Laurie Potter

Mortgage Banker (USN Retired)

My Specialties

  • VA and USDA Loans
  • Specialized Loans
  • Reverse Mortgages
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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 Womens 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.

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4313 E County Road 466, Ste 202-E Oxford, FL 34484
NMLS#: 506513
Office: 352.461.0801
Cell: 904.463.2065

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 Buxton

Laurie Potter is a credit to Ameris Bank Mortgage Services!

John Banhagel

This was a difficult transaction, but Laurie went above and beyond and ultimately was the reason this was saved.

Adam Brown

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 Klingemann

After a stalled process with another lender, Laurie and Ameris Bank provided a quick professional successful closing.

Jill Carel

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 Tolleson

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 Schroder, Ph.D.

Excellent reliable professionals; I felt very comfortable with the entire process.

Kenneth Carter

Laurie Potter worked hard for us and got us to closing in less than a month. Wow!

Ivett Garza

“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 and Edith Houlihan

“Laurie provided us three mortgage loans in 14 months. She is extremely efficient and professional. We’ve worked with a lot of mortgage loan officers – none as proficient, responsive and professional as Laurie Potter.”

Steven Fuzzell

“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 Stewart

“Laurie works hard for all involved and is involved with our community at The Villages."

Robert Woodsford

“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 Hathaway

“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 Long

“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 Mikell

Laurie continues to amaze the Realtors on the other side of the transaction and makes me look good!

Realtor, Ray Menz

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 DeAngelis

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 Shappy

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 Finch

The bank representative was extremely helpful and very responsive!

Dan Cotter

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 Cook

Partnering with Ameris

At Ameris Bank, we help turn your home buying dreams into reality! We also understand that there is no purchase more important, rewarding or exciting as a new home. We are dedicated to helping you step-by-step through the process and keeping you updated with your loan status each step of the way.

Ameris Bank Mortgage Services is backed by Ameris Bank – a strong and stable community bank with over a 45 year history built on relationship banking and customer service.

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