Guaranteed Rate Opens First Branch in Arkansas
August 27, 2020 – Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, has named Keith Carlson as a Branch Manager and Vice President of Mortgage Lending to oversee the company’s new office in Little Rock, Ark.
Located at 10201 W. Markham St., the new branch serves as Guaranteed Rate’s first location in Arkansas.
“Guaranteed Rate has experienced impressive growth, bringing innovative technology and impressive customer service to borrowers across the country,” said Pat Bolan, Divisional Manager for Guaranteed Rate’s South-Central Division. “We are thrilled to expand our presence in Arkansas and bring on Keith, a talented loan officer with strong relationships in this community.”
Carlson joins the Guaranteed Rate team with nearly 10 years of mortgage industry experience and has helped hundreds of families purchase and refinance their homes. Carlson was named a Top Mortgage Agent by Arkansas Life Magazine in 2019 and 2020 and consistently ranked as a top producer at previous lenders.
“I’m excited to join Guaranteed Rate and bring the company’s innovative platform and mortgage solutions to Arkansas,” said Carlson. “My goal is to continue building relationships based on trust and communication while guiding clients through the homebuying process with care, efficiency and attention to detail.”
Carlson, who lives in Little Rock with his wife and son, is heavily involved in his community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Opera in the Rock.
To learn more, please visit: rate.com/keithcarlson
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC, has more than 9,000 employees in over 750 offices across the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, funding over $73 billion in 2020. Founded in 2000 and licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate Companies 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. 2017 marked the launch of 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 honors and awards including: Top Lender for Online Service for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashClose SM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2019; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit rate.com for more information.