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Dan Werdell

Branch Manager/Vice President of Mortgage Lending
506 W. Higgins, Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Best loan experience I have ever had!

Jeff C. | 03/22/2018

Dan Werdell was an absolute pleasure to work with to obtain a mortgage loan. He was always available and even answered my questions on the weekend. He was professional throughout my experience with Guaranteed Rate. He is also very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I am very grateful for his hard work and would recommend him to others.

Natalie J. | 11/21/2017

Dan Werdell and his team were awesome! They were quick to respond and made the process easy!

Kelly N. | 08/25/2017

Dan and his team are as good as it gets. They were always available to guide us through this entire process. They were always pleasant and nice. We are extremely satisfied with the services that we received from Dan and his team. I will not hesitate to refer Dan and Guaranteed Rate to anyone that I know that's shopping for a house.

Jasper N. | 08/28/2017

Dan Werdell and his team were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely clear about what we needed to complete and gave us clear instructions when we had questions. I have heard horror stories from friends who have done refis with other institutions, but this could not have been any easier or gone any smoother. Thanks Dan.

Thomas M. | 08/24/2017

: Dan, Sara and Liliana were wonderful! Dan was so easy to work with. He is truly an asset to your organization. He explained everything to my wife and I in detail, there were no surprises. His team did an excellent job answering our questions and helping us put the mortgage kit together. Really everything was seamless and very easy. During the closing our attorney and real estate agent were very impressed with how organized Dan was and how well he communicated with the entire closing team....

Ron and Marilee D. May 2017

Dan Werdell was very knowledgeable and helpful. For a first time home buyer, I had nothing but help from Dan. I would and already have recommended him and guaranteed rate to others.

Jennifer M. April 2017

As a first time home buyer there were many points during the home buying process where I had no clue how to proceed until I talked to Dan and his team. They guided my wife and I the whole way from pre-approval to close. I often relied on Dan's experience and availability to answer my questions. Particularly when unexpected obstacles came up we were very thankful we had chosen Guaranteed Rate. Thank you!

Mark K. April 2017

Dan went above and beyond my expectations. He kept me in the loop during my loan process. Thank you for making my home purchase less stressful!

Jaime B. March 2017

Tireless effort-no time was too late or early to call and ask questions. Dan Werdell and his staff personify professionalism and also offer a genuine concern on a personal level that is unique for the industry. Couldn't be happier.

Steven S. | October 2016

Dan Werdell made the process very easy. He explained everything in detail, answered all questions quickly and patiently, and alerted me to any actions that needed to be taken. Very simple for me from start to finish. Will highly recommend Dan to anyone looking for a mortgage.

Joseph A. August 2016

My Loan Officer (Dan Werdell) and his staff were amazing, very professional, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to answer questions regarding my loan as well as the overall process. I would definitely recommend that group...keep up the good work everyone!

Maurice D. | 09/09/2016

Dan Werdell was very helpful; he helped us through the whole loan process, answered all our questions, solved some of the issues which were happening with our title. So overall he was very patient and walked us through the the whole process A+. Thanks Dan!

Alexandru D. | 08/31/2016

I will recommend Guaranteed Rate anytime and any-day to anyone especially the first time buyers, thanks to Mr. Dan Werdell the branch manager who was always there to help us throughout the whole process. Thanks Dan!

Ememobong U. | 08/12/2016

Our experience with Dan Werdell was outstanding. Dan and his staff were very professional. Dan answered all of our questions and was very prompt.

Barry K. | 08/24/2016

Dan was easy to work with. He's extremely knowledgeable and accessible. I will use him again as well as recommend him to friends.

Carolyn J. 03/01/2016

Dan Werdell was great in responding to all my questions via phone, email or in person. He was always available to help me with anything I needed. As a first time home buyer the purchasing process can be overwhelming. Dan Werdell was wonderful with explaining and walking me through the entire process. He was extremely patient and responded to all my questions. I would highly recommend Dan and Guaranteed Rate to friends and family.

