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Owner / Loan Officer

Lisa Pogue

Lisa Pogue, Owner at Desert Canyon Mortgage holding promotional signs

Hi, I'm Lisa Pogue.

For us it’s all about relationships, clients are more than just a loan number to us. We put the client's best interest first and serve with honesty and transparency.
Lisa Pogue

Owner / Managing Broker
(509) 440-0677
NMLS# 1075072

Personal Background

I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and then moved to the Portland area after College. I’ve spent about half of my life in each place so it’s great that we have a branch of our Company in both the Tri-Cities and Vancouver, WA. I have 3 children, James (25), Joe (22) and Jill (16) and they are the joys of my life along with my husband, Jim.

I have had the pleasure of working alongside my Son, James at our Vancouver branch and it has been very rewarding to see him grow as a professional and to see how much he enjoys helping our clients get into homes.

The majority of my career I have been a business owner and entrepreneur. Although my background and education is in finance/accounting I have also owned a gift shop and coffee shop. I love to both serve people and to work with numbers so helping my clients find the perfect mortgage and to buy their dream home is the perfect fit for me!

How long have you been in the mortgage business?

I have been in the mortgage business for 5 years and plan on many more!

What's the best thing about your job?

It would be hard to choose just one. I feel very good about the pricing model we offer our clients. I know that I have the ability to save our clients money in their transaction. I also realize that the financing part of buying a home is stressful for most clients but also a necessary part of buying a home.

My goal is to make the process as easy as possible for them and to be there for them every step of the way. It makes me very happy to see the joy and relief when the loan is completed and they can get their keys!!

Who is one of your heroes and why?

I tried to name just one and I can’t. I work with a lot of real estate company owners, realtors, builders and loan officers who work incredibly hard for their clients.

I see the care and diligence behind the scenes that the client doesn’t always see. Honesty, integrity and a genuine desire to do what is right and best for the client impresses me. They are my heroes!!

Awards and Recognition

I really enjoy giving awards rather than receiving them! Every few weeks we give out a trophy to an employee who goes above and beyond for their clients and co-workers. Each person has a chance to say what they admire about that person. It’s a fun thing to see and hear!

Unique Skills

I’ve always been told I have compassion and empathy. I feel that allows me to put myself in the shoes of my client to really listen and discover their financial goals. Then I can help them to find the perfect home loan that meets their financial needs.

I am also an entrepreneur at heart and recognize that same trait in the realtors I work with and the loan officers that work for our company. I enjoy pouring myself into building their businesses and watching them thrive. 

Activities of Interest

I love hanging out with my kids and husband, going to the beach, decorating, spending time with friends and playing with my puppies.

What piece are you when you play Monopoly?

I would have to choose the dog since I am a complete dog lover.

A Word From My Clients

"Wow! Lisa at Desert Canyon Mortgage went above and beyond to get us the best deal and lowest rates for our new home. She was so nice and easy to work with. I would recomend her to anybody who is interested in buying! I wish Icould give her 10 stars!"

MEGAN BURCH

"I agree with what other people have said about five stars not being enough stars. Lisa went above and beyond anything I could've expected or hoped for. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to get the job done as quickly and painlessly as possible made a huge difference in this entire process. The entire team was amazing!"

KAREN YEAGER
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