When you do the math, John Cashner, Peter Schifrin and Andre Castro, home lending officers with Citibank, have a combined 71 years of experience in lending.
“What better way to help others than to be an advocate for one of life’s biggest financial decisions — buying a home?” Cashner says. “The mortgage process can be very intimidating and challenging. Rather than focusing on problems or obstacles, I focus on solutions and counseling my clients on the options available to them.”
Cashner has spent most of his career as a producing sales manager developing skills at problem-solving and restructuring loans to meet clients’ needs. In 31 years, he has financed homes throughout the U.S., from sunny Florida to California wine country, for buyers ranging from first-time homeowners to wealthy clients seeking luxurious second homes. Cashner’s clients tend to be fiercely loyal; one of them recently sent a 12th referral his way. “That is the Super Bowl of lending for a salesperson,” he says.
Fellow team member Schifrin had the best year of his 20-year career in 2020, closing about 106 loans worth more than $43 million. I am known for working around the clock and always being there when clients need me, whether it’s 7 a.m. or midnight,” he says. Bilingual in English and Russian, clients often praise his professionalism, knowledge, proactivity, accessibility and deep level of understanding.
Rounding out the trio, Castro is bilingual in English and Filipino and brings 20 years of experience in lending coupled with a passion for helping others. “I’ve always wanted to be part of the lending process to help clients make the right decision — to find their forever home,” he says. Castro’s clients appreciate his willingness to listen and understand their concerns, fears and anxieties. “I allow them to be themselves,” he says, “and in the end, we accomplish the common goal of homeownership.”
With a business style that is 100% client-experience driven, Schifrin, Cashner and Castro do all they can to process loans quickly while avoiding surprises along the way.
Citibank, N.A. NMLS ID 412915. Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. John Cashner NMLS ID 697459 Peter Schifrin NMLS ID 230296 Andre Castro NMLS ID 224321.