Sam Sharp

EVP, National Sales
3940 North Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613
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Sam Sharp has a great team! Many thanks to him, Thomas Krakau, and Jeff Robinson.

Alec N. | August 2018

Worked with a team that was very helpful and responsive. Have nothing but positive things to say about my experience.

Miguel A. - July | 2018

Sam made the entire process a breeze! Sam was very easy to get a hold of if I had questions and very quick to respond of I sent an email. When I first decided to purchase a home again, I was very stressed as I remembered the process to be very stressful. Constant phone calls from the loan officer and several requests to re-submit the same paperwork over and over again. Thank god, it wasn’t this way with Guaranteed Rate. I really appreciated the ability to upload my documents and that you guys...

Ada M. | July 2018

Sam made the entire process a breeze! Sam was very easy to get a hold of if I had questions and very quick to respond of I sent an email. When I first decided to purchase a home again, I was very stressed as I remembered the process to be very stressful. Constant phone calls from the loan officer and several requests to re-submit the same paperwork over and over again. Thank god, it wasn’t this way with Guaranteed Rate. I really appreciated the ability to upload my documents and that you guys...

Ada M. | July 2018

Sam Sharp was very professional and made the process extremely smooth and easy!

Lorenzo M. | July 2018

Great team and process! Very easy and efficient. Thanks!

Phillip G. | July 2018

The entire Guaranteed Rate team was terrific to work with. Sam and his colleagues were easy to work with, responded to inquiries in a timely fashioned, and streamlined the whole process. I would recommend them to anyone.

Scott S. | July 2018

Sam Sharp made this process very easy again. I appreciate how easy it was to submit and upload documents - from the pre-approval thru to the purchase. Thanks!

Ronald T. | June 2018

Sam Sharp was very helpful and always available to answer questions. All of his team were equally as helpful.

Phillip M. - June | 2018

As a veteran I was intimidated by the process of getting a VA loan, but to my surprise the process was quick and easy.

Matthew T. - June | 2018

Sam Sharp and his strong team were extremely supportive and easy to work with! I asked many questions and received very clear explanations throughout the entire loan process. Sam, Jason & KerryAnn, thanks so much for all your help from loan application to close on my new purchase.

Yvonne M. | May 2018

I would like to thank the entire Guaranteed Rate team for making my home loan very easy. Everyone I spoke with was friendly and professional. I will recommend Guaranteed Rate to family, friends and co-workers.

Paul H. - May | 2018

The guys at Guaranteed Rate were incredibly helpful and patient. I called often with kids in the background to ask questions and they were very kind and understanding and helped me figure everything out smoothly. I love working with Sam & Jason.

Paul M. | MAY 2018

Sam and everyone on the team were awesome. They made sure I stayed up to date with my loan but also that I completed all necessary steps before the deadline. We had a smooth close.

Jennifer O. | May 2018

Working with our loan officer was great but then working with other different people are different points in the process got confusing.

Shayla B. | April 2018

Working with Sam Sharp and his team was easy for us. Everyone was nice, quick responses to emails or phone calls. Overall it was a great experience for us. We liked being able to send in everything over the Internet through emails and the website which helped keep track of everything.

Phillip M.-Hobart,IN | MAY 2016

Sam and his team are the best! Anytime I had a question, they were able to answer it quickly. I cannot say enough good things about the team that I worked with for my refinance. I would work with Guaranteed Rate again, and again, and again! Thank you Sam and thank you to your team for everything you do!

Ean S.-DENVER,CO | MAY 2016

Sam Sharp, Amanda Maloney, and Thomas Krakau were exceptional to work with and quick to get back to me with any questions about the loan. They made getting a loan really pleasant.

Anne M. -CHICAGO, IL | APR 2016

Sam was great to work with. Can't wait to work with him again.

Adam D. – CHICAGO, IL | May. 2015

PNC bank made us wait for 3 months on a house after everything was OK on our end. They couldn't close on the house we liked, so my realtor Alex Grand insisted we switch lenders to Guaranteed Rate. Our dream came true and we got the house we liked! Guaranteed Rate helped us to close on that house with a better rate than PNC, plus within 3 weeks we got the house. The whole team is awesome, they helped above and beyond to get the closing done quickly...Sam Sharp, Amanda Maloney, Artie Hook -...

