One of Victor Ciardelli’s goals for Guaranteed Rate is to make it a great home for top loan originators, and that strategy was validated with the release of the annual top originator rankings from three leading mortgage industry publications in spring 2014.
Guaranteed Rate had more top originators ranked in the annual rankings from Mortgage Executive, Scotsman Guide, and Origination News than any other bank or mortgage company. In two of the three publications, Guaranteed Rate had more than double the number of top originators as the second-place firm.
In the Origination News annual list of the Top 202 mortgage loan originators in the U.S., Guaranteed Rate has 77 originators on the list, good for the best showing of any bank or mortgage company, and has four originators in the top 10. Nearly 40% of the list is made up of Guaranteed Rate’s loan originators.
In the annual Scotsman Guide list, the company’s 40 originators on the list (a 33% increase over last year) was the best showing of any bank or mortgage company, as is the five Guaranteed Rate originators ranked in the top 25 slots on the list, and the eight in the Top 50. In addition, as the company with the most ranked originators, Ciardelli was interviewed by the publication about the company’s success in loan originations and its unique process that allows loan professionals to focus on origination instead of administrative tasks.
Earlier this year, Guaranteed Rate also took top honors for having the most ranked originators in the Mortgage Executive Top Originators list, with 35 originators on the list (a 17 % increase over last year) and five Guaranteed Rate originators ranked in the top 25 slots on the list. This is the second year in a row that Guaranteed Rate has the most originators on the Top 200 list. In addition, the publication also released its list of the Top 1% of mortgage loan originators in the U.S. Guaranteed Rate also led this list, with 150 originators on the list of the nation’s best. This is also more than double the amount of the second-place competitor on the list.
With the release of these annual lists, Guaranteed Rate has now won the “triple crown” for the most top loan originators in the nation from all three major publication’s rankings this year.