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FL - Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota

Branch Manager: Brad Benson
  • o: 941-313-8145
6371 Business Blvd, Suite 102, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
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NMLS: 1155572
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Your kindness and patience with my dad and I made this experience so much better! Thank you all so much for your help. I will definitely recommend you to anyone in search of a loan, and I will be back if I ever need another! Thank you all so much!

Emily W - 03/28/2017

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

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

Tom's team closed our condo loan very quickly and was very responsive at every step of the process. They went above and beyond expectations. To expedite things, Tom was in constant contact with the HOA, Realtors and Insurance agents to make sure we closed on time.

anthony g. - Kirkland, WA | Jan. 2016

Thank you for the update. I must say, you did a heck of a job getting this together. I am very impressed and thankful. Apparently you won't let anything stand in the way of you and a perfect record of never missing a closing!

Nick R

I have worked with Tom on many complex projects. He has always come through with the utmost focus on professionalism and integrity. Tom's years in the business and knowledge make him my first choice when choosing a mortgage consultant. "There is no substitute for experience." I highly recommend Tom. Top qualities: Great Results , Expert

Garrett P.

It was great working with Elizabeth. She was always looking to make things easier from start to finish. It was simple and easy having all parties available during closing. Much different than we were used to.Process was so easy. It's nice dealing with an establishment that really wants your business. Thank you!

Joseph P.

Liz smith did a fantastic job.

Roger K.

We have always been able to depend on Tom for honest information and assistance. He is the only mortgage person to whom we would refer friends and family. His professionalism was outstanding in his work with us on a mortgage and a refinance.

Judy N.

Elizabeth and her staff were friendly, fast, detailed, and they had excellent communication with us at all hours of the day (and night) to answer our questions. We learned so much throughout the process and we are forever grateful for Elizabeth and her staff's willingness to educate us on what it takes to finance a home. We can't wait to recommend Elizabeth and her staff to everyone we meet!! Many thanks to them for getting us into our first Florida Pool Home BEFORE Labor Day Weekend (2 weeks...

Christopher H.

Tom is an example of true leadership in action; not seeking merely to gain followers, but also working hard to cultivate other leaders.

Hilda P.

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

Tom and Team treated us like family. Best service ever!! Thank you Tom Pessemier, and your team.

Corena M.

Elizabeth, you make things so easy on the lending side. Thank You!

Clifford K., Real Estate Attorney, Dunlap & Moran

THANK YOU - your customer service is exceptional. This was the easiest home-buying experience we have had.

Glenn and Debbie W.

Tom is a superstar loan officer. No joke. I'm the third of my siblings to utilize his services in purchasing a home. My brother and sister were also pleased with his work. He was tracking the current news on the Fed's decision to pull out of mortgage backed bond purchasing and let me know that we needed to lock if we wanted to avoid what would inevitably be a rate increase. I took his advice, we locked, and we saved. If you want someone that will go the extra mile for you, Tom Pessemier is the...

Christian S.

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

Chris Dahlgaard was awesome! He was very supportive and patient throughout the process. He explained everything to me in terms that I could understand!

Carmella D. -- Sarasota, FL 6/30/2014

Tom and his Team are thorough and professional. They are patient, and took time to go through all questions.

Stephen and Jamie M.

Mrs. Jones is the best!

Danny M. | April 2018

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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