Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. – Simon Sinek
Hard work and passion could very well summarize this month’s Highlight, Christian Rodriguez. But, doing so would oversimplify the man he is and steers himself toward. As passion drives him in many ways, Regional Manager Bill Dickens speaks to the performance of Christian’s character: “One of the nicest gentlemen, scratch that, one of the nicest people I have ever had the privilege of working with. Always calm, always offering to help, always a good friend.” In the sincerest way, Bill adds, “He is a warm soul and I would hope my son grows up to be like Christian.”
Christian Rodriguez is a Licensed Mortgage Professional recently celebrating his 6th Homieversary with Homeowners Financial Group after starting with us in January of 2017. The Rodriguez family settled in the Tampa, FL area where Christian has ratcheted up his performance in the lending industry. In a challenging real estate market, his use of cutting-edge client technology mixed with the personal touch of The CR Team, we saw Christian outperform his peers – assisting 225 families in 2022 with their homeownership needs.
Supreme care for his clients is demonstrated from start to finish where The CR Team has an overwhelming passion for first time homebuyers. Christian uses modern technology to illustrate the financial design of building wealth through homeownership along with the smooth handling of the mortgage loan package through to the finish line. As the team is all bilingual, he offers both an English and Spanish version of our online mortgage application. This automated start to the process can then be either throttled up or down based on the client and referral partner needs as Christian and team are commonly meeting face to face along the way to provide that individual based-white glove treatment. Homeowners Tampa, FL Branch Manager Alvaro Loureiro, says of his longtime friend, “Christian is an amazing loan officer and teammate who works with a great sense urgency and execution.”
Christian’s engine is built around his family and he is a proud father of two beautiful girls. Along with his wife Claudia, they enjoy traveling and spending time in South America where Christian began learning the value of working hard in his home town of Columbia. Another passion, possible infatuation, of his are cars. If you’re looking for a classic sports car, a mountain climbing SUV, or more, Christian is the right person with the right knowledge, and the collection to show for it. In mashup style with a vested interest in restoring the classics, he has even made some of them into EV’s.
Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. Homeowners Financial Group CEO and President Bill Rogers speaks of the passion and quality manufactured by Christian saying, “He is steady and is consistently one of our top producers every month. I admire his ability to always remain calm and balanced with his approach to his business and life outside of work. And, how cool is it that he’s a classic car enthusiast?” With the strength of a well-oiled machine, The CR Team shot up the leaderboard and remains on the podium as a President’s Club producer long with multiple industry recognition for Top Originators. Along with the dedicated team members who share the client first approach to lending – Maria Gomez, Jose Andres Torres & Adriana Casanova – they maintain a staggering Experience.com rating of 4.86 stars. Whether he is building cars or building relationships within his community, Christian Rodriguez handles everything with class.
3 words that best describe Christian: Super-Charged. Driven. Frontrunner.
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