Joe Burke has built his personal brand on the promise of constant communication. “Anyone who has ever worked with me knows that they can reach me or my team anytime,” says Burke. As senior vice president of mortgage lending at Proper Rate, a Guaranteed Rate company, Burke serves everyone from first-time homebuyers to clients seeking jumbo non-conforming financing.
With 19 years of mortgage lending experience, Burke has established a reputation for excellence with an entirely referral-based business to prove it. He is a member of the President’s Club and Chairman’s Circle at Guaranteed Rate and Proper Rate, and ranks among Scotsman Guide’s top 1% of mortgage lenders. In the past year alone, he closed over $100 million in loans, breaking his former record while helping his family navigate the pandemic.
Citing his tenacity as fundamental to his success, Burke stays focused on the end goal even if obstacles arise. By keeping things light and maintaining a realistic perspective of the mortgage industry’s place in society, he is able to take risks and explore alternative solutions with relative ease. “ I pride myself on being quick on my toes and knowing how to navigate the industry,” he remarks. “This allows me to try new things that could assist my clients out of difficult situations. Helping my clients keeps me engaged and excited to work in this industry every day.”
Burke is a member of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce and has sat on the board of the Guaranteed Rate Foundation since its inception. “I’m extremely proud of how we have grown and the work we’re doing,” he shares.
A self-described “awful guitar player and above-average cook,” Burke enjoys hiking and vacationing in Door County with his family.
Guaranteed Rate, Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the state of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or any other government agency.