Kelly has built her 26-year career as a Licensed Mortgage Professional by providing honest, well-communicated and knowledge-based lending experiences. She’s ranked in both Scotsman Guide and National Mortgage News Magazine as a top 1% mortgage producer in the nation.More About Kelly
Our Client Loyalty Specialist, Christi helps strengthen Realtor and Client Relationships. She attends clients' closings and discusses the last stages of the home loan process. Christi also coordinates client and realtor events and educational classes. She was raised in Phoenix, is married to her 4th grade sweetheart, and is a mother of one beautiful child (which she considers her highest achievement!) In her spare time she competitive barrel races and is our team cowgirl!
Karen is the Team Captain and Kelly's "wingman" for over 20 years! She helps lead and guide the team to successful on-time closings. She manages the contract-to-close process, is our self-employment income guru and knows every nuance of the home loan process. If there's a problem, she'll solve it. Karen is the mother to 4 children and her oldest son served in the Navy. This makes her very proud as she considers herself a military brat since her Dad served 20 years in the Army!
Tara is a genius when it comes to the details. As the Loan Analyst Manager, she assists our clients by guiding them through the loan application process and oversees the pre-qualification phase for our entire team. With more than a decade of experience in home finance, Tara is very knowledgeable at getting clients on the right path. Tara is married and has two adorable twin boys and a beautiful little girl.
Vanessa ensures our clients' questions are answered timely, assists with completing loan applications and is fantastic with communicating the nuances and next steps in the process. Her knack of creating deep bonds with our clients is much appreciated by all. Originally from Chicago, Vanessa's family brought their Italian family recipes from the Midwest to the popular Salerno's Restaurant & Pizzeria in Gilbert, AZ.
With her glass-half-full attitude, Danielle works hard to get the job done! She has been in the real estate business since 2010. She supports our team by assisting in home loan coordination, including set up and gathering of documentation. While she was born and raised right here in North Scottsdale, that didn’t keep her from traveling to 20 countries and 43 states! When she’s not working, you’ll probably find her at the dog park or pool side while keeping her eye out for Mr. Right!
Loan Success Coordinator extraordinaire! Irene will gather all your documentation and help prepare for initial underwriting approval along with final loan approval. She has over 13 years of mortgage experience and she's the one to take your loan all the way home! Irene is also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. She knows a thing or two about multitasking…she's the mother of 6! She loves traveling and spending time with her hubby.
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As a team support coordinator, Cynthia supports the team in any way that she can. Whether it’s setting up files or gathering documentation, she always has a smile on her face and a can do attitude. She’s a mom to 2 boys that she loves going on adventures with. Family is a big part of her life and she loves spending time with her parents too. Cynthia is originally from Guadalajara and moved to the states when she was 3 years old. She loves to work out especially at outdoor boot camps!
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You may recognize Kazumi's cheerful voice when you call the Kelly Zitlow Group. She'll direct you to the appropriate team member to assist with your needs and/or can schedule time with you and Kelly. Kazumi is here to help! She enjoys traveling the world with her fiance Nick. She is a dog mom to the cutest French bulldog! Raised in Arizona her entire life, still very close to her roots in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. Kazumi is also an enthusiastic Sneaker collector.
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Kassi is the Executive Assistant to Kelly Ziltlow. With her strong dedication and attention to detail, she’s always ready to assist Kelly with anything and everything. Scheduling is her superpower and she manages the day-to-day details of Kelly’s calendar. She is always happy to assist the team in any way she can. Kassi is all about southern charm and she has the accent to prove it! She’s also a mom to 2 amazing kids.
For more than 26 years Kelly has built her award-winning, highly respected career as a Vice President and Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist® on earning the trust of her clients and partners by providing honest, well-communicated and knowledge-based lending experiences with on-time results!
Kelly's unmatched level of personal service, commitment to education and client-centered approach has led her to receive top-level production awards for the last 18 consecutive years. She is ranked as one of the top 1% of loan officers nationally in both Scotsman Guide National Mortgage News Magazine. Her success is second to the pride she feels for helping her community realize the dream of homeownership.
Kelly is a dynamic public speaker who has been a special guest at mortgage industry events across the nation including Todd Duncan Sales Mastery, Lender's One Conference, Mortgage Girlfriends Mastermind, Modern Mortgage Summit and Windsor Bootcamp to name a few. You may also see her as a periodic guest speaker on the Mortgage Coach Productivity Mastermind with Dave Savage. Kelly is a professional mortgage industry speaker with MortgageWomenSpeakers.com. To help educate the community, Kelly has two YouTube channels aimed at providing both real estate agents and consumers with important information about home lending. To subscribe, visit: www.KellyOnYouTube.com and www.mortgagehowdoi.com
Besides mortgage lending, Kelly enjoys speaking about video marketing. When she started her YouTube Channel in 2014, there was an increase of 35% in her business the very first year and steady residual growth since. This exposure has also led her to additional TV appearances including being featured in a special segment on “Designing Spaces” on Lifetime TV. Kelly was also the Arizona host of “The American Dream” TV show in the Phoenix/Scottsdale Market on CBS (from 2017-2021).
Kelly's passion for video marketing inspired her to launch the Real Estate Video Influencer Group. Real Estate Video Influencer is a community of real estate professionals who not only believe in the power of video but strive to dominate in the digital space. Their mission is to educate, entertain and positively influence their communities through the use of video. Join the community on Facebook@realestatevideoinfluencer or learn more at www.realestatevideoinfluencer.com.
In 2020 Kelly also created Sunshine Warrior, a community that comes together to share stories, lift others up, inspire, and give hope on both sunny days and during life's storms. A Sunshine Warrior is a beacon of light in the midst of a storm, one who brings peace, love, inspiration and strength to the world. Join the community on Facebook @sunshinewarrior for your dose of inspiration and hope www.SunshineWarrior.com.
Raised in Arizona, Kelly graduated Cum Laude from Arizona State University. When she's not working, she cherishes time with her husband Dan and their two sons, Jack and Nicholas, as well as their two Labradoodles Champ and Buddy.