After buying his first home, Larry Libman became fascinated with the mortgage process. His loan officers during that transaction were friends from college, and they took care to help Libman understand their roles. Excited at the notion of helping people in such a way, he segued into mortgage lending 19 years ago from a career in sports broadcasting. He notes his previous life in broadcasting as having a profound effect on his current career as a loan officer. “Being able to speak clearly and conversationally with clients helps put them at ease and makes them more comfortable as we talk through the different scenarios for their specific situation,” he says.
Described as communicative, responsive and accountable, Libman prides himself on the quality of the service he provides. Upfront and skilled in partnering with his clients to meet goals, he understands his ability to effectively problem-solve as the single most important characteristic underscoring his success. With a willingness to lean in and re-strategize, Libman organically gains lifelong clients who refer their friends and family to him. Unique to him is his penchant for spoken conversation; as he puts it, “This allows me to build rapport, gain trust and make certain that the connection is a fit for each of us.” Still, he acknowledges his power team at the core of every client win.
Libman had a career-high level of production in 2021, and is a seven-time winner of the Five Star Mortgage Professional Award. He also proudly makes a donation to the Guaranteed Rate Foundation upon every closed loan.
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