LINTHICUM, MD, May 2, 2018 — NFM Lending is proud to announce 18 of their loan originators have been ranked on Ask A Lender’s Best Mortgage Lenders 2018.

Ask A Lender, a unique platform that connects people with mortgage brokers and lenders directly, released its first-ever rankings of the nation’s best mortgage lenders on April 2. The rankings are presented by city and state and enable online home-loan shoppers to find the top-performing mortgage lenders in their communities.

“The concept of Ask A Lender is a powerful one because it brings awareness for mortgage shoppers as to who the best players are in their desired area of homeownership,” said Greg Sher, Chief Business Development Officer. “To that end, it’s an honor to see so many of NFM’s producers near the top of the list. It’s always a great source of pride to see our very best get recognized.”

These 18 loan originators were ranked among more than 2,500 mortgage brokers and loans officers across the country. To be eligible for initial consideration, individual lenders must have closed at least 100 home loans in calendar year 2017. The rankings are produced and audited in collaboration with Scotsman Guide Media.

The NFM Lending loan originators who ranked include:

Jane FloydTampa, FL • #1 in Tampa – #8 in Florida

Daniel SaColumbus, OH • #2 in Columbus – #6 in Ohio

Greg CowartRichmond, VA • #2 in Richmond – #17 in Virginia

Tyler BarnettTempe, AZ • #2 in Tempe – #46 in Arizona

Shane StaplesTempe, AZ • #4 in Tempe – #55 in Arizona

Jessica UphoffWestminster, CO • #4 in Westminster – #74 in Colorado

Brian PintarGreenwood Village, CO • #2 in Greenwood Village – #82 in Colorado

Chelsea AbbateTempe, AZ • #5 in Tempe – #100 in Arizona

Gustavo ParedVienna, VA • #1 in Vienna – #69 in Virginia

Justus SharpColumbus, OH • #4 in Columbus – #35 in Ohio

Scott LaydenFranklin, TN • #9 in Franklin – #46 in Tennessee

Bryan RaifordColumbia, MD • #7 in Columbia – #66 in Maryland

Blane StewartBrandy Station, VA • #1 in Brandy Station – #77 in Virginia

Craig KamBethesda, MD • #4 in Bethesda – #76 in Maryland

Bill Lex Swedesboro, NJ • #1 in Swedesboro – #71 in New Jersey

Jerry CookSwedesboro, NJ • #2 in Swedesboro – #72 in New Jersey

Ken YnesTampa, FL • #16 in Tampa – #150 in Florida

Robert ScolnickLake Harmony, PA • #1 in Lake Harmony – #69 in Pennsylvania

NFM Lending is proud of these loan originators’ achievements and wishes them continued success.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 29 states in the U.S. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998 and this year is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to customers and the community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.™” For more information about NFM Lending, visit, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.