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Matt McDevitt

Senior Mortgage Specialist
1806 W Cuyler Ave, Suites 1W, 2E, and 2W, Chicago, IL 60613
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This is the second time I have used Guaranteed Rate for a mortgage refinance and both have been exceptionally positive experiences! Matthew McDevitt and his team were very professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire process! Vanessa Harrison and Tammie Douglass were really great to work with and they answered all my questions quickly and accurately! Their customer service skills were terrific! I found the entire transaction to be very smooth and efficient. In fact I can't believe how...

Stephen L. - Yorkville, IL | APR 2017

This was the most painless process that I could have imagined! The paperwork was easy to complete online and throughout the process everyone was so friendly and responsive at all times! And Guaranteed Rate gave us the best rate, by far! We would definitely use them again AND recommend them!

Trent H. - Tucsan, AZ | MAR 2017

Matt and the entire team were absolutely awesome! Great communication and timeliness. Very thorough in answering our questions and leading us through each step of the process. Obtaining a loan through Guaranteed Rate was an extremely painless process.

Mike H. - Sammamish, WA | MAR 2017

Matt contacted me within minutes of me filling out an online information request form. From there, he and I had a phone call to go over questions I had and available loans. The entire process was simple and Matt (and his team) were very responsive to questions and in letting me know anything outstanding still required for the loan. I could not ask for better service in obtaining a much better loan than we did have. A++++ to Matt and team!

Matt F. - Ortonville, MI | FEB 2017

Matt McDevitt and his team (Vanessa Harrison, Tammie Douglass, and CJ Gutsmiedl) were absolutely fantastic and extremely helpful throughout every step of the process. We greatly appreciate all of the effort on their part. They definitely went above and beyond to help us achieve our dream of owning our home!!

Randy G. - Davidson, NC | FEB 2017

Matthew McDevitt and his whole team were fantastic from beginning to end of the loan process. I am very grateful for their attentiveness, professionalism, and knowledge. I will recommend Guaranteed Rate to friends and family and look forward to working with you in the future.

Terry L. - Brookfield, IL | JAN 2017

Matthew McDevitt and his team were outstanding all through the loan process. Matthew and team provided outstanding customer service and were a total pleasure to work with. I will definitely use Guaranteed Rate for future business and also highly recommend them to colleagues, family, and friends.

Ronald F. - Fresh Meadows, NY | JAN 2017

This is my second cash out refinance in the past couple of years. I checked both times with several lenders and still went with Guaranteed Rate because Matt is a fantastic loan officer and great source of information.

Everett R. - Eau Claire, WI | NOV 2016

Our entire loan team was superb. They were responsive, pleasant, and a delight to work with. Our loan officer gave us excellent advice about interest rates / credit market conditions that helped us make our decision, get the timing right, and as it turned out -- helped save us a bundle of money. We're so glad to have gotten connected with Matt McDevitt, Tammie Douglass, Vanessa Harrison, and Guaranteed Rate! A fantastic experience. Great product, great pricing, outstanding customer service. We...

Gabriel and Jessica S. - Cupertino, CA | NOV 2016

Answered all our questions, explained the whole process from start to end. Matthew was are mortgage representative. It was smooth, easy and NO Stress at all.

Allan B. - Arlington, WA | OCT 2016

Mathew and his entire team were very professional and easy to contact when ever we needed a question answered.

Mark M. - Manteca, CA | OCT 2016

We cannot say enough about our positive experience with our loan officer Matt McDevitt and his team! Top notch!! Our inquiries were always responded to quickly and professionally. The loan refinance process was communicated clearly and executed flawlessly. We would not hesitate to use or recommend Guaranteed Rate. Again, we cannot thank Matt and his team enough for the experience and service we received from Guaranteed Rate!!!

Ann S. - Aurora, IL | OCT 2016

Matt and his team were awesome ! Matt helped us understand the process through out the process. Vanessa and Mike were very helpful, and kept us updated on what was required and the next steps

Anand R. - Cupertino, CA | Sept. 2016

Every person I encountered through the loan process was a true professional. All my questions were answered expeditiously and the online application straightforward.

Donna W. - North Las Vegas, NV | AUG 2016

The process from beginning to end was smooth and easy to follow. The entire team did a fantastic job and was spot on with their communication and diligence. I appreciate the entire team very much. Thank you for a great experience.

