Chris Planto

Chris Planto
VP of Mortgage Lending
Guaranteed Rate

One among the top 1 percent loan originators in America since 2015, Chris Planto provides his clients with a positive and memorable experience. Inspired by his father’s own mortgage business, Planto has 17 years of industry experience and specializes in residential lending, ranging from purchase loans to refinancing to renovation and construction loans. Last year alone, Planto served 215 families, totaling around $57 million in closed loan volume.

“My success is solely credited to my customers, who have placed their trust in me,” he says. “I’m committed to helping them make informed decisions about their financing options. I invite folks to look at me not as a loan officer, but as a mortgage planner. My experience has taught me the importance of being thorough when handcrafting mortgages that truly are unique.”

Delivering individualized service throughout the lending process, Planto uses Total Cost Analysis to match clients with the right loan programs and display their saving potential. “It is incredibly rewarding to have the ability to help families accomplish the dream of homeownership,” he says.

Planto is a member of Guaranteed Rate’s President’s Club. In 2019, he was ranked No. 11 among loan originators in Houston and the surrounding areas. He is also a member of Mortgage Bankers Association and Business Network International. He volunteers with Meals on Wheels and supports the United Way as well as the Wilona Dyson Foundation.

Outside of work, Planto is a devoted husband and father of three and loves spending time with his family.

Guaranteed Rate, Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Agriculture or any other government agency.

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