Teamwork Takes Grand Rapids Mortgage Lenders to Next Level…
The Grand Rapids Guild Mortgage Inlanta Team wants to give a big shout out to its customers across West Michigan for helping it rank in the top 10 nationwide, with the Jonathan Arnold Team winning top producer for the entire company for the third year in a row.
“This is truly a team effort,” said Jon Arnold, branch manager in Grand Rapids. “We executed the plan we had in place to create a great customer experience. It took a team effort, from managing deadlines to communicating the process to customers and ensuring we exceeded expectations. It’s something we’re really proud of and will always be striving for,” he said.
Jon is an active member of the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors, the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, and the Women’s Council Realtors. He credits his community partners and the outstanding work of his teammates for the company’s continued trajectory. Most recently, Jon has received the “Rising Star” Award from the MMLA recognizing members in the industry who have excelled in their profession.
Katrina Cole is “One to Watch”
Meanwhile, teammate Katrina Cole has added a personal triumph to the first two honors by being named one of the MMLA’s 40 under 40. She serves as VP of the West Chapter of the MMLA, Co-Chair of Marketing on the West Michigan Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors, 2016 Strategic Partner of the year for West Michigan WCR, and the 2016 National Magazine Next 40 Mortgage Professionals to Watch.
Through these organizations, Katrina aims to foster a better understanding of the lending environment for realtors, and ultimately, a smoother transaction for clients by bridging any knowledge gaps between lenders and realtors. She’s been passionately involved in the WCR and the MMLA’s mission to attract young professionals and expand the exchange of information within the housing industry.
“I’m so proud but also humbled to be part of these types of organizations and recognized by so many great people in our industry. They’re always striving to be the best. They keep leading by example and getting more and more people involved in understanding what is best for our community as well as our industry as a whole,” Katrina said.
Cheers to Katrina for taking the Inlanta program to a new level of community involvement.
Backed by Inlanta Innovation
The team also credits the innovation of its parent company, Inlanta Mortgage, which continues to lead the field with innovative products like its 581-Score and No-Score programs. Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Guild Mortgage Inlanta was established in 1993. The company has grown to 35 branches in 16 states and over 240 employees. Guild Mortgage Inlanta offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Guild Mortgage Inlanta also offers numerous state bond agency programs.