GuaranteedRate - Mortgage Company

Cori Fusselman

VP of Mortgage Lending
853 Camino Del Mar, Suite 100, Del Mar, CA 92014
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NMLS: 632864
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Cori Fusselman was the best experience I've had with a loan officer. She is very knowledgeable and quick to answer my questions. She is very personable and friendly. I would definitely recommend her to my friends, family and colleagues.

C Leinweber

Cori and her Team delivered superior timely support to our home-buying process that included multiple offers over the period of a year. Throughout this process, from pre-qualification to our final closing, she was very professional, responsive and thorough and delivered everything as promised and we closed escrow on time. Nothing but top-notch support. Recommend Cori without any reservations.

Al E.

Cori was wonderful! It was such a pleasure working with her and her team to purchase our first home. With Cori's help, we were able to prepare all our paperwork to close only after 15 days! She offered great knowledge in mortgage/lending and was able to get us great rates. She was prompt in her responses to my million questions and made this process a breeze. I would definitely recommend her and her team to anyone needing mortgage/lending assistance.

Laura C

We worked with Cori for our home purchase. She was a pleasure to work with. Very helpful through the process, quick to respond and walked us through all the available options very patiently. She helped us close ahead of time even with a short escrow duration. We had some questions even after our escrow closed and she responded right away with all the information we needed. I would recommend Cori without any reservation and would definitely work with her again if we get an opportunity.

Krishna M

After having a great experience with Cori during our home purchase 2 years ago, we went back again when it came time to refinance this summer. Cori could not have been more professional or considerate. She communicates frequently and clearly, she worked around my difficult work schedule, and she made sure to explain every step along the way. Most of all she worked FAST and I was able to wrap up my refi in just a couple weeks. It would have been much faster if I had not slowed down the...

Phill S

Working with Cori was the best! She made the process painless and answered all my questions along the way - and I had a lot! Her balance of professionalism and sense of heart made me very comfortable and provided a "worry free" aspect of such and intense cumbersome and very stressful process. Her knowledge of the process and market and the array of loan programs available to me gave me a comfort that I was getting "the best deal" for myself and my family. Any company would be so lucky to...

Lorraine C

It was fantastic working with Cori! She was so knowledgeable about the various loan programs, and special funding options that are available. I thought I was months away from being able to purchase a home and without her expertise I would still be renting. Purchasing a home can be stressful or daunting but with Cori it was neither. Thank you Cori!

Heidi R

About Cori

Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Cori Fusselman and I am a Mortgage Loan Officer with Guaranteed Rate. It would be an honor to help you with your home financing. Whether you are purchasing your first home, vacation home, investment property or looking to upgrade or downsize, I can help. I grew up in San Diego, lived in Escondido and graduated from San Pasqual High School. I checked out the LA scene for a bit while going to UCLA (Go Bruins!). After graduating I continued to head north and landed near Sacramento. The best part was I met my husband there and was easily able to convince him beautiful Southern California was the place to live. We now have lived here in San Marcos for over 14 years, and have 3 kids - 2 boys (9 and 7 years old) and one girl who is 5. For our little girl, we started out as her foster family when she was only 11 months old and was blessed to be able to adopt her 2 years later. We attend the Rock Church in San Marcos, and are involved in the community through kid’s sports, karate and dance. My hope is at least one of my kids will want to follow in my footsteps when they grow up and be a part of my team to help families with home financing. A mom can dream! I love what I do and look forward to the opportunity to serve you in your home financing needs now and always. Thank you!

Cori interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I’ve been in the mortgage business for over 12 years. I entered the mortgage industry over a decade ago with a love and passion for real estate. As a young girl, I remember my dad would take me to open houses to look at the unique styles of different homes, how they were laid out, and the designs. Shortly after graduating college, I sought out a career in the mortgage industry as I knew my passion was helping people in all stages of home buying.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
First time home buyers are a joy to work with! It is an honor to be part of their journey in purchasing their first home. When I meet with a first time home buyer, I like to review the entire process with them, as buying a home can be overwhelming and most people aren’t aware of all the complex parts associated with it. I want to make sure they can see both the bigger picture and still understand the parts and pieces. The best advice is to get Pre-Approved BEFORE doing anything else! Don’t fall in love with a home and only then find out your credit score isn’t high enough, the monthly mortgage exceeds your comfort level or the property would require too high of a down payment. Understand your purchasing power and get these answers first so you can be confident when searching for your first home.
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
The actual home shopping experience is the exciting and fun part. Compiling income and asset documentation, completing a loan application, evaluating your true purchasing power, assessing sources for down payment…it’s not the most glamorous part of the home buying experience. However, this part is the most important since it is the only way to get your new home unless you’re a cash buyer. I work diligently to ensure this process is as simple as possible. Using a few convenient digital tools, such as my secure online application, you can literally be completing the application on your phone in your pajamas on the couch! I also have clients that take advantage of TransferSafe, which allows them to simply drag and drop their documents from their computer. No more printing, faxing or mailing. Additionally, I provide a complete and simple list of what items will be required and the reason behind each item. Let’s work together in the Pre-Approval process to ensure a smoother and more enjoyable home buying experience.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
Whether it’s your primary, vacation or investment home, purchasing real estate tends to be the largest purchase for an individual. It’s a big deal! I’m incredibly grateful to be a part of their journey and help with the goal of home ownership. It always excites me to help clients obtain great financing and lending options to match their specific needs in achieving the dream of home ownership. I also enjoy the business partners I’ve made, friendships I’ve gained over time, and consistently meeting new people. I feel grateful in what I do for a living.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
My favorite movie of all time is Dirty Dancing, and for my 40th birthday my husband took me to the State of Virginia to the actual resort the movie was filmed. It was part of their annual Dirty Dancing themed weekend. I felt like I was in the movie! Super cheesy I know, but so fun and memories for life.

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