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Cedric Johnson

Ever found yourself in a career you never planned for, yet it fits like a glove? That’s the story of Cedric Johnson from Priority Financial Network, who joins us to share his unexpected foray into mortgage banking. What started with a young intern’s flair for spreadsheets, led to rescuing the Big Rivers Project and catapulting him into a thriving career. Cedric’s tale is not just about numbers; it’s about cultivating genuine connections and adapting to the dynamic nature of mortgage banking, a journey that took him from Sears Mortgage to Chase Home Mortgage with a celebrated expertise in VA loans.

When you step into the world of mortgage banking with a maverick like Cedric, you’re bound to encounter a trail of innovation. He recounts a particularly memorable commendation—complete with chocolate cake—that recognized his outstanding work with VA loans. His narrative continues to unfold the challenges of exceeding loan production limits set by his past employers, prompting moves to new opportunities where he could continue to shape the industry. From pioneering FHA renovation loans to offering invaluable educational resources, Cedric’s influence is a testament to the transformative power of embracing change and the unwavering pursuit of excellence.

Wrapping up our conversation, we cruise through the complexities of credit reports and the post-COVID mortgage landscape with Cedric’s seasoned guidance. His insights into starting a brokerage firm and navigating fix and flip loans highlight how deep knowledge in renovation loans can be a cornerstone for success. We cap things off with a reflection on success built upon honesty and impeccable communication—anchored by Thomas Jefferson’s wisdom to seize the opportunities ahead. Join us for this enlightening dialogue that’s bound to leave you inspired, whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the world of finance.

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