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Alex Matar

Director of Online Lending
1806 W Cuyler Ave, Suites 1W, 2E, and 2W, Chicago, IL 60613
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Alex and Ashley were very prompt, professional, and easy to work with. They were able to help me navigate and achieve the targeted close date that was pertinent to my seller. Always a positive experience working with Alex and his team.

David V. - Berkley, MI | AUG 2016

I went through Guaranteed Rate again for my second mortgage and was very happy with my experience. Alex Matar and his team made the process easy and simple. I was always able to get in touch with Alex or anyone else on his team whenever I had questions or concerns about the process.

AnnMarie A - Richmond, MA | MAY 2016

We really appreciated Alex Matar's professionalism and depth of knowledge throughout the application process. Would highly recommend.

Steven H. - Mequon, WI | APR 2016

Great customer service, super fast turn arounds, excellent communication - you guys made the entire process extremely easy. Thank you!

Elizabeth F - HAVERHILL, MA | Feb. 2016

My loan officer and his team responded requests promptly. He is hard working and knowledgeable of the process. I really enjoyed work with Alex.

Li L. – West Chester, OH | Dec. 2015

He was great, Alex got back to me with any questions i had!

Robert P. – Minooka, IL | Sep. 2015

Alex is a true professional and I would recommend working with him to any family, friends and colleagues. He is highly knowledgeable and was able to walk me through and clearly explain all questions. I was able to have complete confidence my loan was in good hands every single step of the way! It was so easy and not a single issue or mistake popped up along the way.

Andrea H. – Chicago, IL | Apr. 2015

Alex was very helpful and called back immediately.

Linda O. – Farmington Hills, MI | Apr. 2015

Alex Matar was very articulate in explaining any queries related to the loan approval process. He is very informative of the process and responded quickly to my questions on a routine basis.

Srinivasan S. - Princeton, NJ / March 2015

I refinance my mortgage with Alex Matar the process was very smooth and fast. I recommend Alex Matar and his team

Nabil M. – Miami, FL | Mar. 2015

Alex was very prudent and responsive at all times.

Kiruthiga V. -- Herndon, VA | Nov. 2014

Alex did a great job of making my feel important and not just like another applicant.

Warner E. -- Bartlett, IL. 10/22/2014

Alex Matar answered all of our questions and give us his insight (wisdom) on which loan would work best for us.

Robert W. -- Canton, MI. 9/24/2014

Alex Matar did a good job. He responded to my questions quickly and accurately.

Aaron B. -- San Francisco, CA 7/24/2014

About Alex

I have been in the mortgage business since I graduated Loyola University--Chicago in June of 2004. I began my career knowing very little about the mortgage business but over the years have worked my way up to managing my own team. Even though the mortgage business has changed dramatically through the years, I have ben able to change with it, and succeed in this business.

Alex interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
7/5/2016 14:49:33
Who is your typical customer and what questions do they typically have?
I have been in the mortgage business since 2004. I entered this line of work because I believe helping someone with their mortgage is very important in life.
What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
I really do not have a typical customer. They range from first time home buyers to owning several different properties. The typical question I get is "how hard is it to obtain a mortgage?"
How long have you been in the mortgage business? What awards have you won?
Ask them what their goals are and find the product that meets their goals.
What are the pros and cons of a fixed rate mortgage versus an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM)?
Since 2004. I have received the gold leaf award from Lending Tree and the Biggest Gainer (1st quarter) from Guaranteed Rate. I also started as an LO here and now run a team of 10 LOs.
Tell us about a mortgage product that consumers may not be aware of?
Do not over extend yourself. Make sure you have enough money for not only the closing of the home but a reserve in case anything needs fixing. Owning a home always comes with additional cost.
Are you active in any local associations or community groups, and at what level? What goals and/or success have you helped these groups achieve?
Any paperwork that is requested, make sure to get it to your LO within 48 hours. We do not ask for paperwork because we want to, it's because we need to.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
When a customer calls me and says "thank you" for all my hard work and making the process easy.
I never thought I would make a career out of the mortgage business when I started. But after a while realized I am good at what I do.

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