Nominations are now open! Please nominate for the Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Award for either individual or teams.

Nominations will close earlier than they have in previous years. The deadline to apply for this year's Top 250 award is February 28, 2019.

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP®), in association with RADIAN®, released its fourth annual Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Report recognizing the top producing Latino mortgage professionals across the United States. The report ranks individual originators based on both number and dollar volume of transactions. For the fourth consecutive year, Wells Fargo led the way as the company with the most honorees, followed by New American Funding and Equity Prime Mortgage.

The Hispanic homeownership rate has increased for three consecutive years and access to affordable mortgage credit is essential for those gains to continue. While technology is improving the mortgage process, getting a mortgage remains one of the most stressful and complicated transactions most people encounter in a lifetime. A skillful mortgage originator can sometimes be the difference between a successful purchase transaction and a painful experience. NAHREP salutes the men and women among the Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators for their hard work and contributions in assisting thousands of individuals to realize their dream of homeownership.

"There is always a highly skilled mortgage originator behind the most successful real estate agents in the industry," said Daisy Lopez-Cid, NAHREP President. "The superstars in the NAHREP Top 250 are some of the best mortgage originators you'll find anywhere in the nation."

The Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Report was compiled through a self-nomination process reflecting total transactions closed during the 2017 calendar year, then validated by NAHREP through the nominees' respective companies. The report represents over $7.39 billion in combined sales volume in 2017.

The 2018 Top 10 Latino Mortgage Originators in the U.S. are:

1.  Elizabeth Hoeffer Irvine
Guild Mortgage, AZ (634)

2.  Alex Varela
PrimeLending, TX (459)

3.  Norma Guerrero-Cowes
DHI Mortgage, TX (415)

4.  Jorge Montoya
Guild Mortgage, NV (343)

5.  Carlos Larrazabal
Sandy Spring Bank, VA (330)

6.  David A. Medrano
University Federal Credit Union, TX (284)

7.  Armando SanMiguel
Ameris Bank, TN (280)

8.  Alfredo Madrid
Supreme Lending, OK (278)

9.  Manuel Corral
Golden Empire Mortgage, CA (264)

10. Claudia Reyes
HomeSource Mortgage, TX (257)

Click here to download the complete Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Award list

Among non-depositories, New American Funding topped the list with 39 originators, followed by Equity Prime Mortgage with 12. The overall Top 250 report included representation from 62 companies across 26 states. While mortgage professionals are generally considered to be an aging demographic, only 7.3 percent of the Top 250 Mortgage Originators are over the age of 50.

The honorees will be recognized at the 2018 NAHREP National Convention at L'ATTITUDE in San Diego in September. The convention will be preceded by the Elevate Mortgage Summit, a program designed to provide unique sales training for mortgage professionals featuring content developed for top producers. Some of the individuals on the Top Originators list will be featured at the summit.

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