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Chris Kopec
Mortgage Loan Originator,  1st Advantage Mortgage
701 E. 22nd Street,  Suite 105
Lombard,  Illinois  60148
About Me
I have been involved in the mortgage industry since 1986. My career has included work for large and small companies, in origination, management, and operations.
As a loan officer, I utilize this experience to explain and navigate the mortgage process, so clients can achieve their home financing goals.
Hundreds of closings have taught me every customer is different; short and long term objectives vary according to their personal circumstances. My approach is to listen first, and then provide information and options to meet their specific needs.
Helping families purchase homes and save money through refinancing is both professionally and personally satisfying. Upon request, I can furnish an extensive list of references to attest to my qualifications and conduct.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me. I can be reached at (630) 207-0179, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Regulatory Information: Christopher R. Kopec (IL:31.0005885 NMLS:232592) is an agent of Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., dba 1st Advantage Mortgage (IL:MB.0004263 NMLS:2551) an Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee located at 701 E. 22nd St. Suite 125, Lombard, IL 60148. Telephone 630-376-2100. Regulated by IDFPR, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603. Telephone 312-793-3000
License Information
NMLS 232592 / IL Lic # 031.0005885
Employment History
Mortgage Loan Originator, 1st Advantage Mortgage, a Draper and Kramer Company
Privately Held;500 + employees;Mortgage
August 2014 - Present (1 Year 11 Months)
I'm excited to join 1st Advantage Mortgage, the residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer. Headquartered in Chicago, Draper and Kramer was founded in 1893, and is today one of the nation's leading real estate and financial firms. As a member of the 1st Advantage team, I have access to superior technology applications, a wide product offering, and competitive terms, all designed to provide the best service to my valued clients. As noted above, I have been employed in the industry since 1986, the last 14 years as a mortgage loan originator. Upon request, I can provide a resume to document my career history.
1988 - 1990
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
Political Science
Bachelor of Arts, concentration in Government and Business
1985 - 1988
Ramapo College - Mahwah, NJ
Political Science
(Transferred to Rutgers University)
Client Testimonials
“Highly Recommended”
I highly recommend Chris Kopec to anyone seeking a residential mortgage or residential refinancing. On two occasions Chris secured favorable interest rates and other terms for our home loans. In both instances Chris shrewdly predicted changing market interest rates. We benefited from Chris' knowledge when we secured rates immediately before market interest rate increases. Further, not once did Chris provide unreliable or untimely information.
“Pleasure to work with”
Got directed to Mr Kopec through a connection in our community...He took the time to listen to my needs and offered various scenarios and advice to help meet my needs. He was a pleasure to work with and top notch in the industry! Thank you.
“Great Mortgage Advice”
I was having trouble with my mortgage broker and got in touch with Chris off the recommendation of a friend. After a quick email, he was immediately in contact with me and asked that I forward him a few documents. His advice was impeccable and he helped me secure a loan at the rate I wanted; his communication and responses were always prompt as well. Anyone looking for mortgage advice will get honest, prompt, and dependable service from Chris, and I'd give him my highest possible recommendation.
“Thank you for your excellent professional service”
Over the years, Chris Kopec has provided his expertise in the mortgage industry to myself and my family members. He has provided us with information needed to make informed decisions as to the type of mortgage that would best suit our needs. He was always helpful, kind and patient in all our dealing throughout the mortgage processing and was faithful to his word. I found Chris to be available to explain any questions we had, quick to respond to our needs for closing our loan in a timely fashion. I highly recommended Chris to my friends and business acquaintances for refinancing or for an original mortgage loan. I have received nothing less than positive comments about their mortgage experience. They were very glad that I had told them to see Chris Kopec. He made them feel at ease and treated them in a very professional friendly manner. Anything that came along during the process - he remained clam and handled everything with a smile. He was especially good dealing with tough situations. Chris has the necessary experience to do a terrific job.