We wanted a culture that allowed for exposure to different experiences and allowed people from different backgrounds the opportunity to grow…
I get asked a series of questions on a daily basis…
How old am I?
What’s the daily mortgage rate?
What do we plan to do in the New Year?
How many LO’s do we have?
I appreciate them all
The question that comes up the most is How did we start the company? The answer to that has been answered here in this blog, in interviews and dinner parties. What no one asks, but should, is How we built the company culture?
Our office is diverse, we are very proud of that. We wanted a culture that allowed for exposure to different experiences and allowed people from different backgrounds the opportunity to grow in roles that they may not have had the chance to do otherwise. We saw the need to create a space where culture can be celebrated.
We also looked for people who knew how to sell. In one way or another, selling is at the heart of what we do and fuels our culture forward. We are also production oriented, there is a literal process to funding a mortgage and making sure that everyone in our company knows how to contribute to that set of processes was a must.
Operations can’t work without loans, loans don’t happen without loan officers and nothing works without a culture of people who get the mortgage industry.
Our culture speaks to our goals.
Culture is also about working well together, as our company Holiday party approaches, we take time to celebrate the accomplishments of the year. We celebrate the closes, trades, new acquisitions and each other.
I wish more people asked me this question, because it’s a continuation of our story and one of the most important parts of any business.
Eddy Perez Jr., CMB
President, Equity Prime Mortgage