Senior Mortgage Advisor
50 Office Pkwy, East Providence, RI 02914
Senior Mortgage Advisor, John Shannahan was born in Kingston, NY and grew up in Holliston, MA. He attended Holliston High School where he became captain of the cross-country team and later attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained his BA in Economics with a minor in history. After one year at the New England School of Law, John realized that becoming an attorney was not in his future, so he earned a living as a paralegal while also working at a local deli. Music has always been a big part of John’s life, playing in a variety of bands throughout his early years and eventually being signed to a distribution deal in 2006. A friend of John’s father knew that he had the heart of a sales professional and hired him as a Loan Processor for Mortgage World which started him on the path to becoming a very well-respected, New England based mortgage professional.
John’s loan processing position afforded him the opportunity to experience the entire mortgage process which eventually led to his promotion as Operations Manager. “The first five years of my career taught me how to think like an underwriter. I learned how to put together a strong file, and I was able to capitalize on my analytical skills.” John knew that he would ultimately land in sales and was hired as a producing Sales Manager for Bank of America in February 2016, mentoring loan officers while also generating his own referral business. John prides himself on providing first-time homebuyers with the education and direction required to achieve the dream of homeownership. In 2018, John was recognized as a Top 20 Purchase Loan Officer in Massachusetts by United Wholesale Mortgage and also as Boston Magazine’s Top Mortgage Professional in 2022. After 3 successful years with Onto Mortgage as a full-time Loan Officer, John was looking to elevate his career and made his move to Province Mortgage Associates.
” My goal was to become part of something special where I could be an important member of a team that treated each other like family. At Province everyone has a voice and the commitment to delivering a 5-Star experience!” John’s clients comment on his responsiveness, his kind personality, and his ability to solve problems. Network partners and real estate agents highlight his dedication to service, setting clear expectations and communicating on a high level. “John’s expertise from an operations perspective provides such an advantage to his clients when it comes to structuring and explaining every nuance of the mortgage process”, shared Regional Sales Manager, Tim Johnson. He’s a wonderful addition to our PMAI family.” Nobody that works with John is ever left in the dark, and he always makes himself available to help. John enjoys splitting his time between his residence in Hopedale, MA and their second home in Groton, CT with his wife Alyssa and his three kids Effie, Julia, and Jack.
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