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Drew Boland

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
3940 North Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613
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Drew was tremendously helpful in the house purchasing process. He was extremely responsive and was on point whenever we needed help for responding to a very fast-paced market in Chicago. He and his team helped to guide us along every step of the process and brought to bear a lot of expertise with an equal amount of patience. That expertise also translated into such good mortgage rates and scenarios that the several of the other banks / lenders basically recused themselves from the competition...

A Happy Customer 06/24/2016

Working with Drew and his team was one of the best experiences I have had in this industry. I went into the process to just purchase a new home and ended up refinancing my income property as well. They kept me informed through the entire process and I had piece of mind knowing I was in the great hands. From the start I was confident I had the best deal by way of service and value/price and they were always willing and able to answer any questions or concerns I had. I felt they had my best...

Sarah H. 06/20/2016

After being turned down for a jumbo loan, at two banks that I have been a customer of for over twenty years, I contacted Drew and had a loan commitment within a few weeks. He is complimented by a wonderful support team; they are all diligent, professional, and efficient. I was kept up to date via email and when necessary phone calls. I never had a problem reaching Drew or his team. I always received prompt answers to my questions. I will use and recommend Drew for all my future real estate...

A Satisfied Customer 06/15/2016

I worked with Drew when I bought a condo 10 years ago and most recently, when my husband and I just bought our 1st home. He knows the industry to a tee, and he is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Whenever I reach out to Drew, he gets back to me ASAP. I reached out to him on a Sunday night to get pre-approved for a mortgage, and he got back to me later that night. Drew made the process very easy and seamless. I really enjoy working with him, and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Arielle T. 05/11/2016

Drew and his team are first in class. He made the process easy to understand and answered every question we had. We had a 30 day close and all the paperwork was completed well before that. We bought a house in California and both our real estate agent as well as the seller's agent both gave glowing reviews. They told us he was a pleasure to work with and they both wish that every mortgage broker was as easy to work with as Drew. I HIGHLY recommend Drew, his team, and Guaranteed Rate!

Mike G. 05/05/2016

I was given many options by different lender and Drew Boland and Guaranteed Rate was able to explain all my options in detail. He helped me understand which option would save me the most money in the long term and which would be the easiest for me to afford on a monthly basis. He was a great and patient adviser. His team was very thorough and quick such that my closing was fast and painless.

Anna R. 04/28/2016

I've lost count of the number of mortgages, refinancings, and HELOCs since my first real property purchase in 1978. None have left any lasting memories - until now. Drew has handled several transactions in 2015 and 2016, during which he demonstrated a superior level of care, concern and support from application through closing. Kudos to him for his ethics, and for his ability to select and lead an outstanding support staff. I am looking forward to our next transaction.

A Satisfied Customer

Thank you for all of your help during the home buying process. You and the team made things easy, and we appreciate you always being available to answer questions and present information in an easy to understand way.

Sarah H. 03/30/2016

Thank you for all of your help during the home buying process. You and the team made things easy, and we appreciate you always being available to answer questions and present information in an easy to understand way.

Sarah H. 03/30/2016

We were purchasing a home in LaGrange Park and had no ideas as to which lending institution to inquire about a loan. We were given Drew Boland's name and subsequently contacted him and the process of financing began. Since we lived in Michigan, all contacts came through e mail and all signings were done by Docusign. The process was easy, thanks to Drew and his associates. They were very professional and the entire process went very smoothly. I highly recommend Drew and his associates.

A Happy Customer 2016

Drew is an amazing agent who really cared about me as a client through the entire process. During our home purchase we had a number of setbacks, including a home sale falling through at the last minute. We then ended up purchasing a new construction which further complicated the process. Drew never missed a beat and rolled with all the changes incredibly well. He truly fought for me to get the best loan package possible for situation and I am extremely happy with the outcome. His whole team are...

A Satisfied Customer - 2016

Drew and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with! They were quick, responsive and explained every aspect of the loan process to us-with weekly updates! We look forward to working with them in the future.

Closed Home equity loan. North Center, Chicago, IL

I've worked with Drew and his team several times for home purchases and refinancing and have always had a great experience. Drew does a great job walking you through the process and making sure to keep the ball rolling during the underwriting process. He's a fantastic communicator, which is key to making the mortgage process as painless as possible. I've recommended Drew to my family, friends, and colleagues on many occasions and will continue to do so.

Closed purchase loan. Glendale Heights, IL

Guaranteed Rate closing packet is thinner than other banks.. Much quicker closings and I will go back again for this reason alone. Drew was great and helped me every step of the way.. I highly recommend him and his company!!

Al O. 12/23/2015

Drew and team were readily available to handle any issues that came up.

Hans S.– Naperville ,IL | JULY 2015

Drew is the best. I have recommended him to many people.

Melissa B.– Chicago ,IL | JULY 2015

Drew Bolands team went above and beyond to ensure that I was satisfied. They took the extra time throughout the process to make sure I understood every step. I can not say enough good things about Drew and his whole team. They are all VERY good at what they do.

Peter C. – Basalt, CO | June 2015

Drew was always very pleasant to deal with. Entire experience was good.

Katarina A. – Chicago, IL | Apr. 2015

I had a fantastic experience working with Drew Boland. This was my first time buying a home, and Drew happily explained every part of the process, and was extremely responsive answering my questions.