Jeremy T. - Lubbock, TX | AUG 2016

Every single team member went above and beyond, making the refinancing process as painless as possible. I loved that I could submit much of my documentation online.

Vahe H. - Lowell, MA | Aug 2016

Matt and the team were great to work with. They made the process quick and painless. Very glad I chose to work with Guaranteed Rate for my refinance.

Gary B. - Conroe, TX | AUG 2016

Matthew McDevitt was one of the most organized and knowledgeable and prompt people I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with!!!! He made sure from start to finish that everything was done correctly and timely. I would continue to deal with him in the future!!

Marybeth B. - Kewaskum, WI | JUL 2016

Matt and his team did an amazing job! As a first time home buyer they were incredibly helpful in answering all of my questions and responding to emails in a timely manner! I would highly recommend them in the future!

Brittny M. - Gurnee, IL| JUL 2016

Matt and his team are exceptionally professional and courteous. I will recommend them every time, it's a great experience.

Dan J. -Raleigh, NC| JUL 2016

Matt M and team were well coordinated, and pro-active. They were respectful at every turn. More than glad to recommend all.

Terry M. -Ocala, FL | JUL 2016

Just yesterday I recommended Matt McDevitt and his team to a co-worker looking at refinancing his loan. Any chance I get I recommend Guaranteed Rate and share the good stories I have of working with Matt and his team. Home closings are not enjoyable experiences and hiccups occur and yet I am always confident that whether it be a timing issue or additional work needed, the team is always responsive and available which is greatly appreciated.

Derek H. -Charlotte, TX| JUL 2016

The process was fast and easy, and the guidance I received was priceless. Thank you Guaranteed Rate!

Chris T. -Garland, TX| JUN 2016

Matt and his team were great and worked through my vacation and still got done by the planned dates. It was pleasant working with the team.

Nambi I. -Mount Alamo, CA | JUN 2016

Matt and his team were extremely responsive at all times throughout the process and explained any questions I had immediately. This was my first time through the process and it was smooth thanks to Matt and his team. I would highly recommend Guaranteed Rate to all my friends and colleagues.

Robert C. -Mount Prospect, IL | JUN 2016

Matthew McDevitt was our loan officer and all along he guided us well and explained the whole process in detail. I would like also thank his teams who helped us in documentations.

Mudassar A. - Brooklyn, NY | JUN 2016

I was nervous because I have never bought a house before. Everyone was very easy to work with and they answered all of my questions!

Katie J. - Forney, TX | May 2016

We are extremely happy with the way Matt and team processed our refinancing requirement. Our situation was very unique because my wife was traveling abroad while we locked our rate. However Matt suggested to me a very educated and practical solution to close the loan within the locking period. That gave me the confidence to work with Guaranteed Rate while other lenders were trying me to sign up with them without providing a legitimate solution in a scenario when one of the spouses are not in...

Muhammed P.- San Diego, CA | APR 2016

I am very happy. We ended up saving quite a bit of money over the broker we had previously. Interest rates were great and I love that I was given a discount on fees through work. Matt and his team did a great job and made sure that we closed on time.

Jamie E. - Cedar Park, TX | APR 2016

Matt's team did a great job!

Ryan A. - Waterford,TX | APR 2016

The service was excellent, everyone I worked with or spoke to were extremely helpful. I am a widow and was hesitate to take on this loan refinance but working with Guaranteed Rate took the overwhelming feeling away. I am happy that I chose Guaranteed Rate! Thank you.

Theresa M.- North Tonawanda, NY | MAR 2016

Amazing service! Made the home buying process easy.

Kevin R.- Newburgh, IN | MAR 2016

Great quality of service from the whole team lead by Matt. I wouldn't expect nothing less in my future business with Guaranteed Rate in the near future.

Lavoice E.- Ashland, WI | APR 2016

Matt McDevitt did an excellent job and was always there to answer questions. This was important for a first time home buyer.

Jordan H.- Chicago, IL | APR 2016

Very simple process and accommodated a last minute closing location change; only feedback - be proactive about upcoming items. Great job - I am in digital consulting and talk about guaranteed rate all the time!

