Earl emigrated from Jamaica to the United States in 1979 and has made Brooklyn his home since 1984. He is married to his sweetheart, Jennifer, and they are the proud parents of three children and have five grandchildren. Earl bought his first home in 1984 when interest rates were 12% for a 30 year fixed mortgage, his second in 2004, and his third in 2006.
It was after his third purchase when he got the inspiration to help bring the joy of homeownership to others, while earning an extra income. While working full-time as a Plant Production Manager for a printing company, he joined a small real estate broker as a part-timer. When the office relocated in 2006, he joined another company in Queens. During this time, he took a course in Mortgage Financing and became a Licensed Mortgage Broker in the state of Florida. After spending a short time in Queens, he felt that Brooklyn was his niche, so he joined the Fillmore family in 2007.
Prior to migrating to the United States, Earl worked for the Government of Jamaica; first, as a Clerical Officer and later as a Works Overseer. During that time, he received extensive training in administration, accounting, theory of structures, surveying, highway engineering, and water treatment. He also worked as an Instrument Technician for Revere Jamaica Aluminum Ltd. It is from this wealth of training and hands-on experience that gives him the familiarity with construction and maintenance of buildings which he has found extremely applicable in the real estate field.
With the desire to continue learning, Earl ventured back into the mortgage business and became a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator in New York and it became apparent that many retirees are heading south so he became licensed in Florida.
Earl is a devout Christian, a deacon, mens leader, and Sunday school teacher at his Church. He has volunteered his services on Missions trips to assist in building renovations. He is also an avid soccer fan and a die hard Yankee fan.