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Elizabeth Smith was a pleasure to work with. She was with me every step of the way. She gave me direction when I needed it and confidence that things were progressing as planned.
Christan B. | November 2018
Elizabeth Smith is Outstanding! By far the most professional and smoothest process I have experienced across seven home purchases! She is a quality person through and through, and a true asset to your company.
Shawn J. - May | 2018
Elizabeth Smith was at all times during the loan process; professional, courteous, informative, always available, and most important, honest!! My wife and I would never consider anyone else except Elizabeth and would and will recommend her to everyone who may need her services !! I also want to compliment Ann Marie DiPonzio who was extremely helpful in all my contacts with her!!
Richard Y. | February 2016
No roadblocks, clear answers, replied emails quickly and showed that you cared about my business and my house dream. When you know you are dealing with people that are concerned not only about the money, they will make but also with you as a customer that is priceless. Thank you again for the smooth, and transparent process. I will not refer you, I have been already.
Rodrigo M. | October 2018
Mike and his team were great to work with. World class customer satisfaction.
Jeffrey F. | October 2018
Delightful, reassuring, easy communication that was much appreciated and NEEDED for this first (and last!) time home buyer!!! I was rather anxious about going through the entire process, but they walked me through every single step, figuratively holding my hand through all my panic attacks! Highly recommend!!!!! Especially Tom Pessemier and Brooke Mavronicles.
Marci F. | July 2018
I’m sure Guaranteed Rate is a wonderful company...but I can say that our super positive experience stems from the dedication, knowledge and professionalism in our Loan Officer - Lauren Lloyd. She’s the absolute best and the reason that we have now financed through Guaranteed Rate numerous times. Thank you!!
Charles P. - July | 2018
Tom Pessemier was a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to recommending him to family and friends.
Russell B. | May 2018
Thanks so much for all your prompt responses. I will absolutely let Gail know about the exceptional service you have given all on this transaction. I know when someone uses Guaranteed Rate, that we will be kept informed along the way and I don’t have to worry about not closing on time.
The Bass Group of Keller Williams | 08/12/2016
Tom Pessemier made my loan process so enjoyable! He went above and beyond helping me out, being a first time homeowner, there were quite a few things I needed explained to me and Tom was a great help!
Kayleen D.- Manassas,VA | JUN 2016
I just want to say that Brad Benson and all of the people like Ruben, Anna and others there were amazing and we recommend you all always and will keep doing so. Thank you so much Brad, you are such an amazing person.
Walter L. | June 2018
I have never before had a pleasant experience in getting a home loan. This was without question the smoothest, most convenient, mortgage process I have ever experienced. I am impressed!
David G. | July 2018
Liz smith did a fantastic job.
Everyone is very friendly , professional, knowledgeable and very responsive. I really enjoyed working with Amanda and Elizabeth. Earlier in the process Elizabeth was there to explain the process and the pros and cons. I was able to get hold of both Amanda and Elizabeth whenever I need to. I would definitely recommend this group to others and will in touch during another purchase or refinance. Great Customer Service today is hard to find, GR met my expectations and went beyond.
My loan officer was very good and made a somewhat frustrating process bearable. I would recommend her to anyone that is in the process of obtaining a home loan.
William J. | November 2018
Elizabeth Smith is supported with a great back office staff but she is the quarterback and responsible for the positive experience we had in a very difficult situation. Having spent 15 years in the mortgage business, I can say without reservation that she save the day and the transaction.
Seth F. – Devon, PA | Feb. 2015
Tom and Team treated us like family. Best service ever!! Thank you Tom Pessemier, and your team.
Elizabeth was fantastic and is a true professional. She helped us receive our loan commitment in record time and our clear to close was issued a couple weeks in advance! She kept me well informed through the whole process, everything was user friendly. I'm confident in Elizabeth and Guaranteed Rate to provide exemplary service to my clients. I was overly impressed allowing Guaranteed Rate to service my personal purchase and will continue to refer my clients to their firm.
Kanoa W. -- Sarasota, FL. | Nov. 2014
Brad Benson was wonderful to work with - very knowledgeable, accessible, and facilitative. Brad even kindly arranged his schedule to be present at the closing, which facilitated the process. He is a great asset.
Carol H. – Sarasota, FL | Mar. 2015
From our first meeting with David Bolton, his professionalism and experience was very evident as he went the extra mile to assist with our families needs and concerns throughout the entire process. I will highly recommend David Bolton to others who may need a lending agent. Great Job!!!!
Scott W. | June 2018
Guaranteed Rate Office in Lakewood Ranch, FLHere at Guaranteed Rate, we have a philosophy to “lend where we live” and our office has been originating loans in the beautiful Sarasota area since 2013. We’re happy to be home to the #1 beach in the US, Siesta Key, as well as have a connection to the Ringling family – the same family as the Ringling Brothers Circus and . In our market, we know that Conventional, Government (FHA, VA and USDA) and Jumbo loans are important to you and we are not only dedicated to meeting those needs, but also are armed with a full array of loan products, so that we can meet all of your lending needs. Our office has a wealth of experience in Florida lending, which we understand is different than other markets. Having a wide variety of backgrounds and hometowns allows our team to help clients better understand the requirements needed to ensure a smooth closing.
We are excited to have Guaranteed Rate’s World’s First Digital Mortgage at our disposal. This is invaluable to both clients and realtors because of the convenience, speed and security. It allows clients to choose their own loan type, receive free credit scores from all three bureaus, securely upload and digitally sign your loan documents then receive a real online approval!
We work by a set of Core Values at Guaranteed Rate because we strive for the industry leading value proposition for our loan officers, referral sources and customers. While each of these are important to our success, our office embodies the “Work with the Best of the Best” core value. We have some of the best originators in the local market place and by nature, we work with some of the best realtors in town. This translates into working with great borrowers.
With the always sunny weather of Sarasota, the white sandy beaches just minutes away and some of the best golf in the US, we love to get outside. We also love to cheer on our Florida teams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays!
We love Sarasota and are also dedicated to giving back. As an office, we partnered with a local real estate brokerage on a golf tournament for Children’s Miracle Network that raised over $15,000 and are also avid supporters of several non-profits and community organizations including the Humane Society of Sarasota County.
Our branch is looking to grow its production through enhancing our relationships within the community and it is our goal to become the #1 lender in the Sarasota market. So, if you’re looking for new career opportunities, start with us! We hire the best of the best and are looking for team members that are hardworking, honest, with high integrity and a never quit attitude. Come grow with us!