Michael Knopf, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending and Branch Manager

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.

Homebuyers and homeowners who work with Michael Knopf have one of the nation’s top mortgage experts on their side. With over 22 years of home-financing experience, Knopf is consistently named one of the top mortgage originators in the nation by trade publications Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Executive Magazine. He is a senior vice president of mortgage lending at Draper and Kramer Mortgage, where he serves clients from the lender’s Chicago and Northbrook branches.

Thanks to his years in the lending world, Knopf has gained a wealth of home-financing knowledge that enables him to structure creative and flexible home-financing solutions. “The mortgage industry is ever-changing, but I make sure to stay up to date to deliver the great service my customers deserve,” he says. His clients know him as a trustworthy and friendly professional who consistently provides expert advice and guidance.

Knopf prepares each client for the home-financing process by fully understanding their needs and goals. “Once I get to know them, I can offer a specific loan solution catered to their situation,” he says. “Even if a borrower is in a complicated or challenging position, I can often provide a strategy to get them to the closing table.” Knopf credits this ability to assist virtually any kind of borrower to his well-rounded professional experience and passion for helping people finance their dream homes.

In 2021, Knopf closed more than $110 million in home financing and over 300 loans, once again earning him a spot in his company’s President’s Club, a group reserved exclusively for top-producing originators. As rising mortgage rates and economic shifts create new challenges for borrowers, he is more determined than ever to help his clients reach their homeownership goals.

When he isn’t working, Knopf enjoys spending time with his family and being active in his community as a board member of local schools and charities.

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