Guaranteed Rate Adds Industry Veteran Chris Smith to Serve Expanding Philadelphia Market
April 22, 2021 –Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top 5 retail mortgage lenders, has named Chris Smith as a Vice President of Mortgage Lending in Philadelphia to build on the company’s growth throughout the region and serve surging borrower demand.
Smith, an industry veteran, joins Guaranteed Rate with 16 years of lending experience. He has consistently been ranked as one of the country’s top originators by industry sources such as Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Executive Magazine.
“For 16 years, I’ve had the extreme pleasure of helping borrowers feel at ease during the homebuying or refinancing process by listening to and meeting their individualized needs,” said Smith. “Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the pride and joy on my clients’ faces after a successful transaction. My teammates and I have made the move to Guaranteed Rate to ensure our clients and referral partners are wowed from start to finish.”
“Chris is an incredible addition to our team,” said Jason Griesser, a Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Guaranteed Rate. “His success in building strong relationships throughout Philadelphia and providing tailored expertise to all of his clients is very impressive, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Guaranteed Rate.”
Smith will serve the region’s borrowers alongside Hailey Reinbold, a Licensed Mortgage Consultant, and Lam Tran, a Licensed Sales Assistant.
Guaranteed Rate, which was founded in 2000, delivers competitive pricing, innovative mortgage products and unmatched expertise from top-producing loan officers.The company is well known for introducing the world’s first digital mortgage, an easy-to-understand, transparent loan process that enables industry-leading customer satisfaction and exponential growth.
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About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC, has more than 10,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies is one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, funding over $73 billion in 2020. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. In 2017, the company launched Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned numerous honors and awards including: Forbes Advisor’s Top 10 Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; 2018 Top Lender for Online Service by U.S. News & World Report; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashCloseSM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders for 2019; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.