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Lauren LoCastro

Lauren LoCastro

Lauren LoCastro has been the Business Development Director for our Tampa Berlin Patten Ebling office since May 2023. As a Tampa Bay area native, Lauren has a passion for growing our amazing city.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Resort and Hospitality from Florida Gulf Coast University, Lauren joined the banking industry as a Mortgage Loan Originator. During her three years in lending, Lauren discovered her passion for the real estate industry.

Lauren is recognized for her creative marketing ideas and attention to detail. With Lauren’s hospitality degree in event planning, she has all the skills to provide a high-end experience for our clients & real estate partners.

In just three short years, Lauren was able to accomplish multiple achievements in the Mortgage Industry.

  • 2021 Chairman’s Club – top 25% of mortgage producers for SouthState Bank
  • 2022 Diamond Elite – top 10% of mortgage producers for SouthState Bank
  • 2023 Lauren was honored to be accepted into the Mortgage Banker Association (which is rare for someone so young in the mortgage industry)

Growing up in the Tampa Bay area, Lauren has always had a special place in her heart for our sports teams! Throughout the year, you will find Lauren cheering on the Buccaneers at Raymond James or eating a hot dog while watching the Rays play at Tropicana. But Lauren’s favorite season is Hockey season! During hockey season, Amalie Arena turns into Lauren’s second home! One of her favorite memories was cheering on the Lightning at Amalie Arena when they won the 2021 Stanley Cup!

Personal relationships are the key to a successful business, and that is precisely what Lauren strives to achieve with everyone she meets in our community.

Lauren aims to make Berlin Patten Ebling an essential Tampa Bay Real Estate Market resource. Lauren intends on growing and developing long-lasting business relationships that will help our real estate partners better serve their clients by providing a white glove title & legal service.

Providing exceptional service and developing personal relationships with everyone Lauren interacts with is her pathway to success.

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Here's How It Works:

Simple Submission: Using Payload, you can send your EMD funds. The platform is designed to ensure your transaction is both secure and hassle-free.

Transparent Fee Structure: A nominal processing fee of $12.00 will be applied to your transaction. This fee is disclosed during the submission process.

Instant Confirmation: Once your transaction is completed, you’ll receive an immediate confirmation email from Payload. Our accounting team will also be promptly notified, usually within minutes of the transfer.

Specifically for EMD: Payload is exclusively for submitting your Earnest Money Deposit ONLY. It is not to be used for final closing proceeds or any other payments.

Deposit Limit: To maintain the integrity of our process, we have set a maximum deposit amount of $100,000.00 for EMD submissions.

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