New American Funding is proud to announce that Dawn Tobin has joined the company’s Builder Division. Tobin began her career in the real estate industry at the age of 21, before joining REMAX four years later to work as the company’s in-house mortgage lender. She found this process fascinating, because unlike working at a traditional mortgage company, she was able to operate her business like a “one woman shop,” being personally responsible for each step in the loan process. This experience allowed her to develop strong relationship-based work habits. In 1991, she transitioned fully into the mortgage industry, and in 1993 she decided to shift her focus to builder loans specifically.


As a native to the San Gabriel Valley, Tobin found it only appropriate to begin her career there, where she focused on opportunities in small development communities. Since then, she has worked for many top mortgage companies including Countrywide and First Mortgage. In September of 2014, Tobin joined New American Funding and has been working on growing her business through the company’s builder platform.


When asked why she enjoys builder, Tobin says: “Builder is a good fit for me because you have to be well-versed in all the products and need to be able to make decisions on the spot. You have to understand the people and be humble. You have to deliver on your promises. You have to be customer-oriented.” Tobin states that her final decision to join New American Funding came down to the company’s impressive product options, operational support and most importantly, the “positive winning attitude” the company exemplifies.