Shimmy Braun

Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending
3940 North Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613
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Everyone on the team was easy to talk to, friendly and patient. They were quick to respond to our inquiries and worked really well with our title company to make things happen.

Moshe S. - Baltimore, MD | MAR 2017

Shimmy's team made the refinance process simple and convenient. Great consideration given in terms of keeping the client informed and offering ways to save time and effort. Being able to close at convenient time and place of my choice is priceless. Thank you team!

Betsy G. - Chicago, IL | JAN 2017

The entire team works amazing together. They communicate regularly and are extremely efficient. They make the lending process as easy and seamless as possible.

Andrew F. - Chicago, IL | JAN 2017

I always loving working with Shimmy, Tom, Courtney, Steve, and the entire team. Will continue to loyally refer them out to all my clients.

Edward J. - Chicago, IL | DEC 2016

One of the easiest processes I've had refinancing. All my questions were answered in a timely manner and I felt secure with the documents on the computer. Thanks again!

Denise P. - Homer Glen, IL | NOV 2016

Shimmy Braun is second to none. He is knowledgeable, patient, responsive and efficient. He is exactly the type of person you want leading you through this process.

Jacob H.. - Baltimore, MD | SEP 2016

Excellent very smooth and I loved the fact that the closing was at my home at a time most convenient for me. Thank you.

Sol C. - Chicago, IL | AUG 2016

Shimmy Braun is the best in the industry. As an accountant and working with many different banks and loan officers I always refer my clients, friends and family members to Shimmy at Guaranteed Rate. He is very professional, knowledgeable and most importantly he cares about you the person. Guaranteed Rate is lucky to have such a wonderful person working on their team.

Yonah H. - Baltimore, MD | AUG 2016

Shimmy and his team were nice, efficient, user friendly and all around a pleasure, thank you!

Avi L. - Pikesville, MD | JUN 2016

Your team was amazing. Our personal situation was very complex and last minute. We are sure that without your experienced team we would not have gotten over all the hurdles, and the closing costs - they seem to disappear when you use Shimmy and Guaranteed Rate. Thanks for the great job!

Stuart F. - Chicago, IL | JUN 2016

It was very easy to do all of this via email. We are extremely busy people and this fit our lifestyle. Thanks to Shimmy and his crew!

Keith H. - Chicago | MAY 2016

I could always call and someone would always take the time to answer my questions. I also felt like I got a very good rate on my mortgage. Everyone provided information in a timely manner.

Francis H. – Chicago, IL

Shimmy is the best....refer him to any and all. very professional team. everything was completed on time with no glitches.

Timothy H. – Baltimore, MD

“I will definitely recommend Guaranteed Rate! I was a nervous first-time homebuyer who read a lot about other people's experiences with mortgage companies. I was afraid that I would have to "bargain" to get the best rate and "watch out for hidden fees". Nothing like that happened with Guaranteed Rate. They were very helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Thank you to Shimmy Braun and his team for a very smooth experience. We closed on our house without any problems. Great teamwork!”

Petra S. – Naperville, IL

I use Shimmy Braun at Guaranteed Rate for 3 reasons: 1. They have never made empty promises, when they say they can close in 2 weeks, we close in 2 weeks and the process is streamlined & even enjoyable. 2. Their rates, their closing costs, their service, and their knowledge is second to none. 3. My clients rave about their experience with Shimmy and that is very important to me. I do a high volume of business based on client referrals. I never wonder if things are getting done once Shimmy...

Alley Ballard – Real Estate Agent – @Properties

My experience with Guaranteed Rate was wonderful, from beginning to end. Everyone on my 'team' kept me informed of every step in the process, what was expected of me, and what I should expect, too. I got a great rate on my mortgage, and the process was - surprise - very pleasant! Thank you very much!

Jane P. | MAY 2018

I had a wonderful experience! The process was so simple with GR, and I could not imagine using any other company in the future. Shimmy's team was amazing!

Sheldon H. - Chicago, IL | JAN 2018

That was the smoothest loan process I have ever gone through. Shimmy and his team are amazing!!!

Bryan R. - Chicago, IL | DEC 2017

Everyone I worked with was knowledgeable about their specific part of the process, was efficient, patient, and responded to emails and phone calls in a timely manner.

Stefanie D. - Chicago, IL | November 2017

I have worked with Shimmy and Tom at Guaranteed Rate multiple times now – every time has been excellent. They make the process super easy (especially this time when I had an accelerated timeline).

Jill R. - Chicago, IL | OCT 2017

Shimmy has always been so great to work with and I never hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends.

Paul L. - Park Ridge, IL | Oct 2017

Wonderfully, everyone I spoke with was so courteous and helpful. I don't know too much about mortgage or how all the loans and refi programs work and everyone I spoke with was willing to take the time to explain it to me, even with the surge in business from all the refi applications, I never felt rushed or like I was a burden. I got replies to my emails within a day or so of sending them and felt that everyone was patient and pleasant.

Valerie R. – Grayslake, IL

I felt that the team was very knowledgeable. I was concerned that Charter One who holds my equity line might not allow me to do a refinance and the officer really understood the issues and calmed my fears. Also the process was very smooth and easy.

Paul F. - Chicago, IL | OCT 2017

I have bought a few houses over the years. The last few prior times, working with other lenders was so difficult. Guaranteed Rate was so easy to work with, and treated me professionally and courteously. I very much appreciate it.

Joshua V. - Baltimore, MD | APR 2017

Had three week turn around time you guys made it happen. Great job. Really appreciated all the effort put forth.

Phillip P. - Chicago, IL | MAY, 2017

Very smooth. Shimmy took my call on a Friday afternoon and did a preliminary application and locked a very good rate. Then he expedited all of my paperwork and talked me through the merits of different rates and loans. I always felt that he had our best interest in mind and was working on my side. Love that guy!

Jason C. – Chicago, IL

Everything went very smoothly. This was the fastest refinance we've ever done - all done in 40 minutes.

Nancy – Skokie, IL

About Shimmy

Shimmy was Guaranteed Rate’s Top Producer for four consecutive years: 2008 – 2011 and has ranked in the top 5 through 2015. He ranked as a top 10 loan officer in the country by Scotsman Guide Magazine for most of his career. Shimmy originated over 1.5 billion dollars in mortgages over his 18 year career. Shimmy and his team are respected by the real estate community for a high level of honesty, integrity and customer service.


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