Recognized for outstanding work helping Rhode Island families purchase first homes
Providence, RI – May 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Rhode Island Housing today announced that mortgage originator Rob Rocchio has been named the agency’s Originator of the Year for 2014, marking the third consecutive year he has received the honor. Rocchio joined Rhode Island Housing in August 2001 and has since assisted hundreds of Rhode Islanders on their path to homeownership.
“Rob exemplifies the dedication and expertise of Rhode Island Housing’s employees,” said Barbara Fields, executive director of Rhode Island Housing. “He brings years of experience and a deep commitment to Rhode Island Housing’s mission to helping families achieve their dream of buying a first home.”
One of the longest tenured originators in the Rhode Island Housing Loan Center, Rocchio closed 8 percent more loans in 2014 than the previous year, while offering personalized service to every customer.
“I’m humbled to receive this honor as a member of the Rhode Island Housing team, and I look forward to another year of excitement and new challenges,” said Rocchio. “It may sound a bit corny, but I like to get up in the morning and think about what some of my customers have gone through to get to where they are. Many first-time homebuyers have worked very hard to get to this point, and it’s rewarding for me because you know it means so much to them to be able to finally purchase a home.
When a customer comes back to you and thanks you, that is one of the best feelings in the world.”
His relationship with realtors across the state, he added, allows him to assist each customer with the high level of care and attention valued customers deserve
A Providence resident and Cranston native, Rocchio graduated from Cranston High School East. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island and has completed additional courses in Financial Planning and Services at Bryant University. Rocchio serves homebuyers living in Block Island, Cranston, Coventry, Jamestown, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and parts of Providence.
Rocchio received the award last month at Rhode Island Housing’s annual realtors’ breakfast before a crowd of more than 300 real estate professionals at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.
Rhode Island Housing’s loans are available through a Participating Lender or the agency’s Loan Center. For more information visit www.loans.rhodeislandhousing.org.
“Rates are still historically low,” Rocchio said. “I think this is going to be a good year for the market because people who were on the sidelines last year are watching their friends and family make moves are thinking, ‘I better take advantage of these rates while they last.’”
About Rhode Island Housing
Together with its partners, Rhode Island Housing works to ensure that all people who live and work in Rhode Island can afford a healthy, attractive home that meets their needs. Rhode Island Housing uses all of its resources to provide low-interest loans, grants, education and assistance to help Rhode Islanders find, rent, buy, build and keep a good home. Created by the General Assembly in 1973, Rhode Island Housing is a privately funded public purpose corporation.
Contact: Mary Kate Harrington, 401-450-1356 or mharrington (at) rhodeislandhousing (dot) org
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