Chicago Association of Realtors taps Guaranteed Rate's Amir Syed to board of directors

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    Amir Syed, Guaranteed Rate Courtesy of Guaranteed Rate

Updated 1/21/2021 6:55 PM

Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the country, is proud to announce that Amir Syed, a senior vice president of mortgage lending in Chicago, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Chicago Association of Realtors.

As a part of the board of directors, Syed will assist the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) in engaging, educating and serving its members through a wide variety of programs and offerings. CAR represents over 15,000 members across Chicago from all real estate specialties including commercial sales, development, property management, appraisal, auctions, and residential sales.


"I'm proud to be serving on the board of such an important organization within the Chicago real estate community," said Syed. "The relationships I've built with real estate professionals are a huge reason I'm able to serve so many homebuyers and help them reach their goals. I'm excited to give back to this community even more through this position and continue providing Chicago's homebuyers with the highest level of service."

With nearly 20 years of mortgage industry experience, Syed is known for educating borrowers and helping them find the best possible mortgage solution for their unique goals and needs. He works with his clients and business partners throughout the home-buying process to ensure the most successful outcomes.

In addition to serving on CAR's Board of Directors, Syed volunteers at GRIP Outreach for Youth, a nonprofit organization that supports Chicago's youth, and is an avid golfer, reader and traveler.

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About Guaranteed Rate Companies

The Guaranteed Rate Companies, which includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC, has more than 9,000 employees in over 750 offices across the United States. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies is one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the United States, funding over $73 billion in 2020. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate Companies has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. 2017 marked the launch of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation's largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned honors and awards including: Top Lender for Online Service for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; HousingWire's 2020 Tech100 award for the company's industry-leading FlashClose SM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide's Top Retail Mortgage Lenders 2019; Chicago Agent Magazine's Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit for more information.

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