My professional experience has been deeply rooted in the fields of residential real estate and mortgage finance. The skill-level associated with a successful real estate career has not even closely touched the passion I possess with helping others (especially victims of abuse), motivate and inspire people to remove blockages and heal inner wounds and watching others soar. I have an obsessive interest in psychology, business development, and marketing. I am a Certified Speaker, Trailer, and Coach with the John Maxwell Team, a Certified Victim Advocate, and hold licenses for mortgage and real estate in two states, (MD & FL).
As the CEO/founder of Communities We Love On, Inc., I'm excited to announce that we've developed the 1st educational program of its kind on the "elephant in the room" ~ subject of abuse and childhood trauma. The program, "The 'i' of the Tiger TAKE ACTION Assembly & Leadership Academy, effectuates the desperately needed paradigm shift in students, faculty, parents, peers, and the community-at- large. You see, children are not aware they are being abused, so why would they seek help? That's where we come in.
I love the Gulf Coast of Florida ~ it's simply paradise. I've relocated from my hometown of Southern Maryland to beautiful SWF in the early part of 2020. I have three wonderful children who have brought my life so much healing and joy, alike. My puppy (Black Lab/Boston Terrier mix) stole our hearts, so we named him "Bandit." Regardless of what information you are seeking in reviewing this summary of my experience, I truly hope I am personally able to add value to our relationship.
Before I bore you with all of the details of my career, I thought I'd invite you to take a peak at my new #AskSeannaLIVE series where anyone can ask me anything about mortgage finance, buying, selling, referring, maintaining, our very own VSO (voice search optimization) Alexa Skills, and/or our nonprofit organization. Check us out Wednesdays at 10:45 AM EST.
Real Estate Experience:
April 2001 – Current
REALTOR, Team Leader of The Smallwood Group
Founder of www.RealEstate1StopShop.com, CEO
As a production-oriented sales person in the real estate field, I’ve worked under various brands of real estate brokerages since becoming licensed in April of 2001. Since 2001, I have successfully closed over $300 million in real estate transactions. I also have extensive experience managing a real estate office to include compliance and regulation, front and back office procedures, and training. I am currently a sales person at Residential Plus Realty in White Plains, MD. License No: 528572 (MD & FL) (FL license is inactive at this time).
Mortgage Finance Experience:
September 1988 – Current
Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator | National Mortgage Qualifier
As a production-oriented sales person in the mortgage loan origination field, I’ve worked under various mortgage lenders and brokers, including direct endorsement lenders. I have mastered the ability to manage the process from loan application to closing on both purchase money and refinance mortgages. I have successfully closed over $150 million in mortgage loans since 2015. I am currently Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator with NEXA Mortgage, the nations fastest growing mortgage broker, NMLS 1252825 (MD & FL).
March 2020 - Current
Personal & Professional Development
Marketing & Sales:
April 2001 - Current
Real Estate 1 Stop Shop, Inc.
Ai VP of Marketing & Sales,
CEO/Chief Marketing Officer
Communities, Foundations, and Philanthropy:
January 2019 - Current
Communities We Love On, Incorporated
Founder & CEO
Chief Marketing Officer
~ a 501(c)3 Nonprofit
Will Be D.D. (Designated Driver)
Co-Founder & CEO
~ a 501(c)3 Nonprofit
Capella University, GPA 4.0:
April 2020 – Current
Bachelor of Science, Health Psychology (Major) & Social Work (Minor)
Bachelor of Arts, Marketing/Business Development (Derivative for Real Estate & Mortgage Finance Careers)
With just seven courses to complete both degrees, my objective is to eventually finish school. I’ve successfully completed courses in both arenas to include, but not limited to: Accounting I & II, Business Law I & II, Marketing in a Business Economy, Theories of Psychology, Advanced MS Office, College Math, Criminal Justice, Statistics, Introduction to Addiction Psychology, Psychology as a Social Science, Psychology as a Natural Science, Microeconomics, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Theories of Personality, Data Analysis and Presentation, Influence and Persuasion, and several others. Progressive Masters in Psychology Therapies.
Walden University, GPA 4.0:
August 2011 – 2013
Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Major)
Bachelor of Arts, Marketing/Business Development (Minor)
With just seven courses to complete both degrees, my objective is to eventually finish school. I’ve successfully completed courses in both arenas to include, but not limited to: Accounting I & II, Business Law I & II, Marketing in a Business Economy, Theories of Psychology, Advanced MS Office, College Math, Criminal Justice, Statistics, Introduction to Addiction Psychology, Psychology as a Social Science, Psychology as a Natural Science, Microeconomics, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Theories of Personality, Data Analysis and Presentation, Influence and Persuasion, and several others.
College of Southern Maryland, (CSM), GPA 3.2:
August 1994 - 2002
Associates in Business Development
Transferred credits from the College of Southern Maryland to Walden in 2011.
