What to expect
We understand that purchasing a home is one of the biggest purchases in a lifetime. We've streamlined our process to ensure that the experience of obtaining your mortgage is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Typically, once the loan documents are signed and delivered back to us, you’ll receive your funding in 5 to 7 days!
Why we should work together
Ilene R., Pennington, NJ
Joseph C., New York, NY
Peter C., Princeton, NJ
Ryan & Matt
Tom was a critical part of ensuring our mortgage came through to meet our 30-day closing deadline – a deadline that was crunched further by a holiday weekend. We had worked with Tom during the pre-approval process and knew after he turned around multiple pre-approval letters to accompany our offers during the search for our dream home, that we could rely on him. He provided helpful guidance during the purchase of our first home, and even delivered our mortgage letter two days in advance of our contractual obligation. My husband and I are very appreciative of Tom’s professionalism as well as our great mortgage rate!
A veteran of over 25 years originating mortgages, Mr. Gates joined loanDepot in the spring of 2010. Since then, he has consistently ranked in the Top 1% nationally of all loan originators.
Before joining loanDepot, he was a perpetual President's Club performer in mortgage origination with Arlington Capital Mortgage. He also served as vice president, directing the marketing and training initiatives for the sales and operations staff. When Arlington became Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services, LP in 2008, Tom co-managed the Princeton Office. Prior to this, Mr. Gates was a top performer with Xerox in Boston, MA.
Outside of business, Mr. Gates pursues his passion for playing tennis, and since the summer of 2011, he can be found every week volunteering on a local sustainable farm in Hopewell. He became a grandfather in January 2019.
A native of Princeton, Mr. Gates, his wife Tracey, and their two kids have relished their "move home" since 1993. Tom is the chair of the Real Estate Business Alliance at the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the board of Governors of Pretty Brook Tennis Club. Tom has served as an Elder and a Trustee of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, has served on the Golf and Tennis Committee for the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Steering Committee for the Blood Donor Program at Princeton Healthcare System. Mr. Gates is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton Day School, where he also served as President of the Alumni Association.
Mr. Gates received his BA in Mass Communications from the University of Vermont, Burlington.
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