Being a loan officer, anywhere, takes intelligence and perseverance. It takes years of learning about the industry and cultivating relationships with clients and partners. And it takes a lot of hard work. We all know that. That’s why at Skyline, we like to do a little something extra for our hardest working, high producing loan officers.
All of the loan officers who work at Skyline are outstanding, but we call the cream of the crop our “Platinum Producers.” Platinum Producers are the biggest closers, and the bar is set high to begin with.
Every year, we take a weekend and completely dedicate it to our Platinum Producers. We show them just how much we value them.
This year, we took our incredible loan officers to the Baraca Resort & Spa in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA for a weekend of glitz, glamour, and fun in the sun!
The weekend started on Friday with a luxurious cocktail welcome reception.
Saturday was spent either at sea observing the marine life and breathing in the salty ocean air, sampling local delicacies on a decadent food tour, or enjoying a round of golf with our CEO, Bill Dallas. As if we didn’t already know that Bill is a renaissance man, he scored a hole in one! Watch out Tiger Woods!
But the main event was “The Platinum Awards,” an old Hollywood themed cocktail hour, dinner, and awards ceremony meant to honor the best and brightest in our business. Guests were dressed to the nines as they walked the red carpet, posed for photos, and enjoyed speeches by the rousing orators of Skyline.
Loan officers won awards in multiple categories and spent the evening living the life of the stars that they are to us. The venue was stunning, the food was rich and delicious, and the speeches were funny and inspiring. Heads of the company commended loan officers for their achievements and reminded everyone that when we work hard and work together, nothing is out of our reach. Every loan officer starts from scratch. But the truly special ones never stop learning, value their team, and keep their eyes on the prize.
But at the end of the day, it isn’t about receiving a statue or enjoying a fun weekend with some of your favorite colleagues. Our industry is about that feeling of satisfaction you get after closing a loan and knowing that you helped another family build a new life in a new home.
Our loan officers are some of the best in the industry. Many have been with us for decades, and they deserve to be rewarded for the incredible work they do, helping families achieve their dreams and buy homes.
At Skyline, we work hard, and we play hard. It’s just too bad that we have to wait until next year for the next Platinum Producers Weekend.