Michigan First Mortgage, powered by Michigan First Credit Union, has emerged as one of Michigan’s fastest growing direct lenders. Michigan First Mortgage’s team of highly trained professionals prides itself on having greater flexibility than traditional lenders. Learn more.
By Jeff McGee, Executive Vice President, Michigan First Mortgage
Here at Michigan First Mortgage, we’re on the hunt. One of our biggest challenges—a very good problem to have—is that there are more people looking for mortgages in Michigan than we’ve had in years. It means that we’re looking to hire more team members to meet the growing demand.
The other side of the coin is, because of the housing market’s recent history, many people have either left the lending industry or never started. The type of loan officers we’re looking for—those with more than five years of experience and a desire to help families find the best path to homeownership—are harder to find than you might think.
It is, admittedly, a bit more difficult for us because we don’t use a “mortgage assembly line” style. Our model—a customized approach leveraging portfolio lending—means that we can write mortgages for those who may not fit the traditional mold, but it requires that we have expert loan officers who know the system and appreciate the added challenge of helping a wider group have access to affordable home loans.
Where larger mortgage companies focus on narrow skill sets and narrow restrictions for borrowers, our unique approach favors those with great people skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and a real desire to help potential homeowners find the best-possible mortgage to fit their needs.
If you or someone you know has these traits, more than two years of experience and an NMLS certification with the State of Michigan, don’t hesitate to send them our way.
If you’re interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to reach out to me: JMcGee@MichFirstMortgage.com.
See our current postings here: MichiganFirstCareers.com.