LAWANNA BRADFORD, MPA
Financial & Business Analyst | Mortgage Broker | The Bradford Group, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia – Stardom101 Magazine is thrilled to announce that LaWanna Bradford, MPA, Chief Operating Officer of The Bradford Group, LLC graces its second-ever digital cover series.
About the The Bradford Group, LLC
Our mission is to help our clients achieve their financial dreams, build legacy, and create generational wealth.
Our goal is to provide investment and commercial loans to our clients while providing them with best interest rates and closing costs possible. Furthermore, we pledge to help borrowers overcome roadblocks that can arise while securing a loan.
As The Bradford Group we are committed to our values of customer focus, quality service, and performance excellence. We work closely with each client to ensure that transparent and open communication is maintained throughout the mortgage process. We have built a reputation in the industry as the go-to resource to help our clients obtain mortgage financing through traditional and creative lending programs.
We are a team of dynamic and versatile change agents who are able to find the right lending programs that can turn obstacles into opportunities and reveal the win-win revenue streams for borrowers. In today’s market, many homeowners, small business owners, and investors are seeking loan programs that allow flexibility. We understand that going directly to a bank is not always easy, and it can be frustrating when you are self-employed, have credit issues, or are a seasoned investor with multiple properties.
At The Bradford Group, we offer stated income/stated asset programs, full documentation, bank statement, and low/stated documentation programs to fit unique lending needs. We work with lenders and partners who offer flexible underwriting guidelines and who make decision based on “common sense” scenarios. This allows us to advise you on the best rates on many types of loan programs including: 30 YR Fixed Mortgages, Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMS), Jumbo, Home Equity Lines, and Commercial. Whether your situation calls for Full Documents, No/Limited Documents, Non-Owner Occupied (Investor), Multi-Family, Land, or Commercial, we can fit your needs! The relationships that The Bradford Group has built over the years with our lending partners and strategic alliances, enable our advisors to showcase different programs that can be customized to meet your lending needs.
1 On 1 With LaWanna….
SM- Hi LaWanna, let’s begin with your purpose, what message are you hoping to get across to the people by doing what you do?
I want to encourage the readers to not give up on their dreams, even when the tsunamis and earthquakes of life happen. It is often in our darkest moments, or times of uncertainty we receive our greatest inspiration. Lastly, remember when your vision intersects with opportunity, success IS inevitable.
“When your vision intersects with opportunity, success is inevitable.” – LaWanna Bradford
SM- Can you tell us about what you’re promoting and the details around it?
We want to expand what we are doing in special markets and become an advocate for real estate acquisition as a wealth building strategy for populations of color. Lastly, we want to continue to beat the drum that calls to individuals who have mortgages to get their annual mortgage wellness check-ups. It often baffles me as to how many people are unaware that such a thing exists. As we take care of our physical bodies by getting our preventative annual check-ups, so should we insulate our financial well-being by getting mortgage wellness check-ups, which are no cost. Anyone who is interested in connecting with us, learning about our mortgage investment products and service, or signing up for a FREE mortgage check-up, can reach us on our website at www.bradfordgroupmtg.com, or call 404-618-2824.
SM- What’s unique about your brand that separates it from the rest?
