Rhonda began blogging in late 2006 after watching a news report involving a local case of mortgage fraud and hearing the reporting misstate facts about legislation of mortgage originators. She feels that even if the mortgage industry was not in historic times, there is plenty to write about to help consumers learn more about their mortgage and the process of buying a home. She also likes to provide practical financial advice and to write about her Seattle community. Rhonda Porter is a top producer at Mortgage Master Service Corporation, a Correspondent Lender.
Rhonda joined Mortgage Master Service Corporation in April 2000 and has greatly enjoyed serving her clients as their mortgage professional. Mortgage Master Service Corporation (NMLS ID#40445) is owned by the Porter family (yes, her in-laws) and has been serving Puget Sound area homeowners since 1976. She likes to help Washington State home owners with their home buying and refinancing needs. She also adopts mortgages of home owners who have been neglected by their original loan originator. Click here to see testimonials from Rhonda’s clients.
Rhonda began her career in real estate in 1986 in the title and escrow industry. Her background in the title and escrow industry have provided Rhonda with an invaluable perspective and has impacted Rhonda’s business tremendously. It is crucial for her clients to be as happy with her from start to finish and to always understand what is happening throughout the transaction.
Rhonda is the co-host of Seattle Real Estate Chat, a live google hangout focused on all things Seattle real estate. She also teaches home buyer educations courses that are sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.
Rhonda has been interviewed by the Seattle PI, Seattle Times, the Associated Press, NPR, Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, New York Times, Trulia, Inman News, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine to name a few. She also teaches mortgage and real estate professionals the benefits of being transparent in business by using various forms of social media. She has been nominated by her peers and has been a finalist at the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals Leadership Awards in 2013, 2012 and 2011. Rhonda was recognized as one of the top 12 women real estate bloggers in 2007 by Sellsius and had two of her posts win the 2007 Magnificent 7 Consumer Articles and one article in 2008. The Washington Association of Mortgage Professonals presented Rhonda the 2009 Jim Fitzgerald Distinguished Service Award and the Seattle Weekly named Rhonda 2009’s Seattle’s Best Mortgage Broker on Twitter. Inman News deemed her as one of Real Estate’s Top 50 Most Influential Online 2009. She was named one of Seattle Magazine’s 2010 Top 100 – 5 Star Mortgage Professional and has been recognized by National Mortgage Professional’s Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals 2010 – 2011 – 2012. She has been a speaker at the 2012 and 2011 Mortgage Tech Summit and was a panelist at the Lusk Center for Real Estate at USC for a class on mortgage origination. She’s been a panelist at RE Blogworld, Seattle Raincamp and at the Seattle King County Association of Realtors on social media. Rhonda is an NMLS licensed Loan Originator MLO-121324.
In addition, Rhonda is a contributing author to Rain City Guide . She also authors a blog Sip-n-Simmer, which is about food, wine and whatever she’s cooking! Rhonda also enjoys painting and actually had one of her black velvet paintings on exhibit at Seattle’s 2012 Bumbershoot festival – you can check out her painting blog here.
On a more personal note…Rhonda and her husband have a busy family life with a consisting of three terrific kids (who have all recently left “the nest”) and their two pets, Rocko and Hitch.
She’s happiest in the kitchen making dinner for her family or working on a painting. Rhonda has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life. A majority of her childhood was up in Renton, she now lives in West Seattle. In addition to her family, she enjoys sailing, travel, gardening, reading, vintage autos, photography, painting and wine…and is a
huge fan of JP Patches Pal! (RIP JP)
You can also find Rhonda at…
Facebook – profile page… a little more casual
Facebook Fan Page …all business! You can sign up to “be a fan” of Mortgage Porter.
Twitter …live rate quotes during the day…personal stuff during the evening and weekends.
Reviews (restaurants, bars, local Seattle area businesses, etc): Yelp
Last updated: July 24, 2014