Wendy Landis, VP/Branch Manager

CMG Home Loans

The CMG Home Loans Team

Celebrating 26 years of unwavering commitment to clients, Wendy Landis, the Vice President and Branch Manager at CMG Home Loans, says her career journey began with a leap of faith.
“I started out in banking and worked for 14 years as an underwriter,” Wendy Says. “A friend sparked my interest in mortgages and encouraged me to make the move.”

Initially hesitant to enter the world of full commission income and self-sourcing business, the move proved to be the right one, laying the foundation for a career dedicated to helping clients achieve homeownership. Now at CMG Home Loans – a local lender with the resources of a national brand –Wendy says helping people achieve their homeownership and financial goals is what inspires her most.

“My team in York works hard to ensure that we are setting up our clients for a smooth loan process. This means doing our due diligence before the borrower is committed to a purchase or a refinance. Once they are committed, all parties can have confidence we will move to closing easily. We want joy in the journey!

In a dynamic business where every day brings new challenges and opportunities. Wendy’s team takes pride in taking the stress out of buying a home.

The compliment we consistently hear is, ‘This was so much easier than I thought it would be.’”  

Growth Leadership

With nine loan officers in the CMG Home Loans York office, as well as assistants and processors, Wendy takes pride in her team of knowledgeable and dependable experts.
 
“As a team, we value proactive communication with clients and industry professionals,” she says. “For example, we begin loan applications over the phone so we can better clarify questions and gather the information that matters most. Our job is to educate and guide the client in making the best financial decision for them.”
  
As a manager, Wendy prioritizes the continued growth and education of her team as well, empowering team members to reach professional goals.  “My role is to invest in my team and bring out their best,” she says. “Knowledge is power, and knowledge builds confidence. Promoting continued education is a big part of who I am and what I do.”

 In drawing new talent to mortgage lending as a career, Wendy remains optimistic about the sustained increase in interest from young individuals. “They are coming into this field fresh out of college. The biggest draw is the opportunity for professional growth. Work hard, and you get business.  And we have a lot of flexibility. This work is as close to self-employed as you can be, but with employers who offer benefits.”
 
Wendy says another draw for young people is the renewed mutual respect between lenders and realtors. “As an industry, we see the necessity of building good relationships, both with clients and among industry professionals. We’ve become more collaborative with peers, creating a positive work environment we all value.”
 
The accolades speak for themselves. CMG Home Loans, under Wendy's leadership, earned the Affiliate of the Year award from the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties. Individual team members have also received recognition for their outstanding production within the company and the industry at large.

 Family Life and Community Service
 
Born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania, Wendy says choosing this location to live and work was a natural decision—it's home.

“I’m a Red Lion High School graduate and received my bachelor's degree in business administration from Shippensburg University. Central Pennsylvania is where my family is and where I’ve built the important relationships in my life.” Wendy’s son and his wife live locally, and Wendy is a proud grandmother to her grandson. When asked about favorite pastimes, Wendy says she’s “foodie” who loves local restaurants and enjoys gardening.

Six years ago, Wendy and her husband purchased a 10-acre farmette in Dover. “We bought the property as a location for my husband’s business. The natural beauty of the area is wonderful, and we open the property for others to use.” Wendy says she and her husband have hosted both weddings and fundraising events on the property, and a second-home lodge serves as a retreat and home to missionaries on furlough.   

As an active member of the community, Wendy is involved with several charitable organizations and lives her belief that success is not just measured in transactions but in the positive impact on the community.

“As a team, we support the Realtor’s Association of York and Adams County (RAYAC) through a number of fundraisers for the agency non-profit, RAYAC Foundation," Wendy says. "I will be the board president for RAYAC Foundation in 2024 and we hope to have a successful year of fundraising so we can help support many of our area’s local housing related charities." A number of the team members volunteer with RAYAC during their homeless outreach events. The events partner with those in need, offering guidance on how to take advantage of local services, serving free meals, and helping people obtain IDs and birth certificates.

Personally, Wendy is a board member at SHINE MUSIC Foundation, a non-profit that provides community outreach to youth and veterans through music. As a member of Servants in Red Lion, Wendy and her husband lead mission trips to Guatemala. “It’s where my heart's happy,” she says. “We're building relationships in an area, helping to improve housing and the overall quality of life in the community. We always get to travel with and meet awesome people.”
Looking ahead, Wendy anticipates growth—both for her team and the CMG name in South Central Pennsylvania.

“In our industry, as in the rest of life, it’s essential to build relationships with people you trust. Everything we do at CMG reflects on everyone who referred us, so we take those relationships seriously. Communication, trust in relationships, and acting with intention –our work is about bringing people a better quality of life. The opportunity to help people in our community during their life’s journey is a blessing.”

Wendy Landis
VP/Branch Manager
CMG Home Loans
2951 Whiteford Rd, Suite 101
York, PA 17402
717-968-3848
cmghomeloans.com