Mike Castronovo, AVP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate, has been originating mortgages since 1998 serving everyone from first time homebuyers, to billionaires with multiple residences across the country.
Mike's philosophy is that every customer deserves to be treated like a Rockstar when they're looking to finance their home.
He spent most of his career in Private Mortgage Banking and Wealth Management where he learned how to provide white glove service, as well as how to help his clients grow and protect their wealth.
Today, he thrives on using that knowledge to educate all borrowers, believing that a mortgage is not a "one-size-fits-all" commodity. Mike says, "People say they want 'the lowest rate', but what they really mean is that they 'want to save the most amount of money'. Most people are surprised when they learn those are not necessarily one in the same. I help you understand your options, and discover the best course of action for you."
As one of the Top Private Mortgage Bankers in the country, Mike was in high demand, but in 2020 he made the decision to join Guaranteed Rate, at the invitation of his longtime friend, Dean Vlamis, to become part of his team.
"I was blessed to step into a situation where I'm part of a top team, within one of the nation's best retail mortgage lender, offering industry-leading technology, low rate and low fee mortgages, through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service."
Mike and his team pride themselves on delivering a smooth mortgage experience to every client. "In today's competitive mortgage world, it's not enough to be great, we have to be amazing!", says Mike. "My entire mortgage career has been built on referrals, and at Guaranteed Rate, we want to add every client to our growing list of raving fans!"
In 2017, Mike and his family relocated from Chicagoland to Nashville, and eventually settled in Franklin, Tennessee. When Mike is not originating loans, you can probably find him listening to live music, and helping artists and songwriters further their careers.