Senior Loan Officer
On the hardwood or in the housing market, Roger Brasil has found success. A former McDonald’s All-American while at Tewksbury Memorial High School, Brasil is used to success, and he’s found it most recently helping clients through the homebuying process. Now a senior loan officer with Guaranteed Rate, Brasil and his team have worked with over 2,500 homeowners on financing and have procured more than $1 billion worth of home loans over the past 12 years. In 2015, Brasil was ranked in the top 200 by Scotsman Guide, and also was recognized by Scotsman Guide & Mortgage Executive Magazine for being part of a nationally ranked mortgage origination team from 2010-2014.
After a standout high school basketball career, which Brasil finished as his school’s all-time leading scorer, he studied finance and marketing at the University of Massachusetts and did a mortgage internship at 21 – an experience he says helped build his affinity for working with clients.
Since then, Brasil has worked with Realtors, developers, attorneys and clients, focusing on guidelines and adjusting to the changing market and industry regulations. He works with first-time homebuyers, real estate investors and luxury homebuyers, but the way he approaches the lending process with each is the same: with strong customer service. “I am grateful to be a loan officer during times when, because of such high denial rates, a successful mortgage process and your reputation for making that happen is so crucial,” he says. “Doing a great job and delivering inspire me.”
Brasil aims to match the right product to each client given their personal and financial profiles and end goals. He works toward that goal by analyzing clients’ options and presenting them in a clear manner so his clients can make the best decision. He also prides himself on his honesty and ethics. Just like a basketball star sometimes has to pass the ball for the benefit of the team, Brasil knows how to apply that selflessness when working with clients. “If I don’t think a client’s needs are best met with the options I present to them, I will direct them to whomever is a better fit,” he says. “I pride myself on doing what is best for my clients, even if it may not be in my best interest.” And after 12 years in the business, Brasil is still looking for ways to get better at what he does. “[I’m inspired by] trying to be the best loan officer that I can be and taking steps daily to always get better and improve,” he says.
In his free time, Brasil spends time assisting a priest and the less fortunate at the Gesu Catholic Church in Miami, Florida. He also volunteers with an organization that assists the less fortunate in Bogota, Colombia.