Sheila Herring Nelson

Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS # 104957
State Lic AR #104957, LA #104957, SC #MLO - 104957, AL #104957, MS #104957, GA #104957
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It’s all about service at Academy Mortgage, and our company has been meeting the needs of homebuyers across the United States since 1988. I joined Academy because of its strong reputation for integrity—based mortgage lending, its unwavering commitment to responsible lending practices, and for its broad portfolio of mortgage solutions and tools.

Since joining Academy, I have helped many individuals and families attain the dream of homeownership. Whether you want to buy a new home or refinance an existing mortgage, I will provide a customized solution for you at competitive rates. No brokering, no middleman, no hassle, no surprises.

Academy is a direct lender, which means that my Branch and Regional Offices are equipped to complete the entire loan process in—house—all loan processing, underwriting, closings, and funding are handled locally. As a result, we have a proven track record of closing loans as quickly and efficiently as possible

I will be in control of your loan file from start to finish, and I will be up—to—date on the status of your loan at all times. I understand the importance of maintaining continuous communication throughout the loan process and commit to providing you accurate, timely, and honest mortgage advice.

I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.

Home Mortgage Tools


How much will my fixed rate mortgage payment be?

This calculator computes the payments (principal and interest), based on home price, down payment, and other factors.


How much mortgage might I qualify for?

This calculator computes the finance amount, based on income, expenses, credit rating, and other factors.


How much home can I afford?

This calculator computes the most expensive house you can buy, based on the highest payment you can afford.


How much will I save by increasing my mortgage payment?

Increasing your payment will reduce the principal on your mortgage, the total amount of interest you’ll pay, and the number of payments.

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I am a first time homebuyer and Academy made this experience as stressfree as possible. Always friendly and caring, exceptional communication, and very personable.

—Jill Trapp

—Cassandra Turner

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sheila Nelson and Maria Adams to assist my client in buying a new home. They are so knowledgeable and always available to answer any questions. They both are extremely professional and always have my clients best interest at heart!

—Nicole Hardy

—Sarah Zapata

Sheila and the Academy Mortgage team are simply the best! Great communication, close time, and low fees. Sheila is my go to lender for my clients that need financing and I highly recommend her and Academy Mortgage for anyone looking to purchase a home.

—Niki Hardy

It was the best loan company I have ever worked with, and the most friendly people you could ask for. Ms Sheila was excellent

—Edward Lee

Shelia Nelson was awesome at her job . She walked me thru the process was always there to answer any questions we had

—Amanda Bosarge

Really great people to work with

—Joshua Melton

Sheila was great, as was my processor Maria.

—Phillip Ward

Sheila and Maria were both great to work with, and I highly recommend Academy Mortgage.

—Donna Post

Was a great experience

—Kristin Dalakiaris

Shelia was a great help

—Kristin Dalakiaris

Great ( as noted in some of the comments above )

—Rodney Shows - Broker / Owner of Real Estate Aces

my loan experience was great thanks to Mrs. Sheila Nelson and Maria Adams. I really appreciate the hard work and dedication!

—Faeisha Cook

I could not have had a better experience, Shelia was super helpful and professional. The communication was top notch , we were well informed every step of the way

—Larry Champion

Overall, I was very pleased with the experience at Academy Mortgage. I was especially impressed by Academy's ability to finalize the loan approval process within three weeks. Sheila Herring Nelson provided exceptional service as my loan officer, and I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area!

—Christopher Miller

easy and stress free, Sheila gave us a personal touch and made the entire process easy and stress free


Shelia Nelson KNOWS THIS BUISNESS! She is professional and really wants to help people get into the home of their dreams.

—Richard King

Sheila Nelson was awesome and got the loan closed faster than I would have expected!

—Ben Lilley

Shelia was great!! Easy to work with and always did what she said she was going too.

—Brock Biesinger

We are completely overwhelmed by Sheila and the people at Academy. Their professionalism, knowledge and easy going attitudes are amazing. We were lucky to have the honor of working with them. We wouldn't choose anyone else.

—Robert Frazier