DeAnn Ellis, Senior loan officer, Element Funding, a division of Primary Residential Mortgage

Senior loan officer
Element Funding, a division of Primary Residential Mortgage

For the past three years, DeAnn Ellis has been the top producer at Element Funding, having received the President’s Club Award in 2015 and the Chairman’s Club Award and Expert Network’s Distinguished Mortgage Professional Award in 2016, while remaining a top national mortgage originator. In 2017, Ellis helped more than 300 borrowers in Georgia and Florida complete the home loan process. She attributes her success to her team, whom she describes as the best in the business due to their dedication to customer service and to growing and building the industry.

For more than 20 years, Ellis built her expertise in home lending by working for various lenders and running her own mortgage company. She has passed on her passion for helping clients achieve homeownership to her own daughter, who joined her team as a loan officer assistant while studying to become a mortgage lender. Ellis is also the author of the Amazon bestseller Mortgage Storm: Making It Rain by Mastering Your Craft and is an instructor for American Real Estate University, where she teaches continuing education courses.

Outside of Element Funding, Ellis is a member of the Walton and Covington/Newton chamber of commerces, East Metro Women’s Council of Realtors, East Metro Board of Realtors and Walton Barrow Board of Realtors. She also serves on the board for Action Ministries, which provides food, housing and education to underprivileged children.