As the well-known leader of The Joel Schaub Team and vice president of lending at Guaranteed Rate, Joel Schaub provides individualized white-glove mortgage service while operating a well-oiled machine. “Each member on our team has been with us for years and it shows,” says Schaub, adding that despite working for a large company, they maintain a small-business approach. “We create meaningful relationships and build trust with our clients. We’re not a stuffy bank.”
Working side-by-side with his wife, Christine, Schaub enables his clients to build equity in themselves. “I want to educate my clients so they feel confident and are comfortable with their payments,” he says.
In addition to constructing personalized marketing plans, The Joel Schaub Team is a long-term partner of the Keeping It Real podcast and hosts legendary events to expand their reach.
This year, after 19 years in the mortgage lending industry, Schaub crossed the $1 billion sales threshold and landed himself on the cover of the lending issue of Chicago Agent magazine. He’s previously ranked among the Top 10 at Guaranteed Rate, been a finalist for Lender of the Year, and earned membership to the Chairman’s Circle and the President’s Club at Guaranteed Rate.
A founding member of a Business Network International chapter, Schaub harnesses the network’s Givers Gain philosophy to form reciprocal relationships with Realtors and the community at large. “We care. We go above and beyond. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year,” he says. “With Givers Gain as the cornerstone of our business, we’re able to maintain a 90 percent referral-based clientele.” As a team, they also work with Cubs Charities and volunteer at the Lakeview Pantry.
Outside of work, Schaub and his wife love to ride bikes and go exploring with their King Charles Cavalier, Louie. In 2020 and 2021, they even spent six months touring the United States in a 45-foot RV, all while continuing to conduct mortgage business remotely at the highest levels. They are avid fans and season ticket holders of the Chicago Cubs.
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