From her first job and her favorite movie to her thoughts about the reverse mortgage market, we get the personal and professional facts from Kimberly Smith, senior vice president of wholesale lending at AAG, in our monthly edition of The Hot Seat.
You can't always believe everything you hear.
Ten years from now I will be older and wiser.
Something nobody knows about me is that I was a synchronized swimmer.
My favorite vacation was a trip I took to Nantucket.
My celebrity crush is Ryan Reynolds.
If I were a professional athlete I would be a dancer.
My first car was a Ford Probe.
My favorite movie (this year) is Silver Linings Playbook.
I never miss an episode of Suits, Revenge or Scandal. I love DVR.
When I was younger I wanted to be a ballet dancer and a brain surgeon.
Every morning I have a cup of coffee.
I can’t go without peanut butter.
My first job was substitute teaching.
My parents taught me how to never quit.
My favorite time of day is the morning.
My iPod go-to is Flo Rida.
I’ve never liked chocolate.
The best lesson I’ve ever learned was that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right.
The most memorable moment in my life was when I got married.
The worst purchase I’ve ever made was my first house.
The best purchase I’ve ever made was my current house.
My favorite book is any biography of a president. I am trying to read them all.
The greatest setback for our industry is each time the press misinforms the public about our product.
People should seek a career in the reverse mortgage industry because we are poised for growth and limitless opportunity.
People should avoid a career in the reverse mortgage industry if they are not willing to roll up their sleeves and work through some challenges.
Reverse mortgage professionals can best support the public image of reverse mortgages by educating seniors accurately and treating each client as if he or she were their own grandparent.
The ideal characteristics of leaders in the industry are vision, intelligence, and the ability to accurately and passionately represent our industry.
I would encourage a family member to consider a reverse mortgage because my grandma already has one and it has allowed her to age at home with dignity and grace.