Real Estate Journal — Owners, Developers & Managers — October 25 - November 7, 2019 — 11B
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A look into the mind, and heart of one of Stratton Equities’ top Loan Officers Q&A with Stratton Equities Chris Edgcombe
tratton Equities is at a turning point, the largest mortgage equities firm in
a lead. Stratton Equities has the widest range of available programs (Over 50), it’s very rare to have so many types of loan programs under one roof. Other companies I’ve worked for only have 2 or 3. It’s also nationwide, which allows me to work with investors in all 50 states. Q. Anything else you’d like us to know? A. I’m just happy to be work- ing with a great group of people with common goals and a knowledgeable leader that I can learn from and advance my career.
as far as contact with management? A. At my previous job, you never got to see or speak with management. Here (at Strat- ton) I have daily contact with the CEO, he’s always there to support me and answer any questions I may have about our various programs. Q. What do you mean by that? A. Most mortgage compa- nies focus on one specific type of loan program. It’s very restrictive and forces loan of- ficers to say “no” more than “yes,” when finally obtaining
the country has a prob- l e m t h a t most compa- nies would k i l l f o r . TOO MUCH BUSINESS! M i c h a e l M i k h a i l ,
I’m just happy to be working with a great group of people with common goals and a knowledgeable leader that I can learn from and advance my career.
Stratton’s CEO, has stacks of hot direct leads sitting on his desk ready to be handed out to experienced hungry loan officers. One of those loan officers is Chris Edgcombe, a young hot-shot, who like others in his profession, was previously stuck in a company that kept him in a box (a literal box) wearing a shirt and tie with 3,999 other loan officers. Chris worked 10-15 hour days and weekends, with ab- solutely no social life, living paycheck to paycheck. He had to find his own leads, often cold-leads, provide his own materials, and all for a less than mediocre payout. When his friend, Brendon Foster Stratton’s BranchMan- ager, told him about the in- novative mortgage company and its unique benefits and opportunities, Edgcombe liter- ally got into his car and drove from North Carolina to New Jersey to join the team. Here’s a look into the mind, and heart of one of Stratton Equities’ top Loan Officers. Q. What’s one of the big- gest reasons you chose to move to NJ and join Stratton Equities? A. I really felt that I had reached a plateau at my last job and that I would always be stuck. There wasn’t any room to grow or excel in the company, therefore making financial freedom impossible. Stratton gives me the flex- ibility to live my life, work at my own pace, and with the highest paid commissions that I’ve ever encountered in the industry. Q. What’s themost signifi- cant difference between your previous job and Stratton Equities? It’s what most people would consider the little things; relationship with colleagues, relaxed dress code, and a good work atmosphere. Q. Is there a difference between the two positions
Stratton Equities is happy that Chris is with them, want to join Chris? Visit Stratton Equities website.
Stratton Equities is the leading hard money lend- er to national real estate investors.
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