In this episode of “My Voice Matters,” we are excited to spotlight Anthony Barr of Main Street Home Loans. Anthony partners with local organizations and realtors to provide free home ownership classes in both English and Spanish. Through education and his multilingual background, he aims to be more inclusive in helping his community achieve their homeownership goals.

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– Hello, I’m Anthony Barr, I’m with Main Street Home Loans, a division of NFM Lending, I work out of the Ashburn office in Virginia, and I’ve been in the mortgage business for 15 years. I’ve always been customer service oriented. So what I’d like to do is empower and help educate my clients to achieve the American dream of buying a home. I always like to help my clients leverage their mortgage, to achieve financial success in the long term. Always looking to help the community by way of volunteering, partnering up with the realtors and nonprofit organizations, and we do free home ownership classes. I’m bilingual, so I speak English and Spanish and we offer classes in both languages. The good thing is that we can teach the realtors in the community how to work with the Hispanic community. We find a way to guide them through the process and help them make that American dream reality. I also work with some non-profit organizations, such as NAHREP, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. I volunteer for the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity among others. More than a home loan consultant, I consider myself an advisor, having earned the designation of Certified Mortgage Advisor, states to that. The clientele I serve is from different backgrounds and ethnicities. All the years working with them and their families has allowed me to serve them and learn their culture. Also being part Hispanic allows me to understand that culture as well and help them navigate the sometimes convoluted mortgage process. To me, every client is special and seeing them achieve the goal of home ownership, it’s what motivates me to keep going and keep serving them all the time.