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Lee Pederson

Loan Originator

Wintrust Mortgage

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Whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing, it is important to have an experienced mortgage professional to help you analyze your financing options, and make sure the closing goes smoothly. As a loan officer with Wintrust Mortgage, I have the expertise and experience to get you the right mortgage, and to handle your transaction professionally. With my experience, and our rates and programs, you are sure to get the mortgage that is right for you.

Please remember to get me involved early on in your home-buying process. Starting the Process not only gives you a better idea of what you can qualify for, it also gives you a stronger negotiation position when you find the home of your dreams.>




"Lee, I am very pleased to hear of the news and really thank you for all your diligent support and follow up. Both you and Rachel have been a true pleasure to deal with by e-mail and verbally. I appreciate this might have been a little challenging, so no doubt, I can only imagine the behind the scenes organization and follow its did take."
-Jacinta G.

"Lee, All is well with the house. Carolyn and I could not be happier with the services you and your team provided us."
-Jason & Carolyn R.

"I have bought and sold numerous properties throughout my life. Conducting a complex real estate transaction is typically fraught with stress, confusion, delays and errors. This was definitely not the case for the mortgage you recently assisted us with. In a time of increasing anxiety and fluidity in market conditions, you provided exceptional service in every facet of our home purchase for which you were engaged.

From a pure financial perspective you were successful in attaining a very favorable rate on our mortgage. More importantly though, at every turn and at every step of the process you were always responsive to our needs, patient in answering our myriad of questions, extraordinarily meticulous in accomplishing all required tasks and thoroughly competent in your business. We are most appreciative of your flexibility in working through the various options under consideration for our particular home purchase. I wish for you to know that we're fully aware that your accomplishments are not simply attributable to hard work, but are the result of true professionalism. So while you can certainly consider this is a thank-you note-for assisting us with attaining a great mortgage, even more so please consider this acknowledgement of the professionalism in which you conduct your business and your absolute competency in your chosen profession. I rarely find myself drafting notes such as this, though the exceptional service you provided inspired me to "put pen to paper" so to speak to relay our gratitude. If you ever need a reference for rendering mortgage services please consider me one of your most ardent admirers. "
- Robert & Carole H.

"Very Professional at what he does "

"Lee is the best loan officer I worked with, straight shooter and always keeps his promises."

"I had a wonderful experience with Lee Pederson in refinancing my home. He was courteous, informative, and knowledgeable. I would recommend Lee and Wintrust to anyone that is in need of a mortgage."


"In my eyes, Lee Pedersen is the most Professional Loan Officer Wintrust Mortgage Corportation has, period."

"I have used Lee Pederson for 12 years for all of my mortgage/refinance needs. He is always professional and provides numerous options to fit the current situation. The process is always smooth and Lee communicates with his customer every step of the way so you are never left guessing. I will never use anyone but Lee Pederson."

"Lee Pederson is an outstanding Loan Officer. I would never hesitate to call him with questions, or refer friends, colleagues, and even strangers to Lee. I trust Lee with any financial transaction on my home, as I know he is a subject matter expert in the field. I refinanced my home with Lee this year, and I was "clear to close" extremely quickly. Everything was done in a timely fashion, and my expectations were exceeded. I was always able to get in touch with Lee or Underwriting, whenever I needed to. The response time was always within the same day, so I didn't have to wait to get my questions answered. The original quote that Lee gave me ended up being spot on, and we ended up not having to bring money to the closing table for our escrow, which was a nice surprise. As I stated earlier, Lee is a SME in the mortgage industry, he is trustworthy, honest, and he is fast, without making any errors."

"I am the realtor representing ; and I just want you to know that I am very impressed with the emails. It has really been a pleasure doing business with you and I will continue to send clients your way. I have never came across a lender who has kept me informed and I am glad you have kept me informed. "

"Among the many loan officers I have worked with, I prefer Lee Pederson with Wintrust Mortgage. Lee is always available, when I need to get a pre-approval, he delivers quickly. Lee will tell it as it is. When issued a pre-approval, the amount that is affordable is taken into consideration, ie, client will still need to pay for other items, such as food, utilities, etc. Once we are in the process Lee's team is very helpful with keeping everyone informed as to where the file is and when we can expect a clear for the loan, then at that point, the loan is closed and the clients have the keys for their new home!

Not once, has Lee ever given me a pre-approval, and not delivered. There are many loan officers that say the deal can close and then in the end, it won't close. This is very upsetting to client and everyone involved!

I myself have been a broker/realtor for many years, I have worked with a number of different loan officers. Lee Pederson has many years of experience behind him, and has proven that he is EXCELLENT at what he does! Why would you use anyone else!"
-Deb B.

"We recently got a new mortgage with Lee and wanted to write to share our great experience. Lee and Rachel were such a pleasure to work with and when other people said we couldn’t get a mortgage, Lee went the extra mile and made it happen! He looked at us as people, not numbers on the paper. We are so grateful and are really enjoying our new home. Thanks again! "
-Amelia R.