Guaranteed Rate Welcomes Vice President of Mortgage Lending Kourtney Hodgins as a Branch Manager to Expand Presence in Florida
September 9, 2021 (CHICAGO) – Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top 5 retail mortgage lenders, has named a Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Kourtney Hodgins, as a branch manager to oversee operations in Tampa, Fla., and support the company’s growing presence on Florida’s West Coast.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kourtney to the Guaranteed Rate team in Tampa,” said Southeast Divisional Manager Jeff Nelson. “Kourtney will help Guaranteed Rate grow our market share in the region and be an integral part in our growth in Florida.”
Prior to joining Guaranteed Rate, Hodgins worked in the mortgage industry for seven years and spent more than a decade working at large retail banks.
Hodgins funded more than $100 million in loan volume for 2020 and has been a repeat President’s Circle winner at her previous firm.
“Helping clients to obtain what could be their biggest investment of their lives and inspiring others to grow their real estate portfolios is a passion of mine,” said Hodgins. “I look forward to assisting clients more efficiently with Guaranteed Rate’s excellent technology and process.”
As a vice president of mortgage lending specializing in physician loans as well as new construction and renovation lending, Hodgins will serve a wide variety of borrowers and continue to build strong relationships with real estate agent partners in the region.
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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 FlashCloseSM 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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