Guaranteed Rate’s Ben Cohen funds $1 billion in total loan volume in 2020

by Kaylee Palak

Guaranteed Rate Managing Director/ SVP of Mortgage Lending Ben Cohen has hit a career milestone by funding $1 billion in total loan volume in less than a year.

“This is proof that anything is possible if you set your mind to it,” said Victor Ciardelli, Guaranteed Rate president and CEO. “Ben set the amazing goal of breaking the Billion Dollar mark in a single year, which is only possible through belief. Ben and his team set a brilliant example of positivity in action. They’ve always blown us away, but this year’s numbers are simply astounding.”

In just five years, Cohen’s annual loan volume increased from $150 million to over $1 billion, making him one of the nation’s top loan officers. 

“I’m humbled to have hit over $1 billion in sales in 2020,” Cohen told Chicago Agent. “Working closely with our agent partners this year, we’ve helped more than 2,000 families, who trusted and believed in us to help them find their dream homes.”

By surrounding himself with the right people, Cohen believes this has allowed him to focus on what he does best — building lasting relationships with his clients and referral partners. He added, “I credit a lot of my success to the invaluable partnership I formed six years ago with my Production Manager, Mike Dye, who shows up daily with the same level of passion and ownership that I do to execute and help manage our business. It simply would not have been possible to achieve this goal without him or our amazing team.”

Cohen’s client base ranges from first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers, refinancers, investors and corporate clients. He also participates in employee benefit programs for corporations with offices located across the country. 

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