Senior Loan Officer of NOVA® Home Loans’ Heath Team, NMLS #182420
Tom Heath has been originating home loans for 20 years. Over his career he’s done more than helping people buy and refinance real estate, he’s an active promoter of financial literacy in the community, a resource for information about Tucson’s Urban Development, and an advocate for local businesses.
Tom currently serves on the board of directors for the Downtown Tucson Partnership and Tucson Association of REALTORS ® . He also sits on steering committees for the Tucson Festival of Books and Local First Arizona. He’s held roles with Arizona Mortgage Lenders Association, Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals where de lobbied the state legislature encouraging them to adopt loan officer licensing requirements–before the big real estate crash. He has served on Mayor and Council’s Affordable Housing Commission and is still involved with the effort to bring home ownership opportunities to Downtown Tucson.
Tom has several awards from the Tucson Association of REALTORS, including Affiliate of the Year and the Community Achievement Award. He led the charge in developing “High School to Home Ownership”, a 4 part series of classes for high school seniors on the foundations of financial stability. He shared the Common Ground Award for collaboration between the REALTOR Association and The University of Arizona’s Take Charge Institute in matters of youth financial literacy. He was given the Pioneer Award from the Take Charge Cats for his involvement from inception of the Arizona Financial Face Off, a financial literacy competition among area high schools.
He has personally spoken in classrooms all over the city and supported the United Way’s efforts to promote financial stability.
Despite the community focus, the clients always come first. Tom has created a Mortgage Guidance System to help our clients make informed choices before, during and after the loan process. He has earned the Chairman’s Club distinction for top performers with NOVA Home Loans. He built his team to include Luisana Valenzuela, a Spanish speaking loan officer, Wendy McGee a top tier processor, her assistant Angie Harrison. He is supported by Hailey Ameigh for business development.
In the community Tom is connected to organizations which drive culture and a sense of place. He spends his marketing dollars to support and promote Tucson organizations like the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, The Presidio San Agustin Museum, the Rialto Theater, Shyanne Kindness project, Team Hoyt Arizona and Honor Flight Southern Arizona.
The Heath Team opened their second location in Downtown Tucson, reinforcing their commitment to Tucson and the community. Each Sunday you can hear Tom on 99.1FM as host of “Life Along The Streetcar” discussing topics that impact Tucson’s urban core and on Saturday from 9-12 you will find Tom volunteering with Tucson Trolley Tours to share what he loves about the place we call home.