OUR STORY

Founded in 2002, 1ST FINANCIAL, INC. is a Mortgage Banking firm serving consumers and industry partners. 

 

Led by industry veterans with more than 100 years of combined experience, 1ST FINANCIAL, INC . is experiencing exponential growth throughout the United States and is actively recruiting more and more Loan originators to meet all of our client's needs.

With this growth we decided it was a perfect time to open our new Fort Lauderdale Branch led by branch manager, Jose Ramirez. 

 

1ST FINANCIAL, INC. FORT LAUDERDALE is privately held, well capitalized and relentlessly focused on three simple words: “MOVING YOU FORWARD”.

MEET THE TEAM 

OUR TEAM

NO MATTER WHAT YOUR MORTGAGE NEEDS ARE, ONE OF OUR TRUSTED AGENTS WILL BE THERE TO HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!

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JOSE RAMIREZ

-BRANCH MANAGER-

 

Jose Ramirez is a Branch Manager of First Financial Inc. Fort Lauderdale and as the head of his branch office, Jose is devoted to ensuring the best possible experience for both his staff and his clients. 

Jose grew up in South Florida and attended Nova Southeastern University in the early 90’s. Using the tools acquired while in school, Jose has learned, worked, and excelled in the mortgage/real estate industries for over 25 years.

Jose prides himself on maintaining a high level of excellence in the industry and currently holds several awards of achievement including Top Producing Branch of 1st Financial in the Region in 2018 and Top Producing Loan Officer in the Region in 2018.

Jose moved to Ft. Lauderdale in March of 2019 and feels right at home in East Broward. When he’s not hard at work, expect to see Jose around town, enjoying everything this beautiful city has to offer.

ERICA PEREZ

-LOAN ORIGINATOR-

 

My goal as a Mortgage Loan Originator is to build and inspire trust with both clients and realtors alike.  I pride myself as being a strategic thinker that leverages all aspects of my clients overall financial picture and all resources available to me to meet their borrowing needs. 

 

To be successful in my role, I must ensure that I keep strong communication skills with all parties involved in the transaction and provide a world class client experience.  I most admire leaders that are committed to the success of their team, motivating others while working alongside of them day in and day out; hence why I love working at the Fort Lauderdale Branch.

 

A little about me….I have worked in the financial services industry for 25 years, and earned a strong educational experience during my time at New York University where I received my Bachelors of Arts Degree.  Cooking is my favorite hobby, I love to learn how to cook dishes from different cultures and often take cooking classes to learn new techniques and skills. 

 

Spending time with my dogs ( I have 3) and my family is what I enjoy the most, taking long walks and visiting our local dog park on weekends.  Travel is my favorite adventure, every year my fiancée and I alternate destinations and begin planning our journey together.

 

Favorite quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson – “Live in the sunshine, Swim in the sea, Drink the wild air!”

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