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John Peszek

Senior VP of Mortgage Lending/Branch Manager
800 E Northwest Hwy, Ste 100, Palatine, IL 60074
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NMLS: 177459
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John Peszek was a guiding force in the loan process. Guaranteed Rate makes the loan process go so smoothly. Would definitely recommend and return to Guaranteed Rate in the future!!

John O. – Roselle, IL | Aug. 2016

I am very pleased with the Guaranteed Rate and the loan officer John Peszek. I will highly recommend John as a loan officer if you are in the market to purchase a new home!

Jolita V.- Highland Park,IL | MAY 2016

John was great to work with. My house hunt took a while and included a couple of lost bids. In each case John was responsive and communicated well to make sure my pre-approval letter and information was completed as quickly as possible. When I ultimately purchased a property, the mortgage application and closing process were equally well-managed. The rates were competitive and I was kept informed through the process by John and his team and the closing occurred as scheduled.

Catherine B. – Evanston, IL | DEC. 2015

John was super responsive and helpful throughout the process!

Grace D. | FEB. 2016

John Peszek was our loan officer. He has helped me get mortgages in the past. That is why we called him. He did an outstanding job.

Charles E.– Addison, IL | June 2015

I have worked with John Pescek on multiple purchases and multiple refinances and he always gets the best rate.

Ellen G. – Oakwood Hills, IL | Nov. 2014

John Peszek and his staff are the absolute best in the business! We have done several loans and refinancing with him, our most recent was a purchase of second home. The tools they have make the process an ease. You receive updates and can find information at any time online. Going above and beyond, John and his staff call and have an immediate turn around time. Every question is answered and they are on top of it all! You don't have to follow up, they are proactive on every level. On...


I have been doing business with John for a number of years and he has always provided excellent service and competitive rates!

John M. -- Naperville, IL 7/9/2014

Everyone I spoke with was always willing and able to help in answering any questions and resolving any problems that arose. I am very grateful.

Erik L. -- Kildeer 5/19/2014

"This is my second loan with GR, working with John and his team.They have made the entire experience, on both loans, nothing short of outstanding. I would, and do, (to my friends and coworkers) recommend him without reservation. John and his team have made the experience easy to understand even when situations or tough decisions come up. Further, there are never ANY surprises has he is very clear on every step during the entire procedure. I truly value these characteristics when going through...

Kristian S., Hinsdale, IL. -- 6/ 2013

"John and everyone working with him was so well informed and professional that we felt very comfortable during the process. They even made great suggestions that would help us along with lower rates. I will be recommending John to friends and family!"

Russell W. -- Huntley, IL. -- 5/ 2013

“This is the second time I have refinanced with Guaranteed Rate. John and his team are professional, honest and easy to work with. They go out of their way to make you feel valued and support you through the process. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in the market for a refinance.”

Diane H. – Hawthorn Woods, IL – 7/2013

Hey, check out this amazing review from Joanne about John! “John Peszek and his team at Guaranteed Rate in Palatine, IL did an amazing job on our refinance. The process was smooth and uncomplicated. We received a great rate and the knowledgeable people at Guaranteed Rate made it easy to recommend the company. Thanks to all!”

Joanne W. – Huntley, IL – 5/2013


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John interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have been in the business for 26 years. I was building and remodeling homes at the time and I had some friends in the business. They advised me not to get into it and that made me want to get into it even more.
Who is your typical customer and what questions do they typically have?
There is no such thing as a typical customer. Most of them ask what my favorite color is though.
What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
I like to talk to them on the phone and ask them how long they plan on keeping the loan....not the house. Some people plan to pay it off early, while others think rates may fall in the future. Other plans may include a big expense a few years down the road, so they may be already thinking about another refinance.
How has the mortgage industry changed since you started, and what would you expect in the future?
Well I used to joke that if you could fog a mirror, we can get you a loan. I no longer say that.
What resources could you recommend that borrowers use to learn more about the mortgage process and how to ensure a successful home closing?
Me....give me a call.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
It's a long list, not sure if there is enough room here. :)
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
It is another long list.....grab some popcorn and call me.

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