Chandni T. - 02/24/2016

The customer service was excellent. The loan process was quick, yet thorough. The loan officer and everyone else handling the loan responded to my questions promptly and was able to walk me through the process in a manner that was easily understandable.

Garrett E. – Richboro, PA | SEP 2015

Sam Sharp was helpful & patient. Great too were Jason, Thomas & Artie!

Darrin D. – EVANSTON, IL | AUG 2015

Sam and team were outstanding. I would highly recommend them. Timely responses to all of our questions, and would even call when needed. They delivered on the promise of a 30 day closing. Thanks!

Jacob W. - Chicago, IL - 3/22/2016

The customer service was excellent. The loan process was quick, yet thorough. The loan officer and everyone else handling the loan responded to my questions promptly and was able to walk me through the process in a manner that was easily understandable.

Alexander D. – WOOD DALE, IL | SEP 2015

Check out this yelp review for Sam Sharp! Sam Sharp and his team made the entire experience damn near anxiety free. This is the third mortgage process that I've been through & far and above the best experience. This team is genuine, they truly care about helping you (...) Like a high-performance team performs each and everyone of the folks that worked on my account was totally invested in my success; this makes a huge difference(...) No reason to go anywhere else EVER for instruments like...

Stephen L. – Chicago, IL | June 2015

Sam is a rockstar. Love him.

Tyler T. – Chicago, IL | Mar. 2015

Sam was great to work with and moved the enitre process forward very quickly. I have heard of loans taking a long time to go through with other lenders and it was the complete opposite with Sam. We had the loan in place within a few days and he was always available for any questions.

Mandy H. 2/25/2015

I came to know Sam when we were trying to purchase a Condo for our daughter in Chicago through our Realtor. What can I say about Sam? He is the best in the field. He is very knowledgeable in the Mortgage industry. He helped us through not just one, two mortgage loans. Not going into detail each loan process was very challenging. One was conventional; another one was VA. Jason is Sam's right hand I might say. They both always followed through and very responsive. The whole team I worked with...

Kathie R. 01/29/2015

This is my second loan with Sam and Guaranteed Rate. I highly recommend Sam Sharp and his excellent customer service.

Ardis G. - Chicago, IL | Dec. 2014

All were professional, personable, and always were working in our best interest. They made this process very smooth, without pressure, and were always available to take questions and answered in a timely manner.

Scott C. - Oak Park, IL - Dec. 2014

Sam is a true professional and the only lender we will use moving forward. He represented us on a single family home purchase this year and made the process very easy for us. He is easy to reach and a good communicator. In addition to this last purchase, Sam helped us a few years ago by getting our building FHA approved so that our buyers could close more quickly. He has been great for us on both sides of the deal.

A Happy Customer 11/24/2014

Sam Sharp and team are the best. I have gone through the loan process quite a few times and I can honestly say that Sam provided a smooth transition from the moment we called him for the pre-approval letter to the end. My experience with others banks have always left me stressed out, due to all the back and forth requests of information, with Sam the information was requested once and we closed as planned. He provided me with exceptional service and a very good rate. I highly recommend Sam...

Ed M. 11/20/2014

Sam is swift, and timely. He wasted no time to have us a pre-approval right away. It got our home buying process started very quickly. Sam who has an equally reliable partner, Jason Hasner, also make them a dynamic pair. Jason also followed up quickly and informed us of all we needed to do with regards to paperwork. I couldn't be happier to have found Sam and Jason. I will definitely recommend them and hope to work with them again for other opportunities.

Lea M. Chicago, IL 11/7/2014

Where do I start?! Sam Sharp is amazing. We were looking for a home for 2 years, not in a rush to find one but definitely looking out. We tried 5 mortgage officers just to get a pre-approval. The others lacked motivation to even bother following up. Their return calls were slow and we coughed it up as a sign it was not time to buy yet. (Since we were already not in a rush to buy.) We finally found a house that we were really excited about and Sam was a heaven sent! It's was perfect timing in...

Lea M. Chicago, IL 11/7/2014

Sam came highly recommended and has lived up to all of my expectations -this is my second loan with Sam and Guaranteed Rate. Everything was very streamlined, easy, and seamless process from start to finish. I recommend both with no reservations!

Jenny F. -- The HIlls, TX. -- 10/22/2014

I have used Sam's services on multiple home buying transactions. Sam is extremely thorough and helped me get the best deal possible. I would highly recommend Sam to a friend, as well as use him again in the future.

