GuaranteedRate - Mortgage Company

Curt Kessler

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
3940 North Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613
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NMLS: 957490
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Curt Kessler did a fantastic job of coordinating everything that needed to transpire for me to do my closing. Kurt and his staff are always very helpful in answering my questions. They went out of their way to troubleshoot any potential issues and kept me informed in a timely manner.

Dana T. – Chicago, IL | Jan. 2015

Curt Kessler got things done very timely and was clear about next steps! Curt and his team worked very effectively on all fronts (communication, speed, courtesy, delivery) I am very satisfied. I will be referring other to Guaranteed Rate based on my experience.

Matthew P. -- Chicago, IL. 10/24/2014

About Curt

With over a decade of experience in the mortgage industry I have been through the highs and lows of the real estate financing world. With this experience, I am exceptionally well prepared to assist you with most likely the largest transaction of your personal life. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, buying your dream vacation home, or looking to access the equity in your home, it is my goal to provide you the best mortgage experience possible. Market conditions, rates, and programs change rapidly and I welcome the opportunity to provide you with the most accurate and up to the minute advice and direction. When not working I spend my free time snow skiing, running, and am steadfast about giving back to the community. I volunteer with Horizon's For Youth (mentoring and education for inner city children) and Realtors To The Rescue (a Chicago area pet rescue).

Curt interview Q&A

Who is your typical customer and what questions do they typically have?
Typical no longer exists in our business! With clients from first time homebuyers to those downsizing as empty nesters each client's financing goals and needs are unique. Even still, the first question is almost always the same: "How are rates today..."
Tell us about a mortgage product that consumers may not be aware of?
A great way to get into the neighborhood you thought was too expensive is to use a renovation loan. We have a number of products that can help you buy and renovate a home to your expectations.
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
Compiling all of the necessary documentation. Thankfully Guaranteed Rate's Transfersafe system eliminates much of this hassle by allowing clients to move digital documents from their desktop to our filing system securely, and in seconds.
Summary of where you grew up: family, affiliations, college, high school, etc.
A native of suburban Chicago I attended college for two years at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, CO. And two years at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Truly the best of two very different worlds. Today I am on the leadership committee of the FIU Chicagoland Alumni Network.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I snow ski raced in college, and still compete in Masters races today.

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