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Guaranteed Rate opens new branch in O’Fallon

Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top five retail mortgage lenders, opened a new branch this past month in O’Fallon, Ill.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 111A West State St. and was completed by representatives from the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce.

“I am extremely excited to serve the O’Fallon community with our new location,” said Cara Srogus, the location’s branch manager (left and below, with staff). “Since our doors opened in December, we have been fortunate enough to meet many local business owners and members of the community. We have a true passion for our military homebuyers and being local for them was very important when it came to choosing our newest location in Illinois.”

Along with Srogus, who has more than 20 years of industry experience, the new branch will be supported by Sara Long, a mortgage consultant,  and Kevin Johnson, a licensed sales assistant. Located near the Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Srogus and her team specializes in assisting veterans and active-duty military members in the home-buying process.

“We are thrilled to be bringing such an experienced team to our new branch in O’Fallon,” said Greg Griffin, a senior vice president of strategic growth for Guaranteed Rate. “Their combined knowledge and expertise will be an invaluable asset as we continue our growth throughout the region.”

Guaranteed Rate, which was founded in 2000, delivers competitive pricing, mortgage products and unmatched expertise from top-producing loan officers. The company introduced the world’s first digital mortgage, an easy-to-understand, transparent loan process, which enables industry-leading customer satisfaction and exponential growth.

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About Guaranteed Rate Companies

The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC, has more than 10,000 employees in more than 850 offices across the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, funding over $73 billion in 2020. Founded in 2000 and licensed in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., the company in 2017 launched Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerage firms.

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