You may know me as your former teacher (Jack Benny Junior High School, Waukegan), as your college instructor, (Columbia College) as a journalist, (contributing editor to Mortgage Broker Magazine, Mortgage Originator Magazine, or the money-saving $uper $aver) or as your mortgage banker.
I entered the field of mortgage banking in 1996 because it gave me the opportunity to do several things I love: help others, teach, and solve problems. Mortgage banking allows me to others fulfill their dream of homeownership. It allows me to teach others, especially first time home buyers, how the mortgage process works and it allows me to unravel each loan’s unique issues with the help of my problem solving abilities.
Since 1996, I have worked at a number of mortgage companies. Most recently, I served as a primary of Alliance Financing Mortgage Corporation (2000 – 2009) and as Branch Manager of 1st Advantage Mortgage (2010 – 2011). I accepted my current position as Division President of Diamond Residential Mortgage, Libertyville for three reasons:
1.) Their commitment to personalized customer service
2.) Their determination to ensuring that all loans close with integrity
3.) The great support and positive attitude that the company emanates through every employee
Throughout my life people have always been of paramount importance to me, and I believe that Diamond shares my commitment to excellence in customer service and client respect. Early in my career, I received an award for my work on behalf of consumers by President Ronald Regan and the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. I was also nominated as Loan Officer of the Year by the Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals several times.
I look forward to working with you and guiding you through the Home Mortgage Process!
Apr 29, 2023
Jan and her team are a dream to work with. They're knowledgeable, fun, and extremely supportive. This was our first mortgage and they answered all of our questions; we felt they were in our corner, doing everything they could and genuinely rooting for us to find the perfect new home!
Apr 29, 2023
Team was easy to work with. As a first time home buyer they made the process seamless and easy to understand. Highly recommend!
Apr 16, 2023
Jan and her team are absolutely amazing. Being a first time homeowner it was a very scary process and Jan and her team walked us through every step. She is so knowledgeable but also so personable. By day two she was practically family. We have three small children and she was always so kind, with all the interruptions and chaos. It was wonderful to work with someone so family oriented. She also walked us through any questions and concerns along the way. Jessica and Daniela are on her team and they are very organized and intelligent ladies who know their jobs. They fought for us until we signed the last paper and we wouldn't go through anyone else.
Apr 15, 2023
Jan and the team were rockstars, I’m a small business owner, so getting a mortgage isn’t a fun/easy process. My purchase was also contingent on the sale of a previous home, another tricky process to maneuver. They made sure I saved every penny possible, and the double closing went very smoothly. 100% would recommend to everyone and will use again.
Apr 14, 2023
The very best!!❤️. Above and beyond looking out for my best interest keeping me safe.
Apr 04, 2023
Jan and her team are amazing! They were there to answer any question we had and always made us feel at ease! Very knowledgeable team! Will recommend to anyone looking for mortgage help!
Apr 01, 2023
Their level of service went about and beyond my expectations. The responsiveness of the team was second to none. As a first time home buy I had many questions and even though there may not be a solid answer sometimes I always felt comfortable with the process and guidance of the entire team. I would definitely recommend Diamond to friends and family purely from the exceptional level of expertise that I received.
Mar 16, 2023
Jan wasn't just a loan helper throughout this lioness she became a member of my family. I xould honestly trust her through each step of the home buying process and didn't feel lost or overwhelmed. Jan made it possible for me to be the youngest home buyer in my family
Mar 16, 2023
Jan Is An Incredible Person To Worj With And Is Almost Like The Fairy Godmother Of The Home Buying Process She Truly Does Help Make Your Dreams Come True
Mar 01, 2023
Jan was there every step of the way and made it super easy!