Sam Polland

Maryland - Rockville

800 King Farm Boulevard

Rockville, MD 20850


About Sam

Sam Polland joins our team as a Senior Loan Officer focusing on loan origination and helping people realize their dream of homeownership. No stranger to the mortgage industry, he previously worked for Intercoastal Mortgage, Sandy Spring Bank, and Homespire Mortgage. And before he entered the world of lending, he worked as a criminal investigator with the New York City Department of Investigation and in an investigatory compliance capacity for JPMorgan and Standard Chartered Bank. He made the move to Embrace® in order to offer his clients a wider range of mortgage solutions and expand his reach through our award-winning marketing.

Sam grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, lived in New York City for about a decade, and currently resides in Potomac, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to attend New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dedicated to his work, Sam has the honor of repeatedly being chosen for the Scotsman Guide’s and the Washingtonian’s top lender lists. He’s also proud to be the president of the DC BNI chapter – Capital Rainmakers. (BNI is the world’s leading business networking and referral organization.)

When he’s not helping people achieve the American Dream, Sam enjoys spending time in the kitchen honing his cooking skills and spending time with his family. He and his lovely wife, Sarah, have two young daughters — Ava and Lara. They have no pets, but they’re open to adding a furry four-legged friend to their happy family someday. Sam is very much into Orangetheory Fitness® and tries to go at least four times a week. And if there’s one thing he loves as much as staying fit, it’s lounging in the sand all day on a sunny beach.

Sam will primarily be serving the following areas: Potomac, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, North Bethesda, North Potomac, McLean, Fairfax, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Germantown, Friendship Village, Friendship Heights, Cabin John, Bowie, Laurel, Woodrock, River Falls, and Washington, DC. Reach out to him today to get started on your homebuying goals.

You can learn more about Sam on LinkedIn and Facebook and check out his reviews on Zillow.

98 percent Customer Satisfaction Rating thumbs up
Zillow 5 star rating
Inc 5000 Fastest Growing companies
Scotsman Guide Top Lender
Sam Polland

Senior Loan Officer

NMLS # 1281302

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800 King Farm Boulevard

Rockville, MD 20850

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  • 5

    5 Survey completed on May 01, 2023

    Review By Lee A. for Samuel J. Polland

    Completed transaction in April 2023

    Sam is responsive, very conversant with his industry and takes a consultative approach. Extremely competitive on rates and products. Willing to go the extra mile and beyond! Highly recommend!!

  • 5

    5 Survey completed on April 25, 2023

    Review By Ronald H. for Samuel J. Polland

    Completed transaction in April 2023

    Sam was communicative, easy to work with, and made the whole home buying process FUN! He went above and beyond to answer our questions and make sure we were comfortable with our financial situation. He worked quickly and ensured we could close lightning fast. We will absolutely refer Sam to all our friends and co-workers.

  • 5

    5 Survey completed on April 23, 2023

    Review By Kim J. for Samuel J. Polland

    Completed transaction in April 2023

    Good communication, efficient, knowledgeable.

  • 5

    5 Survey completed on April 22, 2023

    Review By Nicholas B. for Samuel J. Polland

    Completed transaction in April 2023

    Sam was excellent throughout my partner and I's homebuying journey in DC... He was thoughtful, informative, encouraging, and always very attentive to our needs from start to finish. He was a true partner in our experience, pragmatically guiding us through our financing options and helping us select the financing option that best met our current and future needs. He even attended our closing, where we enjoyed some cold brew and good conversation as we put our wrists to work! I'd recommend him to anyone needing financing for their next home purchase!

  • 5

    5 Survey completed on February 16, 2023

    Review By Gillian F for Samuel J. Polland

    Completed transaction in No Date

    We purchased our home during a time when the market was unpredictable and the rates were changing daily. Sam was a dream to work with through this emotional time. He was able to quickly prequalify us so we could move on an opportunity and was available for questions, letters, and consults at anytime. Sam was efficient, honest, knowledgeable and very easy to work with! I recommend him and will use him again!