Laura W. 10/22/2015

Dan was exceptional! He was on top of everything. Dan checked in, worked with all parties very well, and most importantly got things done. Dan was very communicative. Explained everything, and let me know what he needed right away.

Katherine H. 10/19/2015

Dan was so helpful and was there for me through it all!! couldn't have done it without him!

Mildred J. 10/17/2015

Dan Werdell made the experience very painless. Like I mentioned above Dan is Great!! I trust Dan that is why I will not call anyone else for my mortgage. He makes the process so easy. He is very professional. I have used him for the last 10 years.

Peter R. – CHICAGO, IL | Sep. 2015

Dan was the best! He was very attentive and always answered my calls and questions. He explained things to me when I had questions and was always easy to get a hold of. Our process was a little complicated because of some circumstances but he always talked us through it and was very professional! I would recommend Dan to anyone!

Nicholas L. – CHICAGO, IL | Sep. 2015

We are officially closed and homeowners again! I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done and all the help you've given us. You have been so great! Thanks so, so much again!!

Liana L.

Dan was the best! He was very attentive and always answered my calls and questions. He explained things to me when I had questions and was always easy to get a hold of. Our process was a little complicated because of some circumstances but he always talked us through it and was very professional! I would recommend Dan to anyone! He was an amazing help!

Nicholas L. 09/10/2015

Dan was amazing. He was easy to get a hold of all hours of the day and gave nothing but personal attention.

Corey R. – ADDISON, IL | JULY 2015

Dan makes the process very easy - He is the best!

Jeffrey A. – Chicago, IL | Mar. 2015

When Nationstar balked, Dan did not back down. I felt it was more than a transaction for him, but pride in his work and reputation - that's the kind of person you want for these things.

Raymond B. 01/12/2015

" The entire process was seamless and quick. Dan Wardell and Darcy Lemaire were awesome. "

Thomas N. - Niles, IL | Dec. 2014

Thank you for the efficient, quick, and professional handling of our refinance. We have refinanced before, but have never had such a smooth and simple experience. Dan was always swift with responses and nothing ever went wrong throughout the entire process. I will definitely be recommending you and Guaranteed Rate to all my friends and family. We never felt out of the loop, nor did we ever wonder what was going to happen next - you and our MC, Darcy, always kept us informed and...

Tom and Kim N. - December, 2014

This was my third refinance and it went so smoothly. Every aspect of working with Dan Werdell was top notch, fast, and efficient. I had the best experience working with Dan and Darcy. Thank you so much for taking care of me in such a professional manner.

Tom N. -- Niles, IL 12/3/2014

This was my second loan with Dan Werdell. He was very professional and explained everything well. He responds to all calls and emails immediately. Very happy with Dan and will continue to work with him in the future.

Lawrence B. -- Park Ridge, IL. | Nov. 2014

This was my second loan with Dan Werdell. He was very professional and explained everything well. He responds to all calls and emails immediately. I'm very happy with Dan and will continue to work with him in the future.

Darcy L. - November, 2014

I had the absolute best experience with Dan Werdell. His professionalism and patience was superb and I have told all of my friends and family about the level of service I have received with Dan and his team. I never hesitated to contact Dan throughout the purchase process and he ALWAYS answered my calls and never failed to email or call me with responses, answers and solutions. Dan is well-known and respected throughout the community from agents at open houses, and attorneys all sharing...

Sonia S. - September, 2014

I just wanted to take a second to thank you for all you did. You really made the process very easy and smooth! We appreciate all you did for us and taking the time to talk us through each step. Thank you very much! We will gladly mention your name to all friends purchasing in the future!

Tiffany W. - June, 2014

Dan, I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help with this. We are beyond thankful for you and everything you have done to help us with our house. You have made it so easy and helped us more than you know. You are the best!!

Megan L. - June, 2014

Dan was excellent. He was understanding and timely in his responses to our questions. Dan was also professional throughout!

Ronald M. - May, 2014

Dan and his team were so helpful with the closing process. Made it as stress free as possible for me and I was very grateful and appreciative for that.

