Veterans in Mortgage
Veterans Bill Merren, Joe Uhm, and Kevin Winter talk about how serving in the military has inspired their passion for helping others with homeownership and careers in the mortgage industry.
Hi. My name is Bill Marin with New American Funding. I am a loan officer here in Las Vegas. My name is Kevin Winter and I’m the regional sales manager for Pacific Northwest. My name is Joe um, I'm a loan consultant at New American Funding. So helping veterans is definitely one of the things that's most important to me in what I do in my career. And the reason is because veterans have given so much to our country, and they're one of the primary reasons why we have the freedoms that we do. And being a fellow veteran, being there to help fight for their loan and help them get approved when others may have declined them to do so, definitely one of the most satisfying things I do, I think it's the biggest benefit that there is for a veteran is home ownership.
A mortgage is not an easy thing to do. It’s a tedious process. But if the loan consultant could ease that burden by helping out, helping them understand the whole process of how it all works, then it should be easy for anyone to do it. Well, in addition to doing VA home loans, I think one of the most important things are passions of mine, is being able to actually employ veterans. So one of the things I always look for in meeting somebody or a potential employee is if they've ever served in the military, because I know that, like me, their work ethic will be second to them. I think the sacrifice that a veteran makes in the choice of serving their country because it's certainly not fame or fortune why they make that choice, I think it’s great opportunity for us, for me and for the company to give back to that veteran in a career where there's a lot of opportunity.
I think one thing that sets New American Funding apart from its competitors is the way that they treat their employees. And I think that translates to how we as low consultants treat our customers. I think it really starts from the top, and my borrowers know, and they can feel it too. I think the way that it's done here is the right way that I cannot be here in the office, but I know that have the person, my buddy next to me, that will be able to assist me while I'm out or if I'm sick. It’s more to help each other for the borrower. And I think that's the model that’s all companies should be.