Bethany S.- Chicago, IL | MAR 2016

Matt is fantastic. He helped me with the original loan and now saved us a lot of money with this refinance. I won't get any mortgage without first talking to him.

Fabio A.- Alexander, NC | MAR 2016

Matt and his team were awesome to work with. The entire team was professional and responsive. I would most definitely use Matt and his team again.

Jason S.- Highland, CA | MAR 2016

Matt and his team were super easy to work with. Lots of communication back and forth. The entire process was easier than I expected. Responses to my questions were always promptly answered by Matt and his team. I'm not sure doing a mortgage refi could get any easier!

Lauren S. -Noblesville, IN | MAR 2016

Matt and his team were super responsive and kept me informed the during the entire process. I was amazed at how easy the loan process was. The stress of buying a home was dramatically reduced. Thank you!

Karen N. - Nacogdoc,TX | FEB 2016

Matt and his team were very responsive and helped me with all the details I needed to close. Thanks for all the help.

Sridhar V. - Austin, TX | DEC 2015

This is the 2nd time we have used Guaranteed Rate in the last 6 months and have recommended them to at least one person who also completed a refinance. Matt McDevitt and his team were excellent again and I will continue to recommend Guaranteed Rate in the future.

Gregg M. -Natick, MA | DEC 2015

If I tried to find constructive criticism of the process I would come up empty. Matt and team are the best, a true team of all-stars and industry experts. Each of them played a pivotal role in making the experience uniquely smooth, friendly, and they did it all on-time. Great experience, I'm very satisfied!

Derek H. -Charlotte, NC | MAR 2016

Matt did a great job keeping me informed along the way

Charles F.– Mokena, IL | JULY 2015

Matt was very helpful

David C.– Sherrills Ford ,NC | JULY 2015

“Matt McDevitt was an incredible communicator, calling me at many different hours and keeping me informed. The guy never sleeps!!”

William D. - Grovetown, GA | July 2015

“Overall, I was very happy with the experience. The Mortgage Team (Matt, Josh & Ashley) were very responsive. A few small bumps with underwriting at the end, but nothing unexpected or unusual and the team was proactive about reaching out and setting expectations.”

Bethany S. - Chicago, IL | July 2015

“Everything from initially entering my information online (getting started) to working with the loan officer and his team to the closing went by incredibly smoothly and quickly. I was surprised that the whole process went as effortlessly as it did.”

Georgos K. – Chicago, IL | July 2015

Matt was a pleasure to work with. He and his team hit the ball out of the park. Also, the interactive systems were very efficient.

Michael H. – Chicago, IL | July 2015

“Matt and his team handled my refinance with great customer care. They updated me throughout each process and followed up quickly upon any question or voice message.”

Daniel S. – Riverwoods, IL | Feb. 2015

“Matt and his entire team were fantastic. They exceeded my expectations. GR made things simple, with great people, process , technology and a sense of urgency. They really delivered. The mortgage process is more than the rate - it's getting it done.”

Stephen R. – Glen Ellyn, IL | Jul. 2015

“The most accommodating team that I have ever experience. Thank you!”

Lavoice E. - Ashland, Wi | July 2015

Matt McDevitt and his team are rock stars. Highly responsive and great group of communicators. They make you feel relaxed during what is a relatively stressful process as you proceed through underwriting and manage significant document requests.

Jeffrey E. – Newport Beach, CA | Feb. 2015

Matt was a pleasure to work with. Answered all my questions right away. Great attitude!

Greg A. – Oxnard, CA | Feb. 2015

Through out the whole process, Matt McDevitt, exceeded all my expectations. Very Knowledgeable, Professional and easy to work with. He has the ability to keep things very timely and on schedule without being pushy. He had a genuine interest in helping me be successful towards my goals and I did not feel like just another client.

William K. -- Rolling Meadows, IL 11/17/2014

Matt was great to work with! He made the experience seem much easier than it was. We got the best rate of the 3 lenders while we were shopping around. I would highly recommend him!

Sarah F. -- Durham, NC. 9/30/2014

"Matt and his team were wonderful to work with! He is a "can do" and "will do" loan officer who regarded my loan as his and made sure everything was explained well. No detail escaped him and he kept tabs on everything in a very organized way. Right from the start he tried really hard to make me feel comfortable. I felt that he was on my side and always took care of everything to get the loan completed!"