Connor M. - March, 2014

I learned could not ask for a better person to help me with this process. No matter what time of day or how simple the question, Dan would return calls promptly and take the time to put my mind at ease. After hearing what some of my friends have dealt with, I realize how lucky I was to work with Dan. At the closing, my lawyer turned to me and said that I choose a great company to work with because Dan was so good at keeping everyone informed and getting everything on time. I have already...

Joseph S. - January, 2014

Many times I was having a small melt downs not understanding all that's involved...Dan and Carolyn were both so patient and understanding and very professional in explaining the process and telling me to relax, that whats happening is NORMAL...That made me feel safe having them on my side. I would certainly use Dan and Guaranteed Rate again.

Constance B. - January, 2014

I recently obtained a mortgage with Guaranteed Rate and worked with Dan Werdell. Dan was fantastic from the beginning of the process through the closing. He is extremely knowledgeable, polite, attentive, and very responsive to all my needs and questions. Dan turns what can be a difficult process, into a very easy and smooth transition. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan to all of my family, friends, and co-workers in the future.

Nick G - September, 2013

“I recently completed a purchase using Guaranteed Rate. It was a short sale and through the assistance of Dan Werdell, I was able to not completely lose my mind. He was always available for questions, would call back AT THE TIME he said he would and would call sometimes just to say "I have no new information." This was more than the other parties involved would do. I very highly recommend Dan and Guaranteed Rate based on this exceptional experience.”

Glenn W. – Chicago, IL – 7/2013

Hey, check out this amazing review from Steven about Dan! “I originally got my mortgage through Dan Werdell and he made it pretty easy for me. I also just refinanced with him and received the same great service. Thanks, Dan!”

Steven S. – Chicago, IL – 6/2013

Hey, check out this amazing review from Benito about Dan! “I'm very happy with how my refinance turned out. My family has known Dan Werdell for a very long time and I've personally recommended many of my friends and family to him. Very professional!”

Benito L. – Chicago, IL – 4/2013

Dan Werdell was always there when I needed him and had a question. I am a first time home buyer and an attorney, so I asked a lot of questions. Dan was patient, attentive, and made me feel at ease during the process.

Roberto M. - Chicago, IL 5/2012

Everything went well from start to finish. Dan Werdell handled everything, kept the process going, and answered all our questions promptly. We would use Guaranteed Rate's services again and would highly recommend them, as well as Dan Werdell, to friends & family... Of all the closings and companies I have worked with, I must say Guaranteed Rate has a very professional & courteous staff that works hard for their customers. Thanks Guaranteed Rate!!!

Mark & Marybeth L. Lakewood, IL 2/2012

About Dan

506 Higgins Rd. Park Ridge, IL. 60068

Dan interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
This is the start of my 20th yr. in the mortgage business. My goal is to help and guide my customers through the mortgage. I enjoy working at Guaranteed Rate at our Park Ridge Office. I specialize in conventional and FHA loans. I work with first time home buyers on a regular basis. I\'m most proud of the fact I have customers and real estate agents that I have had a relationship with for 20 years. I also specialize in refinances as well.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
I always ask every one of my first time home buyers to come into my office for a face to face appointment. I also ask them to invite mom or dad if they are involved in the home buying process. This way I can educate them on the process of purchasing their first home. Many first time home buyers have questions, so I ask them to make a list, so I can answer them when we meet.
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
Always be upfront and honest with your loan officer. Listen and let your loan officer guide you through the process. Always ask (your loan officer not your uncle) questions if you don\'t understand part of the process.
Summary of where you grew up: family, affiliations, college, high school, etc.
I grew up in Park Ridge and have been a lifelong resident. I attended Maine South High School. I then went to Oakton Community College where I spent 2 years. I then transferred and graduated from De Paul University. I graduated with a bachelors in marketing. I have been in the sales industry my whole career and in mortgages for the last 20 years.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I like to always stay busy with working out at my health club in Rosemont and love to follow sports of all kinds.

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