FEB. 6, 2023 (ASHEVILLE, NC) – On Jan. 9, 2023, Beverly-Hanks Mortgage Services merged with and assumed the name Howard Hanna Mortgage Services. This move strengthens the company’s reputation as a leading mortgage provider in Western North Carolina, allowing clients to take greater advantage of one of the country’s largest, most powerful real estate-owned mortgage companies.
“It is our strong belief that this is exactly the right time for the backing of a nationally competitive mortgage company,” said Amy Hanks, executive VP of sales at the newly named Howard Hanna Mortgage Services. “This change will come with many benefits for our clients, agents and mortgage team.”
Howard Hanna has more than 40 years of history, strength and experience in the mortgage business. The firm is currently the third largest real estate-owned mortgage company in the country.
“We will continue to have all our great local team members in place to assist our customers and brokers,” said Hanks. “Pulling our forces together has made us more competitive, which offers better opportunities for the home buyers we serve.”
Customers can now enjoy additional benefits, including even more competitive mortgage products, better pricing and in-house underwriting, which leads to faster turnaround and closing times.
With 23 years of experience working locally in Western North Carolina, the former Beverly-Hanks Mortgage Services is a valued addition to the Howard Hanna Mortgage Services team.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working alongside Amy Hanks and her team,” said F. Duffy Hanna, president, Howard Hanna Financial Services. “They understand the values of a family-owned business and the importance to clients of working with knowledgeable professionals to meet their real estate goals.”
The mortgage company’s name change was effective Jan. 9, 2023, when Beverly-Hanks Mortgage Services began operating as Howard Hanna Mortgage Services, culminating months of planning for a seamless transition for the real estate agents and mutual clients.
Amy Hanks is the executive vice president of sales and will continue to lead the mortgage sales team. Amy Congdon has assumed the role of vice president of strategic engagement for the Carolinas, and will serve as the liaison between sales and operations for Howard Hanna Mortgage Services and Allen Tate Mortgage.
Beverly-Hanks Mortgage Services was previously owned by Neal and Amy Hanks and was affiliated with Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ. In 2022, the full-service real estate firm was acquired by Allen Tate, the real estate leader in the Carolinas, to become Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ. Allen Tate has a strategic business partnership with the Howard Hanna Real Estate Group.
About Howard Hanna Mortgage Services
Howard Hanna Mortgage Services has provided quality mortgage products since 1983 and earned its place as the third largest real estate mortgage company in the United States, serving Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina. As a subsidiary of Hanna Holdings, Inc., Howard Hanna Mortgage Services is an affiliate of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the nation’s largest family-owned and -operated full service real estate broker. For more information, visit howardhannamortgage.com.