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Home Mortgage Banker Philip May


NMLS# 1617189

615.241.2987 office

901.848.6874 mobile

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Alma Mater:

University of Alabama

Favorite Creators:

Gregg Allman, Eric Clapton

Nashville Picks:

Nashville Predators, The Ryman Auditorium, Ascend Amphitheater

Favorite Quote:

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” –Dr. Seuss

Client Reviews

“During our move to Tennessee, Philip was our touch point with Studio Bank regarding our home purchase.  Working with Philip was simply a great experience.  He was available, knowledgeable, and proactive on all fronts, making our work clear and easy.  When we had questions, he had answers or knew exactly who had them.  Philip regularly checked in with us to see how we were or if we needed anything.  This kind of customer service is rarely seen these days, and we are so appreciative to have had it!”

-Kristin Flores (via Email)

“I wanted to take the time to thank both Lance and Philip for their incredible professionalism, knowledge and integrity. They worked together with flawless precision to ensure that every detail was accounted for with seamless execution. Lance and Philip each represent the brilliance and poise found at a corporate bank, but with the refreshing personal understanding and common sense tact that so often gets overlooked in business handling. I highly recommend both Lance and Philip, and deeply commend their excellence and personal approach. I respect the way they handle reality, and honor the real people behind the numbers with perfect balance. They are dedicated to working for you. Working with these men at Studio Bank was a tremendous experience, and such a pleasant breath of fresh air!”

-Rachel Nava (via Email)

“Philip and the Studio Bank team were a pleasure to work with. Right from the beginning, Philip was extremely responsive, transparent, and willing to help educate and facilitate the process for us as first time home buyers. Philip went above and beyond to explain each step of the process and made us feel comfortable at every turn. Aside from all of that, Studio Bank’s pricing is extremely competitive and they were able to lock us in at a great rate. I still did my due diligence and shopped around, but in the end, it was a no-brainer to go with Studio Bank. So if you’re looking for a trustworthy, helpful, and competitively priced lender to be by your side through your home buying process, my recommendation would be to look no further than Philip May and the Studio Bank team.”

-Anthony Crawford (via Email)

“Philip May and everyone at Studio Bank did a wonderful job of holding my hand through my first home buying process. I first approached them after hearing rave reviews from my brother, for whom they also handled his first home loan. I came into this process with zero home buying knowledge and poor credit. We had a phone conversation and went over my expectations, goals, and timeline. Over the next 6 months, Philip personally helped me review my credit report and take the steps needed to pay off or consolidate debt, raising my credit score exponentially.  Almost exactly a year out from our first phone conversation I was in excellent financial standing and on the way to purchasing my first home. It wasn’t easy in the current Nashville market! The competition is insane and a quick response from your lender is key in order to stay competitive amongst other buyers. I was able to reach my team at any time and they provided me answers almost immediately! I just moved into my first home last week. I could not have done this without the special attention to detail and customer relations that Philip May, and the wonderful team at Studio Bank provided.”

-Kat Hopkins (via LinkedIn)

“As a Real Estate Broker specializing in residential sales, I have worked with Philip May on numerous home mortgage loans and I am super impressed. Philip manages to keep all the balls in the air, stay focused on making the deadlines, and all the while keeping a big smile and positive attitude throughout the entire loan process. I am extremely impressed with his pro-active approach to keeping everyone in the transaction informed of important details, progress and even the occasional hiccup. Philip is a confident yet humble, highly-skilled professional whom I always look forward to hearing from! I highly recommend you work with Philip should you have the opportunity.”

-Dawne Davis, Parks Real Estate (via LinkedIn)

“Philip navigates the loan process seamlessly and is a joy to work with. He’s always responsive and makes what can be a stressful process, relaxed and informative. I highly recommend his services as he is always delighted to answer any questions regarding lending or how he can be of assistance in any capacity.”

-Whit Murray, Radius Real Estate Partners at Village Real Estate (via LinkedIn)

“I had the pleasure of working with Philip for several years. He is a very detailed individual with the ability to handle a number of tasks at the same time. He understands his customers, and consistently works to understand and meet their needs. He has tremendous follow-up and communication skills. He has always displayed professionalism and high ethical standards. He would be a major asset to any organization.”

