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2020 HW Rising Star: Alex Rayner

Academy Mortgage Corporation Producing Branch Manager

Academy Mortgage Corporation Producing Branch Manager, Age: 31

Alex Rayner began his mortgage career at Academy Mortgage Corp. in late 2015, and since then he has quickly moved up the ranks from loan officer to sales manager to his current role as producing branch manager. Since 2016, his first full year as loan officer, Rayner has increased his total loan volume by 478%, from $7.98 million to $46.15 million in 2019 alone. His total volume increased by 59% from 2018 to 2019 alone. Rayner has been a two-time qualifier for Academy Mortgage’s President’s Club for the company’s highest producers, and in 2019, he ranked No. 2 among all loan officers at Academy Mortgage for purchase units. His particular passion is helping customers who have been declined by other lenders to achieve the dream of homeownership, and his areas of expertise include Federal Housing Administration loans, first-time homebuyer programs and down-payment assistance and bond programs. With a five-year plan featuring detailed yearly milestones, Reyner is goal-driven and always looking for opportunities to grow. He sets and completes daily goals, and people know they can depend on him to get the job done.  

What is one thing you had to overcome to succeed in this industry? 
Simply put, fear. Fear of rejection, fear of failure and fear of the unknown. Embracing that fear has been instrumental in helping me find success.”

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