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Tish Griffin

Vice President

NMLS#1607446

  • FNMA Homestyle
  • FHA 203k Specialist

Armed with knowledge and the drive to succeed, Tish Griffin makes the impossible happen. She gets to live out her passion daily through teaching and educating and supporting others to make dreams come true. Tish holds a Bachelor of Art in Business Management from Rockford University. She is also a financial guru obtaining a variety of different financial and mortgage lending licensing and certifications.

Growing up on the west side of Chicago, Tish had to learn to survive. Herself and her sister were raised by their grandmother as their mother is disabled. They faced lots of challenges and did not have a lot. She watched her grandmother give her life to help others. She gave her all every time and most of the time, overlooked herself. She had a 30-year mortgage and lost her home at year 28. Even though her grandmother helped others, no one was there to help her save her home. Tish was just a child but always felt she could do more. Tish has always said, if she would have known then, what she does now, she could have helped. Therefore, she takes this business very seriously. If she can help just one person so this doesn’t happen to them, her life will not be in vain. Homeownership, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship are very near and dear to her. As she grew up, there were different tools she learned and ways to navigate life. She learned to appreciate the little things and count her blessings while helping others.

Her emphasis has been on financial literacy and empowering others to improve their situation. She has been a consumer advocate by mediating on the behalf of consumers against unfair collection practices. She has implemented programs, such as the "Get Checking" course throughout Chicago, Bloomington-Normal, and the Rockford area and bringing Money Smart Week to Rockford and Bloomington-Normal areas. She also hosts a weekly phone in TV show on Chicago cable access dedicated to financial literacy. She strives to help you create financial freedom, stability, and wealth. In her free time, she enjoys creating memories with family. Her love of art and theater fuels her dream of creating these memories and loving life.

Testimonials

I just want to say I am so thankful for Letitia! She believed in me when I didn’t think I could do it! We worked together and got it up in just a real short time! She even helped me find the most amazing realtor who helped me find our house we instantly fell in love with. As of today, we have a house to call home and can honestly say we are no longer living pay check to pay check. I owe this all to Letitia! If it wasn’t for her giving me a push to buying our home, we would still be paying high rent. Read full review on Zillow.

- Amanda H
I've been working with Letitia for years and I'm always refreshed by her attention to detail and her ability to communicate difficult mortgage concepts. Along with her high level of expertise, she is genuinely interested in making sure her clients are happy. She's a true gem in the mortgage industry and anyone would be privileged to work with her. Read full review on Zillow.

- Andrew D
Letitia is patient, understanding, and compassionate. She took the time to help me understand everything as it was my first time buying a home. She went the extra mile to figure out how to layer multiple incentives/products to make sure I got the best possible mortgage. I am thankful for her unwavering confidence. It was particularly uncertain moving forward during a pandemic, and Letitia was calm and steady every step of the way. She never pressured me or added stress to the equation. Thanks to her and her team, we are in out first home. You are in the best of care with Letitia. Read full review on Zillow.

- Jennie F
My family will forever be grateful for Letitia and all she's done to get us to the table! Thanks Letitia, thank you for always helping others to help others! May God forever bless you and your family with an overflow of his favor - God bless! Read full review on Zillow.

- Lavette W
I've worked with Letitia before, but this time she really gave exceptional customer service. This was a difficult loan for my family and I, so a lot of times it was frustrating. Letitia assured me that things were being worked on and would get done, she calmed me tons of times when I was upset and always remained professional. Tish made things relaxing from beginning to end even in a day and time of Covid-19. My family and I will definitely refer and work with her again. Read full review on Zillow.

- Sheree and David J
Letitia and her team worked tirelessly (sometimes even after hours) to get us to the finish line. We've made it and we couldn't be happier with our new home! Letitia's kind and patient spirit would make any person going through this process feel safe and secure knowing that things will be taken care of and done effectively. We highly recommend as she can literally make the impossible happen - thank you, Letitia! Read full review on Zillow.

- Sonya W