Jessica M. - Chicago, IL / March 2015

Drew was always available and of all of the different people who we worked with throughout the home buying process, his team was far and away the best.

Michael K. – Denver, CO | Mar. 2015

I want to thank Drew Boland very much for all of his help. I worked with a lot of different folks throughout the process of buying the house and Drew and Guaranteed Rate were by far the best. Consistently the most responsive and most helpful people that we worked with! I really can’t thank everyone enough.

Michael K. – Denver, CO | Mar. 2015

James Blazack was extremely helpful and always took time to explain things to us, which, as first time home buyers, was very important.

Christopher B. – Addison, IL | Jan. 2015

Drew and his team were amazing! They really helped me finalize my purchase when a mortgage with a different company was delayed!

Kaitlin V. -- Chicago, IL 7/21/20114

Drew and his team were a pleasure to work with! They made this process as easy as it could be!

Aaron N. -- Rochester, MI 7/10/2014

Drew was great! I felt very comfortable with him and I trust him!

David D. --Chicago, IL 6/30/2014

Drew Boland really takes care of business. He and team did a great job altogether really did help to make the whole process go smoothly.

Robert W. -- Chicago, IL, 2/11/2014

"Drew Boland is absolutely top notch. He knows his products inside and out, and is adept at explaining exactly how they work and which option makes the most sense. When questions arise, Drew immediately responds to them, day or night. He sweats the details, works hard and is a pleasure to do business with. To top it off, his rates are extremely competitive. We always know we are getting a great deal with Drew."

Brent F. -- Marketing Coordinator -- Chicago, IL

“Drew helped me close on my dream home. I am not sure how he did it but his perseverance, dedication and his team is unprecedented, and that is why he is THE MAN!”

Scott D. – Chicago, IL – 8/2013

Hey, check out this amazing review from Delia about Drew! “Drew Boland and his team were incredibly helpful throughout the loan application and closing process. As a first time buyer, I had plenty of questions and they were quick to answer them all and make sure that I was confident. Things went very smoothly, especially (and most importantly!) at the closing. There were no delays, unexpected requests or surprise costs. The team was very thorough and made sure that I had estimated closing...

Delia M. – Oak Park, IL – 6/2013

Hey, check out this amazing review from Steve about Drew! “I used Guaranteed Rate when I initially purchased my house and for refinancing numerous times since then. Drew Boland and his team always make this process run as smoothly as possible. I highly recommend them!”

Steve N. – Chicago, IL – 5/2013

Hey check out the amazing review from Amy about Drew! “Many thanks to Drew Boland, Kim Sikes, Leslie Brown and the rest of the team at Guaranteed Rate for helping me complete a recent refinancing! This is the most recent of several loans Guaranteed Rate has handled for me, and every experience has been very positive. Thanks for the great work!”

Amy W. -- Chicago, IL -- 04/2013

Guaranteed Rate went over and beyond the call of duty! Drew Boland did a great job!! His team was also fantastic and so professional!

Cynthia G. - Chicago, IL 6/2012

My real estate agent suggested I give Drew Boland a call. I called Drew and he was able to offer me a lower rate then I previously had. Drew took the time to walk me through all the application information, explaining everything so it was clear. Being my first home purchase, it was great to have someone take the time to explain everything.

- Kyle L.

It was a great experience. Everyone was available and knowledgeable when I had questions, and they kept me updated along the process as needed.

- Michael S.

Drew Boland, my broker, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I felt that he had my best interests in mind during the entire process.

- Tyler P.

About Drew

Drew Boland has been in the industry for 13 years specializing in Jumbo Lending in the Chicagoland area. He has been a President's Club member consecutively over the past eight years and in the Top 200 of Mortgage Originators in the United States in 2015 with a volume of $94,909,283.

His business has increased by more than 50% in the last two years due to his strong work ethic, honesty, integrity and attention to detail. He mentors new loan officers that go on to have tremendous success of their own, and is committed to improving the loan approval to closing process while still providing a personal experience for each of his clients.

Drew's clients can expect to develop a personal relationship with him and quick, accurate answers to any specific questions or concerns they may have throughout the loan process. Most of Drew's business is referral based because his past clients and referral partners have full confidence that he will get deals done.

What Drew likes most about the business is that the sky is the limit. There is no ceiling to both the level of service his team can provide their clients or referral partners and no cap to the amount of deals they can close. Their structure and business plan is set up to handle the needs of as many clients or referral partners as they can affiliate with.

Drew is also an active member of his community. He is President of the Referral Loop chapter of the BNI networking group, one of the most successful professional networking groups in Chicago. Drew is also a member of the fundraising leadership committee for Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory as well as a voting member of the Guaranteed Rate Foundation.

Drew interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business? What awards have you won?
I have been in the mortgage business for over 12 years. I have been a member of President's Club since 2007 and in 2015 I won the Biggest Gainer award for the highest increase in loan volume year over year.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Go in with eyes wide open. This is the biggest purchase of your life and you want to make sure you are working with professionals that are completely transparent and are looking out for your best interests.
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
The stress of understanding all the costs involved with the transaction. I do a complete upfront analysis of the estimated closing costs involved with the entire transaction. That way they can plan accordingly and avoid any surprises at closing.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
Helping people realize their dreams of home ownership. There is tremendous sense of accomplishment & satisfaction that I see in home buyers and it's very rewarding to know that I played an instrumental part in helping them accomplish that goal in life.

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