meet the founders

Meet Joel Rodriguez

Joel graduated from Vacaville High School in 2000 and went to Sacramento State University on a soccer scholarship the following fall. After two years, he jumped at the opportunity to play professional soccer abroad. Playing a team sport at such a high-level instilled Joel with values of hard work, dedication, and accountability which he uses every day while working with his customers.

After retiring from his Soccer career, Joel earned his real estate license and spent a year working for a large mortgage broker before opening Cornerstone with his mother, Carmen Rodriguez, in 2004.  

Joel enjoys listening to his client’s stories and gaining a deep understanding of their financial situation so he can work with them to build a quality mortgage application. He prides himself on staying current with program guidelines and lender offerings, so Cornerstone can help you find a bank that will close your loan.

Meet Carmen Rodriguez

Carmen became a real estate agent in 1988 after watching her parents struggle to buy their first home. They moved to the United States when they were in their 60s. They spoke no English, and their realtor did nothing to help with the language barrier. She did not advise them of their legal right to ask for inspections or repairs, and also did not educate them on the best way to set up the title for a couple of their age.

Carmen saw a need for compassion in real estate. She got her license and set out to help as many people as she could, determined to prevent others from going through what her parents had. Her philosophy for working with clients is and has always been “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Today Carmen oversees the team at Cornerstone, ensuring that we offer a broad range of services to our clients so that we can meet as many individual needs as possible. She thrives on opportunities where she can resolve problems and achieve goals that exceed our clients’ expectations.

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All loan approvals are conditional and subject to lender review of all information. Loan is conditionally approved when lender has issued approval in writing but not until all loan conditions have been submitted can loan be funded. Specified rates may not be available for all borrowers. Rate subject to change with market conditions. Cornerstone Real Estate And Home Loans Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Mortgage Broker in California, This licensee is performing acts for which a real estate license is required. Cornerstone Real Estate And Home Loans Inc. is licensed by the California Bureau of Real Estate, Broker # 01493006; NMLS # 345575. Cornerstone Real Estate And Home Loans Inc. is approved to originate VA and FHA loans, and has the ability to broker such loans to VA and FHA approved lenders. Cornerstone Real Estate And Home Loans Inc is not acting on behalf of or at the direction of HUD/FHA or the VA.

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