Mark Stanton, CMP

Branch Manager, Producing
NMLS # 85225
State Lic VT #VT85225
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I have been originating mortgages in the State of Vermont since 1985. I joined Academy Mortgage as a branch manager/loan officer after being owner/president of Express Mortgage Corporation for 19 years. I was also a founding member and past president of the Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association.

I've helped thousands of individuals and families obtain the dream of home ownership. Whether you want to buy a new home or refinance an existing mortgage, I will provide a customized solution for you at competitive rates. No brokering, no middleman, no hassle, no surprises.

Academy is a direct lender, which means that my Branch and Regional Offices are equipped to complete the entire loan process in-house—all loan processing, underwriting, closings, and funding are handled locally. As a result, we have a proven track record of closing loans as quickly and efficiently as possible.

I will be in control of your loan file from start to finish, and will keep you up-to-date on the status of your loan at all times. I understand the importance of maintaining continuous communication throughout the loan process and commit to providing you accurate, timely, and honest mortgage advice.

I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.

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Sarah and I were very satisfied with our experience with Academy Mortgage. Mark was especially helpful. I always felt like I could trust him.

—Nicholas C.

Had a small last minute issue and Mark was on it!

—Caleb Magoon

Mark Stanton was very helpful and let me know how thing were going through the whole process.

—Edwin M.

Mark was awesome - super easy to work with

—Donald W.

Mark Stanton is the best! He knows what he is doing and never disappoints. He does an excellent job of communicating with both borrowers and brokers alike.


Mark went above and beyond to make this loan happen. Much appreciated.

—Sara B.

Mark was very patient and answered all emails and questions promptly.

—Virginia Best

Mark was great! Very Professional!

—Paula L.

Mark was awesome - super easy to work with.

—Donald W

Mark Stanton was absolutely wonderful to work with: courteous, responsive, timely, helpful, patient, knowledgeable and cooperative. Nonetheless, I was shocked by how hard it was to get the transaction closed. Many of the months of delays were due to issues related to the seller. But the financing process imposed its own set of frustrating delays.

—John. R

Mark was thoughtful, communicative and and explained each step thoroughly. He helped me with finding collateral service providers who were outstanding. He facilitated each step as if I were his only client.

—Ava Louise Stanton

Mark Stanton was what you would expect from a very knowledgeable mortgage specialist. Very satisfied with his service and professionalism

—Doel G.

Mark was is fabulous, quick to respond and makes the experience painless.

—Bridget M.

This is my 2nd loan with Mark Stanton, I highly recommend working with Mark.

—Robert Tatro

Mark was an excellent problem solver, calmly moving through elements that could have caused some angst in a borrower. Great synergy with our realtor.

—Michael G.

This was my first experience purchasing a home, academy mortgage working directly with Mark Stanton made the process clear and easy. Mark went above and beyond to guide us through the process and went out of his way to get us into the home of our dreams! Thanks again Academy!


Mark was fantastic, explaining everything in detail, communicating regularly, and making the process of buying my first home less daunting for me.

—Jasmine B.

Mark was great to work with; he communicated with my buyers and me on a timely basis and closed the loan earlier than contract date. Everyone is very pleased!!

—Charlotte Gardner

Happy to deal with Mark and his team!

—Zoltan K.

Mark is the best to work with hands down. When we started to process I contacted a local bank and the service was horrible, I reluctantly Contacted Mark (I had a bad experience with a mortgage broker in the past). It turned out to be the best decision. Thanks Mark!

—Robert T.

We turned to Mark Stanton and Academy Mortgage late in the process of buying a second home in Stowe, VT. We started with another lender who ultimately bailed on us late in the process. Mark and team were able to put together the loan in about 2.5 weeks, and come through for us!

—Robert C.

Mark Stanton at Academy Mortgage has continued to be my go to lender for my Real Estate Clients. He is friendly, personable and meets and exceeds my client’s expectations in the lending process and gets them to close with a smile on their faces.


Mark was great. He explained everything to us and looked at several different options.

—Katya D.

Mark Stanton was very helpful and let me know how thing were going through the whole process

—Edwin Mandigo

Mark has been great to work with, he is always available to answer questions, trouble shoot and find a solution. He is key in helping us close sales.


Everyone was amazing and really helpful. They all answered our questions and no questions was too silly.

—Jamie Hoadley

Mark Stanton was very professional and helpful. He kept us in the loop throughout the whole process and made it seamless.

—Peter G

We had a tight timeline and Mark came through for us. The communication was immediate and the result was excellent.


Mark was terrific! Professional, Personable, Helpful!


Mark was incredible throughout the entire financing process. We had a unique situation that required a complete knowledge of the industry and the options available to home-buyers. He was able to provided the direction and leadership necessary to purchase our property

—Ryan L.

Mark is competent and trustworthy. He gets back to me when I have questions, even when he’s out of the office. I’m high maintenance, sorry to say- and Mark is on top of every question I have always!

—Constance Isacksen

First, we attempted to use a local Bank that uses as a corporate logo “bank local”. They were impossible to deal with and proved to be not very knowledgeable. I have know Mark Santon for many years and turned to him and he saved the day financiang our home. Mark’s professionalism has made many real estate and lawyers notice how efficient Academy is in the current financing environment.

—Ralph Monticello

The Academy mortgage team was responsive and helpful. They let me know what they needed when and kept the ball moving. Also having the website available to upload documents was a big plus, great to avoid emailing documents around.

—Maura C.

Very responsive. Online portal was great. Thank you.

—Jon A.

Experience and helpful. The loan process moved right along quickly and efficiently.

—Anna D.

Enjoyed working with you Mark. Many thanks.

—Brent L.

Mark did a stand up job. I am very happy.

—Joshua C.

I work with Mark on many transactions as a realtor, but to work with him on my personal loan again gave me comfort throughout the whole process.

—McKee Macdonald