Senior Mortgage Consultant
A&N Mortgage Services
Sometimes experience is the best indicator for success. That proved true for Ryan Pierce, who realized his passion for real estate during his own home-buying journey. “I saw an opportunity to guide others through what I’d found to be so confusing,” he says. Thus, he transitioned from a role in corporate marketing to real estate in 2001. After completing his Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) studies in 2006 and acquiring his Realtor’s license in 2008, he deepened his knowledge of personal and home finance.
Today, Pierce specializes in purchase financing and mortgage lending for clients, drawing on his previous decade-long experience as an Account Executive in wholesale mortgage banking. That position required that he negotiate transactions and problem-solve for his mortgage banking clients, many of whom are now his industry colleagues. What he learned in that role helps him anticipate what will likely happen when his clients seek funding and how to resolve potential challenges before they arise. And while Pierce does not buy and sell property for his clients, his real estate license nonetheless facilitates his risk mitigation abilities. He explains that the CMPS and having held the real estate license means that “agents and their clients trust my extensive knowledge of the home-buying process. And that trust is continually rewarded.”
Also a published novelist and the father of a four-year-old son, Pierce’s consultative nature reflects a blend of product education, customer service and promise fulfillment. That approach especially helps his clients who are first-time homebuyers in their need to understand the difference in various financing options. It has also earned him multiple honors, such as recognition as a Top Producer each year from 2008 to 2013 during his time at Sierra Pacific Mortgage and induction into the President’s Club at American Brokers Conduit. “I believe that buying a home should be a joyful time, but too many people experience something other than that,” he says, “so I manage clients’ stress and set the right expectations to put some of that joy back into the process.”