Homespire Mortgage Team Members Named 2021 Top Mortgage Professionals by Washingtonian Magazine

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 5, 2021 – National, awarding-winning residential mortgage lender Homespire Mortgage proudly announced that four of its team members have been named as 2021 “Top Mortgage Professionals” by Washingtonian Magazine.

This annual listing showcases the community’s highest rated and most recommended mortgage experts who are recognized as outstanding, reputable partners for both homebuyers and real estate agents in the Washington, D.C. area. The entrants are comprised of those professionals and teams who are rated as “Top Producers,” having achieved $75 million in production volume for 2020, as well those who excel at customer service and are voted as a “Best Mortgage Professional” by their peers, partners and through subscriber and consumer surveys.

Homespire’s Top Mortgage Professionals include:

Neil Kantor is VP, Builder Division and Senior Mortgage Advisor in the Gaithersburg office. Named a “Top Producer,” Kantor has funded $1.5 billion over his 17 years as a mortgage expert, with he and his team having helped countless borrowers finance their dream home.

◽ “Top Producer” Carlos Martinez is the Branch Manager for Homespire’s Rockville office. He and his team have helped over 6,000 clients, funding over $1.2 billion since opening the branch in 2016.

Valentina Wilber is VP of the company’s Washington, D.C. Metro Region. Recognized as a “Top Producer” and voted as a “Best Mortgage Professional,” she and her all-female team continue to deliver exemplary service and dream homes to their clients, funding over $700 million in transactions.

Gerald Zapol is a Loan Officer with Homespire’s Gaithersburg branch. Consistently highly rated by his clients, this recognized “Top Producer” funded $100 million in 2020 and is on target to go even higher in 2021.

“We are very proud to have our talented team members named as Top Mortgage Professionals by Washingtonian Magazine,” said Michael Rappaport, president for Homespire Mortgage. “The dedication and commitment shown by Neil, Carlos, Val and Gerald truly embodies the ‘Homespire Way.’ They continue to prove themselves as top tier mortgage professionals every day and deserve to be recognized for their impressive achievements.”

The full list of the 2021 Top Mortgage Professionals list is available online as well as in the upcoming April issue of the magazine.

About Homespire Mortgage Corp.

At Homespire Mortgage, we live for those high-five moments – when we’ve helped our homebuyers responsibly and affordably finance their dream of homeownership. That’s what drives us and we’ve built a nationally recognized mortgage company, fusing innovative mortgage and marketing technology with the power of the human spirit to create a mortgage experience that Borrower’s trust, Realtors® recommend and Employees take pride in.

Why purple? It says everything about who we are…breaking the mold, creating new and vibrant energy that just can’t be ignored. And it’s not bragging if you can back it up. Funding over $2.4 billion in 2020, Homespire Mortgage is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, operating 27 branches and licensed across 41 states and is nationally recognized on the Inc. 5000’s List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. The company is proudly recognized by National Mortgage News as a “Best Mortgage Company to Work for” and most recently as a “2021 Top Workplaces in the USA”. Learn more about our award-winning company at, and follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Instagram.