TOP MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL IN ILLINOIS EDDIE BEAUDUY
Associate Sales Manager Eddie Beauduy of Chicago’s BBMC Mortgage likes to joke: “I’m good at two things: football and mortgages, and the NFL hasn’t called yet.”
To say he’s good at mortgages is an understatement. This affable, dedicated professional has made a name for himself as one of the more successful loan officers working in the business today. Beginning his career at Wells Fargo more than fifteen years ago directly out of college, Eddie has been with BBMC for over six years. Leading a highly proficient team, Eddie strives to provide each of his many clients and realtor partners with the very best in consumer service.
BBMC Mortgage (A Division of Bridgeview Bank Group) established itself in 1971 as a trusted resource and respected leader in the Chicagoland community banking industry. The company prides itself on honesty and fair dealing, innovative products, competitive rates, superior customer service and involvement in the community. A full-service lender, BBMC offers a complete line of residential mortgage, refinance and specialty loans. Over the course of the past seven years, the company has grown from a $100 million dollar company to a $5.4 billion dollar enterprise.
Eddie’s vast experience in the industry has provided the knowledge needed to make his transactions run smoothly for his clients. “I have a fast and efficient process that a lot of others don’t have,” says Eddie. Although he depends on his team for their invaluable contributions, Eddie himself is educated on every step of the process. “I’ve been doing this for so long,” he says, “that I can process my own loans from start to finish. I help my team cultivate a good process to make things seamless for the agents, and obviously, my buyers too.”
His clients appreciate Eddie’s authentic approach to what is often the largest purchase in their lives, and a process that can be both intimidating and occasionally frustrating. Eddie, who boasts a return/referral rate of over 65%, has some insight into why his clients and realtor partners continually return to him for his services. “People like coming back to me,” he says, “because I treat people the right way. I make sure I’m available to them.” While he eschews the hyperbole of loan officers who claim to work 24/7, Eddie keeps his schedule flexible so that he can work with his clients at their convenience, whether that’s late at night or on weekends.
While he definitely enjoys the loan process, it’s the people he is able to interact with that Eddie claims to like most about what he does for a living. “The one thing that keeps me going is that I love speaking to new clients, new people, and getting to see different sides of life.”
Eddie is also adamant about giving back to his community, and has participated in numerous charitable events. His team has marched with the USO of Illinois in the annual Chicago Memorial Day Parade three years consecutively, and he is an ardent supporter of The Mission Continues, an organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.
As for the future, Eddie has been ruminating on getting involved in commercial real estate, though his focus will always be on the residential mortgage industry. “Like I said,” he laughs, “the NFL hasn’t called.”