The Knowledge Coop is happy to bring this long form interview. Nathan Knottingham sat down with Andy Harris of Vantage Mortgage Group to understand better what drives his focus, how he views the current industry, and his challenge to all professionals in this industry to be the best they can be.
Headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Vantage Mortgage Group is structured by strong systems, compliance, and the ethical standards which Andy and his partners have been known to uphold. With the recent lending and economic changes, Andy knows it’s extremely important to be up-to-date with every detail and continue to be a trusted adviser to his clients. Vantage Mortgage Group was established with a clear vision and position in this ever-changing and misunderstood industry.
Andy was the 2010-2012 President for the Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals and later transitioned to the national level with NAMB, the Association of Mortgage Professionals. Andy served on the Executive Board with NAMB and held the position as Treasurer of the Association and Chair of the Finance Committee.
For several years, Andy has traveled to Washington DC to meet with our State Representatives and Senators along with Federal regulators as a voice for the mortgage industry. He is best known for his outspoken articles written in various national publications on important and relevant industry topics that affect the consumer, as well as monthly motivational and business-building articles for the industry. Prior to the mortgage industry, Andy was a Personal Trainer and Operations Manager for a large fitness corporation and also a competitive bodybuilder. In 2000, Andy took 1st place in his division at the NPC Northwest Bodybuilding Championships at the Portland Art Museum. Andy currently lives in West Linn, OR with his wife Janel and two daughters, Halle and Kaelynn. In his spare time, Andy enjoys spending time with family, hiking, camping, biking, snowboarding, weight lifting/fitness, and other activities.
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