Mark Slepian

VP of Mortgage Lending/Renovation Specialist
4 Century Drive, Suite 150, Parsippany, NJ 07054
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Mark Slepian was fantastic along with Dara Shterban. They helped us every step of the way. Couldn't be happier with them.

Shafayat K.

Mark Slepian, Shante Evans and Dina Salerno were fantastic to work with. The process was streamlined and efficient. They were all absolutely responsive, knowledgeableJ and a pleasure to do business with.

Joseph T.

Mark Slepian was great and so was Dara Shterban. They were responsive and helpful every step of the way.

Shafayat K.

The electronic approval process made it very easy for me. Your staff was very helpful in expediting the process.

Ramzi C.

My VP Mark Slepian was extremely knowledgeable and kept me updated on progression of the refinance. A++++ Thank You!

Robert S.

Thank you again for all your help. As I said before, the whole house buying process turned out to be complicated for us, and it felt like a harrowing roller coaster ride. But your perspective on the situation and help, calmed us down and kept us grounded. You definitely made the process easier for us and we really appreciate it!

Natalie E.

Mark was extremely professional and patient. He went above and beyond!

Kirk S.

Mark - my family and I can't thank you enough for helping us buy our home. We were very dispirited after being given the run-around by numerous big banks, who never seemed to understand their own products or terms. You were able to source a great loan for us, with a great rate, and steer us seamlessly through the underwriting and closing process. Smooth sailing all the way! We were thrilled to close on our new home last month. Thank you!

Jonathan J.

You guys really came through. You and your team are truly amazing!


Mark helped me refinance my home last year and I was very happy with the outcome. He walked me through the process with the utmost professionalism and his knowledge of the mortgage industry was extensive, which made things easier for me! He is an honest and patient professional and I will definitely recommend his services to anyone that will listen!

Danielle A.

I would just like to say working with Mark was a pleasure he made everything seamless from the application to the loan and was there every step of the way I would refer anybody to come to him for their mortgage needs.

Jodie J.

It has been a couple of months since the closing and I wanted to say a quick thank you for making the mortgage process as smooth as possible. It was fantastic to know that I had someone on it 24/7 and anticipating any issues which might and did occur. Without you and your team we would have lost the contract by not being able to meet the closing deadline.

Thomas & Adelina C.

Mark is a very energetic person. He goes out of his way to get the job done. He is reliable and very informative. I highly recommend Mark for leadership, dependability, and persistence. You know you are in good hands when Mark is there to help you.

Tracey W.

Mark is intelligent, efficient and dependable. It is a pleasure to do business with him.

Vanessa G.

I have worked closely with Mark in many capacities; first of which I reported to Mark. I learned so much from Mark from the basics of customer service to building a business plan and executing it. Mark takes so much pride in everything he does. I am lucky to have worked with and can consider Mark a great friend. He is a class act in every sense of the word.

Jason L.

Mark was a pleasure to have handle our refinancing.Everything was done in a simple, and timely manner. He came highly recommended and he did not let us down during the process of our transaction.

Kevin N.

Mark spoke to me about refinancing our home, and demonstrated the savings we would have, so we agreed. We dropped out rate and it helped our cash flow. I would highly recommend Mark to provide you with the best options for financing or refinancing your home. Mark was very easy to work with and someone I trusted.

Steve M.

When it came time to refinance, Mark was the first and only mortgage pro that I even considered working with. From the initial application through the final closing, Mark made the entire process fast and convenient. His expertise, professionalism and service-oriented approach would be an asset to any company or any homeowner looking for a more competitive mortgage.

Jim G.

Mark helped my family with a refinance and was the consummate professional. A true pleasure to work with, very detailed oriented and absolutely cared about our experience. He absolutely puts client/customer first and was extremely responsive when we had any questions. I would recommend Mark to anyone looking for a mortgage professional.

Brian S.

Take it from someone who not only recommends GR as an agent, but from someone who ACTUALLY put his money where his mouth was. Joe Mochiella and Mark Slepian made for a seamless transaction for my clients and for me! Don't go anywhere else- CALL THEM!

Gary M. - Montclair, NJ | Jan. 2016

Mark and Joe were helpful and patient in the extreme. They completely obliterated any prior mortgage broker stereotype I had, and they along with their team went above and beyond to help us in our less than optimal situation. Couldn't recommend them more highly.

Nicholas Liberis

About Mark

I am currently in my third decade in the mortgage industry and introduced by a co-worker to Champion Mortgage back in 1992. She always raved about the company and its culture and even though I knew zero about the business- I was intrigued! Well, that was 25 years ago and I still love what I do. What I truly enjoy about the business is helping people. I educate them on the best way to navigate the tricky mortgage maze from their loan pre-approval all the way to the closing. I also help to make a difference in their life - for them and their family. The happiness that fills the room at closing, when a family is purchasing their first home, is priceless.

Pace University is where I called home for my college years. I was a marketing major and also played baseball, earning a scholarship after walking on my sophomore year. Juggling a full course load while maintaining a full schedule for baseball (75 games between scrimmages, fall and spring seasons) at the Division 1 level, definitely was the best preparation for the business world. The mortgage world is flush with competition and often success comes down to not only your personality, but how hard you are willing to work and "out-hustle" everyone else.

I have been blessed to be the father of two amazing young women who have already made their mark on this world and will continue to do so! Both young ladies are successful competitive swimmers, competing on the local and national level. My oldest has transformed her swimming prowess into an appointment with the United States Naval Academy where she is a member of the class of 2019. Her younger sister is not far behind as she prepares for college in the next few years.

I am an expert in first-time home-buyer lending, including educational seminars. Guaranteed Rate offers a full array of loans including conventional, jumbo and government lending. I specialize in VA military lending, construction and renovation lending.

I was raised in Westwood, New Jersey and currently reside there. I spend my down time as a spectator of both my girls' swim meets and when I am not doing that, I play golf and spend time with friends.

Mark interview Q&A

What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
My client meetings are no less than 30-45 minutes. I am not the type of loan officer that just quotes a rate. As I often explain to my borrowers, "you are not buying a toaster. This is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life." I follow an outline that talks about everything from total income to total expenses, if they have or plan to have children, tuition, etc. to help come up with the best plan for them. We collaborate to figure out the best solution!
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
I really enjoy working with first time home buyers because they have their "eyes wide open". What I mean by this is, is their willingness to listen and act upon what we discuss and uncover in terms of qualifying for their loan and actually living in their new home. Their mortgage payment is not just the loan, taxes and insurance. They have to put food in their fridge, turn on the lights and heat the darn place! I always tell my folks to EDUCATE themselves before, during and after the process is over. Prepare themselves for what happens after they sign the line that is dotted!
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
The most difficult part of the process is the PROCESS itself! It is not easy to get qualified nor is it easy to survive until closing! Seriously, my job is to educate my clients on exactly what to expect throughout. The kiss of death, is for my client to get to the closing table and say, "Wow, Mark never told me about that!" Then I did not do my job.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
Easily the most satisfaction I get from my job is the ability to help people. Whether it is refinancing their home to reduce their payments, or pull money out for college tuition or helping folks buy their first home. Knowing that I was an important cog in that process is extremely rewarding.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I call Westwood, New Jersey home. I have literally grown up in the town, which is the hub of Bergen county-and love everything about it! It’s a great place to live and raise a family!

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