Executive Vice President
A and N Mortgage Services, Inc.
As the executive vice president at A and N Mortgage Services, Brad Boden is a guy who knows how to get things done. He started in the real estate business at an early age, and had the kind of mentors who help lay the foundation for a successful career. Known for his unmatched follow through, he says that there are no “off” days in this business. Perhaps that is how he landed in the top 1 percent of loan originators in America in 2012 and 2013.
“The key is being available morning, noon, night and weekends, and always being willing to learn,” he says. “My colleagues at A and N in particular all do things their own way. I try to take a little bit from each of them and incorporate it into my personal business style.”
That business style is one that Boden’s clients recognize as being patient and understanding while incorporating a sense of humor and strong product knowledge.
“Guidelines are changing so much these days, so you really have to be on top of everything to make sure you put people in the right program,” he says. “Also, because the Chicago market involves a lot of condos, you have to know the ‘ins and outs’ to avoid problems when getting buildings approved.”
Growing up in a household of financial bankers, Boden has always had a love of numbers, but it’s the human aspect of the industry that he finds most rewarding.
“Our job is to go out and meet new people,” he says. “Hearing all their different paths and stories is fascinating. I love the number-crunching aspect, but this job is so much more than that. It’s making people comfortable with their choices, and that’s why I come to work everyday.”