Rick Salerno

Let me introduce you to Rick Salerno, A person who has a great passion for helping his clients not just secure a loan but also educates them on what product best suites their lifestyle. He does this with a smile and great customer service. He is always ready and willing to go above and beyond to answer all you mortgage question and needs.


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Q:Please tell us a little bit about your family. A:I am blessed with a strong, driven wife who always brings out the best in people and especially in our three children, Brooke, Caitlin, and Brandon. We are an active and athletic family as well as hardworking in all we do. We are competitive and always to the right thing .
Q:Please tell us about your current career. Thing you love most about what you do. A:I has been in the mortgage industry since 1999.I have a passion for providing exceptional customer service and I take time to understand my clients’ needs in order to find the best mortgage solution. From first-time home-buyers to investors to home-builders, I treat each transaction as if it were my own, always keeping my clients’ best interest as my top priority. I have been recognized once as a nominee for the Shared Success Excellence Award for exceptional customer service and I was a recipient of the President’s Club Award in 2004-2006 for mortgage production. Additionally, I had the experience of managing a successful team of loan originators which created an exceptional reputation among the real estate community. I graduated magna cum laude from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and in Business Administration Studies. Without hesitation, when asked what I enjoy the most in my career? My immediate response is, “the joy my clients get when they close on their home and their complete SATISFACTION”.
Q:What inspired you or led you to your current career? A:I was always intrigued by real estate and investing. I was even more intrigued by the different financing strategies at the time and how they are designed to make home ownership a reality. I figured out there was a big void with regards to education on home ownership and I decided to jump in and help people prepare for a mortgage qualification. Even today with the internet, people are still misinformed on this topic.
Q:What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community? A:Blue Ginger Seafood & Steakhouse and Tribeca restaurant.
Q:Who is the most interesting person you’ve met? A:Geno Smith who played for the NY Jets. He is a high achiever with multiple records. Very inspiring!
Q:If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why? A:Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Because it is the highest peak (20k ft) in Africa and the beauty seems to be on the way down in the middle of the night to sunrise. It’s said, the view of the sunrise is awe inspiring!
Q:What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows? A:One of my favorite movies is “The Shawshank redemption” which was based on a true event.
Q:What advice would you give to people? A:Study, read, learn everything you can about real estate and mortgage options. Knowledge is power!
Q:What is something on your bucket list? A:Skydiving.
Q:What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to? A:Love all types of music but I either go to Steven Tyler or Teddy Pendegrass.
Q:What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community? A:Martinez Meats! reminds me of the old deli’s back in New York where I grew up.
Q:If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch? A:Current governer De Santis. I would have lunch at Tribeca Restaurant to discuss Florida’s future and outlook.
Q:What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community? A:Awesome diversity of people!
Q:Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years? A:I will be working even harder to get people mortgages.
Q:(Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you? A:I am a 4 year student and counting in Brazilian Jujitsu.
Q:What is the most beautiful place you have ever been? A:The State of Colorado.
Q:If you were cast in a movie and could choose your costar, who would it be? A:Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Q:Favorite month? holiday? and best single day on the calendar? A:Christmas Day
Q:Who inspires you to be better? A:My Spouse, Kristen
Q:What is one or two of your favorite smells? A:Lavender and fresh popcorn
Q:If a movie was made of your life, who would you want to play you? A:Michael Pena
Q:Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME? A:Comfort, relaxation, safety!