Senior vice president and branch manager
Loan volume: $434 million
Number of loans: 1,136

Shant Banosian is Guaranteed Rate’s number-one loan officer nationwide, closing more than a thousand units and funding $434.5 million in 2016 alone. He has been in the mortgage business for more than a decade and has consistently been recognized for his high level of production and superior customer service. In addition to being a regular fixture on MPA’s Young Guns list and a member of Guaranteed Rate’s President’s Club for several years, Banosian was named to the company’s prestigious Chairman’s Circle in 2015 and 2016, which recognizes producers who exceed $100 million in annual loan volume.

Banosian’s success in the mortgage business is attributable to many factors, but most notable is his commitment to always putting the customer first. An impressive 98% of his clients would use him again, and he continues to grow his business thanks to word-of-mouth referrals. Banosian’s goal is to simplify the mortgage process for his customers and make it easier to navigate. He and his team thoroughly educate borrowers throughout the mortgage transaction so they fully understand their options and feel comfortable with their chosen loan program. He also strives to get loans closed in record time.

Raised in Watertown, Massachusetts, and currently residing in neighboring Belmont, Banosian puts a high priority on community involvement. He is currently a member of the Watertown Rotary Club and Watertown Chamber of Commerce.