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About Ben Lucero

The founder and president of Indigo Mortgage is Benjamin Franklin Lucero, born in 1962 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he lived until 1980 when he graduated from Mayfield High School. He attended the University of Missouri with a full scholarship in track and field as a high jumper. Ben graduated in December of 1985 from “Mizzou.”

Ben took his track and field achievements as far as the Olympic trials in 1984 where he placed 13th and 1988 where he placed 16th. Using that competitiveness and determination, Ben entered the sales field after college.

Ben was honored as the national salesman of the year in 1988 during his employment at Goldome Acceptance Mortgage Division. In 1989, Ben moved back to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In 2001, Ben was once again recognized as the national salesman of the year while working for Novartis Neuroscience Pharmaceuticals. However, with his wife pregnant with their first child, and traveling 80% of the time, Ben resigned from the pharmaceutical business. He started working for Bank of America in the small business commercial division.

After completing an intense training program to become a certified commercial banker through Bank of America, Ben decided it was time to be his own boss and further his talents. In 2003, Indigo Mortgage was born.

Ben decided he wanted to be a specialist in different types of mortgages and lending in order to be more than just an ordinary mortgage broker. He formed separate divisions in Indigo Mortgage to make sure clients were getting the proper expertise of each type of mortgage program.

Starting with the Residential Division, due to his experience from Goldome Acceptance Mortgage Division, Ben became proficient in residential lending. Then, Ben saw a need for construction loans in Albuquerque and decided to become an expert in construction lending. After many rigorous hours of online training, he soon became certified with every construction loan company that offered a certification. With these new certifications, and his previously earned certification from Bank of America in commercial lending, he then started the commercial loan division of Indigo Mortgage. Soon thereafter, Ben noticed the growing need for veterans to access and understand the VA mortgage loan programs. He studied the programs and obtained VA lender approvals from several VA mortgage-backed lender allowing the veteran loan division of Indigo Mortgage to secure more VA loans than any other broker in the state of New Mexico. Over the company's history, Indigo Mortgage has been able to serve thousands of veterans with their mortgage loan needs.

Ben has a strong faith in the Lord Jesus and attributes the achievement and growth of Indigo Mortgage to God being faithful to his business.

Ben Lucero, NMLS #231962
Indigo Mortgage, NMLS #188348