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Joanne Rogers

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
40 Skokie Blvd, Ste 450, Northbrook, IL 60062
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NMLS: 223618
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Our loan officer was Joanne Rogers and she was a pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond our expectations. She was readily accessible to answer all of our questions and concerns within fast reasonable time frames. Regardless of how simple or difficult our questions,concerns, or requests might have been, she was patient, positive, respectful, courteous and professional at all times. Even during "off hours" or when out of town! From day 1 through closing day, we knew we were in great...

Fortino M. - Chicago, IL

Joanne Rogers is the Best. These were my third and fourth loans with her.

William H. – Deerfield, IL

Joanne worked with me every step of the way. From finding me a great program that I was unaware of, to answering emails long after 5pm. Top this off with a quick and efficient loan process! I would recommend her to any of my friends.

N. Petera - Chicago, IL

Joanne's attentiveness and complete accessibility set the bar very high for loan originators everywhere!

Janet H. -- Deerfield, IL

I use Guaranteed Rate because of the incredible service and support I receive from Joanne Rogers. Simple as that.

Michael S. Kildeer, IL

Joanne is highly responsive, crystal clear communicator, and patient with people who don't know the business. I couldn't give her higher marks. She will do great work for you!

Ned B., Lake Bluff, IL

Joanne is a pleasure to work with. She basically secures great loan rates and works with you thru the financing process.

Hind H., Chicago, IL

Joanne is great. I have referred people to her for many years, and everyone's happy.

Robert H., Elmhurst, IL

Joanne is a wonderful agent who is both knowledgeable and helpful. She is a pleasure to work with.

Jim R., Wilmette, IL

I have worked with Joanne on several loans. Joanne has always been extremely professional, knowledgeable, and goes above and beyond to honor her commitments. I would definitely recommend Joanne!

James W., Inverness, IL

Joanne is very determined to do the right thing for her customers, explain the various options available and make recommendations based on the unique situation at the time. I would hire Joanne again and again for refinancing of a mortgage. She is the best!

Peter S., Glencoe, IL

Joanne is the only person we need to call whenever we have to refinance. She makes you feel like you are her only client and she really has "your" best interest in mind. We get the best rates, fast and quality service. Joanne, thank you for making our refinance painless and easy!

Marylou F., Grafton, MA

Joanne does a great job of providing the best financing options for your situation. She is easy to work with and knows what she is doing.

Peter M. Chicago, IL

Joanne was instrumental in getting our mortgage refinance done with a minimum of disruption to our busy lives. It was painless, low stress, easy to understand, and a good turnover time with the institutions involved. Joanne is a pleasure to work with, as is the team at Guaranteed Rate.

Sasha V., Glencoe, IL

Joanne arranged for our mortgage when buying a home and has helped us refinance. She is a consummate professional and is delightful to work with.

Lou D., Evanston, IL

Joanne did a great job for us, so much so that we've gone back again repeatedly.

Trip L., Winnetka, IL

Joanne Rogers has done excellent work for me as a mortgage broker with Guaranteed Rate. She handled both the purchase of my home and a subsequent refinance, and was knowledgeable, professional, and committed throughout the entire process. Joanne has a high degree of integrity and skill, and I would highly recommend her.

Heidi S., Gurnee, IL

Joanne was phenomenal as our home mortgage broker in 2003. She stayed in constant contact with us to lock in the best rate we saw anywhere, and made sure everything was on time in a market that was flooded with transactions. We were so pleased with her expertise and personal attention; we went back to her every time we needed a mortgage or wanted to refinance an existing one. On top of all this, her fees and rates have always been the best.

Stephen L., Arlington Heights, IL

Joanne is the reason we have a home today that we love. She has crafted two separate mortgages for us over the last 9 years. As well, a home equity loan. We greatly enjoyed working with Joanne. We were self-employed and first time home buyers...she explained the process, determined our several options and brought us to the table...to realize a dream come true. I have recommended her to several people and look forward to working with her again. Her friendly, smart, and easy personality are a...

Jane C. Chicago, IL

About Joanne

I started in the mortgage business in 2003. I had three young kids and wanted to find a rewarding job that also gave me the flexibility to be present for my family. Little did I know at the time that I would love the challenge of structuring the best loan possible to meet my client's needs. It's somewhat like working on a puzzle.

I graduated from UW-Madison (go Badgers!), with a BA in Political Science. It taught me how to do research and analyze data. I use these skills every day as a mortgage loan originator.

I am married, and those three young kids are in high school, and preparing for college. We live in Wilmette, with its great schools and proximity to Lake Michigan. I'm originally from Boston, and love to go back east to eat lobster and swim in the ocean. Besides travel, I love interior design and walking my Bernese Mtn Dog.

Joanne interview Q&A

Who is your typical customer and what questions do they typically have?
I love working with first-time homebuyers, and educating them on the process of buying a home. They need to have a full understanding of both the benefits and the risks, to ensure they are investing in a home that makes sense. My greatest pride is maintaining relationships with my clients over many years, so I'm their go-to source for their future home financing needs.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Ask as many questions as necessary so that you have a thorough understanding of the home buying process. There are no silly questions. I am here to educate you, as well as close your loan.
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
It's important to reach out to me as early in the home buying process as possible. That way I can advise you on everything from optimizing your credit scores to ensuring you have an adequate downpayment. Each client is unique and I'm here to guide you on what it takes to get your loan approved. Guidelines change often, and I am up to speed on what is required.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
I really enjoy spending time with my family. With three kids, there is always a water polo match, volleyball game or dance recital. I want to be there for all of it.

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