Our Mission

To place qualified mortgage professionals in an environment of growth.

We understand that the personal goals of mortgage professionals and the corporate objectives of our client are only achieved when vision, expectations, culture and compensation are fully aligned. Our strategies and methodologies are designed around the need to achieve a mutually beneficial long-term result.

We are committed to the growth and success of both our clients and candidates.


Recruiting in the Mortgage Industry

We offer a highly personalized results-driven service, representing our clients with the utmost integrity and professionalism at all times. As a team of intrepid recruiters with extensive and sophisticated research capabilities, we are creative and adept at quickly locating the top mortgage professionals in your area.

Currently, Competent Search works with multiple National bankers that all represent stability, pricing, operations, compensation, and leadership: Prime Lending, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Corp., Guild Mortgage, Cornerstone Home Loans and First Choice Bank. Our strong communication skills are highlighted by our open, honest and efficient approach, giving our clients what they pay for -- a low maintenance, highly effective search process with fast results.

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Core Values

"Identifying the core values that define your organization is one of the most important functions of leadership. The success or failure of this process can literally make or break an organization."
– Ken Blanchard: The Heart of a Leader


We welcome and encourage frequent communications between all parties involved. Both our clients and candidates are given toll-free numbers, and e-mail addresses for direct contact. This insures a synergistic relationship between client, the recruiter and ultimately, the candidate.

A complete understanding of client requirements, challenges and opportunities includes:

  • Easy access to the recruiter at all times.
  • Efficient and effective use of resources to insure a successful and timely completion.
  • In depth knowledge of the client’s history and current goals.
  • Timely communications.

Our clients’ unimpeded access to our recruiter's guarantees that each recruiter involved has a vested interest in completing the assignments successfully and expeditiously.
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The Search Process

Our search approach effectively means that we assume responsibility for finding the producers in your area that will add production and value to your bottom line. We commit a level of resources to the assignment that has historically enabled us to deliver successful results on a timely basis.


"Networking with integrity creates a greater willingness of all parties to be part of a human conduit to serve as energy and resource to one another. Sometimes you will give more than you receive and sometimes you will get back more than you give. It's not about keeping score."
– Manhattan Society: The Art & Spirituality of Networking by Chris London

1. Needs Assessment and Definition

The process begins with pulling together information from a broad variety of sources to understand your company's position within the marketplace and determining how that may be leveraged. Needs and requirements are identified to create an effective search strategy.

2. Candidate Identification and Contact

This phase commences with a search of competitive companies and networking with established contacts. We begin the process of identifying and contacting qualified candidates wherever they may be situated.

3. Interviewing and Evaluation

Potential candidates are contacted, interviewed and qualified. Preliminary reference checking is done as needed to address any concerns and to confirm interview impressions. Qualified candidates are presented for interviewing.

4. Selection and Negotiations

The selection process involves addressing concerns of both parties, validating assumptions, identifying potential issues and assisting the offer negotiation process.

5. Resignation and Transition

From acceptance of offer the process is further monitored through resignation, managing counter-offer issues where applicable and assisting in transition planning.

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