Get to Know Homewise's Carina Leon
You may have see her hosting a class, or streaming on our social media channels… Here is your chance to learn more about Homewise team member Carina Leon.
How long have you worked at Homewise?
I’ve been at Homewise for 5 years now, since 9/2017.
What is your position at Homewise, and how long have you been that role?
I am one of the Homeownership Team Training Managers, focused on client preparation toward a pre-approval. I’ve been in my current role since April 2022.
What is your favorite part of working at Homewise?
That is an easy answer: Helping people achieve their Homeownership dreams! I went through the process of becoming a Homeowner with Homewise almost 10 years ago, but I started about 3 years before that. The advisor that worked with me was like my personal cheerleader and they never gave up on me, even when I thought it would never happen. They helped me to improve my credit and come up with a budget so I could save towards my down payment. When I got pre-approved, I had a very particular need in a home, but the Homewise Realtor that helped me never gave up, and we looked at A LOT of homes in the 10 months I searched.
The dedication of the people working here to support our clients made me a Homewise advocate, even before I started working here. I love being a small part of someone else’s journey toward homeownership!
If you had one bit of advice for anyone getting started working with Homewise what would it be?
Don’t give up! If you are working towards a pre-approval, don’t give up.
If you’re pre-approved and searching for your home, don’t give up.
If you’re financing your home and run into any issues, don’t give up.
Homeownership is a dream come true, but it can also create financial well-being, that renting will never create! The journey maybe bumpy, but the reward is big, and Homewise will work with you no matter how long it takes to achieve your goal!