ADDITIONAL HOBBIES & PASSIONS
Self-Published Author, Amazon
Selling real estate and originating loans hasn’t fulfilled me on a personal level. I have a gift for writing and altering the perception of personal experiences in such a way, it transforms and heals people from their traumatic experiences. Through this passion, I have successfully written and published two books since 2013.
Dear God: Book 1 – A Story from Hell to Hope, Published 4/2013
Letters to the Soul: The Guide to Spiritual Awakening, Published 7/2018
Seanna is a proud member of The Purple Purse and has committed to donating 50% of all book sales to the
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and has personally seeded/funded the National foundation, Communities We Love On, Inc.
Speaker, Life, Production Coach & YouTube Creator:
May 2018 - Current
Launched a YouTube Channel to create and publish videos that are psychology-based and inspiring to help others overcome success blockages and negative life experiences. Teacher, founder and Podcast Speaker. The channel includes product demonstrations and video testimonials, as well as, B2B client promotions.
January 2018 - Current
Public Speaker, Trainer, Coach
John Maxwell Team
Passionate Advocate Against Domestic Violence:
July 2018 - Certificate
Successfully completed the class and CE requirements for certification in advocacy against domestic violence through the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Active donor to NCADV.
August 2020 - Certificate
Successfully completed Grief Counseling Certification coursework.
SUMMARY OF SKILLS
Sales and Prospecting, Advanced MS Office, Pivot Tables/Data Analysis and Design, AWS Alexa Certified, Web Development, Marketing Communications & Press Releases, Writing, Website Programming & Design, Desktop Publishing & Design, QuickBooks Accounting, Social Media Marketing, Target Market Strategy, Business Plans (1-5 years), Marketing Plans (1-5 years), Business Forecasts and Startup Pro-Forma, Investor Relations, Data Research, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Modeling, Demographic Research and Analysis, Database Architecture & Analyst, Facebook for Business, Professional Writing, Typing Speed 90+ wpm, Business Development Tools, Creative Thinking, Negotiations, Procurement, Logistics, Compliance and Law, Contract Law, Contract Management, Program Development, Program Management, Public Relations/Media Relations, Office Automation, Wix Developer, Webhooks Integration Expert, Zapier Expert, CRM Design and Maintenance, Google Analytics, Master Holistic Therapies, John Maxwell Team Public Speaker and Trainer, and Nonprofit Foundation Program Fundraising, Conventional and Government Program Guidelines (VA, FHA, Conventional, Conforming, Non-Conforming, and DPA Programs).
TRAINING, CERTIFICATES, MEMBERSHIPS:
2001 Founder of
Member of the National Association of REALTORS
Member of the Maryland Association of REALTORS
Member of the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS
Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS 1252825)
2017 Promoted to Branch Manager– First Washington Mortgage, LLC
2005 Real Estate Broker’s Class
2006 Floyd Wickman Master Sales Associate
2001 SMAR Bronze Award
2002 SMAR Platinum Award
2003 SMAR Diamond Award
2004 SMAR Diamond Award
2004 National Century 21 Centurion Award
2004 Century 21 H.T. Brown – Top Agent
2005 SMAR Hall of Fame 2005 SMAR Diamond Award
2005 National Century 21 Centurion Award
2005 Century 21 H.T. Brown – Top Listing Agent
2006 SMAR Diamond Award
2006 National Century 21 Centurion Award
2006 Century 21 H.T. Brown – Top Listing Agent
2007 SMAR Diamond Award
2007 National Century 21 Centurion Award
2007 Century 21 H.T. Brown – Top Listing Agent
2008 SMAR Diamond Award
2009 to 2016 – I didn’t apply for SMAR Awards & put my license on hold due to my position as Branch Manager with Realty World Preferred Properties (not producing)
2014 Became licensed NMLS 1252825 Mortgage Loan Origination Affiliation
2017 SMAR Platinum Award
2018 SMAR Bronze Award
2018 Exit Landmark Realty #4 Listing Agent
2019 Communities We Love On - CEO/Founder
This is where my Life Purpose, Values, and Intentions meet my Businesses...
As if that wasn’t enough… in 2018 Re-Launched, Re-Branded – and took it Nationally. I am required to take countless CE classes every two years for both real estate and mortgage licenses. I’ve undergone FBI Federal Background checks and fingerprinting for multiple states as required by licensing authorities. I’ve been a licensed real estate salesperson and a member in Good Standing of the National Association of REALTORS, the Maryland Association of REALTORS, and the Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS since April, 2001. In 2015, I passed the National NMLS Mortgage Loan Originators testing (and on the 1st try!) and passed the required background investigations for Maryland and Virginia, and secured an approved NMLS License (1252825) at that time. In 2018, I passed the FBI background and fingerprinting as required and received a Florida Real Estate Salesperson license while simultaneously passing the FBI accrediting for NMLS licensing requirements for the State of Florida.
As a survivor of domestic abuse with a history of family cycles of subconscious programming, in early 2019, I personally founded and have been personally funding a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Communities We Love On, Incorporated.