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Adam Dabbah

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
3940 North Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613
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NMLS: 198188
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Adam and Thomas were the BEST! Honestly working with Guaranteed Rate was the EASIEST part of our home buying experience! We couldn't be more pleased with how wonderful everyone was to work with and already have recommended Guaranteed Rate to a few of our friends! Mimi was also super great to work with to make sure we had our homeowners insurance. Overall we just wanted to thank Adam and Thomas for helping make our dreams come true as we purchased our first home together as husband and wife!...

Lauren D. - Palatine,IL | MAY 2016

About Adam

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University's elite WP Carey School of business in 2004, I decided to enter into the bustling mortgage industry to put my training in finance to good use. At that time the real estate market was booming, and the decision making for procuring financing was much, much different than it is today. This experience couldn't have been better, because what happened after that boom is what taught me my core values as an adult that has transitioned into the now, and will into the future. There is no university training or any professor that can prepare you for a crash such as the one that took place in 2007/2008, and being in the beginning of my mortgage career taught me valuable insight and kept me determined to make it out of this recession. Being of the lucky few that were able to weather the storm of 2007, has yielded great results now in another booming real estate economy. I take pride in the fact that my conservative upbringing was what enabled me to make it through a very bad time, and now am reaping the benefits of being part of the select few that have made it in an industry that evolves so rapidly.

A little bit more about me:

I am married, with one child, a daughter, and she is my princess! I really enjoy hanging out with my family, and going to the beach, and vacationing in Hawaii. My favorite island in Hawaii is Maui. My wife and I do plan on having more children, so stay tuned, more to come!

Adam interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
12 years, I come from a long line of real estate professionals, and was always intrigued by the numbers, and of course, financing the American dream!
Who is your typical customer and what questions do they typically have?
My typical customer is everyone and anyone, I am open to answering any questions anybody may have, feel free to reach out!
What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
The Digital Mortgage is a great tool that helps both my clients and I save time, and is usually the best starting point. They fill out the online application, and within seconds, an online approval is sent directly to them.
How long have you been in the mortgage business? What awards have you won?
2005- Rookie of the Year (Homeowners Loan Corporation) 2007- President's Club (Great Southwest Mortgage) 2008- Winner's Circle (Utah financial) 2009.2010. 2011. 2012- Top Producer Award (The Lending Company) 2013- National Achiever (JP Morgan Chase Bank)
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
My advice to a first time home buyer is simple... Go with your gut. Don't let anyone else chime in or make a decision for you, because only you are the one that has to live in this property, and the chances are/statistically, you will be there for at least 5 years... so use your gut, it will not steer you in the wrong direction.
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
The mortgage process is like a good tennis match. Once the ball is on your side of the court, you want to hit it back to the other side, quickly, and efficiently. Try and make things easy for the team that is helping you. Make sure you label your PDFs clearly, and concisely. Make sure you get what is requested of you back to my team as quickly and efficiently as possible. Try not to piece mail, send everything all at once, labeled, nice and organized and neat.
Summary of where you grew up: family, affiliations, college, high school, etc.
I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and am a native to Chicago. Go Fremd Vikings!
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I was a collegiate athlete at Arizona State in the sport of... Cheerleading! Go Devils!

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