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Meet Trailblazer Shiba Kelley-Robinson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shiba Kelley-Robinson.

Shiba, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Where do I start…

I am A Mortgage Branch Manager. I got here by the grace of God. I am totally doing the opposite of what I went to school for but exactly what I should be doing. Back in the day, I have no idea what a Home Loan or Mortgage was. I was never schooled in the importance of Homeownership until one boring weekend in Atlanta’s AUC (Atlanta University Center). There was a job fair and I decided what the heck its senior year and time for me to find a job. I handed out resume after resume after resume in hopes I land my dream job. At the time, I had no idea what that really was but I needed job graduation was near and real life was straight ahead.

Fast forward, the only company that called me was Countrywide Home Loans, I didn’t know what I would be doing but I knew the salary was great and they were willing to train.

I traveled the US for six months learning the ins and outs of mortgages for 11 years, I was afraid to jump and only stayed on the inside the safe side of operations. I processed loans, underwrote loans, answered the phone, and managed the processors but I was never fully happy. Finally, I was over it and decided I would take a leap into Sales, the world of commission only sales at that. Nervous and hungry I dived in and never looked back. In three short years, I went from a nervous insecure loan officer to high producing Sales Manager to now a thriving, quick thinking team centered Branch Manager (I was just promoted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019).

I am proof that hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard!!!!!!!!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has not been smooth at all. I had been hired, fired, talked about, cried, moved and worked for over eight different companies in my career. I have the type of job thats so rewarding yet so painful. I deal with over 100 people at one time during a month. My phone never ever stop ringing and I barely can open my eyes some months but once we get to the closing table and assist helping a family purchase their 1st home, it’s worth ass the blood, sweat, and tears.

My advice is to learn your craft. Please become knowledgeable you are assisting people to make one of the largest financial purchases in their life and one mistake it can all be taken away. This is a constant learning business so rewarding but you earn every single dollar you make.

Study every day to become an expert.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about ClosewithShiba Home Financing – what should we know?
I specialize in assisting you to become a homeowner. I assist in improving your overall financial picture by adding Real Estate. I analyze your credit, income, assets, and liabilities to assist in you becoming a Homeowner.

I work with 1st time home buyers, seasoned investors, and relocation clients.

I am well versed in down payment assistance programs and if there’s money available I will find it.

My motto is #HomeownershipisPOPPING

South Atlanta has beautiful homes and tons of money to help you purchase. Home-ownership is the New Fad. You can not build wealth without Real Estate

I set myself apart from other lenders because I CARE, I listen and I work for YOU. I am all about education and empowerment. You will close on your loan as well as gain a wealth of information to help you maintain and sustain it. I care about you now, during and after the process. I hold your hand till the end. I ride the emotional roller coaster right next to you.

It’s always a delay never a denial because I do not turn my back on you.

Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
I am a HUGE Les Brown fan. I love Motivation and financial videos and e-books.

I am currently reading how to pay off your mortgage in five years as this is my next goal in life.

Secrets of closing the sale is also a great book.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 240 Corporate Center Drive Ste A Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • Website:
  • Phone: 678-304-9590
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @lendingwithstyle
  • Facebook: Shiba Kelley Robinson

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