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Loan Officer

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Full-time

About the Firm

JB Mortgage Group is an Austin based lending team, advising homebuyers through the lending process with a level of advising and expertise that surpasses the average lender. We are a division of Celebrity Home Loans, (“CHL”) who is a national independent mortgage bank with a progressive 50 state licensing strategy. We lend billions of dollars annually through our highly diversified network of retail divisions, regions, and branches.

With over 50 years of combined lending experience in Austin, Texas, we understand this high-pressure real estate market and want to offer our clients and real estate partners the best customer service and support at a competitive price. We offer an informative lending approach, teaching our clients about their options with the ultimate goal of becoming their trusted lending advisor for life.

We are looking for proactive and resourceful individuals to join the JBMG team. A successful JBMG team member is hard-working, intelligent, witty and experienced. We are inspired by people with a good sense of humor, willingness to learn, willingness to succeed, and just plain grit. Competitive compensation includes a base salary plus bonus with full benefits. We work hard, laugh a lot, and play hard. We support each other and our culture adds the fuel that drives us every day. We require that all JBMG employees obtain their LO license within 6 months of employment.

We are currently working from home but will transition to an office in West Austin by the end of summer and expect all employees to be in the office as much as possible.

About You 

  • You are highly motivated and thrive on a team where you can make a big impact
  • You often seek the path to rapidly increase your responsibilities and grow within an organization

What You Will Do

Residential Mortgage loan originators are responsible for managing referral sources, lead conversion and following up to nurse leads in all aspects of a purchase, Pre-Approval and loan product selection. The Loan Officer is the primary point of interaction for clients and realtors upfront.  They are responsible for spotting all potential issues, perfecting the loan file, and educating the clients.

Duties

  • Perform in-depth analysis of clients’ financial profiles to determine credit worthiness, optimize financing structures, and provide expert advice
  • Engage referral sources daily
  • Prospect and cultivate new client referrals daily
  • Educate clients regarding the homebuying process
  • Educate clients regarding mortgage refinancing opportunities
  • Act as a self-starter while leveraging cross-functional collaboration wherever appropriate
  • Employ a consultative approach in assessing clients’ needs and developing an understanding of the challenges
  • Communicate clearly and concisely when discussing lending practices and procedures with clients
  • Continuously study current market conditions and the lending regulatory environment, with a focus on educating yourself and team members
  • Nurture relationships with clients, referral sources, and team members
  • Monitor practices and systems to ensure compliance in a dynamic and complex regulatory environment
  • Assess and convey current market conditions to clients and referral sources
  • Diligently track data and maintain company referral database with real-time information
  • Contribute to the team environment by regularly evaluating the JBMG systems and processes to recommend improvements
  • Prepare for and engage in weekly small-group team meetings to assess issues and best practices within firm

Desired Skills & Experience 

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in loan originating
  • Experience with Encompass LOS a plus
  • Ability to learn and navigate proprietary CRM and LOS software
  • Capacity to learn and absorb a very large quantity of information quickly
  • Capacity to work in a demanding environment with long hours when required
  • Practice congeniality with both clients and team members
  • Exceptional diligence in all actions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team-environment
  • Ability to maintain quality of work while working under pressure
  • Ability to process and healthily manage stress levels
  • Must be receptive to ongoing, constructive feedback
  • Must be tech-savvy
  • Ability to prioritize and decipher policies, programs and guidelines
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline intensive environment
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to influence through collaboration
  • Self-motivated, high level of personal energy and commitment
  • Problem solving skills as well as flexibility and adaptability are of key importance

Compensation & Benefits

  • Base Salary + Commission and/or bonus based on performance and growth
  • 3 weeks paid vacation accrued annually
  • Full healthcare benefits and 401K
  • Laptop

Celebrity Home Loans is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, and protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Celebrity Home Loans NMLS # 227765
One Mid America Plaza, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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