Inlanta Mortgage has announced the addition of Siomara Barboza to the origination team in Oak Brook, Ill. Barboza is a bi-lingual loan originator who specializes in helping Hispanic homebuyers with their financing needs. Barboza began her career in the mortgage industry a year after graduating from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2002. She began as an assistant to the top producer, while being the only Spanish speaker in the office and assisting with all the Hispanic clientele. After a couple of years of learning the ropes, she branched out on her own.
In 2008, Barboza left Bank of America to take a mortgage consulting position at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. While at Wells Fargo, Barboza was one of the top five originators in the diverse market in the Chicagoland area. She directly helped over 400 Hispanic families purchase their first home by leading the mortgage process. She also assisted with Wells Fargo's real estate-owned (REO) business and cultivated the relationship between business partners. In addition, Barboza played an active role in growing the awareness of NAHREP’s (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Partners) Chicago chapter among Chicago’s south & north side real estate partners in 2009. In mid-2011, she took a sales management position with Nationstar Mortgage. She is an active member of Hispanic Pro, NAHREP, WCR (Women’s Council of Realtors), and volunteers at not-for-profit organizations throughout the city of Chicago.
“We are delighted to have Siomara Barboza join our team," said Oak Brook Branch Manager Mark Schulenburg. "She is a top producing, highly effective mortgage professional. Siomara has a wealth of experience and a track record of exceeding customer expectations. Her knowledge of the market and leadership capabilities makes her to be the lender of choice for many top real estate professionals in the Chicago area.”
Barboza chose to team up with Inlanta Mortgage after meeting its knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Working with a group of like-minded individuals who make it their first priority to work not only efficiently, but also professionally with the client in mind was important. Receiving referrals has been the key to Barboza’s success. Aligning herself with a company that offers its clients a vast array of products while working in a team environment with open communication and transparency was an important factor in the decision making process.