Vice President of Mortgage Lending | Guaranteed Rate
Although he mainly works in the city, Sam Sharp has grown his representation to cover many Chicago suburbs, and currently acts as the preferred lender for two large developments: The Arbors of Barrington and 21 Kristin in Schaumburg. In the past 10 years, he has represented over 40 developments as their lender of choice – and that number is sure to increase.
Though it is a national company, perhaps it’s the personal touch Guaranteed Rate provides that keeps Sharp’s business growing. “The internal systems that we have in place allows for a seamless loan process throughout the transaction, which really frees me up to be able to take the time to meet with my clients in person,” Sharp says. “I attend the majority of my closings and take pride in always being available for my clients and Realtor partners.”
His growing business could also be due to his skill – Sharp has been a top producer for the past eight years, and owned his own mortgage brokerage for five years before joining Guaranteed Rate. His favorite part of his career is the self-motivation aspect. “You get what you give if you do your job well,” he says. In the future, he plans to keep working hard and expand his business further. He also hopes to work closer with Realtor partners to educate them about the constant changes in the lending industry.