About Jessica Balanay
Jessica Balanay is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve their dream of homeownership. She is dedicated and committed to helping her clients understand their options for real estate financing, and assisting them to make solid home loan decisions that meet their needs. Throughout her career, which spans for over a decade, Jessica has proven excellent work ethic, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and more. In addition, her breadth of experience and knowledge in finance, escrow, account management, and customer service, equips her to find the best borrowing solution for qualified individuals. With a proven track-record of customer satisfaction, she has been recognized by business publications such as Honolulu Magazine (Voted “Hawaii’s Best in Real Estate Mortgage” 2017-2019) and MPA Magazine - Mortgage Professional America “1 of 70 Elite Women Raising the Bar on Gender Equality in the Industry,” 2018). Jessica has served as a volunteer for various non-profit organizations, including American Red Cross, Hawaii Junior Financial Literacy program, and served as part of the Board of Directors for Zonta International (Honolulu Chapter) - a women’s organization focused on equality and opportunity for all women in various sectors. She is an active volunteer for Oahu Urban Garden Center (OUBC). Jessica’s family immigrated from the Philippines to the U.S. in the 1950s; she was born and raised on Oahu. As a single mother in her 20s and raising her daughter, she earned an Associates Degree in Pre-Business from University of Hawaii (Leeward Campus) and was part of the National Honor Society: Phi Theta Kappa. Shortly after, she transferred to Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and earned her Bachelor’s of Science Business Administration degree, with a focus on Finance. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, traveling, and reading motivational books. She is extremely proud of her daughter, Jesand, who is also an HPU alumnus, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science Business Administration degree in Marketing.