Ross Mortgage Corp., a full-service residential mortgage lender headquartered in Troy, Mich., reports that it recently opened a new location in the Bel Air section of Baltimore, Md.
The new location will be managed by local mortgage lending expert Thomas J. Barker Jr., and will offer a full range of mortgage products, including conventional fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages, Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Affairs mortgages, as well as 203(k) and USDA Rural Development loans.
“We are ecstatic to enter the Maryland market and look forward to providing those in the greater Baltimore area with an elevated home financing experience,” says Tim Ross, CEO of Ross Mortgage Corp., in a release. “With 13 years of mortgage lending experience, [Barker] is the perfect fit to introduce Ross Mortgage to the Mid-Atlantic region and will serve as a fantastic resource to homeowners and homebuyers in the area.”
In his new role as branch manager, Barker will be responsible for overseeing office operations, originating loans and coordinating community outreach efforts to build relationships with local residents and real estate professionals.
Additionally, he will continue to leverage his experience and connections as lead coach of Loan Officer Acceleration and Leads Academy, a program he founded in 2016. The organization helps real estate agents and loan officers build their business repertoire through continuing education workshops focused on digital marketing, database management, property marketing and buyer/seller lead planning.
Barker is also the founder and host of the Maryland Real Estate Show, which serves as a leading resource to consumers on how to make smart home buying decisions in the Mid-Atlantic region.
“I’m honored to represent Ross Mortgage in the Baltimore market and look forward to guiding consumers through the mortgage process by helping them identify loan options that fit their unique financial needs,” says Barker. “The Bel Air area has a strong veteran population due to its proximity to Aberdeen Proving Ground, so I am also excited to provide support to our local veteran community on their journey to becoming homeowners.”
Founded in 1949, Ross Mortgage operates 14 locations through a network of offices located in Michigan, Florida and Maryland.