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Republic Mortgage Announces the Addition of 16 New Locations

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Republic Mortgage Home Loans, a top 50 residential mortgage lender founded in 1983, is pleased to announce the opening of 16 new branch locations in 10 states. Having recently been named as one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in the country by INC 5000, this announcement represents a significant step toward continued expansion nationwide.

“We’re thrilled to welcome this new crop of loan originators to the Republic Mortgage family,” President and CEO Scott Leishman said. “By doing things the right way and innovating for the future, we continue to attract the best talent in the industry. We take care of our people and the feedback we’re getting from our employees, partners, and clients has been outstanding.”

Republic Mortgage Building PhotoRepublic Mortgage Home Loans emphasizes individualized support and technological innovation in areas such as marketing, local processing, and in-house underwriting. As a high volume correspondent lender, their unique investor and warehouse relationships give originators a long list of loan products to offer their clients and partners. Also, the innovative My Mortgage mobile app offers borrowers real-time updates throughout the loan process, as well as unique insight into their loan after closing.

“I am excited to join the Republic Mortgage Home Loans family and begin contributing to an organization that treats their employees as people first,” said Ullysses Soto, Branch Manager in Schaumberg, IL. “I’ve found a very refreshing culture that leverages best-in-class technology to grow long term relationships with the people we serve. My existing referral partners are happy I made the move to Republic Mortgage and I am thrilled to be able to help them grow their business, as well.”

These new branches include:

Atlanta, GA – David Sheehan, Branch Manager
Cle Elum, WA – Kim Wolcott, Branch Manager
Dandridge, TN – Kim LeClercq, Manager
Elko, NV – Alicia Myrick, Branch Manager
Gahanna, OH – Mike Rozler, Branch Manager
Gig Harbor, WA – Craig Lee and Rob McGee, Branch Managers
Knoxville, TN – Jason Reeves, Branch Manager
Marion, OH – Roger Teel, Branch Manager
Pickerington, OH – Todd Sindergard, Branch Manager
Pocatello, ID – Natasha Lattin, Branch Manager
Schaumberg, IL – Ullysses Soto and Chris Puleo, Branch Managers
Scottsdale, AZ – Kristopher Krebbs, Branch Manager
South Valley, UT – Brad Mabey and Mark Mabey, Branch Managers
Spanish Fork, UT – Phil DeGraffenried, Branch Manager
Tampa, FL – Rob Pinion, Branch Manager
Worthington, OH – Steven Scott, Branch Manager

Craig Lee of Gig Harbor said, “I think a big part of why we joined Republic was because of the people that were already here. Like Susan Tallman, Josh Westmark, Kimberly Lynn and Kim Wolcott. We felt that if they were here and doing great then this must be a great company. Then I was lucky enough to meet the executives in Salt Lake and knew that if they would have us, this would be our new home. The support that we have received from everyone is better than any company I personally have ever worked for. We know that we are with the right company and are surrounded with a team that will help us close good loans. Thank you for allowing us to be part of a winning team.”

David Sheehan of Atlanta added, “The reason I join Republic Mortgage is that the entire company is customer focused. The whole company is all about the client having a pleasant experience. When the client has a pleasant experience and the My Mortgage app is installed on their smartphone, this will keep us and the real estate agent top of mind with client. A happy customer is a customer for life and will send you referrals of their friends and family.

“Republic Mortgage provides many things that I was missing from my previous employers. As a loan officer, I’m always looking to have a better edge and become more efficient in my marketing and prospect follow-up to make me more appealing to agents and buyers. I had gaps in those areas, but when I saw what Republic was doing, I saw a company that is looking to fill those gaps with great tools and resources. And better yet, they automate a lot of it. So that leaves more time for me to prospect and interact with customers and referral partners. That’s what I love to do…interact with people. I love their technology, like the mobile app, the automated follow up and they’re big on focusing on making Realtors’ lives easier and more successful. I’m really happy I chose Republic for my mortgage career and look forward to thriving with them.”

Kris Krebbs of Scottsdale continued, “I believe that success is a direct result of sincere collaboration and intentional support. Republic Mortgage intentionally builds around their employees and does not “market” the consumer. They encourage an engaging, real, and life long relationship with them.

“What impressed me about Republic? Everything. We are subject to what has been termed ‘The Digital Age’. Republic Mortgage is not following the curve, but are without question ahead of it. They use innovation and strategic implementation of applicable tools that have form and function. The marketing is Loan Officer and more importantly Consumer conciliatory. They offer cutting edge tools.”

From Mark and Brad Mabey of Salt Lake City: “We chose Republic Mortgage Home loans because we know what they are capable of. They have systems in place and marketing materials to get loans in the door and to close them on time. This gives us a great advantage over our competitors. I also am very impressed with the management team at Republic Mortgage. They give us the tools and support needed to get the loans closed.”

Jason Reeves of Knoxville added, “Even though Knoxville is a good size city, it has a small town feel to it. We are so blessed to have several lakes and the Smoky Mountains, all within our back door. Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee and I am proud to be a Tennessee Volunteer! I am so passionate about my job and what I do for living. It is so rewarding to help new home buyers purchase the home of their dreams, and to get to work with the best Real Estate Agents in this area.

“I looked at over 50 different companies – for almost a year – before making my decision to join Republic Mortgage. While looking, I quickly found that most companies were not interested in my career goals. They were only interested in what I could do for them. When I first spoke to Republic, they immediately took the time to understand my career goals. They helped me design a competitive package around those goals. I could tell that they were sincere, and they were going to invest back into me and my employees. I found that they have one of the best marketing departments in Mortgage Banking. Republic Mortgage was an UPGRADE to me and my staff. They understand marketing, systematic communication, being compliant, and they know how to close loans. Republic Mortgage will allow me to grow my business, and feel great while recruiting, prospecting for new real estate agents, and going after new referral partners. I feel this company is a wonderful fit for what I have been looking for, and am excited about my new career with Republic Mortgage.”

Steve Scott, former Managing Member of Affinity Group Mortgage in Worthington, OH continued, “Republic Mortgage has one of the most diverse marketing and mortgage products I have seen in my 25 years of mortgage experience. I am very confident with their leadership we will be able to close our mortgages in a much quicker manner with quality products and competitive rates. We are very pleased to offer Home Buyers Marketing to our customers and referral partner as well as a real time status of current applications.”

For more information, please contact:

John Owens
5241 S. State St. Ste 2
Salt Lake City, UT 84017
t: (801)270-6255


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