Lead Educator, Sandi Donaldson, brings her 40 years of multi-faceted experience to RECP. Sandi began her career as a residential mortgage loan processor, where she learned many aspects of lending from Realtors, appraisers, and underwriters. She moved into loan origination, refining her technical mortgage qualification knowledge as well as her marketing skills. Sandi worked in both retail and wholesale mortgage environments, having served in the loan origination, closing, post-closing/secondary marketing departments. During this period, Sandi became practiced at identifying compatible loan programs, working extensively with borrowers, meeting underwriting and investor guidelines, and training personnel.
Sandi (Left) pictured with guest speakers Nancy Adams (Center) and Susan McNamara (Right)
In 2006, Sandi transitioned to the closing side of real estate transactions. She has worked in pre-closing, closing, and post-closing, as well as managing a closing office. She has onboarded and trained staff in the concepts and mechanics of the closing process, including software and compliance. With the founding of RECP, Sandi wrote a 350+ page comprehensive curriculum. The curriculum includes many aspects of the settlement process, such as closing procedures, title examination, lending fundamentals, title policies, and industry specifics. In her role as Lead Educator, Sandi has facilitated in-person and virtual training courses, as well as networking with title insurance underwriters, Realtors, and other industry professionals.
Sandi facilitating a customized training session for Nathan Feldman
Outside of her professional life, Sandi enjoys obscure road trips with her husband, and parenting three Catahoula Leopard Dogs. She also cherishes time with her daughter and son-in-law, who live in Burbank, California, and her son who lives in Marietta, Georgia.
Sandi showcasing her virtual instruction in an RECP Training Workshop