Dio Vannucci, RMLO (FirstTrust Home Loans - Sponsor FAF, Inc NMLS #75271)
NMLS# 133083

622 Alcoa Rd

Benton , AR 72015

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Do you want to work with a loan officer that "just gets it"? Read my testimonials from actual clients and you'll see that I do just that. I understand what's expected of me and I deliver, everytime.

Get to know Dio Vannucci

Hmmm, the first thing you should know about me is that I hate talking about myself...but here goes. I've been married to my wife, Kari, for 19 years and we have 3 kids, Alexia, Gianni and Gabriella. Ages are 18, 13 and 11 respectively.  I love coaching my son's youth football team. When I say "love" I don't mean really enjoy, I literally mean that I stay up late at night writing scouting reports, drawing up gameplans, etc. love, love, love coaching his football team. That love of football has stayed with me since I played college ball for the Arkansas Razorbacks and while I was only a walk-on I absolutely loved the experience.   I would be remiss not to talk a little about my job because a big part of who I am is what I do at work everyday.

If I had to sum up the way I operate it's one word, Honesty. It's not a cliche with me. As a small business owner I am in the business of making and keeping customers for life. When it comes to working with Realtors I operate with 100% honesty and openness in all transactions. You will never have to wonder whose side I'm on. I feel that it is my role to navigate the loan underwriting process on behalf of my clients and Realtors. I know and understand loan guidelines and this helps me to better understand what documentation is appropriate on the front end, before a closing gets delayed. My clients and Realtors enjoy on time closings,  free pre-approvals and a loan officer that takes the time if necessary to hold a hand through the loan process. I don't use an automated phone system because I believe in a personal touch so when you call myself or one of my great staff members will promptly take your call. Want to see if you or your client qualifies, just call me now and I will give you an answer in an hour or less!  

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I specialize in residential mortgages only. Commercial transactions can take up too much time and I know my core business is residential real estate customers. I take the time to study and understand the mortgage industry, what drives mortgage rates, home sales trends, etc. so that my clients who may not be knowledgable about real estate can have the best opportunity to make an educated decision.


2016 Premier Nationwide Lending Producer's Council

2015 Premier Nationwide Lending Producer's Council

2014 Premier Nationwide Lending Producer's Council

2012 Elite Customer Award from Premier Nationwide Lending Wholesale

2010 Outstanding Service and Dedication Award from Southwest Funding


I take the time to study and understand the mortgage industry, what drives mortgage rates, home sales trends, etc. so that my clients who may not be knowledgable about real estate can have the best opportunity to make an educated decision. Just like a Quarterback needs to spend time in the film room a professional loan officer needs to spend time reading AND understanding guidelines. I take the time to keep up to date on FHA, VA and USDA guidelines as well as the constantly evolving conventional guidelines.  

Programs, rates, terms and conditions subject to change without notice. All financing subject to credit and income approval. This is not a commitment to lend. Rates can change daily. Other restrictions may apply. FirstTrust Home Loans is an equal housing lender. Sponsored by FAF, Inc. 906 S. Rock St, Sheridan, AR 72150 FAF NMLS 75271

Testimonials for Dio Vannucci

  • T. Jackson

    Stayed on top of things for me. The service was amazing!

  • Kevin D.

    Really made a personal connection with us, like a friend helping another.

  • R. VanCleave

    Dio went above and beyond in helping to correct some wrong information in my credit report. He kept us informed throughout the whole process and he had our best interest at heart.

  • Vicki B.

    There was always someone available to take my call.

  • Megan L.

    We felt Dio went above and beyond to accomodate us and help us finance our home. Excellent communication on all levels and honesty.

  • K. Brooks

    Dio was very attentive and quick to respond to any question or need we had. Great overall service and experience!

  • J. Ritchie

    Everything went great! Dio was very patient, especially dealing with 3 people signing all the paperwork!

  • B. Calaway

    Dio kept me informedon the process and always listened to my questions.

  • R. Barrett

    Dio was wonderfulwith my home buying experience and I really felt that he was genuine and was working hard to that I would be happy. He made me feel at home, got me the best rate and I couldn't ask for a more friendly and cooperative person.

  • C. Cross

    He did everything he could to get us in "our" house! Great guy!

    Service Areas (7)
    • Benton, AR
    • Bryant, AR
    • Hot Springs Village, AR
    • Haskell, AR
    • Alexander, AR
    • Arkadelphia, AR
    • West Little Rock, Little Rock
    • Mount Ida, AR
    Specialties (4)
    • Investment Properties
    • New Construction
    • REO/Bank Owned
    • Residential
    Languages (1)
    • English