“There must be a better way.” These words reverberated in Andrew Rocco’s mind after he applied for a mortgage to purchase his first home. This was back in the day when bankers completed loan applications via pen and paper, followed by a hurry-up-and-wait approval process.
Now vice president of mortgage lending at Guaranteed Rate, Rocco aims to take the stress out of homebuying and instead make the process an enjoyable one. He brings to his clients 19 years of experience.
“Being able to identify problems upfront and find solutions early is the key to this business,” he says. “Sometimes, only experience will give you the perspective needed to identify a problem then find the solution.”
Creating better experiences for consumers remains at the center of Rocco’s business objectives today. In an environment in which speed is critical to every transaction, Rocco sets a clear-and-upfront path for the clients to execute each one quickly and successfully.
Technology also plays a huge role in increasing the speed from application to closing. Rocco’s team can often take a file from application to cleared-to-close in less than one week.
When not originating loans, Rocco can often be found on a golf course or in the kitchen practicing his culinary skills. Trained professionally at the International Culinary Institute in Manhattan, he says cooking is a major stress reliver after a long day at the office. He also enjoys networking at Realtor and builder association events.
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.