VP of Mortgage Lending
A desire to help people and solve problems is what brought Jessica Taylor from a regional manager in retail to leading a successful mortgage team. Taylor knew her referral partners and clients would want a lender who communicates well, maneuvers the market and mortgage processes in their favor, and is ahead of the industry with technology and programs.
“With Guaranteed Rate, we aim to exceed those expectations,” she says. Taylor attributes much of her success to the referral partners she surrounds herself with. “They trust us with their friends, family, and clients — the people they love most — and we not only love the agents and other business people we work with, we do everything we can to add value to their businesses.”
Taylor views each client as a puzzle, and her team excels in problem-solving to find the best program for each family’s financial circumstances, “whether it’s the first home or their 30th.” In 2020, the team plans to help over 100 families achieve homeownership.
A Navy veteran, Taylor entered the mortgage industry in 2010, when most people were leaving it. She now assists clients in North Houston, but early in her career, she serviced homebuyers outside of the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. After a decade in the industry, Taylor and her team are still making veterans’ dreams of homeownership come true, along with educating other local real estate industry professionals on the ease of closing VA loans.
“I survive life’s daily challenges by keeping a positive mindset,” says Taylor, a “boy mom” of four, including 6-year-old twins. “To paraphrase Charles Swindoll, life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. Despite how crazy life can be, I’m proud of the fact that my team continues to help families move forward, while doing the same in our own personal families.”
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.