Guaranteed Rate Adds Respected Industry Veteran Liz Heitmann to Serve Santa Barbara Market
April 28, 2021 –Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top 5 retail mortgage lenders, has named Liz Heitmann as a Vice President of Mortgage Lending to serve borrowers and business partners in Santa Barbara.
“Hiring talented loan originators who understand their unique local markets is essential to Guaranteed Rate’s success,” said John Stewart, Western Divisional Manager for Guaranteed Rate. “Liz’s industry experience and dedication to her clients will be a huge asset to Guaranteed Rate as we continue our impressive market growth in California.”
Heitmann, an industry veteran, joins Guaranteed Rate with more than 25 years of real estate finance experience serving a wide variety of clients from first-time homebuyers to experienced, self-employed borrowers. She is adept at using her industry experience to analyze complex financials while finding creative solutions for her clients’ unique needs.
“I am passionate about educating and helping people achieve their dreams of homeownership,” said Heitmann. “I’m thrilled to be part of Guaranteed Rate and to use the company’s innovative mortgage tools and products to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for my customers and referral partners.”
Heitmann is an active and long-time member of the Santa Barbara community. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Women’s Board, where she previously served as Vice President of Development and Publicity Chair.
To learn more, please visit: rate.com/lizheitmann
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.