An originator with Well Fargo Home Mortgage is the leader in the first preliminary results of Origination News’ 2012 loan originator survey. But in the early results, the leaders are reporting larger volume than they did in 2011.

Brian Scott Cohen leads so far with a reported volume of $326 million. This is higher than last year’s top producer’s volume of $289 million (Editor’s note: After the results were published, ON learned the 2011 top producer’s license had been suspended by California state regulators during that year although it did not affect his volume total for the year). Preliminary results have not yet been confirmed by the editors of ON. In the 2011 survey, Cohen was sixth on our list with a volume of $195 million.

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