Q&A with Stratton Equities, Chris Edgcombe
Stratton Equities is at a turning point, the largest mortgage equities firm in the country has a problem that most companies would kill for. TOO MUCH BUSINESS! Michael Mikhail, Stratton’s CEO, has stacks of hot direct leads sitting on his desk ready to be handed out to experienced hungry loan officers. One of those loan officers is Chris Edgcombe, a young hot-shot, who like others in his profession, was previously stuck in a company that kept him in a box (a literal box) wearing a shirt and tie with 3,999 other loan officers. Chris worked 10-15 hour days and weekends, with absolutely no social life, living paycheck to paycheck. He had to find his own leads, often cold-leads, provide his own materials, and all for a less than mediocre payout. When his friend, Brendon Foster Stratton’s Branch Manager, told him about the innovative mortgage company and its unique benefits and opportunities, Edgcombe literally got into his car and drove from North Carolina to New Jersey to join the team. Here’s a look into the mind, and heart of one of Stratton Equities’ top Loan Officers. Q. What’s one of the biggest reasons you chose to move to NJ and join Stratton Equities? A. I really felt that I had reached a plateau at my last job and that I would always be stuck. There wasn’t any room to grow or excel in the company, therefore making financial freedom impossible. Stratton gives me the flexibility to live my life, work at my own pace, and with the highest paid commissions that I’ve ever encountered in the industry.