Dan Gjeldum and Sam Sharp are committed to making what often may seem like an overwhelming and confusing process as simple as possible.
“Straightforward and easy” is the motto Sharp lives by and reminds his clients of time and again. And although they make the process seem easy, it’s far from a walk in the park. Sharp likens them to paddling ducks, calm and collected on the surface but paddling and kicking furiously beneath the water.
They help make the process as stress-free as possible for clients, while they and their teams work tirelessly behind the scenes to make each loan as close to perfect as is humanly possible. Part of what makes their office so unique is that they’re licensed not just locally in Illinois but nationally in all 50 states, and they’re both mortgage experts. Guaranteed Rate only handles mortgages, making the entire institution and their employees highly specialized.
“You’re walking in and speaking to mortgage professionals with 40-plus years of combined experience in the industry, and we’ve seen it all,” says Gjeldum.
The secret to their success? Knowing that it really does take a village. Gjeldum and Sharp both have teams of 15-plus people working behind the scenes to process each loan. Each member of their teams is an expert in the field. Having these teams in place offers two great advantages—both Gjeldum and Sharp have more time to focus on their clients, and by surrounding themselves with elite experts, it challenges them each to maintain their high standards and keep pushing to do even better.
“The execution is unparalleled, we invest in our infrastructure and that sets us apart from other lenders,” says Sharp.
They’ve been leaders in the purchase market for years and are always looking for ways to improve. New features like their digital mortgages only enhance the experience and give Sharp and Gjeldum more client-focused time to help get them the best rates possible.
With such a hot housing market and rates lower than usual, now is the time to make a move. While you don’t have to buy a house tomorrow, Sharp stresses that if you’ve been thinking about buying or refinancing, you need to strike while the iron is still hot. Sharp also advises that those affected by the global pandemic in any way—be that a reduction of salary, receiving government assistance, or being self-employed—needs to be disclosed to the mortgage professional up front and as soon as possible.
“Open and honest communication between borrowers and mortgage professionals is essential to making the process go well,” says Gjeldum. Both valuing privacy and confidentiality, Sharp and Gjeldum are professionals you can rely on not only to be the best in the business, but who you can trust to help you and your family take on your next big move.
Whether you’re looking to refinance your family home or in the market for a second home, Gjeldum and Sharp are the professionals you can trust to successfully see you through it all.
The Dan Gjeldum and Sam Sharp Teams are located at 14 W. Hinsdale Avenue, 2nd floor in Hinsdale. For more information, Gjeldum can be reached at 312-543-9692, [email protected], or rate.com/dan. Sharp can be reached at 773-290-0455, [email protected], or rate.com/samsharp.