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After retiring as a Master Chief from the U.S. Navy after 21 years, Laurie Potter has enjoyed working in the mortgage industry for 17 years. Laurie takes great pride in providing her customers with an exceptional mortgage banking experience. She stays informed of current industry news and trends, providing the most up-to-date information and lending solutions to her customers and business referral partners, as she conducts informative presentations including VA, USDA, and Reverse HECM for Purchase loans. Laurie attended college while on active duty with the Navy and received a Bachelors of Arts degree from University of Maryland. In her community, she is involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Professional Women's Council, and the Professional People in Real Estate. During her free time, Laurie enjoys golfing, traveling, reading, and running. In addition, she loves to visit her family in Hawaii, where her twin sister lives on the Big Island.
- VA Loans
- Specialized Loans
- USDA Loans
As a Realtor who has worked with many lenders, I have found Laurie Potter to be very responsive and communicative and positive during the house buying process
- Jim D.
Laurie was very helpful and patient with us as we asked all the typical “I don’t understand this” questions. She never made us seem like an inconvenience. Timely reminders, items needed, etc. were welcome and kept us on track for a 30-day closing. She provided a notepad at closing with reminders about the Homestead application and loan payments to help confirm we did not miss any details. I highly recommend her.
- Kimberlie C.
Laurie Potter was recommended by my realtor. She was very organized, knowledgeable, and efficient. She was able to close the mortgage faster than anyone would have expected. She kept everyone that was involved up to date and made sure they did their part in a timely manner. She is the face of Ameris Bank that I see and I feel fortunate to have worked with her.
- David H.
This is the fourth time we use Ameris Bank for our loans to purchase a home. Laurie Potter has been an excellent loan officer to work with.
- Robert G.
I had a great experience with both our loans. Ms. Potter was extremely helpful, polite and knowledgeable. We thank her for a job well done!!
- Monica G.
Laurie was professional and extremely gifted at coordinating between all parties involved. She caught several errors made by others which would have prevented closing on time. During the Covid restrictions, Laurie was able to help me navigate both in the office with appropriate PPE and on-line. This is the 5th home I have purchased since 1996 and Laurie's expertise made the usual arduous experience easy.
- LaVonne J.
"At first, the military persona of Laurie Potter was evident. To a person who didn't have military experience, you may think she is blunt but it is true opposite. Laurie was super-efficient & actually worked for us getting the best rate & explaining in detail. I have nothing but PRAISE for Laurie as a mortgage lender. She is not ever going to drop the ball - her military experience proves that. Everything was effortless and we closed in 30 days as promised."
- Christine P.
"Laurie Potter was extremely efficient and knowledgeable. She was able to close our loan in five weeks having no personal interaction with us other than email and telephone contacts. She did an excellent job of keeping us informed and was instrumental in the successful purchase of our new home."
- Morgan L.
"If ever need any mortgage assistance, Laurie Potter is excellent provider. She is efficient, fast, and highly knowledgeable in her field."
- Linda P.
"Laurie was professional and knew all she needed to know to get us set up with the right product. She took great care of us and kept up with our progress all along the way."
- Karen W.
"Laurie always provide excellent service and quick closings. "
- Cindy S.
"Laurie Potter was above and beyond in getting a very difficult client to closing."
- Dianne P.
"Highly recommend Laurie Potter for all your real estate loan transactions. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, polite and kept us informed at all times. She understands your needs and appropriately directs you to the best loan."
- Barbara W.
"I have found Laurie Potter is the most efficient person in her field. She can close a loan faster than anybody and everything will be to protect."
- Dianna A.
"Laurie was professional and knowledgeable. Great experience. "
- Barbara C.
"My mortgage broker, Laurie was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. She helped me close in less than 30 days. I am 100% pleased with her services!"
- Emily B.
"Laurie Potter is a credit to Ameris Bank Mortgage Services! -John Banhagel"
- John B.
"Laurie Potter was great, she corresponded with us almost daily throughout the whole process which took 30 days to closing! I have already recommended Laurie to friends"
- Pamela C.
"This was a difficult transaction, but Laurie went above and beyond and ultimately was the reason this was saved."
- Adam B.
"This was a long distance transaction. We were in Texas until just days before closing. Laurie was very helpful. The transaction and closing went smoothly thanks to Laurie."
- Tina K.
"After a stalled process with another lender, Laurie and Ameris Bank provided a quick professional successful closing. "
- Jill C.
"Laurie Potter gets thing done!! Always closes on time and even ready to close early. She puts other major lenders to shame when it comes to getting the job done. "
- Nanette T.
"Being cleared to close by Laurie Potter was a small miracle. This is the 2nd home I have purchased through Ms. Potter. She is efficient, thorough, persistent and direct. Ms. Potter has always been kind, considerate, personable and professional. She truly looks out for her clientele. I could not ask for a better mortgage banker. Indeed, working with Ms. Potter is a breath of fresh air."
- Laura P.
"Excellent reliable professionals; I felt very comfortable with the entire process. "
- Kenneth C.
"Laurie Potter worked hard for us and got us to closing in less than a month. Wow! "
- Ivett G.
"Laurie was extremely helpful throughout our loan process. We found her to be very professional and knowledgeable. We would and have recommended Laurie to others looking to finance a home."
- James H.
"Laurie provided us three mortgage loans in 14 months. She is extremely efficient and professional. Weâve worked with a lot of mortgage loan officers â none as proficient, responsive and professional as Laurie Potter."
- Steven F.
"Laurie was fantastic. She made this very stressful situation much easier. She is very knowledgeable, professional and was able to close in record time."
- Karen S.
"Laurie works hard for all involved and is involved with our community at The Villages."
- Robert W.
"Laurie worked with us throughout the loan process. She was both professional and personable, and we highly recommend her services to anyone buying a new home."
- Tom H.
"Laurie Potter knows the VA loan process inside and out. There is none better to give you advice and put you to ease with making your mortgage process less frightening."
- Sam L.
"Laurie Potter is the Gold Standard in Mortgage Brokers. Her professionalism throughout our loan application was exceptional. Laurie kept us informed throughout the process and provided hand holding and reassurance at closing. We also liked the fact she followed up during our first month to ensure all was well. We highly recommend Laurie and would not hesitate to use her again."
- Edward M.
"Laurie continues to amaze the Realtors on the other side of the transaction and makes me look good! "
- Ray M.
"Laurie Potter at Ameris Bank is the best! Professional, organized, communicative, friendly and simply gets things done. Thanks Laurie. It was great working with you!"
- David D.
"As a Realtor, I need a responsive Mortgage Banker and Laurie Potter is the best!! She keeps everyone informed, responds extremely quickly to emails and calls and KNOWS her products!! I highly recommend her for any of my client's mortgage banking needs!"
- Patti S.
"Another lender using a highly automated process was unable to address a specific requirement we had for a home loan. We were then stuck with a choice of accepting an otherwise unacceptable condition to their loan, or find another lender half way through the closing process. Ameris Bank found a solution to the problem and was able to close their loan on the original schedule, 4 weeks shorter than normal. "
- Geoffrey F.
"The bank representative was extremely helpful and very responsive! "
- Dan C.
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