Andrew Russell, owner of RCG Mortgage, a full-service mortgage broker based in Hauppauge, NY, is now ranked as the top mortgage broker loan originator in the Long Island market by Scotsman Guide for the second year in a row. Mr. Russell is also ranked as No. 2 in New York State (up from No. 3 in 2021) and No. 36 in the entire United States, up from No. 69 in 2021.
“Long Island is a complex and competitive real estate market. To be the top mortgage broker originator here shows that we have a team of professionals at RCG Mortgage who know the business and understand how to educate clients and help them find the mortgage and loan products that work best for them. The Scotsman Guide is a recognition that we all share and one that validates the hard work of our more than 50-member team. This success comes because we are focused on people and relationships not transactions,” said Andrew Russell, Owner and Mortgage Loan Officer of RCG Mortgage.
For the last 12 years, Scotsman Guide has ranked thousands of the nation’s top-producing residential mortgage originators. The longevity, verification process and comprehensive scope of this list have positioned it as a benchmark for the mortgage industry.
To be included in the Scotsman Guide’s Top Mortgage Originators list a broker must have secured $40 million or more in production or closed 100 or more loans within the 2021 calendar year. Scotsman is an independent ranking company and all submitted data undergoes extensive verification.
In 2021, Andrew brokered and closed a total of 432 residential loans, with a total volume of about $198 million. Approximately 79 percent of the loans were new lending versus 21 percent refinances.
“Our approach at RCG Mortgage focuses on clients and working with real estate professionals, allows us to thrive in this extremely competitive real estate marketplace. This personal ranking demonstrates that collectively with my team, RCG Mortgage is a leader in the Long Island market as well as the nation,” said Andrew Russell of RCG Mortgage.
For additional information about RCG Mortgage and its products and services visit www.rcgmortgage.com.