Annmarie Edwards, Loan Officer, Guaranteed Rate, Osterville

by Boston Agent

Where did you grow up? I was born and raised on Cape Cod, so I didn’t become a true Bostonian until attending Northeastern University. Go Huskies!

What was your most interesting job before going into lending? In true Cape Cod fashion my very first job was slinging lobster rolls as a waitress at a local seafood restaurant.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I reach for my noise cancelling headphones. I like to block everything out and listen to audiobooks. With two kids and a house full of pets it’s the best way to have the smallest oasis of quiet.

Where is Boston’s best-kept secret? Cape Cod

What do you love most about the industry? Getting people into homes. There is no better feeling than helping people who never thought they could be homeowners achieve a dream they didn’t think was possible.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Turning off. The hardest part is finding the balance between being there for my clients around the clock, and still making time for my personal life.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? The Go-Giver, Outliers, and The Seven Levels of Communication are all at the top of my library, and thanks to my kid’s Aladdin obsession; we’ve been watching both the old and new movies on repeat!

What’s your favorite meal in Boston? It’s just outside of Boston, but All Seasons Table is life changing if you like sushi.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Boston? The Madonna, Queen of the Universe Shrine in East Boston was a personal favorite of my father, so it will always be a special place to me.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? Some things are better left unsaid …

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why? Disney World. It’s hard to beat “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” but the beaches of Aruba are a close second.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the lending industry? Always be prospecting. Be kind, persistent and consistent.

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