A strong work ethic and a dedication to excellence are a couple of the many traits that set Jay Zulauf apart from many in the mortgage industry. At a young age, he developed skills as a talented basketball player that enabled him to become not only a Division I scholarship recipient at Marquette University, but helped him become a professional basketball player in Europe. While playing basketball professionally, he was on a team with legends such as Magic Johnson and Patrick Ewing.
In addition to shining on the basketball court, Jay has become a top loan producer in the area. He says, “I entered the mortgage industry in 2003 and enjoy helping people. I am able to make a positive impact on someone’s life every day, and that makes me feel happy and successful. Jay appreciates the fast-paced nature of the business and enjoys that no two days are the same. He says, “I like not knowing what is going to happen each day. I also like that the industry requires me to be a solution-based thinker and solve new challenges. You have to be on top of your game.”
When Jay is not helping many achieve the American dream, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, while volunteering at their local church and giving back to the community.
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Finally! I closed on my dream mountain house. Thanks to loanDepot! They were amazing. Highly suggest Jay… hands down the Best. I was able to close in less than 10 days after another lender didn’t work out.
Jay and his team are beyond phenomenal; I just do not have enough great things to say about him. He and his team truly care about their clients and work hard to achieve their goals. He takes the time to ask the right questions up front, and when Jay says someone is qualified, I know we will have absolutely no lending based issues contract to close.
Recently, I had a buyer who initially chose to work with another lender. Only six days prior to closing, that other lender informed my client that he could not lend on his house. With thousands of dollars in earnest money on the line, we immediately reached out to Jay for help! He and his team worked tirelessly day and night through the holidays to close the deal on time. This was incredibly impressive, as this was not the average transaction; gift money from a foreign country, trying to close an FHA loan on a house that had been built in the 1920s and some of those days were holidays. After the loan was approved, Jay's help did not end there. When we arrived at the closing table, we had one last-minute amendment that needed to be added to the deal. Because Jay and his team were present for the closing, we were able to have the amendment approved and added right there at the closing table.
Throughout the entire process, Jay had consistent communication with me and my client, keeping us updated on the loan process and keeping us on track to close in record-breaking time. Even though He was out of the country on vacation for the holidays when the call came in, he still answered his phone and not only met but far exceeded my buyer's expectations. I only recommend Jay to every agent I interact with and all of the buyers I work with, not just because of his fantastic team, constant communication, low rates, and great loan programs, but because of his dedication to his job, his buyer clients, and their agents. Jay genuinely cares, and it really shows.
Paige P., Atlanta
It was great working with you!
I just had my first closing with loanDepot. Jay Zulauf did an incredible job of managing every detail. My clients got the best rates as well as the best service. Highly recommend!
Nancy A., Atlanta
As far as Jay, Amy and Jason are concerned, the loanDepot team did amazing. They were always there for any questions or processing assistance on the mortgage. They were able to also explain things in layman’s terms for my wife whenever she had any banking questions as she doesn’t work in the industry. They made sure our closing not only went off without a hitch, but that we also got everything processed and approved in time for the original closing date. They were a pleasure to work with and I will be using them again.
I want to take a minute and let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism in getting my home mortgage done. You were very prompt in responding to every email and phone call, and good communication is always important for whomever I do business with. More importantly, you had the most aggressive rate out there by a long shot and I had shopped 3 other lenders. I’ll be back for sure.
Shehzaan C., Snellville
Thank you for your dedicated service on my loan. You exceeded all expectations. Fast and efficient. Thank you so much for working for my loan.
Jay Zulauf and his team are amazing! When many other banks and lenders told me that I couldn’t qualify for any type of loan, Jay found a way to get me a conventional loan at a low rate. He is experienced. He is professional. He worked after hours. He worked weekends. He found a way to get my family our first house. Jay Zulauf worked hard for my family and we are so grateful.
Thank you Jay!