Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #: 403985
470 South Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
Mortgage Loan Originator
Hi, I’m Gene Bochniak and I’m a loan originator for The Mortgage Company in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I am licensed in the state of Pennsylvania, and my company is licensed to do business in 40+ states. I’m also a certified military housing specialist and renovation loan specialist. It’s an honor to provide quality financing for veterans and people who are looking to renovate their homes, buy new homes, downsize, and refinance their homes.
Though I’ve been in the banking industry since 1994, I began strictly originating mortgages in 2004. Back when I bought my first home, I was working as a machinist. I had no idea how the mortgage process worked. I remember how my loan officer never had time for me and didn't explain anything. I'll always remember the feeling of frustration I had, and that’s why I go out of my way to be available and attentive to my borrowers.
I Believe in Community
Before I got into banking and lending, I was a machinist and also a volunteer firefighter. I was the guy that showed up to help you on the worst day of your life. Today, I bring that desire to help to what I do in my job. I’ve got a checklist I go through to make sure everything has been done right and there are no potential problems. I’m always thinking three weeks ahead and strategizing what we need to do to make sure the process continues to go smoothly.
Listening: I’m a firm believer that God gave me two ears and one mouth for a reason. I ask my clients what their goals are and I listen. That’s how I’m able to help them accomplish their goals.
Honesty: People tell me they like that I don’t double-talk, I don’t talk down to them, and I don't beat around the bush. I treat people with the same respect I want to be treated with. I’m also honest. And that builds trust.
Relationships: I really get to know my clients and I’m protective of them like they’re my family. If a client calls me and I haven’t heard from them in years, they’re often surprised that I remember them. Each one of my clients is important to me.
It’s About Changing Lives
A while back, I helped a woman get financing for her first home through a special program that provides down payment assistance. A short time later, the market had changed and my team and I were able to refinance her into a lower interest rate and a better program. That saved her roughly $300 a month. She was so excited and thankful; she left a voicemail saying how touching it was that we all took such great care of her and helped her buy her first home. I immediately sent her voicemail to my entire team because I wanted them to see that they were instrumental in changing this woman’s life. Three weeks later, she calls me saying she got a refund of her escrow check and doesn’t know what to do with it. I said, “that’s your money” and she burst into tears because again, the whole process was such a miracle for her.
It’s humbling to do my job and help a single mom, family, or a veteran and get that feedback that it changed their life. I don’t know if it goes back to all those years jumping off fire trucks, but I want to help you. I want to be the guy that’s there for you when you need an honest, trustworthy loan originator that’s going to take care of you.
Who I am Outside My Work
It’s great living in a community like ours. In my spare time, I’m usually in the woods, hunting, fishing, hiking or just out with the dog. I’m often exploring the outdoors with my family, or I’m at the beach in Delaware, saltwater fishing.
I’ve been married to my wife for 31 years and we have two beautiful daughters, Melissa (who is also my licensed loan partner) and Brooke.
I enjoy being involved in my local community, especially to help those in need and veterans who have already given so much. I go out of my way to help them, and I believe giving back always makes our communities a better place.
I’m Here to Help You
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, or you’re looking to upgrade your current home, downsize, or refinance, I’d love to help you.
Awards and Accolades
Five Star Professional
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Top 1% of Mortgage Originatators 2019
Military Housing Specialist
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