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Ivy Eilerman

Ivy Eilerman

VP, Senior Loan Officer

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Q&A with Ivy Eilerman

What motivates you to learn your profession?

I am the oldest daughter in a group of 6 children, so taking care of people is something that comes naturally to me. In 2001, I applied for a position with a lending company from a newspaper ad. I was hired for the position, and it eventually launched a career that turned into a passion all these years later. Every day, I get to help people and assist homebuyers. I simply love what I do!

What skills or talents do you have that most people don't know about?

In my spare time, I like to play guitar and also enjoy song writing. I have performed in a few shows over the last several years. Recently, I have tried my hand at background acting.
Pertaining to home loans, I believe the characteristics that set my team apart are: commitment, communication, experience, responsibility, responsiveness and community. Over the years, I have been referred to as a ‘miracle worker’ by some of my referral partners and clients.
My team and I have raised more than $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity in 2022 by hosting a local singing competition in Springfield, GA.

What awards have you received in your field?

I am honored to have won several awards in my field, including:

  • 2022 Homebuilders Association of Greater Savannah: Small Team of The Year
  • 2021 MBAG Platinum Award for Excellence in Mortgage Banking (MBA)
  • 2020 Best of The Coastal Empire- Best Mortgage Lender
  • 2020 Effingham’s Most Fab Mortgage Lender

I also serve in the appointed position of Associate Director for Homebuilders Association of Greater Savannah (2016-current) and is the past-President (2019-2020) for Mortgage Bankers Association, Savannah Chapter.

Bio of Ivy Eilerman

Ivy Eilerman was born in Savannah, GA. She grew up in Rincon, GA, the oldest daughter in a family of 6 children. In 2001, she stumbled into her first job in the lending industry, handling cash-out refinance business for a mortgage company in Savannah. “It was a natural fit. Knowing I was offering a service that could help struggling families meant a lot to me,” says Ivy. This satisfied an inherent need to help people, and it’s been the guiding force since then.

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What Customers Say About Ivy Eilerman

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Jongkeun P
Savannah - GA
Posted on December 4, 2023
Great and very quick responses!!!
Cole R
Posted on November 23, 2023
Fast and Easy
Patrick K
Posted on November 6, 2023
Organized and everything happened according to plan.
Alisha C
Posted on November 4, 2023
This experience was great! Bank South really helped me and I am forever grateful. The hard work and dedication I received was amazing Twana and Ivy and Jill and Kelli all worked good together. I was going to go to another bank but Twana reassured me she could make this happen for me. She kept her word and checked in with me through this entire process. Ivy, Jill, and Kelli was very supportive, taking Twana place after her getting laid off. I was devastated since she was the only reason why I choose to do business with bank south. I want to thank you all for working effectively and efficiently to help me close on my new home.
Reply from Ivy Eilerman
I'm delighted to hear that your experience with BankSouth Mortgage was positive and that you found our team dedicated and supportive. It's our utmost priority to ensure the home buying process is seamless for our clients, and I'm glad to hear we made that happen for you. I'm sincerely grateful for your trust in us, and we're all thrilled to have been part of your home buying journey. Congratulations on your new home, Alisha! Your satisfaction and kind words mean the world to us.
Jesse D C
Posted on November 2, 2023
Ivy and her team were really great to deal with. When I originally reached out to Ivy, she was ready to help right away. I however was not ready. Knowing that I wasn't immediately ready, Ivy still gave me first class service by being there as a reference. I reached out several times with only questions and she gave me the customer service that I needed without hounding me on moving forward. Once I was ready, I let her know and she took the ball and ran. We are very satisfied with Ivy and her team. I will definitely be referring her and using her for any future finance needs.
Reply from Ivy Eilerman
Thank you so much, Jesse, for your kind words and the stellar review. I'm overjoyed to hear that you felt well looked after throughout your journey with us at BankSouth Mortgage. It's always my top priority to provide first class service and be a reliable resource for all your questions. I'm thrilled that I was able to assist you once you were ready to proceed. Your satisfaction is what motivates me and my team to do our best every day. Looking forward to assisting you with your future finance needs and appreciate any referrals. Best wishes!
Richard R
Posted on October 26, 2023
Closing the house wasn’t easy but thankfully we have Ms Katie and Mandie to help us out. Ms Katie is very pleasant, kind, compassionate, therapeutic and helpful. She made time for us and updated us in a timely manner. She’s also very honest about the process. Ms Mandie is very helpful to make sure we are going to send all the documents that we needed for the closing. Both of them are such a blessing to me. I wouldn’t have thought that we will have our first home. In a personal level both of them understand the that process wasnt easy. And for the entire team! KUDOS!
Reply from Ivy Eilerman
Thank you for your kind words, Richard. We're thrilled to hear that our team, including Katie and Mandie, could assist you throughout the process of closing your house. It's our priority to ensure our clients are kept informed and are able to provide all necessary documents for a smooth closing. We understand that the process can be complex and we always strive to provide compassionate and reliable service. Your comments are greatly appreciated and we're delighted to have been a part of your journey to homeownership. Congratulations on your first home!
Fred J B J
Springfield - GA
Posted on September 27, 2023
Ivy and her team did an awesome job. Their level of communication and customer service was top-notch! I will use them again and recommend them to family and friends.
Reply from Ivy Eilerman
Thank you so much for your kind words, Fred. I'm thrilled to hear you had such a positive experience with my team at BankSouth Mortgage. Communication and customer service are our top priorities, and it's great to know we hit the mark for you. We look forward to serving you again in the future and welcome any referrals. We truly appreciate your 5-star rating.
Elizabeth E
Posted on August 17, 2023
Ivy and her team were fantastic. They are extremely knowledgeable and professional on every level, along each step of the process. My financing was not out of the box and therefore required someone to go that extra mile to help me with my home purchase. Success! I highly recommend Ivy.
Geneline M A
Posted on August 15, 2023
My experience with Banksouth was great I thank them for helping me purchase my home Ivy,Twana,Mandi and Kelli is a great team to work with thanks again Banksouth.
Amanda B C
Robbinsville - NC
Posted on August 10, 2023
If you want things to be as simple as possible when you refinance or buy a home, this is the team you are needing to hook up with! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Ivy as a leader. She is informed and on top of the market every day. She never displays an "off" day and is always available. Now, her team... is just as incredible as she is! She has been so careful to surround herself with the most amazing team of professionals! Every member of her team is on point and if they don't know, they don't guess. They absolutely go above and beyond to take care of every customer. Ivy and her team are on your team all the way through your business with them and make things as understandable and painless as mortgage work can be. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Ivy and her team!

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