A Loan Originator or Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) is the front door to the mortgage getting process. An MLO has two jobs; the first is to persuade you that their lending prowess is your best borrowing option. The second is to help you navigate your way to the closing table. A Loan Originator is a salesperson first and a loan approval chaperon second.
According to 30 year mortgage originations veteran Brian Martucci; “A mortgage loan originator is someone in a sales role whose primary job is to originate residential mortgage loans, educate the consumer and to help process and close the loan.” There you go.
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