Truth in Testimonials – Hear What Our Employees Have to Say

Have you ever read a great restaurant review that actually swayed you to go there? How about a negative review that made you question using a certain brand, product, or service?

In today’s world, online reviews are considered just as important as personal recommendations. That is why here at Inlanta, we take our reviews seriously and we understand that there’s truth in testimonials.

While we’d love to spend some time giving you our own testimonial on what makes Inlanta great, we’d rather have you hear it from our team members themselves.

Take this testimonial from one of our newest Branch Managers, Sean Reilly, for example.

Sean says, “My experience with Inlanta has exceeded expectations. I’ve worked for a wide range of companies, from a big bank to a small correspondent lender to a large direct retail lender, and one theme has been consistent: processing/underwriting is a struggle. What I’ve been most impressed by with Inlanta is not how easy everything is, but how helpful, responsive, and responsible the processing and underwriting teams have been. Instead of passing the buck back to me, they actually talk to the customer, find solutions, and save us all time and stress. It’s a novel concept, one that I’ve been asking management teams to implement (in vain) for a decade. I’m glad it’s not an issue at Inlanta!”

For more of our truthful testimonials, we encourage you to watch the above video, visit our pages on Glassdoor and Indeed, and reach out to us (or any one of our Branch Managers) to find out what it’s really like to be on Team Inlanta.

If you’d like to know what our customers have to say, please visit our Google+, Facebook, Yelp, SocialSurvey, or Zillow profiles.

You can also contact our SVP, Chad Gomoll, directly at 262-439-4260, our RVP, Brian Jensen, at 630-927-0380 for opportunities in the Midwest, or, our Regional Production Manager, Kevin Laffey, at 913-645-4647 for opportunities in the KS, MO, IA, and NE markets.

Meet Today’s Home Buyer

The Evolution of the Home Buyer

The typical home buyer has certainly changed over the years. From then to now, as the mortgage industry, process, and programs have greatly evolved so has our buyer.

Let’s take a look at today’s traditional buyer below.

Meet Today’s Home Buyer

Based on an infographic from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), today’s first-time buyer is waiting longer to purchase a home – at 32 years old, today’s buyer’s age has reached an all-time high over typical past buyers.

Our buyer’s household income is now on average $75,000 and the median purchase price comes in around $190,000.

Another interesting fact from the infographic shows that today’s first-time buyer is typically only putting 5% down on a first home as opposed to the traditional 20% down payment options of the past. This is likely due to new loan products and programs that offer low down payment options and down payment assistance.

41% of today’s buyers are also, unfortunately, carrying student loan debt averaging around $29,000. Student loan debt has been a major roadblock for buyers today and a hot topic in the industry as many are so stressed by debt that the thought of taking on additional debt with a mortgage loan is intimidating. The debt is also causing buyers to struggle with saving for a down payment making non-traditional loan products and down payment assistance programs all the more important today.

Has Your Mortgage Platform Evolved?

Are you still stuck in the past offering mortgage products that only cater to a traditional homebuyer?

If your institution’s mortgage lending program is looking to evolve, Inlanta’s Third Party Origination (TPO) program can help you take advantage of every mortgage opportunity, including FHA, VA, and USDA Rural Development and help your business survive in today’s competitive marketplace.

Evolve your mortgage business today with an Inlanta TPO partnership! Need more information?  Email our TPO Manager, Dave Stephan, at davestephan@inlanta.com or call 262.754.6494 or visit our LinkedIn page.

Inlanta Mortgage Promotes Paul Buege to President

 Original press release from PR Web

Inlanta Mortgage Chairman, John Knowlton, announced the promotion of Mr. Paul Buege to the role of President.

Mr. Buege is currently the Chief Operating Officer and will continue those responsibilities. Nicholas DelTorto will remain as CEO. “I am proud to announce Paul’s promotion to President. It has been a privilege to work with and get to know him over the past five years. Paul and his team have developed a premier service platform for our loan originators and consumers. He is dedicated to Inlanta and the continued growth and success of our company,” Knowlton said in a company statement announcing the move.

“Our senior management team has positioned us for a solid future. We have worked together for many years and that continuity in leadership translates into a consistent focus on improving our platform, performance for the branches, and highest level of progressive services and technology for our referral partners and consumers,” said DelTorto.

“Paul has done outstanding work in developing a sales and service accountability culture at Inlanta. Our ‘mortgage banking for grown-ups’ approach allows the true mortgage professional to operate using their personally developed skills to build on their success,” Knowlton adds.

Inlanta announces this move as they celebrate 25 years in the mortgage business. “We are very proud to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year. In a business where so many have come and gone, Inlanta is looking forward to serving our customers and referral partners for many years to come,” Knowlton said.

