Senior Loan Officer
Lending expert Robert Curtis believes that you get out of a relationship what you put into it. That is why integrity and honesty are central to every client transaction he executes. He takes pride in delivering exceptional service from application to closing, which allows him to establish a true partnership with homebuyers throughout what might otherwise be an anxiety-ridden process. In return, they treat him with the same respect and appreciation that underscore his collaboration with them. As he puts it, “This kind of reciprocity is the key to building and maintaining client relationships – not just in the here and now, but for a lifetime.”
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Curtis earned a degree in marketing and finance that proved excellent preparation for the career path he opted to pursue. For the past 14 years, he has supported a range of clients, including first-time homebuyers, military veterans and luxury property purchasers, to secure financing for the residence of their choice. Curtis says that helping people fulfill their homeownership aspirations is equally rewarding for him. “Helping thousands of people create a home, a safe haven for their family, is the greatest contribution I’ve made to my profession,” Curtis comments. This, he adds, is a primary reason he entered the industry. “I wanted to be able to use my time and talent to others’ benefit; doing so allows me to grow as an individual.”
Curtis’ voice is well-known throughout the Chicagoland region and the country. Publications like the Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal have featured his views and opinions even as he has keynoted at an array of events as an expert in the field. Curtis says that he appreciates that his perspective is held in high esteem, especially since real estate and mortgage lending both continuously evolve and require keeping pace with those changes to best meet clients’ needs. His ability to do so has also made him the recipient of numerous honors.
In addition to his career, Curtis actively volunteers with the Silver Lining Foundation, whose mission is to raise breast cancer awareness. This resonates with him because his mother is a cancer survivor. He also participates with various area Chambers of Commerce and donates time at a local food pantry. His efforts to improve the lives of others reiterate his commitment to relationship building and management, but he takes something away from the experience, too. “There’s great satisfaction that comes from assisting people in attaining their personal and professional goals.”