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Mark Harrison

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
621 NW 53rd St, Suite 410, Boca Raton, FL 33487
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NMLS: 61180
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Mark Harrison is a huge asset to the company took the time to explain things in detail knows his product lines very well. Was able to help me through some tough times. Mark was very professional very knowledgeable I look forward to recommending him to friends and family and possibly use him I n the future if I need to. I would rate Mark a 10 across the board. Thank you again

Lon N. - 10/17/16

Mark Harrison with Guaranteed Rate Mortgage was very good at explaining all the steps involved in the loan process. Mark also always returns telephone calls promptly when you contact him with questions. I would strongly recommend Mark to my friends and family looking to obtain financing.

George B. - 8/15/16

This is the 3rd transaction we've had with Mr. Mark Harrison. We only use Mark because of his knowledge his honesty and him being s gentleman and a scholar. I recommend him to all my family and friends and they have all have the same to say. Thank you Mark for being there for Whitney and I!

Paulo M. 8/16/16

Mark Harrison provided excellent customer service. His professionalism and personal attention to the details throughout the process was greatly appreciated. His timely responses to any questions I had was superb! It was a pleasure working with him and his team!

Shawna H. - 8/2/16

This is the second time I have worked with Mark Harrison to obtain a mortgage - there was no question in my mind that I was going to ask him to help me with this project, and despite my many panics along the way, he remained calm, had a great plan (which worked beautifully, and to which he stuck). He oversaw this whole operation with professionalism and efficiency. The other members of his team (Scott and Veronica) were likewise a pleasure with whom to work. I cannot thank everybody enough - I...

Angus C. - 6/24/16

Mark Harrison was a consummate professional and in all of my real estate transactions over the years was hands down the best lender I have ever worked with. He was very patient and thorough throughout the entire process. Just a great experience with Mark!

Andrew D. - 6/8/16

Mark was a phenomenal loan officer. He is knowledgeable, accountable, persistent, consultant to, and very involved from start to finish. I used the company only because I wanted to use his services. Very satisfied!

Erik A. - 5/27/16

Was very helpful and informative, especially to someone like me who is first time home buyer. Will definitely use when I buy my next house.

Joshua D. - 5/20/16

The paperwork needed to apply for a mortgage can be a challenging task. I was very fortunate to have Mark as my broker. He guided me through the process from start to finish explaining everything clearly. He followed me through every step and was available every time I had a question. Furthermore, he was also present at the closing, a gesture not many brokers have towards their clients. I would recommend Mark without reservations to anyone applying for a mortgage.

Jose N. - 3/10/16

I have known Mark for many years. He helped to advise us well in all phases of the mortgage process from readying our credit to be able to purchase, to buying a home we could comfortably afford. He helped us maneuver our specific challenges and got us into the best loan available. He also worked tirelessly to get us to closing as fast as he could which was very important for us. I recommend Mark highly and would most definitely use him for any future purchases we make. Thank you Mark for...

Dawn H. 11/17/15

Already have given the name to several friends. My realtor referred me to Mark Harrison. He's the best.

Danette O. 11/6/15

My loan officer Mark Harrison was outstanding. The amount of time he took to walk me through the process on a personal level is incomparable. He takes extreme pride in his work and ensures that his clients fully understand all options that are available to them. I will be returning to use his services again in the future!

Michael S. 12-29-15

Mr Harrison was very responsive.

Patrick C.

Mark did an outstanding job. He was very professional and helpful throughout the entire process.

Douglas P.

I'm a Realtor, and have worked with Mark Harrison with a couple of my clients, it is the main reason I chose to work with him for my personal loan.

Michael M

Mark Harrison was amazing and clear and understanding of the emotional process.... I have and will continue to recommend Mark to everyone I know who needs a mortgage for sure!

Nicole C

Mark is a joy to work with in this challenging environment. Mark is my go to guy for all mortgage needs. On point at every step of the process.

Frank Thomas W.

