Academy is now #1-rated lender on Zillow
Draper, Utah, March 2017––Academy Mortgage, one of the top independent purchase lenders in the United States, helped a record number of people—42,632 individuals and families—across the country attain homeownership in 2016. These efforts resulted in $9.2 billion in total loan volume, also an all-time high since the company was founded in 1988.
With this record-breaking performance, Academy is now a top 20 lender (#17) among all lenders in the country for total units closed, as ranked in CoreLogic’s Marketrac Report for 2016. Academy also maintained its position as a leading purchase lender, ranking #11 for total purchase units and #13 for total purchase volume.
Based in Draper, Utah, Academy experienced tremendous growth in its number of branch locations and employees nationwide last year, adding 42 branch locations and 107 employees to its team and opening a new, larger Home Office. The company now has more than 260 branches and 2,400 employees across the country and is licensed to originate loans in 49 states and Washington, D.C.
This growth in team members directly correlates with Academy’s building reputation as a top mortgage employer. Academy was recently honored by National Mortgage Professional Magazine as a Top Mortgage Employer Nationwide and Mortgage Executive Magazine as one of the Top 50 Best Companies to Work For. Closer to home, Academy was named one of Utah Business Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For in 2016. Each of these rankings is based on hundreds of survey participant responses.
Employees cite Academy’s family-first culture, focus on work-life balance, myriad of company benefits, and community service initiatives as reasons for their high satisfaction working for Academy. In 2016 Academy teams participated in dozens of service projects across the United States to benefit housing-related nonprofit organizations, the homeless population, children, veterans, and disadvantaged groups. In 2017 the company will award its President’s Club—Academy’s highest-producing Loan Officers and managers—with a Service Expedition to South Africa. Academy’s Service Expedition is one of the most unique recognition programs in the mortgage industry.
Employees are not the only group satisfied with Academy. In 2016 the company continued its long tradition of high customer satisfaction among its homebuyers and referral partners. Academy averaged a 4.8 star rating, on a scale of 1–5 stars, for clients’ overall experience with Academy, and a 4.89 star rating for partners’ overall experience with Academy.
Rave reviews have now made Academy the #1-rated lender on Zillow. Academy has more than 11,500 reviews and a five-star rating on the popular real estate website.
For more information, please visit www.academymortgage.com.