A team in the office as well as at home, this husband-and-wife duo built a successful client-focused mortgage business on strong relationships and trust. Kelly Jackson and Davina Arceneaux share a passion for numbers and helping people, so opening Motto Mortgage Home Services was a no-brainer. Jackson’s entrepreneurial spirit is a perfect complement to Arceneaux’s relationship-building ability. “We have been married for over 10 years and truly work as a great team for serving our clients with care and exceptional customer service,” the couple shares. “Our combined strengths, have helped us be more successful in this competitive industry.”
Located in Oakbrook, they service clients throughout Illinois with a diverse portfolio and access to wholesale rates. Jackson and Arceneaux describe their business as a boutique mortgage brokerage. Offering multiple loan products, they also provide an extensive list of non-qualifying mortgage options. “We are a caring, responsive, customer-first, full-service brokerage,” they explain. “We provide a more personalized approach and focus on our clients, educating them throughout the entire process.”
The team recently expanded into commercial lending with plans to open a second office. “We want to provide Illinois homebuyers with individualized, yet streamlined, options for lending,” the team shares. “We provide choices because no loan is one-size-fits-all.”
Proud supporters of Motto Mortgage’s ‘Mission Against Hunger,’ they assist minority buyers in underserved communities and partner with organizations dedicated to the economic growth and sustainability of distressed neighborhoods in the Chicagoland area. Members of the Chicago Association of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors, The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Chicago and National Association of Real Estate Brokers Chicago, Motto Mortgage was featured in the December 2021 issue of Chicago Agent magazine as “Real Influencers” and in the March 2022 Chicago Agent mortgage issue as a new brokerage thriving in a fast-changing market. They were also nominated for “Lender of the Year” through Agents’ Choice Awards 2021.