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A Shared Vision with State Bank Financial

-Peggy Lovejoy

"They think outside the box," said Peggy Lovejoy, owner of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Lovejoy Realty as she thought about what makes her relationship with State Bank Financial lenders, Senior Vice President, Jason Lawton and Vice President, Terry Crolius a valuable part of her business. "They can see the vision I have for property. If I paint them a picture of my vision, they see it, and share it. That's not easy to find with a bank or a banker," said Lovejoy.

Lovejoy, a self-described "self-starter" who bought her first home at the age of 17 and has been a professional realtor since 1978. In 1991 she went out on her own to form Lovejoy Realty. She now has 7 offices serving the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Rochester & La Crosse, WI real estate markets and offers residential and commercial real estate services in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lovejoy said, "I have always worked hard, but was a terrible employee. I didn't fit the mold of a punch in and punch out person. Real estate gave me the opportunity to work as much as I wanted."

Lawton added, "She is one of the sharpest, and hardest working professionals I know." Lawton went on to say that he appreciates the passion Lovejoy has for her clients, and for community and business. "She is one of those people you are just truly proud to know. Being able to help provide solutions to her, to help her achieve her objectives, is about as good as it gets," said Lawton. For Lawton and Crolius they use their combined 45+ years of experience and their passion for providing solutions to super serve Lovejoy Realty. "This type of work is what really made me fall in love with banking," said Lawton. "To have a client that wants to really, REALLY look at all the options and ideas is truly rewarding," said Crolius.

When Lovejoy is not helping her clients she is enjoying time with her horses and her granddaughters. "Balance is such a key in one's professional life," said Lovejoy who carves out time specifically to ride her horses as well as train with her grand daughters, of which one is ranked 14th in the world in the class they ride in.

When asked about how the service has been as State Bank Financial, Lovejoy said, "They have been fantastic. The service is phenomenal. The solutions are solid and they're going to cover you no matter what."