Guaranteed Rate’s Michael Bencks Named Affiliate of the Year by the Chicago Association of REALTORS®
October 20, 2020 (CHICAGO) – Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, is proud to announce that Michael Bencks, a Vice President of Mortgage Lending in Chicago, was named Affiliate of the Year by the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.
During its 137th Virtual Inaugural Gala on October 29, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) will recognize Bencks for his support of the real estate community, his industry leadership and his contributions as an Affiliate Member.
“2020 has been a transformative year for the housing market and I’m proud of the strong relationships I’ve built within the real estate community in order to better serve homebuyers and help them get the best possible personalized financing for their goals and situation.” said Bencks. “CAR makes great contributions to the housing community here in Chicago and I look forward to continue being an active member.”
Bencks holds over 15 years of mortgage experience and is consistently recognized as a top lender by industry publications, such as the Top Agent Magazine and Chicago Agent Magazine. Bencks serves primarily first-time homebuyers in Chicago as well as luxury buyers and investors.
To learn more, please visit: rate.com/michaelbencks
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.