-Sharon Lynn, Valuations Management Group, LLC (via LinkedIn)

“Philip is responsive and knowledgeable. His communication between the Buyers and myself made the transaction seamless. Smooth from start to finish. Would highly recommend to future buyers. ”

-Lizzy Caldwell, Neal Clayton Realtors, LLC (via LinkedIn)

“Philip is great to work with! He is informative, quick to respond to any questions and really helped make the whole mortgage application process smooth. Would definitely recommend him!”

-Hayley Robinson, Belle Meade Animal Hospital (via LinkedIn)

I had the pleasure of working with Philip May the past few weeks regarding a potential mortgage opportunity. Though I’ve called nearly 25 lenders (national, regional, local) Philip was the only mortgage officer to consistently reach out and ask how the house hunt/application process was going. Our conversations were very productive and he was happy to share his knowledge of the industry and mortgage process with me at any time. I come from a banking background and rarely see this level of dedication in working with prospective clients. Philip has left a great impression of Studio Bank and I hope that we may have another opportunity to work together in the future.

– Nickolas Warn (via email)

“Philip was wonderful to work with during my refi process. He took the time to explain and answer all of my questions. I was on the fence about refinancing at first, but so glad to have done it. It was a quick and seamless process. Bonus – my closing attorney told me that my rate was probably the lowest he has ever seen.”

– Katie Owen (via email)

“When the time came to apply for a mortgage, I asked trusted friends what banks they recommended. After hearing two full throated endorsements for Studio Bank, I filled out an application. I’m so lucky that it landed on Philip May’s desk! He’s communicative, efficient, friendly, and made the entire process simple and stress free. With his help, we were able to close on our new home 5 days earlier than originally planned. I had such a good experience that I will be singing Studio Bank’s – and specifically Philip’s – praises to anyone who will listen.”

– Kathy Cash (via email)

“Phillip May and Studio Bank were the first ones we called when relocating out of state, since the service was so good on prior transitions we did on mortgages and a refi. In this crazy market trying to get a house with the bidding requirements, we always got instant help from Phillip with anything needed as we navigated a difficult buyers’ market at our new location. From beginning to end, he was informative, extremely thorough, and attentive to our needs, which helped make sure that we were getting the best deal possible and ready for a quick close. Studio Bank/Phillip May will be our first choice if we move again and will certainly be who we recommend to anyone we know looking for a refinance or mortgage.”

– Scott Doyle (via email)

“Philip goes out of his way to provide exceptional service.  He is very caring, detail oriented and responsive.  My husband and I had multiple loans closing with him and he made the process stress free.  I really appreciate how readily available Philip is to answer any and all questions ( I had many!) Customer Service seems to be slipping in many areas in today’s world so when someone excels the way that Philip does, I make a point to recognize it.  I recommend Philip with 5+ Stars! ”

– Kelly Langer Wise (via email)

“Working with Philip May and his team at Studio Bank on our mortgage refinance was a great experience. They were attentive to all the details of the process and gave advice that helped get us exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend them.”

– Teresa Siman (via email)

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    Blog #1: Planning to move? Here’s what you need to know.

    It’s your sanctuary, your place of rest, your family’s stomping grounds. Finding and settling into the perfect home brings such a rewarding feeling, but let’s be honest: The process leading up to it is no cakewalk. There’s a lot that goes into buying a home, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a stressful experience. With the right knowledge and preparation, you can ensure the whole process goes off without a hitch. If you’re planning a move soon, be sure to consider the following things:

    The Neighborhood

    Before you even start looking at houses, think about the area where you want to live. Location is the one thing you can’t change, so this needs to be determined up front. Do you have kiddos? Is walkability important? How about the school district? Even if you don’t have children, buying in a good school district can help with resale down the road. Don’t forget about your work commute, either — do you need easy access to highways or public transportation? Once you’ve settled on a neighborhood, find a real estate agent who’s a specialist in that area so you can maximize your potential for finding the right home. (If you need a referral to an agent, I’m happy to provide one!)

    Your Budget

    Buying a home is a financial decision, and as such, budget should be a driving factor in your decision-making process. If you’re moving up, consider how your monthly payment will increase and whether you’re prepared to handle that. If you’re moving to a fixer-upper, take into account any extra expenses you’ll incur with renovations. Also, research the cost of living in the area, as well as property taxes and HOA fees. And of course, don’t forget to budget for the actual move. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to budgeting for a new home, but I can help you work through all these factors and help you line up the right financing based on your situation.