Austin Bates of VIP Mortgage is Named Mortgage Loan Originator of the Year by the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business

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Nominated by a committee of his peers, Austin Bates has been named the top Mortgage Loan Originator in Arizona.

Says Jay Barbour, owner and President of VIP Mortgage, “We are all so proud of Austin! Being nominated by your peers is the ultimate honor.” He continued, “Austin is an amazing team player and a huge part of the overall success of VIP.”

Austin Bates, Senior Loan Officer and Leader of the Bates Team at VIP Mortgage, was named Mortgage Loan Originator of the Year by the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business. The award was given out on November 15th at the Phoenix Art Museum during the annual ASREB Journal Industry Awards banquet.

Nominated by a committee of his peers, Austin was both humbled and honored to have been nominated for this award as well as for winning. A former football player (wide receiver) for the University of Arizona, Austin has been a Mortgage Loan Originator for over 16 years. Austin has team branches in both Scottsdale and in San Antonio, Texas, and is regularly one of the top producers at VIP Mortgage. Within the industry, Austin loves the challenge that the business affords and takes great pride in solving problems for the betterment of his borrowers.

Says Jay Barbour, owner and President of VIP Mortgage, “We are all so proud of Austin! Being nominated by your peers is the ultimate honor.” He continued, “Austin is an amazing team player and a huge part of the overall success of VIP.”

As a former college athlete, Austin looks at business much like sports. He believes that it takes great teamwork to be successful and closing home loans truly is a team sport. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without my team,” said Austin. “The people on my team are all part of my extended family and their continued support and dedication is the main reason that I have been able to achieve the levels of success that I have.”

In addition to being named the Mortgage Loan Originator of the Year, Austin has also been named to the 2019 President’s Club at VIP Mortgage for the third year running, an award that is given to the top producers within the company.

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