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Mortgage Leadership Outlook To Spotlight VA Lending In Special Veterans Day Episode

Navi Persaud
Nov 10, 2020
MLO Vet Day Promo Photo

On Wednesday, November 11 the Mortgage Leadership Outlook will celebrate Veterans Day with a special episode dedicated to VA and military lending.

Series' host Andrew Berman will be joined by Rick Bettencourt, area sales manager for Caliber Home Loans; Bryan J. Bergjans, national director of military and VA lending for Caliber Home Loans and special guest, Medal of Honor recipient and retired U.S. Army Captain, Florent Groberg.

In this special edition of Mortgage Leadership Outlook, you will hear about the unique challenges and opportunities that Veterans and active service members face in life and when buying a home. The panel will also discuss what mortgage originators can do to help Veterans and active service members. You can join in on the conversation by visiting the NMP Facebook page and post your questions in the comments section. Your questions will be answered live at 4 P.M. EDT, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Groberg's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars; the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the U.S. Army Parachutists Badge, the U.S. Army Ranger Tab, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. He also previously appeared on nmpTV's Homeownership Heroes.

Bettencourt has more than 18 years of VA Lending experience. His goal with Caliber has been to increase VA utilization ratios throughout all of New England.

Bergjans is responsible for the expansion of Caliber's support of service members. According to Caliber, he dramatically increased the number of VA loans originated at the company. He also appeared on a previous episode of the Mortgage Leadership Outlook to discuss why VA Lending is a great untapped market.

Previous guests include Robert Broeksmit, Josh Friend, Joe Dahleen, Tim Nguyen, Kristy Fercho, Tony Thompson, Mat Ishbia, David Luna, Barry Habib, Rob Chrisman and more.

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