Guaranteed Rate Opens New Branch to Expand Presence in Southwestern Michigan
September 22, 2021 (St. Joseph, Mich.) – Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top 5 retail mortgage lenders, announces the opening of a new branch in St. Joseph, Mich.
Located at 717 Ship St., the new branch expands Guaranteed Rate’s presence in Michigan, becoming the eighth location the company has opened in the state.
“We are extremely excited to serve the Southwestern Michigan community with a new location in St. Joseph,” said Joy Cluff, a new Guaranteed Rate Area Manager. “Our dedicated team has a true passion for helping homebuyers achieve their dreams of home ownership and is committed to providing the very best mortgage experience a client can have.”
The branch also welcomes team members Matt Cluff and Shana Chrismon to build on the company’s growth throughout the region and serve surging borrower demand. Cluff, who has 15 years of mortgage operations experience, will join the branch as a Mortgage Consultant. Chrismon will join the branch, as well as serve clients in Niles, Mich., as a Vice President of Mortgage Lending.
“Our top priority is to deliver exceptional customer service and help more borrowers achieve their homeownership dreams, and the addition of this branch helps us accomplish that,” said Steve Konja, Guaranteed Rate Regional Manager in Michigan. “Guaranteed Rate’s best-in-class tools and technology, support for loan originators and high commitment to customer service are unparalleled. I firmly believe there are no limits to what our Michigan team can achieve with the company’s support, as it’s on the forefront of lending.”
Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate 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.
About Guaranteed Rate Companies
The Guaranteed Rate Companies includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies combined funded over $73 billion in 2020 and have more than 10,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. 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 FlashClose SM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; 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.
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