How to Grow Your Career as a Loan Officer with Stratton Equities

Stratton Equities is the leading Nationwide Direct Hard Money & NON-QM Mortgage Lender that specializes in fast and flexible lending processes. We are passionate about helping small business owners, contractors, and Real Estate Investors, swiftly and efficiently finance their investment goals.


Our team is owned and operated by experienced Real Estate Investors and entrepreneurs providing a reliable and knowledgeable team to help all investors succeed.


What makes our company unique, is that we have the largest library of private money and NON-QM nationwide mortgage loan programs under one roof. The secret to our success is providing our team with the tools, support, training, and resources they need to succeed.


We customize our hard money, private money, and NON-QM mortgage loan programs for each unique project investment need.


Stratton Equities’ core structure was designed to give our team access to unlimited solutions to ensure a strong relationship with the borrower and directly achieve their goals.


The “Say, YES, More!” Sales Structure


Stratton Equities has more nationwide private money and NON-QM mortgage loan programs under one roof available than other traditional lending institutions.


This structure was developed to allow mortgage loan officers to say “yes!” to more interested borrowers. While other big companies in the mortgage lending space have the same limiting mortgage loan programs for investors, which stifles the loan officers’ earning potential, that is not the case at Stratton Equities.


As a mortgage lender, Stratton only makes money when you make money, so we make sure you are fully supported to make money. Unlike a standard bank loan officer who makes $60k annually, you can expect to make $150-250k+ as a mortgage loan officer with Stratton Equities.


The Stratton Equities management team is there every step of the way to support you and provide a path for direct success. Not only that, but it’s rewarding when you get to the closing table and the borrower gets what they need. No one else would have made it happen but you can get the borrower the best mortgage program for their unique investment scenario.


No More Wasting Time - Direct Organic Daily Leads


Stratton Equities funds the following loan programs; Hard Money, fix and flip for real estate investors, Bridge Loans, Commercial, Stated Income, Commercial Bridge Loans, Foreclosure Bailouts, and Cash-Out Refinance Projects for non-owner occupied properties.


Our diverse array of Loan programs and experienced Mortgage Loan Officers will tailor the perfect loan options for most Real Estate scenarios.


It’s not just about being successful; we want you to stay successful and constantly be learning.


Unlike any other company in the industry, we work with 100% direct organic daily leads.


The result? You will be closing your first loan estimated 6-8 weeks after initial training, which is unheard of in the industry.


Benefits of Working with Stratton Equities:


- Each direct organic lead is received daily from prospective investors looking to work solely with Stratton Equities on their loan scenario


- Organic leads are not bought from shared lead aggregators, haven’t been picked through by other companies, and are not old or dead leads - that are both extremely expensive with low conversion


-“Say, YES, More!” - Stratton Equities has the largest library of nationwide private money and NON-QM mortgage loan programs under one roof, providing multiple solutions for borrowers


- No more wasting time knocking on doors, taking realtors to lunch, traveling, and spending thousands of dollars in upfront work for a possible ROI - which doesn’t work


- No more chasing leads! You’re not paying thousands of dollars each month chasing leads, the leads come to you


While other places may expect you to search for your own leads (spending money and time), Stratton gives you direct organic leads each day.


Stratton Equities does not solicit business because borrowers come to us. That means a constant flow that allows you to close more deals.


The result is that you close more deals, not waste time, and make more money.


Leadership from the Top


Michael Mikhail is the Founder and CEO of Stratton Equities, the nation’s leading hard money and NON-QM lender to national real estate investors, with the largest variety of mortgage loans and programs nationwide.


After years of being a loan officer for other companies, having to create his own success and opportunities without support from upper management - he was determined and passionate about developing a company that had unlimited possibilities for borrowers and unlimited earning potential for loan officers by providing them with the support and resources he knew they needed.


Having launched Stratton Equities in early 2017, Michael has always been an entrepreneur and innovator in the real estate market, purchasing his first home at 19 utilizing hard money.

A serial entrepreneur with a foresight for business opportunities, Michael had a slew of small businesses prior to launching Stratton Equities. One of his most prolific ventures was a car wash connected to a gym he was affiliated with in Florida between 2001-2002.

Michael officially joined the mortgage industry in 2003 and decided to travel to explore his options globally.

After traveling to 19 countries in 5 years, Michael knew two things; he wanted to start his own business and launch it in the United States. He knew that moving back to the states was the best place he could start something small and grow it into something infinite.

In 2017, Michael noticed how the mortgage industry had transformed after the regulations presented from 2008-2012, and knew it was time to set out something on his own, thus creating Stratton Equities.

Under Michael’s leadership, Stratton Equities has grown into one of the biggest leaders in the Mortgage and Real Estate industry across genres and platforms.


Forbes Magazine selected Michael for the class of 2021 for “The Next 1000,” which showcases those who are redefining what it means to build and run a business today. Stratton Equities was also honored by the NJ Biz, New Jersey’s leading business journal, as one of their Top 250 Privately Held Companies for 2021.


At Stratton, you get direct access to the best minds in the business and training in the industry. You’ll have seasoned professionals in the field to offer high-level training and education to everyone on the team. Industry leaders and professionals are not limited to; real estate attorneys, title companies, commercial realtors, real estate investors, etc.


Stratton Equities’ open door policy is the cornerstone of the company culture, ensuring everyone who works there knows they have the support and training they need to succeed.


As Michael said to us, “I talk to everyone to help them make money.”



Training - Always Be Learning


Training at Stratton Equities isn't for the faint of heart, but those who have what it takes to succeed will find they thrive.


Most of the mortgage world is like the real estate world -- they give you a phone and say you’re on your own, good luck.


But that’s not how it works at Stratton Equities.


​Stratton Equities is dedicated about building the careers of their loan officers and making sure each member of the team has the support, knowledge, and leadership they need to be successful. As Michael Mikhail said, based on his over 20 years of experience in the industry, “Commercial and private lending was a new world for me compared to residential lending and it would not have been possible to get to where I am today without the training I sought out.”


Stratton focuses all of what they do so that you are on the fast track to produce. They do routine reviews of calls and help you go step by step through how to improve. It’s not just about being successful; they want you to stay successful and constantly be learning.


They put a lot of effort and training into people. In addition, to call review, they do a full file weekly review to help you understand how to make a specific deal close. If there is an issue to resolve to make you more money, the company will help solve the problem. They want you to be aware of all the ways to present their mortgage loan program options to potential clients and what solutions are available to them.


The result? You will be closing your first loan estimated 6-8 weeks after initial training, which is unheard of in the industry.



Team First - Growing Together & Building Success


Stratton Equities starts giving from day one at the job and doesn’t stop. When you start, on your first day of training, they will have a full catered lunch in the conference room and establish a team culture. When you complete your training and are officially part of the team, you can company paid outings and team rewards