In Katy and Houston, countless families look toward dreams of home ownership, whether they’re first-time buyers or in search of their dream home. When it comes to empowering these buyers with sound financial advice and a family-focused approach to lending support, nobody does it quite like Michael Harrington, vice president of mortgage lending at Guaranteed Rate.
“We pride ourselves on communicating with our clients so it is a smooth process,” Harrington says of his trademark approach. “Clients often tell us the process was efficient and headache-free. We even have a mobile app for clients to fill out all application documents in one place.”
A 25-year veteran of his industry and married father of four, Harrington strikes a rare balance: raw knowledge of every nook and cranny of the lending industry paired with deep dedication to his family and community. Voted the No. 1 loan officer by Houston Agent magazine in 2020 and accorded President’s Club status with Guaranteed Rate, he has surpassed $40 million in business and looks ahead with excitement.
“Having a great team allows me to focus on providing the highest service levels in our industry,” Harrington says of his own team, which includes multiple administrative and processing professionals, as well as a Spanish-speaking loan officer to help serve more families in the area. This allows him to lead with an active, educational and open communication style.
With clients ranging from Realtors and builders to repeat business, Harrington stays busy. In his time off, you’ll find him with his family, traveling and — this is especially cool — flying airplanes.
“I spend time truly listening to my clients,” he says. “Caring for them helps them make sure they are financially sound moving forward.”
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.