A mortgage professional you can count on By Jillian Chandler
“The most rewarding thing for me is helping my clients close on their dream home. Seeing how happy they are once we have closed on their dream home is an amazing feeling.”
Willamette Valley Bank has been serving communities for two decades, opening its residential Coeur d’Alene mortgage branch in 2014. Steve Novotny, sales leader and loan officer, has been in the mortgage business for 12 years, joining Willamette Valley Bank nine years ago. “I have always loved working with people, and I have always had a passion for real estate, so getting into the mortgage business just seemed like the right fit for me from a young age,” smiles Steve.
At Willamette Valley Bank, the team strives to earn their clients’ trust and exceed their expectations working with them for years to come. “Whether you are buying your first home, vacation property, refinancing for a remodel or updating your mortgage to fit where you are in life, trust us to take care of your home financing, so you can spend your time taking full advantage of all Northern Idaho has to offer,” says Steve.
Steve is a firm believer that trust, honor and effective communication are the three key components in finding success as a mortgage professional. “These are three things that myself and my team will not waiver from. The amazing people that we have at Willamette Valley Bank, who truly care about our clients, sets us apart from our competition. We love our clients and our local community.”
He believes the success he’s experienced in the business is not only the result of hard work, experience and dedication to his clients, but because of those people who are most important in his life; first and foremost, his parents, Bruce and Christine Novotny.
“They taught me to be honest, to be good to people and to work hard at anything I do,” he shares. “My wife Robyn, who is much smarter and talented than me and has supported me in so many ways during my career. I couldn’t do this without her. And my boss Jeremy Wallis, who I have worked for since the beginning, has also been a huge part of my success and an amazing mentor my entire mortgage career.”
Steve is proud to live, work and play in the place he was born and raised, the community he loves, and where he and his wife have the privilege of raising their two sons, Noah and Liam. When not working to help others in realizing their dreams of home ownership, you can find Steve and his family taking full advantage of their time together, camping, boating, skiing Schweitzer, and everything else North Idaho has to offer. They travel often and relish the chance to explore and adventure, whether it’s surfing, snorkeling or crazy shark dives.
In addition to their commitment to serving their clients, the team at Willamette Valley Bank is proud of their involvement in the local community and volunteers for local charities. “Two of my favorites are the ElderHelp of North Idaho and the Tree of Hope program, which we do company-wide each holiday season to collect food and gifts for local families,” Steve says.
Being a part of the local business community is something Steve enjoys, as it affords him the opportunity to meet other business owners and community members, and work with people every day.
If you are in the market to purchase your first home or vacation property, or looking to refinance, reaching your goal is only a phone call away. Give Steve Novotny a call today.
Steve Novotny, Sales Leader-Loan Officer
Willamette Valley Bank
105 North Fourth Street
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814
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