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Josh Moody Ranked as One of the Nation’s Top Loan Originators

Josh Moody, Branch Manager - Addison, TX - NMLS #: 139695

PLANO, TX (April 9, 2018) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Loan Originator and Branch Manager Josh Moody is listed as a Scotsman Guide 2017 Top Originator. Moody ranks for Most Loans Closed and for Top Dollar Volume with closings of 304 loans and producing over $64 million in volume.

Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for mortgage originators, released its ninth annual Top Originators rankings on April 1. The list, which ranks the nation’s top mortgage producers, appears in Scotsman Guide‘s April 2018 residential edition, and the rankings are available online at

Moody earned his spot from more than 2,500 mortgage professionals across the country. To be eligible for initial consideration in Scotsman Guide’s Top Originators rankings, originators must have had at least $40 million in loan volume or 100 closed home loans for the 2017 calendar year. After receiving submissions, Scotsman Guide required written verification of top entrants’ volume data from a certified public accountant, the chief financial officer at the originator’s company or a similar source.

“To earn a spot on not one but two of the lists in the Scotsman Guide is an amazing milestone in my career. This is only possible due to the incredible support I receive from my homebuyers, homeowners, and business partners. They trust me with one of the largest financial investments of their lives, and I work hard to honor that,” said Moody. “Whether first time homebuyers, current homeowners looking to refinance or clients wanting to purchase an investment property, I want to ensure I created a seamless and enjoyable mortgage experience for everyone I serve.”

Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is extremely proud of Moody for earning these two accolades.

“In 2017, Josh was our top producer companywide, so it’s wonderful to see his success now featured in the Scotsman Guide. Josh works diligently to provide service beyond belief to all his customers, and from the raving reviews he receives from his homebuyers and homeowners, he’s doing a remarkable job,” said Iley. “We could not be happier for Josh’s latest accomplishment and, even more so, to have him as a part of the First Choice family.”


This is the first year for Moody to make this distinguished list. He is leads the loan origination team in Plano, Texas.



About First Choice Loan Services Inc.

First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 22 locations across 11 states and over 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. To learn more about First Choice, visit




About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal.   To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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