Guaranteed Rate Names Sara Koelzer as Area Manager in Montana
September 20, 2021 (Bozeman, Mont.) – Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top 5 retail mortgage lenders, has named Sara Koelzer as Area Manager and a Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending based in Bozeman, Mont.
“Sara has been serving Montana’s homebuyers for two decades,” said Julia Borst, Divisional Manager for Guaranteed Rate’s Intermountain West markets. “Her dedication to this community and her mortgage industry experience are huge assets to Guaranteed Rate as we continue growing our presence throughout the state.”
Koelzer joins Guaranteed Rate with 20 years of mortgage industry experience and will be based out of the company’s Bozeman branch. Since moving to Bozeman in 1999, Koelzer has consistently been recognized as a Top Producer in the State of Montana and a Top 1% Originator in the Country by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Her main goal is to make the mortgage experience as seamless as she can for her clients.
“I have always firmly believed that shopping for a mortgage should not only be about competitive rates, but also shopping for customer experience,” said Koelzer. “With the many twists and turns a real estate transaction can take, you need a trusted mortgage professional to get you to the finish line.”
Founded in 2000, Guaranteed Rate delivers competitive pricing, innovative mortgage products and unmatched expertise from top-producing loan officers. The company developed 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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