Corey Shapiro has been licensed as a mortgage professional since 2003. After receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Michigan, Corey moved to Los Angeles where he began to shadow a group of top producing loan officers, learning the business from the ground up. Within 3 years of receiving his real estate license, Corey became licensed as a Broker, and went on to open his own firm in Beverly Hills, CA.
Westside Real Estate Group (aka Westside RatesR) was founded by Corey in 2006, and grew to become one of the most recognized and trusted mortgage firms in Southern California. Within a few short years, Corey grew the company to employ more than 20 active loan officers, processors, and underwriters, all under Corey’s direct supervision.
“Managing people in every aspect of the business is really the secret to my success. I know how to talk to underwriters because I trained underwriters. I know how to work with loan processors because I hired loan processors. My loans close fast because I know what goes on behind the scenes. I don’t like surprises. I see and correct problems BEFORE they get to underwriting.”
In 2014, Corey moved to Chicago, and eventually to Northbrook, IL, where he and his wife, Samantha, are currently raising their two children. It was the perfect opportunity for Samantha (a Highland Park, IL native) to continue operating her fashion boutiques, and for Corey to begin expanding his business beyond California.
It was here in Northbrook, where Corey discovered loanDepot, and the incredible suite of loan products that loanDepot had to offer. In 2017, Corey retired the Westside RatesR brand, and came to work exclusively for loanDepot.
“loanDepot has the banks. loanDepot has the products. loanDepot has the support. But more important, loanDepot lends its own money. This means we have real live people making underwriting decisions. It makes a huge difference when I can actually negotiate and fight on behalf of my Clients.”
Today, Corey still travels extensively to Southern California, as part of his commitment to his local Realtors and client base. Corey also has an office in the Northbrook, IL branch of loanDepot, where he serves the local community in which he resides.
“You are going to hear a lot about loanDepot in the coming months and years. loanDepot is making noise. loanDepot is disrupting the status quo. The entire process is now paperless. You can literally get a mortgage using your iPhone. But you also have my direct input and support. loanDepot offers the perfect combination of cutting edge technology supported by the top loan officers in the industry. Getting a mortgage has never been this easy.”
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