Russell, his wife Angela, and their two children Anna and Drew, live in Lake Waccamaw, as they have most of their lives. Russell enjoys hanging out and playing with the family and believe it or not, mortgages. He is a 1993 graduate of University of NC at Wilmington with a B.S. degree in Business Systems. Russell and his family are members of Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church.
Russell has been a mortgage professional for over 19 years. He uses his expertise and unsurpassed service to pass along to you a great mortgage experience. Russell and his team have also developed a unique purchase process second to none that keeps realtors, attorneys, and customers updated throughout the purchase process and provides for a smooth loan closing. They strive as a team to create the "WOW Factor" with everyone who is involved with them.
"Russell Smith and his team are efficient, courteous, and work extremely hard to get their customers the best rates possible." Sonya P, Wilmington, NC
"Fantastic job by Russell Smith and Amy Kurtyka! Went beyond what other banks and mortgage companies have done in the past." Amy Smith, Century 21 The Real Estate Center
"Very pleased with Russell Smith's service. Will definitely recommend him to friends needing a mortgage lender. The best I've ever dealt with." Bill S. Wilmington, NC
"Of all the lender's I've worked with, Russell Smith, Amy Kurtyka, and Judy Roby run the tightest ship. I can't remember ever having a loan process go so smoothly (at least on my end) or getting a package back so quickly." David Mathis, Attorney, Wilmington, NC
"We were able to close 11 days early! Russell Smith and his team made a dream come true for me and my family. You guys rock!! John S. Whiteville, NC
"Russell Smith and Amy went the extra mile for me when I applied for a mortgage loan with them. Their efforts resulted in me owning my dream home. Thank you Russell and Amy - job well done!" Virginia M, Whiteville NC
2012 Prime Power Producer Award Chairman's Circle
2011 Prime Power Producer Award President's Club
2012 Ranked top 25 loan officer in the nation in USDA loan production, per The Scotsman Guide
2011 Ranked # 20 loan officer in the nation in USDA loan production, per The Scotsman Guide
2009 top loan officer for purchases, FHA, VA, and USDA mortgages–Equity Services
2008 top overall loan officer–Equity Services
2004–2007 top producing loan officer – 1st Priority Mortgage Corp
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