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Emily Barber

Everyone deserves a mortgage they understand, are comfortable with and can afford!

Hi! I'm Emily.

NMLS #2333259
Mobile: 319-404-0448
Office: 515-252-7107
Fax: 515-864-0482

Serves all of Iowa

I’ve bought a home 3 times - none of them went according to plan. 

(It’s important to note, I’ve also never partnered with Midwest Family Lending as a homebuyer.)

I know what it’s like to feel undervalued and unappreciated during a process that should be exciting. I’m grateful to join a team and organization that treats customers like family, showing them how positive and exciting their lender relationship can and should be.

After a 16-year long career in healthcare, I switched directions to financial services because I like helping people realize and achieve specific goals. Talking about budgets, helping customers embrace control of circumstances and being confident with finances gives me a shot of energy stronger than any double shot of espresso.

It’s all about the relationship for me. Getting to know customers through goal-based planning with a holistic approach to a budget sets homebuyers up for long-term success. I think homebuyers deserve to look at potential properties with confidence knowing what’s an option, having no doubts about what they can afford.

Talking directly with people is my jam. (So is blackberry jam.) I love digging into questions, explaining the process with simple and straightforward answers. I like to make things fun and not stressful - you’ve got enough of that already. I promise to meet you where you’re at and approach your finances in a non-judgmental way because past financial choices don't define you. Good or bad.

More than a loan originator, I’m a wife, boy mom, and an Enneagram 6. I thrive in the sunshine.  I’m an animal lover, football lover, and aspirational plant lover.

I look forward to partnering with you on your homeownership journey.

Check out the video below to get to know more about Emily — the newest addition to Team Chedester Licensed Mortgage Originators!

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Company NMLS #4622
2753 99th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: (515) 252-7107 | Fax: (866) 424-0683

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