Young broker thrives after humble beginnings

Then 23, he went online to research more lucrative jobs, and came across Quicken Loans, which has since been rebranded to Rocket Mortgage. “That’s w. I started and got my foot in the door on the retail side,” he said. “I was one of the top originators, and my first commission check was $15,000. Ever since then, it just kept accumulating. I wasn’t used to making that much money. I was working really hard making $4,000, and all I did was sit down and talk to people and made so much more money helping families.”

After 10 years, his early enthusiasm started to melt away just like the snow he once plowed throughout his neighborhood. “I was so caught up in the mix, drinking the Kool Aid, not knowing what else was out t.. And that’s when I made a leap of faith and opened up my own brokerage. That’s how I am . now.”

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Today, at 33, he has run Rightway Lending since its opening September 2021. Family life figured prominently in his decision to open up his own shop he said. “I always had a goal that once I got married, I would find a new avenue because you just can’t work those types of hours and have a wife,” he said.

Now married, his wife is due in two months – right on schedule with his nascent independence in the corporate world. He has two people working under him, and just hired a loan originator to join the team. Between his former stint at Rocket and at Rightway Lending, he posted $140 million in volume across 440 units last year.