Guaranteed Rate Companies named Scotsman Guide’s 2023 top mortgage originator

by Liz Hughes

For the 11th year in a row, Guaranteed Rate Companies has been named the Scotsman Guide’s top mortgage originator, while Shant Banosian was named the No. 1 individual originator in the country.

The Scotsman Guide’s annual list of 2023 top originators celebrates loan originators who excel in customer service while using mortgage technology to grow their businesses. The 2023 list was released this week. 

The list includes 206 originators from Guaranteed Rate in the top dollar volume category, and 220 originators in the most loans closed rankings. 

According to the Scotsman Guide, 2023 volumes were the third-highest ever seen in its rankings. 

Three of Guaranteed Rate’s individual mortgage originators made the top 10 in top dollar volume. 

Boston-based Banosian was ranked the No. 1 originator for total purchase volume on this year’s list. In 2022, Banosian funded more than $925 million in total loan volume closing more than 1,600 loans. 

Also on the list from Guaranteed Rate was third-ranked Ben Cohen of Chicago, with more than $646 million, besting his 2019 volume of $638.9 million. Guaranteed Rate Affinity’s New York-based Brian Cohen took the No. 8 spot with more than $473 million in total loan volume.  

Guaranteed Rate cited the company’s “industry-leading technology and support” for its success in this year’s rankings.  

“GRC’s success on these rankings was powered by industry-leading technology and support,” according to a company release. “By providing loan officers more time to grow their business with less stress, top originators spend more time providing a seamless experience for both clients and referral partners so they can close more loans and reach their fullest potential.”  

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