MARIETTA, Georgia — Movement Mortgage, a top-10 retail mortgage lender, is proud to announce the addition of Mike Garrett as Senior Loan Officer and his accompanying Mike Garrett Mortgage Team, focusing on homebuyer needs in Georgia. 


Garrett (NLMS #252010) brings nearly two decades of experience to the Movement Mortgage team and is a veteran in the financial industry. Over his career, he has won multiple Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards with the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mike was also recognized by Atlanta Real Estate Magazine as a Top Mortgage Professional in 2021 and one of the top originators in the country, according to the Scotsman Guide. 


Mike’s passion for helping others has proven to be a successful combination for his clients. He understands the importance of being comfortable with the loan process, and his desire to make that process as easy as possible brought him to Movement. Among the Mike Garrett Mortgage Team members also transitioning to Movement is Junior Loan Officer Alissa Pazda (NMLS # 1632376), Loan Processors Mellissa Klein, and Taylor Loveless. 


“I felt that it was the right time to make a move to Movement as it’s the best place to best serve my clients and agents” said Garrett. “The company’s technology, marketing, and service are top-notch on all levels, and I firmly believe that it will help me provide the best home buying and refinancing experiences possible.”


“We are honored to welcome the Mike Garrett Mortgage Team to Movement Mortgage,” said Market Leader Gina Spearman. “Mike’s passionate drive to deliver an exceptional experience for his clients and agents makes him a fantastic fit for the Movement mission.  It’s an exciting future ahead with this talented, dedicated team partnering with the Movement’s platform and purpose.”


Mike and his wife Tessa live in the Marietta, Georgia area with their three children, Brennan, Addie Grace, and Cooper. In his free time, Mike loves coaching football. He has spent 14 years as a community coach. He is passionate about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and was actively involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). 



About Movement Mortgage 

Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Funding approximately $30 billion in residential mortgages annually, Movement is the sixth-largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. Movement is best known for its innovative mortgage process and referable experience, which begins with Upfront Underwriting and a seven-day loan processing goal. The company employs more than 4,000 people, has more than 650 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 50 states. After funding its balance sheet and investing in future growth, Movement’s profits are paid to its primary shareholder, the nonprofit Movement Foundation. To date, Movement Foundation has received more than $260 million of Movement profit to invest in schools, affordable housing, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit

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