Marketplace Home Mortgage branches into New England market

Rick Schlager

EDINA, Minn.– Marketplace Home Mortgage, is expanding its services to Massachusetts, the company announced.

Marketplace’s team of highly qualified loan officers is already helping area real estate agents and home buyers meet their goals of achieving home ownership. The company has tapped industry pro Rick Schlager to head its efforts in the Bay State.

“I joined Marketplace because no other company offers New England the technological edge we can,” Schlager said. “As a service-oriented loan originator, I know that kind of convenience is going to thrill the Massachusetts market by combining the great tools Marketplace utilizes with the focus of producing outstanding customer service.”

Rick Schlager

Minnesota-based Marketplace is undergoing tremendous growth as consumers flock to its easy-to-use systems, like the mobile app that lets users engage their smart phones and tables to simplify the mortgage process and receive real-time updates on their loan application. Presently, Marketplace has offices in Bedford, New Hampshire and has its sights set on opening a second New Hampshire location in Portsmouth in the fourth quarter.

“We see New England as a major growth focus for the Marketplace team,” said Eastern Division Manager Michael Wesson. “With the overwhelming response our efforts have received, we plan to hire more than a dozen new loan officers and support staff within the next year.”

The New England team will continue building its reputation for quick, dependable mortgage service in the coming months, Wesson said. In addition, we will build the infrastructure – like fully local underwriting and processing – to ensure the company can continue to provide outstanding service and results to consumers and referral partners.

“It’s no surprise that Rick has laser focus of achieving high levels of customer service,” said Marketplace CEO Keith White. “That sincere, tangible connection to home buyers and Realtors is what makes our company stand out.”