Joe Caltabiano, senior vice president of mortgage banking at bemortgage, is known for delivering meaningful results and keeping his promises. Licensed in all 50 states, Caltabiano works with everyone ranging from first-time buyers to seasoned investors, luxury homebuyers and condo developers in Chicago and its surrounding areas.
With 17 years in the industry, Caltabiano has helped a diverse range of clients obtain the right loans for their needs, coming up with innovative solutions for each situation regardless of how complex it may be.
Last year, Caltabiano joined bemortgage with the intent to create a mortgage process that is smoother, quicker and all around better than the industry has seen previously. At a smaller company filled with only experts, bemortgage creates a better experience for the borrower and isn’t slowed down by inexperienced originators. Rather, its business model is flexible to accommodate the most aggressive timelines.
With bemortgage, he aims to pull back from the impersonal and robotic-like loan experience that many companies are basing their business on. To Caltabiano, keeping the mortgage process personal is vital for the customer experience.
Caltabiano brought with him a reputation as one of the top loan officers in the country when he made the move to bemortgage. Honored by Scotsman Guide, Mortgage News Daily, Mortgage Originator magazine and the Illinois Association of Mortgage Brokers for his work in the industry at the city, state and national levels, Caltabiano has closed a total of over $2.5 billion in loans since 2001.
“My tenacity has been instrumental to my success,” he says. “Through my determination, I’ve created a name for myself and am happy with my place in the field.”
As a husband and father of two children, Caltabiano is challenged and motivated by his desire to spend more time with his family and continue to excel in his career. “I’ve found great balance with bemortgage and am excited every day,” he says.
Caltabiano supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Imerman Angels, and serves on the board of Gateway for Cancer Research. When he’s not working, he enjoys boating, traveling, playing tennis and being with his family.