MMLA Member Spotlight: Mario R. Castillo

Company: Transnation Title of Greater Grand Rapids

Occupation/Position: Account Executive, Associate Owner

Family: I have three children Anthony (20), Ethan (13) and Eva (7), Married to Jody Castillo 15years.

Hobbies: Coach Wrestling, Cooking, Camping, Fly Fishing, BBQ’ing and watching Detroit Tigers Baseball.

Pets: We have a Bull Dog named “Pudge”

Years in the business: 19th year

Years as an MMLA member: 3.5 Years

Why are you involved with the MMLA...what does it mean to you? I got involved with the MMLA to better understand the needs of lenders from a Title and Settlement side of the transaction.

Why you think others should become an MMLA member? There is a tremendous opportunity to learn from so many varieties of lender business, from underwriters, mortgage brokers, banks, mortgage companies, credit unions and whole sale lenders. Such a great group of knowledgeable members with a variety of experience!

I started in the title business as a title searcher, researching properties at the courthouses all over Michigan, worked for a National Title Company as an examiner and now enjoy sharing my experience on the Business Development side of title working with Realtors, Real Estate Brokers, Attorney’s and Lenders. I’ve developed strong relationships with clients as a trusted problem solver and communicator.

My objective for 2017 would be to provide valuable educational content to our members and collaborate with other professions in a residential loan transaction like inspectors, appraisers, realtor and title company, to form better understanding of each segment of the transaction making our membership “stronger together”.

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