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FL - Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota

Branch Manager: Brad Benson

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6371 Business Blvd, Suite 102, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
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NMLS: 1155572
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Elizabeth Smith and her team were professional while giving our loan experience that personal touch. I can not imagine this experience without them. Fantastic customer service.

Johnathan T. | August 2018

Extremely professional and efficient women helped me through the process in an upbeat manner. They were always a phone call or text or email away when I had questions or needed information, which was so important. Obtaining the loan was surprisingly quick and easy due to the efforts of the Guaranteed Rate team. Thanks!

Joanne P - 03/16/2017

We had a great experience with Guaranteed Rate. Elizabeth was so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process, I think it took us longer to type an email than for her to respond. Elizabeth and Geneva make a fantastic power team. I would highly recommend Guaranteed Rate for anyone looking to purchase a home. They will guide you step by step.

Daniel M. | September 2016

Elizabeth Smith and Geneva Miner were just wonderful! They made the process quick and easy and even were able to close us early. They went above and beyond and really did whatever possible to help us and update us on status. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends!

Peter B. | September 2016

Outstanding performance is always appreciated and as Jill said, we know that when we see Guaranteed Rate on that pre-approval we know we can go to sleep that night and not worry about getting to the closing table. Thanks again for all your hard work!

Gail Bass | 08/12/2016

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

Elizabeth Smith went above and beyond anything we expected. She was truly amazing and will highly recommend her to others.

David W. May, 2016

Went through 2 other lenders before i was referred to guaranteed rate. You guys were the only ones out of the 3 that were willing to work with my two incomes and make it happen. FOREVER grateful!!

Gessica H. | August 2018

Everyone was great to work with and made the whole process fairly easy. I appreciate everyone’s help. Lauren Lloyd was fantastic!

Sandra K. - August | 2018

Great service! Answered all my concerns at any time! Made it easy and they adjusted to my schedule.

Rebecca R. | April, 2018

I dealt with a number of professionals in the financial institution industry during my previous working career (I am now retired). Guaranteed Rate is fortunate to have someone of the caliber of Elizabeth Smith within its company. She is absolutely a top-notch loan officer. She displays a tremendous work ethic and combines this work ethic with superior loan processing knowledge. Thank you, Elizabeth.

Finlay H.

Liz smith did a fantastic job.

Roger K.

My Guaranteed Rate representative was Chris Dahlgaard. I was completely satisfied with the effort and professionalism he showed both myself and my wife during the whole process.

William S. – Fort Myers, FL | June 2015

Mike was easy to communicate with, if I had any questions he would answer them promptly. He, including his staff are genuine and honest. My whole process went smoothly with no headaches. I appreciate all the work Mike did for me.

Jaredpowell55- Zillow Review | APR 2016

This is the second time that I worked with David Bolton. David went above and beyond with both of our transations. For this transaction, he found us a program that was specific to our buying situation, which was buying a home for our elderly partents to live in. This program allowed us to purchase the house with a conventional rate, versus an investment rate which would have been higher. We are very grateful for David's help.

Kelly T. | July 2018

Mike was great in assisting us with our mortgage needs. We could call him at anytime and get the answers or help we needed. He is very knowledgeable and if he didn't have the answer he got it right away. Will definitely do business again. Thank you for helping us get our home.

Christine Gay7- Zillow Review | APR 2016

It can be very stressful to buying a home and Guaranteed Rate made it go a lot smoother and easier on us we are very satisfied thank you very much for all your help.

Theodore G. | June 2018

Elizabeth and her team were excellent! They all worked well and beyond their call of duty!

Rose D. -- Brunswick, ME 8/27/2014

We enjoyed doing business with you. You made it an easy, pleasant and answered all our questions. Thank you.

Denise J. | May 2018

The advanced technology was very impressive. Being able to send PDF files as well as sign my signature without the travel time was wonderful. Thank you

Virginia D. -- 8/19/2014

Guaranteed Rate Office in Lakewood Ranch, FL

Here 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!
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