Hello and welcome back to another Loan Officer Spotlight! It has been a couple of weeks since our last spotlight, so we are thrilled to finally be introducing to Brian McFarlane. While Brian is Branch Manager of our Virginia Beach branch! He has been with us since October of 2016! While he has been with GoPrime for 5 years, he is no stranger to the mortgage industry. Brian has actually been working in the business for the past 19 years. He came to join our team when he was referred by one of our existing branches.
Before making his entrance into the mortgage industry, Brian served in the United States Marine Corps from 1995 to 2002. In 2002, he was discharged as a Sergeant. Upon his discharge, the state of the economy was not great. His brother-in-law happened to own a mortgage company, so he showed him the ropes of the industry. He began his career in Orange County, California. He then relocated to Virginia in 2005.
When it comes to his job as a loan officer, Brian believes his greatest strengths to be “presenting and reviewing all of a customer’s options and strategizing. His favorite part about what he does is helping people become homeowners, especially when it comes to first time homebuyers. Brian has also previously gone on record saying that his passion is assisting veterans with obtaining a mortgage using their VA Home Loan Benefit.
Before the pandemic, Brian was involved in his local community. He volunteered frequently with USA Swimming. As a husband and father of four, Brian has cited staying busy and spending time with his family as the two things that have been getting him through this pandemic. When not working or spending time with his family, you can find him playing golf.
We at GoPrime are so very thankful to Brian for both his service to our country and his time with the company! Keep up all your great work, Brian! We are so happy that you are part of our family!