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Chris Leahy

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
111 S Pfingsten Rd, Ste 124, Deerfield, IL 60015
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NMLS: 224399
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Chris Leahy is always great and makes the process go smoothly and quickly. Thanks Chris!

Robert O. - Wheaton, IL | JUL 2016

Chris Leahy is a dream to work with. I got my refinance done in 3 weeks. I have worked with her for my last 4 refinances and wouldn't dream of going any where else.

Vicky M. - Kirkland, WA | MAR 2016

Hey, check out this amazing review from Mary Jo about Chris! “Getting a loan is no easy task - unless you have the help of Chris Leahy from Guaranteed Rate. Chris helped my husband and I through all of the paper work for a refinance loan but before we could sign, I lost my husband. Chris encouraged me to pursue another loan and thanks to her, it is signed and closed. Thank you, Chris, for your support, enthusiasm, knowledge and persistence. I would happily recommend you to anyone I know...

Mary Jo G. – Oak Park, IL – 4/2013

Hey check out the great review from Glen about Chris! “We have worked with Chris Leahy of Guaranteed Rate on several refinances of our home. The process was very streamlined and involved little effort on our part. The rates are the best available and typically there are no or minimal closing costs involved. The closing itself was conveniently done right at our home and the closer was extremely efficient. Chris is very responsive and helpful. The process can be wrapped up in a few weeks. Give...

Glen S.-- Streamwood, IL -- 03/2013

About Chris

14 years experience helping people realize their dream of becoming home owners and achieving their financial goals working as a mortgage professional at Guaranteed Rate Inc. My degree in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University prepared me to understand individuals are motivated by circumstances and once you reach the crux of what motivates someone the communication process becomes simplified. Communication is the key to any successful deal.

Chris interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business? What awards have you won?
I've been in the mortgage business 14 years and have 100% customer satisfaction approval rating
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Be sure to understand the area you're looking to move to. I find that 99% of new home buyers have not considered what their properties will be, nor do they realize that taxes, unlike interest rate can increase. Therefore, property taxes are a significant consideration when shopping for a new home
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
Most difficult part of the process seems to be the paper trail on large deposits (deposits on money outside of a borrower's payroll) I ask borrowers upfront if they have any large deposits and request all necessary documentation if they do. It's a lot of work but doing this preemptively helps save processing time and ultimately leads to a much quicker clear to close
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
Nothing makes me happier than knowing a borrower trusts me to get their loan done. Financing a home is typically a person's largest expenditure and an emotional transaction by default. The mortgage process can be very stressful as borrowers don't understand all the work which goes into getting it done behind the scenes. I do my very best to set expectations upfront and keep the borrower informed at all times.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
Im a self described introvert who loves working with and helping people

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