Michael T. - Glencoe, IL 2014

Sam Sharp and his team made the process simple! As a first time buyer, the organization, knowledge and attentiveness of Sam and his team was a 10!

Michael S. -- Chicago, IL 7/22/2014

“Sam Sharp and his team are very efficient. The process was explained and all of my concerns were addressed. The service is personalized with the staff emailing me all of the things I needed to submit. They made it easy for a first time homebuyer like me. Their rates are very competitive with no upfront fees. They also made shopping for insurance easy, and all paperwork was ready on closing day. Closing day was very quick and smooth. I would definitely recommend Guaranteed Rate and use them...

Paula P. – Chicago, IL – 7/2014

Sam Sharp and his team are the absolute epitome of professionalism and efficiency! I've been recommending GR and Sam for the past week and will continue to do so. It was such a positive experience!

Nicholas F. -- Chicago, IL 6/16/2014

“Sam Sharp and his office had EXCEEDED my expectations for a mortgage lender. His communication and response time blew me away. I would send him an email, and within 10 minutes, he would answer me back! He made the loan process on my first home purchase a breeze! I can't thank Sam enough for helping me make my first purchase a memorable and easy experience! I will refer every family member or friend who is looking for a mortgage broker to Sam Sharp.”

Marc Pytynia – Chesterton, IN – 5/2014

Sam was fantastic and extremely hard-working! He was able to turn a stressful process into a smooth one!

Jennifer R. -- Chicago, IL 4/23/2014

Sam and his team were extremely knowledgeable in all areas of the loan process. I was amazed at how easy they made this process for me. Everyone was great. All very friendly and detail oriented. Sam was even on site at closing and was able to clarify all questions related to the loan. It was a big help to have him available.

Daniel M. -- Chicago, IL 4/2/2014

I am super pleased with the level of professionalism and the teams outstanding people skills. Job well done guys. Thank you very much.

Eric S. -- Kissimee, FL 2/10/2014

Refinanced with Guaranteed Rate and it was a total success! Thanks to everyone for your fast replies to my million questions and your friendly attitudes!

Vanessa C. -- Chicago, IL 2/20/2014

Sam Sharp and his team were amazing! Answered all my questions throughout the long processes and responses were same day. He even attended the closing to ensure we received proper treatment and there were no hitches with our closing. I work at a financial institution and would choose Sam Sharp and Guaranteed Rate every time over my employer.

Luke M. -- Chicago, IL 1/22/2014

“Sam Sharp and his team were very professional and put together a smooth and professional financing process for the home I was purchasing. I've been involved with the purchase of several residential properties. The Guaranteed Rate folks were the best! I would heartily recommend Guaranteed Rate as your first choice as a mortgage banker, especially if it is your first time in the purchase process.”

Wesley W. – Chicago, IL – 9/2013

"Everything went very well, we didn't have to worry. We feel they did all the work, everything flowed smoothly and it’s great when you deal with a company that really cares. The closing process went very smooth, we've done this before to purchase our first house and again to refinance and it was the best, we were in and out and very efficient. Sammy and the team from Guaranteed rate were the best, they were there every time I had a question and always returned calls promptly and that is why we...

Pamela S. -- Lynn, MA. -- 5/ 2013

"I got the low rate I wanted and a 15 year mortgage. I'm a retiree and it worked out great. I'm really happy, thanks..... Low rates, minimal closing costs compared to Quick n Loans and Bank of America whom I had applied to previously. Overall I was extremely satisfied with the great rate and minimal closing costs and would without hesitation return to this office for further loans. They made it easy and let me know almost all of the documents they would be needing ahead of time. Sam was very...

John D. -- Pasadena, CA -- 5/ 2013

“I got a good rate and excellent customer service from Sam Sharp and his team. We refinanced a Chicago condo. The process was straightforward and there weren't any hiccups. I live in Sacramento and was refinancing a second home, so the logistics were more complicated. However, Guaranteed Rate made it easy. We shared documents easily electronically and they arranged for notaries to come on consecutive days to two different cities (my wife was on a business trip out of town) to get signatures. If...

