Reid Waltzer ranks in the nation’s top 1 percent of loan originators


New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company, announced on March 3 that Vice President and Branch Manager Reid Waltzer has been ranked among the top 1 percent of mortgage originators in the nation. This list appears in the Winter 2017 issue of Mortgage Executive Magazine.

The Top 100 Mortgage Originator list debuted in 1995 in Mortgage Originator Magazine. Mortgage Executive Magazine expanded the rankings to include the top 1 percent of the hundreds of thousands of mortgage originators in the United States in 2011. The minimum eligibility criteria are total individual production of at least $30 million in 2016 and entries cannot include loan volume of associate originators or junior originators who earn a commission on the same loan files.

This is the second year for Waltzer to make this distinguished list. He is based in Marlboro.

“Helping families finance the home of their dreams is the most rewarding work I can imagine. With my own family, I can recall the important moments that take place at home, so to be able to guide others through the home-buying journey so they can create similar exciting memories is a privilege,” Waltzer said. “I’m thankful for the trust my clients place in me and I honor that through providing them with personalized service that exceeds their expectations.”

Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is happy to see Waltzer recognized in this way.

“Reid brings a strong determination to provide exceptional service to all of his homebuyers, homeowners and business partners. This unwavering commitment clearly is one reason Reid earned a spot among the top 1 percent of mortgage originators in the nation in Mortgage Executive Magazine,” Iley said. “Reid has been with First Choice since the early days of our company and we are great today because of the contributions of great loan originators like him.”

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First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company, is headquartered in East Brunswick. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas, Hawaii and New York. With 11 locations across six states and close to 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. To learn more about First Choice, visit