In my perspective, there are certain values that I hold dear when it comes to conducting business and building my brand. These values are excellence, innovation, service, and commitment. They serve as the compass that guides my decisions and actions, allowing me to navigate the complex world of entrepreneurship with purpose and integrity. Excellence is the driving force behind everything I do. It is the relentless pursuit of greatness, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. By striving for excellence in every aspect of my work, I can deliver exceptional products and services that surpass expectations and leave a lasting impression on customers. Innovation fuels my entrepreneurial spirit. I am constantly seeking new ideas, approaches, and solutions that can revolutionize the way business is conducted. Embracing innovation allows me to stay ahead of the curve, adapt to changing market dynamics, and find creative ways to meet the evolving needs of my customers. Service is at the heart of my business philosophy. I firmly believe that success lies in serving others selflessly. By placing the needs of my customers, clients, and partners at the forefront, I can build meaningful relationships, foster trust, and create a positive impact. Providing exceptional service not only strengthens the bond with my stakeholders but also sets my business apart in a competitive landscape. Commitment is the unwavering dedication to my goals and values. It is the driving force that keeps me going, even in the face of challenges and setbacks. With commitment, I am able to overcome obstacles, persevere through tough times, and consistently deliver on my promises. It is through this steadfast commitment that I build a reputation of reliability and earn the trust and loyalty of those I work with. These values form the bedrock of my business approach. They guide me in making decisions that align with my principles and contribute to the long-term success and sustainability of my endeavors. By embracing excellence, innovation, service, and commitment, I strive to make a positive impact in the business world and leave a meaningful legacy.
SM- Who was a part of this project that contributed to its success?
My team at The Bradford Group, strategic partners and collaborators are who have and continue to continue to our success and longevity. I could not do any of this alone. For all of them, I am truly grateful.
SM- Through your life journey, what continues to be the inspiration behind what you do?
In my journey through life, I have found deep motivation to be a catalyst for change and leave a positive impact on the world. Using my gifts and talents for the betterment of humanity has always been my driving force. Among the many qualities I have been blessed with, discernment and a keen insight for analysis and connections stand out. These abilities enable me to unravel complexities and discover meaningful patterns that inspire progress. Each day, I wake up excited about the opportunities that lie ahead to serve others both in life and in business. I strive to live authentically, embracing my truth, and fully expressing my talents. It is through this genuine alignment that I believe we can make a profound difference. While individual achievements hold great value, I firmly believe that together, we can surpass our wildest dreams. I am driven to seek like-minded individuals and form partnerships, as I recognize that lasting change is most powerful when it ripples across the globe. By joining forces, we can amplify our impact and create a ripple effect of transformation. Together, we can make a significant and sustainable difference in the lives of others. My pursuit of collaboration extends beyond borders, cultures, and disciplines. I am constantly seeking out fellow changemakers who share my passion and vision. By combining our unique strengths and perspectives, we can create a harmonious symphony of change that resonates globally.
SM- Why is this journey so valuable to you? And why now?
I have encountered various challenges that have shaped my perspective. However, the one that stands out as the most profound and transformative was my cancer diagnosis in 2014. Hearing those dreaded words compelled me to reassess my entire existence and embark on a journey of celebrating life in a newfound and intentional manner. While I had always been mindful of living in the present, this experience propelled me to embrace each moment with an unparalleled presence. In the face of adversity, I learned the importance of being still, finding solace in silence, and seeking out the beauty and joy in everyday life. Even on the most challenging days, I made it a point to discover something worth celebrating. This mindset became the driving force behind my women’s platform, “Celebrate You: Embracing HER Wellness.” Through this platform, I strive to empower women to love and embrace themselves holistically—mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and financially. I recognized that in order to effect change in our families, communities, and the world, we must first cultivate self-love and self-care, even during life’s most difficult moments. I firmly believe that each individual possesses inherent greatness, and by nurturing ourselves, we can become the catalysts for the positive change our world needs. This journey allows us to leave behind a lasting legacy for generations to come.
SM- Very nice, what are some other things people can expect from you in the near future?
In the next year, I will be involved in more speaking engagements and educational platforms providing solutions to entrepreneurs, particularly women, who find themselves struggling with creating momentum. I also have a 3-part book series that will be released within the next year that is designed to be a guide that provides the keys to unlock tools, strategies, and partnerships needed to create long-term success in business.
Anyone who is interested in connecting with us, learning about our mortgage investment products and service, or signing up for a FREE mortgage check-up, can reach us on our website at www.bradfordgroupmtg.com, or call 404-618-2824.
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