Originally from Perrysburg, Ohio, Aaron Pinkelman studied Marketing at the University of Cincinnati. He worked as a Marketing Assistant for a Keller Williams’ realtor before landing a Marketing Assistant position at Priority Mortgage in 2019. He has since progressed into a variety of other roles and reflects on the opportunities he’s had over the past few years. “To go from marketing, to processing, then training to underwriting in three years is mind-blowing,” he says.
Learn more about Aaron Pinkelman, his experience working at Priority, and how he spends his time outside of work.
What is your favorite part about working at PMC?
I know everyone says it, but the people. They have your best interests in mind. Not many companies give their employees the opportunity to succeed quite like I have ever experienced before.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love to spend time with my wife and daughter. I love golfing, traveling to national parks, and hiking. Also, you will always find a sporting event on TV in my house—soccer, basketball, football, you name it. I’m into it all.
What is your personal motto or mantra?
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” – John F Kennedy.
Don’t be afraid to try and fail. Failing at something is how we learn to be better. Say yes to opportunities, even when it is something that scares you and will take hard work to improve and perfect.
What is your favorite local hang out?
My favorite local spot is Marcella’s Restaurant.
How would you describe Priority Mortgage in three words?
Hard-working, reliable, trustworthy.
Do you have a favorite PMC memory?
When we went to Top Golf for a company outing. People really enjoy spending time together. Being at a small company you get to build personal relationships with everyone, and we were all genuinely happy to get together.
What are your top three recommendations to first-time home borrowers based upon your processing experience?
Get pre-approved so you know how much house you can afford.
Budget for what comes after you close on your house. Furnishing a house and the expenses that come from owning a home can be easily forgotten because you are focused on the price of what it takes to buy the house first.
Be organized. We understand applying for a loan isn’t the fun part of buying a house. Lenders often must go back to their borrowers for additional documentation and staying organized and on top of those requests will ensure you meet your closing date and will make the loan process as seamless as possible.