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Loan Officer Assistant

Company: Guild Holdings Company
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Guild Mortgage Company, closing loans and opening doors since 1960. As a mortgage banking firm, we are dedicated to serving the home owner/buyer. Our goal is to provide affordable home financing for our customers, utilizing the best terms available while providing a level of professionalism and service unsurpassed in the lending industry.

Position Summary:

The Loan Officer Assistant plays an important role in the organization by performing, under direct supervision, a number of activities related to assisting originators build complete loan files for submission. This role may perform the Lead to Contract and/or Contract to Close duties.

Essential Functions:

Lead to Contract duties:

  • Assist originator in appointment setting with prospective and new applicants.
  • Provide new lead call backs within 20 minutes and maintain a 35% conversion rate from lead to appointment.
  • Set and confirm appointments for originator and manage calendar.
  • Provide administrative support managing various client databases (lead tracker, MyCircle, Zillow, etc.). Send new clients online pre-qualification link on behalf of originator.
  • Assist the originator with obtaining an accurate and thorough 1003.
  • Analyze customer's credit and financial scenario and determining appropriate loan product(s).
  • Run credit on loans assigned to an originator
  • Run AUS findings and prepare the Initial Fee Worksheet.
  • Pull and prep web applications and other duties; including updating credit reports and AUS findings.
  • Request status updates from pre-approved clients and referral sources (weekly TBD calls).
  • Keep up to date with company approved programs and software systems; implement and execute new systems for team and clients.
  • Provide marketing support by coordinating, creating, obtaining compliance approval, tracking, and distributing advertising materials as needed.
  • Manage monthly compliance-approved email marketing to realtors.

Contract to Close duties:

  • Monitor key dates related to loan transactions and respond accordingly.
  • Send loan forms, disclosures agreements, and other supporting documentation to customers for completion and signature; manage the collection of completed documents accordingly.
  • Manage assigned originator's database; tracking active loan(s) and entering data as needed.
  • Maintain customer contact to ensure follow-up of loan application and answer basic customer inquiries while providing quality customer service.
  • Provide support in the collection and preparation of submitting loan application with supporting documentation to processing.
  • Order out 4506T, SSA, Credit Supplements, AccountCheck and Work Number as needed.
  • Prepare and submit loan applications to processing, helping to resolve any subsequent file issues and escalating processor conditions as required assisting processor in clearing any conditions placed on loan(s).
  • Reviewing CD to ensure fees and cash at closing are consistent with commitment to customer.
  • Provide any necessary assistance through production and underwriting process.
  • Provide status updates to referral sources on active loans, subject to Guild's policies on Consumer Privacy and Safeguarding of Information.
  • Answer customer inquiries related to active loan, and/or loan application status.

Additional common duties:

  • Acting as a primary point of contact for the customer, and keeping the customer informed throughout the process, subject to the limitations as set forth in Guild's SAFE Act and Consumer Privacy/Safeguarding in Information policies.
  • Pricing loan in accordance with Guild's policies and communicating fees to operations team.
  • Quoting rates and making commitments regarding locking to customer.
  • Maintain referral source relationships through quick response time and excellent custom service.
  • Prepare and send thank you cards to referral sources and new clients.
  • Collect supporting documentation from customer, gathering necessary documentation for pre-approval.
  • Act as a point of contact for the customer and referral source, keeping them informed throughout the process.
  • Discuss product features with customer.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Per GUILD company policy and in accordance with investor underwriting guidelines, this role is prohibited from submitting documents to underwriting and ordering written (non-third party) employment, income, deposit, mortgage or rental verifications under any circumstances.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred, along with at least two years of experience in Mortgage lending or related field.
  • Active MLO licensing required.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities; strong detail orientation and highly organized.
  • Works with a strong sense of urgency and responsiveness.
  • Passionate about delivering excellence in customer service.
  • Demonstrated patience and professionalism when interacting with both internal and external customers.
  • Proficiency with data entry, PDF software programs, Microsoft Word, and Excel required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Basic math skills.
  • Ethical, with a commitment to company values.

Supervision:

  • No direct or indirect reports.
  • Low level of independent judgment and discretion used in decision-making; executes standard core job responsibilities with only minor variation and escalates more complex issues for advice and resolution.

Requirements:

  • Physical: Work is primarily sedentary; mobility in an office setting.
  • Manual Dexterity: Frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse.
  • Audio/Visual: Ability to accurately interpret sounds and associated meanings at a volume consistent with interpersonal conversation. Regularly required to accurately perceive, distinguish and interpret information received visually and through audio; e.g., words, numbers and other data broadcasted aloud/viewed on a screen, as well as print and other media.

  • Environmental: Office environment - no substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Guild offers a pleasant work environment, competitive compensation and excellent benefits package; including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, LTD and 401(k) with employer match.

Guild Mortgage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Guild Holdings Company, Tacoma , Loan Officer Assistant, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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