Luke P. – Sacramento, IL – 8/2013

Hey, check out this amazing review from Diran about Sam! “We just closed on our house in Chicago and everything went super smoothly! Sam Sharp and his team got everything completed in double-quick time (28 day closing) and delivered a flawless experience. Sam fully earns his reputation in the market - from the first call, coming up with solutions for our specific situation, to pre-approval, to extremely fast response times, to the whole application/closing process…we couldn't have asked for...

Diran H. – Chicago, IL – 5/2013

Hey, check out this amazing review from Jessica about Sam! “Sam Sharp is the best! The whole process was smooth and painless. He recommended a great realtor and we closed incredibly fast on our new home. Thanks to Sam and his team for all of their hard work!”

Jessica G. – Chicago, IL – 5/2013

Hey check out the great review from Elizabeth about Sam! “Sam sharp was great on breaking down every step so I could understand. He was always willing to explain in detail all my questions. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. Thanks again Sam!"

Elizabeth B. --Cicero, IL -- 03/2013

Hey check out the great review from Marla about Sam! “Sam was easy to work with. Sam was very patient and gave me a deal no one else came close to. Thanks again Sam!”

Marla C. -- Evanston, IL -- 02/2013

Hey check out the great review from John about Sam! “Just finished two refinances along with a purchase! I worked with Sam Sharp and his team did a great job. Thank again Sam!”

John E. -- Chicago, IL -- 02/2013

Hey check out the remarkable review from Arlene about Sam! “Sam Sharp previously completed our condo loan and as always does a great job managing the process while providing great rates! My overall process was extremely smooth and well managed by Sam along with his team! Thanks again Sam!”

Arlene L. -- Chicago, IL -- 03/2013

Hey check out the glowing review from Janet about Sam! “Two days before the bank's mandated closing date on my short sale offer, the mortgage lender I was working with denied my loan application. Luckily, I somehow stumbled upon Guaranteed Rate. Sam Sharp and his is team was absolutely amazing and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a mortgage loan! As a happy new condo owner, I am very glad I called Sam's team and a bad situation turned into a blessing in...

Janet W. -- Chicago, IL -- 01/2013

My husband and I were nervous about re-financing, the banks weren't all that friendly and the rates we were getting weren't that much lower than what we had. A co-worker recommended Guaranteed Rate and it couldn't have been easier! The whole team (Sam, Blake, Alex and Meagan) was always really friendly and answered my many questions throughout the process. Sam got us a great rate and the team was in constant contact with me. The closing was super easy and now we're saving money each month....

Jennifer W. - Chicago, IL 12/2011

I'm going 5 stars for this one. My husband and I closed on our first home about a month ago and used Guaranteed Rate on the advice of a coworker (who is also the company CFO, so I figured he would know a good broker!) I was really happy with the recommendation. We worked with Sam, Blake, Brad and Meagan. They were all fantastic and took the time to thoroughly answer all of my many questions. They were super responsive via email, too, which I really appreciated since I'm not a huge phone...

Renee - Chicago, IL 10/2011

Getting a mortgage with Guaranteed Rate was a piece of cake. Everyone, especially Sam Sharp, was thourough, efficient and readily available whenever we needed questions answered. I was worried that we would go through a mess of a time, since that is what friends and family told us it would be like. However, our process of securing a loan was smooth, fast and straight forward.

Holly Kelsven - Homewood, IL 12/2011

About Sam

A seasoned originator who has funded over a billion dollars in loans, Sam Sharp applies extraordinary customer service, constant communication and a relentless work ethic to the mortgage process. Sam and his team are a true full service mortgage banker well equipped to handle your business seamlessly from start to finish while providing an elevated standard that clients have come to appreciate.

Among his specialties are assisting those who go through the homebuying process for the first time and highlighting various strategies to ensure clients secure the best financing options, including down payment assistance programs and other effective incentives. Sam offers an impressive jumbo product selection, an in-depth financial understanding of the intricacies of self-employment income and real estate investment strategies, and the managerial savvy to execute any plan of action on behalf of your business.

Sam’s personal touch has created lasting relationships that go above and beyond the mortgage process with much of his business generated via referrals from clients and professional partners. A regular among the country’s top producing home loan originators and a member of Guaranteed Rate’s elite Chairman’s Circle, he is supremely committed to providing the best experience possible for both the customer and referral partners.

(Source: $668M from Guaranteed Rate's funded loan data from 6/25/09-2016.)


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