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Mel Schell

Mel is uniquely prepared to help you take advantage of a Reverse Mortgage, or more specifically – a “Home Equity Conversion Mortgage” (HECM).  He and his wife first learned about the HECM program when they refinanced their own home in 2008. This was such a blessing that Mel felt a passionate desire to leave a successful real estate career to focus exclusively on helping Seniors take advantage of this little understood program.  Since then, he has used his knowledge of finance, real estate, business and estate planning to assist many others in utilizing Reverse Mortgages to meet the challenges of these tumultuous days.

After a successful career with IBM, Mel felt called to help faith based ministries improve their effectiveness. This led to the creation of a nationwide training and consulting ministry along with a computer company that developed one of the first PC based systems for churches and non-profits

While working full time, Mel completed a BA at Tennessee Temple University (Class President, Magna Cum Laude) and an Executive MBA at Georgia State University.  He also did post graduate studies at Emory University, Columbia Seminary and Fuller Seminary School Of World Mission.

Throughout his career, Mel has been an active real estate investor.  This led to his becoming a Real Estate agent with Prudential Georgia Realty where he became a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and completed all course work for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

Mel. a decorated U. S. Navy veteran, has been honored with many awards during his career and is listed in the 2010 Who’s Who In America, Who’s Who In American Business,Who’s Who In The World and Who’s Who in American Church Growth (1987).
Mel and his wife Dollie now make their home in Gainesville, have two sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.  They are active members of Lakewood Baptist Church.
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