From the Great Lakes to the Florida coast, Tom Rydberg is the go-to mortgage resource for countless borrowers and real estate professionals across the country. He is a 23-year veteran of the lending industry and a senior vice president of residential lending at Draper and Kramer Mortgage. Based in Chicagoland, Rydberg originates home loans in 23 states and ranks among the top mortgage originators in the nation.
“I work with everyone from first-time buyers in Elgin to luxury second-home purchasers in Naples and everything in between,” Rydberg says. “Half of my clients are in Illinois, and the other half are in other states.” His broad-based experience and expertise have helped Rydberg become a relocation expert and a partner to some of the top real estate agents, financial planners, attorneys and CPAs in the country.
Acknowledging that many lenders offer the same loan programs, Rydberg has a simple answer for how he stands out: service, service and more service. “I have a real passion for this job and helping others,” he says. “What separates me is our process and the connection I develop with my clients.” In surveys of his past borrowers, Rydberg boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rating, with many clients praising his timeliness, responsiveness and communication throughout the loan process.
Rydberg is a consistent name on Mortgage Executive Magazine’s annual Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America list, and he is a member of Draper and Kramer Mortgage’s President’s Club for top producers. He is also a member of the Northern Illinois Home Builders Association. Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, running and watching his three daughters play soccer.