Carrie Bertsos-Sharp
Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending

I have been working as a mortgage professional in the Chicagoland market for over 15 years. I grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Loyola University with a BA in Finance and a minor in Sociology. During my career I have earned many awards and accolades, including Guaranteed Rate President’s Club. I am also honored to be recognized as a “Top 1% Loan Originator in the Country” (by Mortgage Executive Magazine, 2012 and 2013). I am fully confident that I will sustain continued excellence in any market due to my strong work ethic, vast experience, customer service orientation and professional relationships. My team and I strive to go above and beyond to help our clients and real estate partners by offering unparalleled products, personalized service, the best possible pricing and a transparent mortgage process. I will always make an effort to inform my clients about each and every viable option available to them in an honest, open manner so that they can choose the one that is most appropriate for their situation. They can also rely on an incredible level of attention to detail to ensure that there are no last minute surprises before closing and that their home purchase will not be compromised in any regard. Homeownership is the most important financial decision people will ever make, and I truly enjoy helping my clients achieve this dream by helping explain the intricacies of the process. The greatest part of my career is the feeling I get when witnessing how excited homeowners become once they are handed the keys to their new home. There is simply nothing more rewarding than knowing that I played a vital role and helped someone achieve this monumental goal!

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