Citibank home lending officer Chris Velasquez has built a double-digit career in the real estate industry with his work in helping clients purchase their dream homes.
Velasquez started out as an insurance agent until transitioning into real estate financing. “They say purchasing a home is the largest purchase most will make in their lifetime,” he says. “So, I was interested in becoming more directly involved with assisting clients in any way I could to help them achieve their homeownership goals.”
Velasquez says since the lending process can be so complex and difficult for clients to navigate, he tries to prepare them for any potential “hurdles” that may arise. “With each client interaction, I’m able to take what I have learned and apply that to future interactions,” he says. “I believe people choose to conduct business with me mainly for who I am and my reputation versus just the logo I represent.”
In recognition for his accomplishments, Velasquez earned a spot in the national NAHREP Top 250 Latino Originators in 2017. He says his clients frequently tell him how pleased they are with the rapport they’re able to build together.
When not assisting clients, Velasquez enjoys spending time with his three daughters and traveling to catch baseball games at stadiums across the country.