Guaranteed Rate Scales Its Technology Investment; Launches Data-driven Market Research Platform for Homebuyers
Chicago, Ill., March. 26, 2019 --- Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, announces the launch of Guaranteed Rate Research, a data-driven platform built to help consumers research neighborhoods and gain real-estate market insights.
The data-driven platform offers a robust statistical overview of nearly every prime real estate market in the country. Homebuyers can search by city or zip code to find population data, for-sale inventory and average sales prices. Other market data available includes: price per square foot, median list price and average days on market.
“Purchasing a home is one of life’s biggest decisions,” said Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli. “Our Market Research platform provides a centralized place to help homebuyers make informed decisions and better know their neighborhoods. They can review and analyze market insights such as neighborhood property trends, home prices, school districts, population demographics, income levels and other important information needed to make the best buying decisions possible.”
The site also provides independent editorial content featuring objective news and analysis to enhance the homebuying journey for consumers. Topics range from helpful tips for improving personal finances to saving and overcoming financial challenges.
“Data is the pulse of the real estate market,” said Shawn Carpenter, Guaranteed Rate Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategy. “To be able to offer our customers an easy and transparent method for finding this information is a differentiator that will benefit both our referral partners and customers.”
In addition to helping homebuyers search for their dream homes, Guaranteed Rate has been helping thousands of customers since 2000 by delivering competitive pricing, mortgage products and unmatched expertise from its top-producing loan officers. The Company introduced the market’s first Digital Mortgage, creating an easy-to-understand, transparent loan process, which has led to an industry-leading customer satisfaction rating and exponential growth.
About Guaranteed Rate
Guaranteed Rate is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, the Company has more than 4,000 employees in nearly 330 offices across the U.S. and Washington, D.C., and is licensed in all 50 states. Since its founding in 2000, Guaranteed Rate has helped hundreds of thousands of homeowners with home purchase loans and refinances and funded more than $19 billion in loans in 2018 alone. The Company has cemented itself as the Home Purchase Experts® by introducing innovative technology, such as the world's first Digital Mortgage, by offering low rates within an easy-to-understand mortgage process and by delivering unparalleled customer service. Honors and awards include: “Top Lender for Online Service” for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2017; Top Lender 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Chicago Agent magazine; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years; and Best Overall Online Lender and Best Lender for FHA Refinance by NerdWallet in 2018. Visit rate.com for more information.