“Mark Harrison was amazing and understanding of what could be an emotional process. He did a great job of keeping me updated and part of a smooth process. Mark was wonderful!! I have and will continue to recommend Mark to everyone I know who needs a mortgage for sure!”

Nicole C. -- Pompano Beach, FL. -- 8/ 2013

About Mark

I have been originating mortgages now for 26 years. I have approved and closed my borrowers for purchases and refinances from Florida, California, New York, the Carolinas, Texas and many other states with those customers usually being repeat customers. I consider my customers the best ever and pride my business on their repeat referrals of family members, friends and coworkers. Whether my customers are looking for First-Time Homebuyer programs, Conventional, Jumbo, Super Jumbo, Foreign National or Specialty Portfolio mortgage programs they get responsiveness, solutions, fast turns on approvals and Yes! I attend my local closings...I always have. I have been selected as the preferred lender for many new construction projects including single family, condominiums and condo conversion properties and maintain great testimonials from those customers which can be previewed on my website.

One of my favorite messages to my customers is "I am the guy with the big flashlight that you want to show up in the dark forest of the Home Buying and Mortgage process who is ready to lead you safely through that forest." My customers get Champagne Closings and we actually have had Champagne Closings. I am here to be your experienced mortgage solution.

Mark interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have been originating mortgages for 26 years and service First-Time Homebuyers to seasoned High End Jumbo Borrowers including Foreign National buyers. I advocate and educate my customers on the mortgage process because I believe that an empowered borrower is the best kind of borrower. I educate my realtors too!
How long have you been in the mortgage business? What awards have you won?
I have been delivering approved mortgages for 25 years. I am a recipient of \"Notable Networker\" Award, \"Best Referral Marketing Programs\" Award, \"Highest Customer Satisfaction\" Award, \"Paul Harris Fellow\" Humanitarian Rotary International as well as \"Lead
Tell us about a specific challenging borrowing situation and how you got the mortgage closed and funded.
In my 26 years of getting mortgages approved and closed there is always the next challenging borrower situation around the corner. I call it getting the square peg (my customer) through the round hole (the mortgage process). Whether it's the borrowers credit report that needs to be reviewed and corrected, Income variables including Tax Returns that most borrowers don't understand how are prepared or the cash needed to buy a home including great options or solutions to these issues, I go after the mortgage preapproval with an "all aspects tackled" approach. Purchases, Refinances, Investment Properties, Divorce, Retirement, Co Buyers, Reverse Mortgages, Foreign National Buyers... bring it on because I have handled aspects of most all scenarios.
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
Fear is the most difficult part of the process. Call me as early as possible to get me all of your information. No judgement, no "can't do". Only this is where you are and this is what we need to get together. Some of my customers are as fast as 3 weeks from calling me to closing and some borrowers can be a 1 or 2 year process to get their Credit, Income and Cash to together to close but guess what? They do close and they close on time. It's really about having a proactive attitude to get it accomplished.
What resources could you recommend that borrowers use to learn more about the mortgage process and how to ensure a successful home closing?
Build yourself a solid transaction team. I find that when the realtor, mortgage originator and title company/closer are in team it takes lots of the misfires out of the equation. I am all about team to push the process into a successful transaction. Ask your originator to educate you. Your mortgage professional should spend time investing in you and your success in the process.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
When I am at the closing or a couple of days after the closing and get that customer who sheds those happy tears, worked through many tough circumstances after a life event that set them back, are repeat customers again or referrals from them, have rebuilt their homes after Hurricane Andrew or Wilma, have been through Bankruptcies, short sales or foreclosures and who are excited about giving me their 10 Feedback on how happy they are that they have their home, then it makes it all worthwhile.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
I am a foodie and nature lover. I am up for any adventure like diving, fishing and playing poker with my friends. We also get together for movie nights and my group is always up to big laughs.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I talk in metaphors, sometimes I talk too fast when I get in solution mode and like to crack jokes at the end of the closing table. I tell my customers if I get too excited, just interrupt me and I will auto correct. My goal for my closings is for it to be an exciting fun event.

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