Justin O’Shell has been around the real estate industry his entire life, growing up with a family in the mortgage industry. He worked at their company during summers and became a loan officer after graduating from Coastal Carolina with a degree in management 10 years ago. He also has experience coaching high-level youth soccer, which ended up giving him unexpected insight into the dedication, focus, and diligence needed for his current role in the mortgage industry. Today, Justin is a senior loan officer for Strong Home Mortgage, a direct lender currently in its fifth year of nationwide operation. The veteran-owned company has clients in all 50 states and is led by a CEO with 30 years of his mortgage experience.
Licensed in 24 states, Justin’s reputation for his dedication to his clients and incomparable work ethic is well known among his clients, as is his active involvement in the military community. This is one of the extraordinary groups of people that he focuses on serving as a certified military housing specialist (CMHS) who specializes in VA loans. But for all his clients, from first-time home buyers to families to relocating military personnel, he takes all the time they need to help them. While many transactions are straightforward, there are the outliers that Justin finds most memorable—the ones where someone truly in need gets the boost that they’ve been hoping for to start a new chapter in their lives. And as a devoted father to three sons, nothing gives him greater pleasure than helping families thrive. “Sometimes, you come across families who really need the help and really need to save that $100 or $200. These are the people who make the job worthwhile. Helping everyone, especially the people who need it the most, is the most rewarding,” he says.
Justin O’Shell, CMHS
Senior Loan Officer — Strong Home Mortgage