Peter Martino

VP of Mortgage Lending

1699 E. Woodfield Rd, Ste 320, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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NMLS: 223010

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Peter and his team are the best to work with. Every step of the way was polished and clear. So happy to have you guys work on our 2nd loan so far.

Matthew H. | August 2018

This is my second time with Peter and can’t say enough positive things about him. He’s very professional, quick and responsive, and doesn’t try to rush your questions while on the phone. Thanks Peter!

Monica E. | August 2018

Peter Martino and his team made this experience very easy for me and my wife. We are first time home buyers and Peter was great in guiding us and answering all our questions and doubts. Thank you again Peter Martino!

Carlos H. - May | 2018

Peter is excellent, I could tell from the moment that I first spoke with him that as long as no one else significantly beat the rate I was going to use him as my loan officer.

Samuel R. - April | 2018

Pete Martino and his team is fantastic. Very knowledgeable, responsive and forthcoming. He had my interests in mind.

Peter S. - Chicago, IL | Dec. 2015

Pete Martino and his team is fantastic. Very knowledgeable, responsive and forthcoming. He had my interests in mind.

Peter S. - Chicago, IL | Dec. 2015

Peter Martino took time out of his day to meet with me in person and thoroughly explain the home loan process. As a first time home buyer, it really helped me to understand a lot, and I feel that it made my closing go smoother, having already gone over certain areas with Peter.

Amy B. – Rolling Meadows, IL | AUG 2015

Check out this yelp review for Peter! Our experience with Peter Martino and his team was an absolute delight. Peter was always available to talk and thoroughly explain all the details. I called him early mornings, late evening, weekends and even on holidays. Email communication and online process was also efficient and convenient. Lending fees and interest rate were extremely competitive. It was a real pleasure to have business with GR and Peter Martino! Strongly recommend. See full...

Serhiy S. – Oak Brook, IL | June 2015

Peter Martino was very up front and honest, and I enjoyed working with him. I told him I had a deadline for closing, and he was able to meet that deadline.

Michael S. – Westmont, IL | May. 2015

Peter was great to work with and he was very accommodating.

Kevin R.

Peter Martino was awesome. I can't say enough good things about him and his team.

Amanda S.

Peter Martino was VERY responsive explained the entire process as we went along. He ALWAYS returns phone calls and is a great person to work with. Would highly recommend. This is our 6th house closing and was BY FAR THE BEST!!

Carolyn T. D.

Peter Martino ROCKS!

Kristena L.

Thank you for contacting me with the information regarding my loan being funded on August 20th. I couldn't be more happy and relieved that we have "crossed the finish line". I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how thankful I am for all the time and effort you have given to make sure my loan went through at the "guaranteed rate". Once it was put into each and every one of your hands, you took it and treated it like it was your loan on the line. That is rare in a business like yours...

Jill S.

This is the second time I've used Peter and his team. I'm sure there is a third time out there.

Paul Chace W.

This is our third re fi with Peter and we trust him

Charles K.

A quick word of thanks for all your help in completing the close today. The extra effort your team puts is one of the reasons I really enjoyed working with you and going forward you have my highest recommendation.

Joel G.

Peter Martino was very professional, diligent and a good problem solver. Everything that was in his hands ran smoothly. He has great communication skills and even though I only personally saw him once I always felt he was on my side.

Catalina C. – Chicago, IL | Jan. 2015

I trust Peter Martino! Peter and the team that worked on our loan were outstanding.

Shane G. – Barrington, IL | Jan. 2015

Peter Martino is very professional and has always delivered a great product (we have done three loans with him thus far). He was very responsive to my concerns and did literally everything in his power to achieve a satisfactory resolution. I have been and will continue to recommend him.

Wojciech P. -- Barrington,IL 5/5/2014

"They are phenomenal. Peter Martino and his team worked hard and were available to help walk me through the home buying process. They're extremely professional and take their jobs very seriously. Thank you Guaranteed Rate and most especially, Peter!"

Amanda S. -- Palatine, IL. -- 12/2013

“I want to let you know how thankful I am for all the time and effort you have given to make sure my loan went through. Once it was in your hands, you took it and treated it like it your loan on the line. That is rare in a business like yours and very much appreciated. Every step of the way you treated my husband and I with respect and understood how long we had been in the process. My situation was not what you would consider normal and everyone really pulled together to make my situation...

Jill S. -- Manhattan, IL - 8/2013

About Peter

I began my mortgage career in 1987 after my mother in law purchased her first home. I witnessed how much joy she felt when her loan officer told her she was approved, and thought to myself that's a great way to affect a person's life. I left the restaurant business and went to work for that loan officer's company 30 days later.

Customer service, communication and integrity have been the path to my success. I have won customer service and production awards, and it's all attributable to building strong relationships in the real estate community, and providing great service consistently. I take care of people.

I attended the University of Massachusetts, where I earned my bachelor's degree and played four years of lacrosse.

My wife an I are married 30 years and we have 3 children. We met at UMass.

Peter interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I began my mortgage career in 1987 because I wanted to be involved in finance, along with a desire to help other people improve their lives. I thought what better way than to assist with most agree to be a consumer’s largest financial transaction.
Who is your typical customer and what questions do they typically have?
I work with all types of customers, from first time home buyers, to investors that own multiple properties. People naturally want to make sure they are receiving a very competitive interest rate at a low cost, but they are also looking for experience and guidance. I take the time to make sure my customers understand everything that is occurring during every step in the process.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
My advice to a first time home buyer is to be sure you are buying within your means. Buying a home is a fantastic accomplishment, but it should never be at the expense of your overall quality of life.
How has the mortgage industry changed since you started, and what would you expect in the future?
From the late ‘80s to today I have seen many changes, but the most significant of them has to be technology. A fax machine was a novelty when I started. Today the industry has become much more regulated and to an extent more complicated. I expect that technology will continue to change our industry in how you can obtain a mortgage, but the standards to qualify for a mortgage will largely remain the same.
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
I believe most customers find the documentation required to obtain a mortgage as the most difficult for them. Itýs in this area that I provide the greatest service because I take the time to explain why something is necessary. Communication is by far the most important aspect to help the consumer through this process.
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
I feel that it’s my job to insure a smooth mortgage and underwriting process. This begins generally before a contract is ever signed during the initial interview and pre-approval stage. It’s at this time I feel like I’m more of a mortgage consultant giving advice based on the customer’s specific situation on exactly what will be required to obtain the mortgage.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
I have a wife of 30 years and 3 children a daughter and two sons. We enjoy spending lots of time together especially in Wisconsin during the summer at the family lake house. We enjoy boating and all the water activities that go along with that. I also enjoy coaching youth lacrosse and watching my kids perform in all their activities.

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