I got into the mortgage business in 2012 while running a retail business that I opened on my own in 2010. One of my customers that I got to know very well suggested that I get licensed, as he thought being a loan officer was the perfect career for me. At the time, I was single with an 8 month old baby, working 60 hours a week at my store, and getting licensed in mortgage originating is no easy task. Nonetheless, I buckled down and took a night course, studied for 2 months, and got licensed to do mortgages! My business took off faster than I could have dreamed of, because doing mortgages for people became a natural feeling, like a form of counseling but finance counseling for people who just wanted knowledge and patience on a subject that was unknown before my help. I sold my store 6 months after getting into the business and became a mortgage loan originator full time. My education is from University of Washington, Seattle, with a Bachelors in Business Administration. I majored in Management and Finance. This helps me every day in my career because mortgages fall into both areas of my expertise. I manage files for people who are looking to either make the biggest purchase of their lives, or refinance their loans and save money. I am originally from upstate New York where I was born and raised in the same home, before deciding to go to college across the country (Seattle, WA). My mom is from Chicago (& Wisconsin), so I decided I'd plant my roots where she grew up; it's such a great city. I have a 4 year old son named Gavin, and live in Naperville currently, moving to Elmhurst at the end of the 2016 summer. My hobbies include all sports, especially running, football,and basketball and I sing in a band every couple of months. My boyfriend, John, is on the executive team for Guaranteed Rate and I couldn't admire the company more since I've gotten here. It's such a great place for employees, and that is so clearly reflected into the service our customers receive. I will never work for another mortgage company! There's only one way to do mortgages for people, and Guaranteed Rate has got it figured out.
Vice President of Mortgage Lending
What people are saying
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Patrick W. - Tinley Park IL | Jan 2022
"From the beginning Rochelle and her team were stellar in taking care of all my questions and making the process as smooth and easy as ever."
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