone Number 909.568.5805

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What made it your best deal?
That transaction stays with me in my heart and will always follow me in my career since I saw their stress soon turn into happiness after I funded their loan, and their Realtor handed them the keys to their future. I found out recently that the wife had passed away. I was so saddened to hear since they were like my extended family. And clients like them end up becoming like family going through all the emotions with them throughout the process. I end up building a great friendship with them and not just a business relationship. 

What else was interesting about the deal?
The other thing that made the transaction so interesting is that their eldest son wanted to become a chef and he always dreamed of being able to cook meals for his family in a big kitchen at home, but he started cooking in the little home that they were renting before they bought a home. He was in heaven once he was able to see his parents’ big beautiful home with a kitchen island and plenty of counter and cabinet space and a chef stove with all stainless steel appliances! He went on to continue to cook for his family all of his signature dishes and he eventually became an executive chef at a very renowned restaurant. 

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What is the best deal you ever made? We know biggest isn’t always best. Did you help a single mom get the house of her dreams? How about the couple that finally found the one home they could afford — almost, that is, until you found a way. Was it the first deal you ever closed? A deal that turned your life around?

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This article was originally published in the NMP Magazine May 2023 issue.
Published on
Apr 26, 2023
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