About Inlanta Mortgage 
Headquartered in Pewaukee, WI, Inlanta Mortgage was established in 1993 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. The company has grown to over 40 branches in 20 states and over 250 employees. Inlanta Mortgage’s mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends, and community. Their team of dedicated mortgage professionals is committed to delivering an exceptional experience using honest and ethical lending practices.

Inlanta Mortgage was named a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplace in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Inlanta has also been recognized as one of the “50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For” by Mortgage Executive Magazine and one of the country’s “Top Mortgage Employers” by National Mortgage Professional.

Inlanta Mortgage continually seeks branch managers and loan officers who want to grow their business. To learn about growth opportunities, please contact Brian Jensen (Midwest) at brianjensen@inlanta.com or 630-927-0380; or Kevin Laffey (Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska) at kevinlaffey@inlanta.com or 913-645-4647. To learn about opportunities in other locations, visit http://www.inlantapartners.com, call 262-439-4260, or email partners@inlanta.com.

Inlanta Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1016.

Seas the Day! Cap Cana 2017 Rewards Trip Highlights

Seas the Day! That was the motto of our 2017 Inlanta Mortgage Rewards Trip and our attendees lived it to the fullest during their time in beautiful Cap Cana, Dominican Republic.

Cap Cana Day 1: Saturday, February 17th

Most of our group arrived to the crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches on Saturday, February 17th with the exception of a few guests arriving early to enjoy some extended well-deserved relaxation time. After getting settled in and enjoying dinner in paradise, it was time to get the party started! Many group members met in the lobby bar to enjoy cocktails and live entertainment from local musicians. Late-night partiers closed out the evening at Desires Night Club dancing the night away.

Cap Cana Day 2: Sunday, February 18th

No “Sunday scaries” here! As the sun rose over the ocean on day two, our trip attendees spent the day blissfully enjoying the resort amenities and natural scenery. A large group attended dinner together that night at Himitsu, Secrets Cap Cana’s Japanese-themed restaurant. As the large group finished their meal, a smaller group grabbed a spot at one of the hibachi tables. It was then that Kevin Laffey, our Regional Production Manager, even got to try his hand at cooking on the grill!

Cap Cana Day 3: Monday, February 19th

Due to high winds and rough seas, the annual deep-sea fishing excursion that was supposed to take place on day 3 of our trip was canceled. Our fishermen, who were left high and dry, ended up spending the day in the pool, on the beach, or at nearby local shops. Not a bad plan B for the day if you ask us!

Around sunset, a pop-up market was assembled near the pool for resort guests to purchase souvenirs, such as paintings, jewelry, and other trinkets from local artists.

Cap Cana Day 4: Tuesday, February 20th

Our final full day in paradise concluded with an awards ceremony to remember. We rolled out the red carpet, lit up the room, and hired a “paparazzo” to capture photos of all our stars.

Inlanta Founder and Chairman of the Board, John Knowlton, kicked off the event with greetings of welcome and a big announcement – the promotion of Paul Buege to President of Inlanta. Paul received a roaring applause from the audience as he received the honor of his new role within the organization and well-deserved promotion. John Knowlton then invited Nick DelTorto, Inlanta CEO, to the podium to welcome Paul for his inaugural speech as President.

Nick continued on to emcee the rest of the event offering merited recognition to Team Inlanta employees for a solid year of hard-work. Inlanta 2017 MVP’s of the night included Cindy Laffey, Mortgage Planner and Branch Partner in Overland Park, KS; Yvette Clermont, Branch Manager in Green Bay, WI and Lakewood Ranch, FL; Jonathan Arnold, Branch Manager in Grand Rapids, MI; Christine Eichholz, Technologies Solutions Architect in Pewaukee, WI, and more!

Join Us Next Year

The rest of our time was spent walking along the pristine beaches gazing out at the crystal blue waters, soaking up the sun by the resort pool, enjoying some peace and tranquility at the spa, indulging in delicious food and drink, and exploring the DR with offsite excursions like thrilling ATV rides. Nights were filled with great company, island cocktails, lively entertainment, and dancing.

We are so proud of each of our rewards trip recipients and hope they enjoyed their vacation! Do these trip highlights have you dreaming of attending yourself? If so, don’t just dream it –do it! To learn more about joining Team Inlanta today, contact our SVP of Business Development, Chad Gomoll, directly at 262-439-4260, our RVP, Brian Jensen, at 630-927-0380 for opportunities in the Midwest, or, our Regional Production Manager, Kevin Laffey, at 913-645-4647 for opportunities in the KS, MO, IA, and NE markets.