Vanessa L. -- San Diego, CA -- 9/2014

“Matt was great! He explained things well, was patient when I didn't understand, and was always available. He made follow up calls and reminder calls when needed. I did not experience any delays throughout my process!”

Kathryn F. – Brown Deer, WI – 8/2014

“Matt McDevitt was outstanding, as was his team. They kept the line of communication open throughout the entire process. Thank you all!”

Karen B. – Amesbury, MA – 5/2014

I am pleased to say that once again, Matt, Ashley, Colleen, Norma and others provided me with top-notch customer service and a very rewarding experience. I cannot say enough how at the top of their industry this group operates. Having worked with other providers, I am happy to have found a group within this great company that is able to deliver on the needs of their customers. Always appreciated and will do business again.

Derek H. -- Charlotte, NC 3/6/2014

“Matt was amazing. He communicated the process from beginning to end and he promptly replied to any and all questions, day and night. Guaranteed Rate is your one stop shop for a mortgage. The staff were top-notch in every department. I absolutely enjoyed working with Matt and his whole team!”

Kimberly J. -- Naperville, IL – 3/2014

“Overall, my experience with Guaranteed Rate was great! Matt McDevitt was especially good to work with. He was able to turn around my loan in a short timeframe and we could not be happier!”

Nathaniel R. – Chicago, IL – 2/2014

"Phenomenal customer service! Friendly, responsive,and highly recommended!"

Noah M. -- Wonder Lake, IL. -- 12/2013

"Matt was extremely responsive and proved to the local realtors that even though he was in another state he could still deliver! Thanks a bunch Matt (and team)!"

Donald G. -- Portsmouth, VA. -- 1/2014

"Matt was so extremely helpful. He made everything so simple and because of that we will recommend Guaranteed Rate to everyone we know!"

Christopher H. -- Romeoville, IL -- 1/2014

"I have gotten loans in the past and never had such a seamless process. It was the lowest level of stress of any home closing and things flowed together very nicely. Matthew McDevitt, Ashley Kasa and Sandra Sinigaglia should all receive special recognition for their exceptional work. They were extremely responsive, professional should be commended for their great service. Matthew McDevitt has to be one of the best you have! I will will spread the word as the opportunity presents itself and I...

Derek H. -- Charlotte, NC. -- 10/2013

"Matt McDevitt was great."

Craig W. --- Superior, CO. --- 7/2013

About Matt

I grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee and attended college at the University of Iowa, majoring in Cinema. Towards the end of my college career I wanted to focus on more business-related studies and added Entrepreneurship courses to prep me for post-college life. That being said I am still glad and proud that I majored in Cinema, one of my hobbies, and was able to maximize my critical thinking approach in life.

I moved to Chicago in 2009, and joined Guaranteed Rate in 2013. The rest is history!

Matt interview Q&A

What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
It's all about asking the right questions. Is it a starter home? Do they want to build up equity quickly or do they want the lowest monthly payment? Are they planning to live there long term or just a few years? I could go on and on with questions but it's all about understanding the customer and both their short and long term goals.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Know how much you can qualify for before you start looking, and also know what you're comfortable with for your monthly budget. Getting pre-approved up front is key because it allows you to know how much of a home you can afford. Often times you can afford more than you need, and that's where knowing how much of a monthly housing payment you can comfortably afford is important.
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
Always has been and always will be the documentation. Getting a mortgage is the biggest financial transaction most people will go through in their lifetime, and with it comes requests for a lot of paperwork and documentation. It's really important to be organized and know that we're going to ask for a lot of things. With regulations tightening up, some of these requested documents can seem exhaustive, but when we ask for certain things it is only so that we can get your loan approved in a timely fashion!
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
Satisfied customers. Getting a mortgage can be extremely stressful and the stakes are always high. We do everything we can to make it a smooth and transparent process. When I hear from clients that they thought we did a good job or we exceeded their expectations it always puts a smile on my face. I never take a happy customer for granted.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
Not many people in the financial industry studied film in college. Usually people expect me to say I majored in finance or economics, but clearly that's not the case! I still spend a lot my free time watching new and interesting films, and I always like going back to watch the classics as well!

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