Conrad Ellestad Has Been Recognized Among the Top in His Industry by Noticed©
Noticed celebrates its newest member, Conrad Ellestad
MINNETONKA, Minn., May 21, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Conrad Ellestad, Sales Manager & Mortgage Advisor, American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc., has joined Noticed©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Ellestad has been chosen as a Distinguished Mortgage Professional™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career.
Ellestad outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. He earned his B.S. in marketing from St. Cloud State University in 2004. Today, he consistently ranks among the top of the industry and maintains a five-star rating on Zillow.
With 10 years dedicated to mortgages, Ellestad brings a wealth of knowledge to his industry. Now a sales manager and mortgage advisor with American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc., (AMEC) he helps borrowers, particularly first-time homebuyers, find the best programs for financing the purchase of a home. When asked why he decided to pursue a career in mortgages, Ellestad said:
Rates have been going up, and I foresee them continuing to increase throughout the year. This has made my business largely purchase-based, whereas five years ago, in the low rate environment, it was mostly refinance-based. As a lender, it is imperative to be able to adjust with the times and find different ways to give borrowers an advantage.
"Ever since I can remember, I have had an interest in real estate. I bought my first property about a year after graduating from St. Cloud State University and have been building my portfolio ever since. I also love math, so the mortgage industry was a way for me to combine real estate and numbers while helping to make people’s homeownership dreams come true."
Ellestad began his career in the mortgage industry in 2008, a time when many were leaving due to the housing crisis. Through hard work and sheer determination, he quickly became a top producing loan originator for AMEC in spite of the challenges of a down market. Over the years, he has seen the market go through various cycles and has consistently ranked toward the top of the industry for loan production each year, no matter the conditions.
Ellestad attributes this success to his commitment to helping clients achieve their goals. Offering a variety of loan programs, he ensures that borrowers are using the best options at the lowest rate available. His approach is thoroughly systematic, characterized by regular communication and complete transparency throughout the loan process. Additionally, Ellestad’s unique real estate background gives him an understanding of both a borrower’s and lender’s viewpoint, allowing him to provide clients a great overall perspective on buying a home or an investment property.
As a thought leader in his field, Ellestad is a highly sought-after expert on developments in the mortgage industry and was recently interviewed by Distinctive Properties Group. Commenting on one trend, in particular, he noted how increasing interest rates are affecting the structure of his business:
"Rates have been going up, and I foresee them continuing to increase throughout the year. This has made my business largely purchase-based, whereas five years ago, in the low rate environment, it was mostly refinance-based. As a lender, it is imperative to be able to adjust with the times and find different ways to give borrowers an advantage."
For more information, visit Ellestad's profile on the Noticed© website here: https://noticed.co/members/conrad-ellestad/2cdf15e63d7b32b0
Noticed© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Conrad Ellestad. Noticed is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. Noticed selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.
Categories: Mortgages and Loans