Mark Larsen is INB’s newest mortgage loan officer. He took the opportunity to be part of our staff located in our Bloomington-Normal branch because he saw INB in action when he worked with another lender. Mark says INB’s reputation for closing loans on time, keeping everybody happy, as well as competitive rates made him make the leap from his previous job. He adds, “INB has a brand new branch here in town. This is very exciting and made me want to be a part of the growth of INB here in Bloomington-Normal and the rest of Central Illinois.”
“I have the typical story of starting from the bottom,” he says. Mark began working “at the bottom” in 2005 with another mortgage lender, and once he felt confident enough to serve customers on his own, he made the leap to loan officer. Once there, he realized how much he enjoyed meeting with people face-to-face for the first time. During these initial meetings, he often discovers the home buyer doesn’t always know the steps needed to get from wanting a house to owning a home, so he takes the time to explain it. “After our meeting, they feel confident and excited to move forward in the process.”
Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a specialization in Environmental Resource Management and Geographic Information Science/Systems. He’s very active in the community, serving as the working group chair for the City of Bloomington’s Comprehensive Plan on Natural Environment and the City of Bloomington Beautification Committee.
As much as Mark enjoys these activities, at the end of the day, Mark says he gets much happiness come from his day job where he’s able to take care of new homeowners. “It has been a joy seeing many of my clients’ families grow and prosper over the years!”
Mark’s NMLS number is 638040.