Knock, creators of the Knock Home Swap™, which allows consumers to buy a new home before selling their existing home, has hired mortgage and home loan industry veteran Laura Gray as head of lending. In this role, Gray will lead the day-to-day operations of Knock’s lending operation and brings more than 30 years of experience across all facets of the mortgage origination and lending process.
“We’re excited to welcome Laura to Knock,” said Sean Black, Knock Co-Founder & CEO. “Laura brings the leadership and operational expertise that will ensure we’re able to exceed the expectations of our customers and industry partners while scaling our business nationally in order to give everyone the freedom to move on their terms.”
Gray has worked in all aspects of lending, beginning her career as a junior processor and rising through the ranks to hold national operations and underwriting roles at some of the nation’s largest and best-known lending institutions, including Peoples Bank Mortgage, Wyndham Capital Mortgage, Fifth Third Bank and Wells Fargo.
The Knock Home Swap provides a fully integrated and competitively priced mortgage as well as up to $200,000 in an interest-free bridge loan to cover the down payment on the new home and home prep and up to six months of mortgage payments on the old house. The Knock Home Swap is available today in 17 markets across Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.