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Tim Keating

I have extensive sales experience and natural interpersonal skills. I care about my performance and take pride in it. I am a problem solver, who excels in the moment. I enjoy being part of a team and believe myself to be  a good teammate. I work well with others and I am eager to help and learn from them. I was taught to carry your own weight... as a result I am a low maintenance employee.

Most recently my sales experience has been in the mortgage industry. I have additional sales experience from retail sales positions at Guitar Center, Wicks Home furnishings, Time Inc. and as a wine broker.

I have valuable experience in the food and beverage industry.with roles as a bartender/bar manager/group sales/marketing/promotions and more at The Funny Bone Comedy club, ( 5yrs ) Michael Jordan's  Restaurant during the last 3 championship seasons. (96,97,98) and Second City Chicago.

I am happily married with a 14 year old son, Declan. For the past 9 years I have been the head coach of my sons little league baseball team.That experience has provided me with some of my greatest moments and memories. I have played guitar for 25+ years and I am avid fan of music. My wife and I love to travel and enjoy back country camping.

I am a hardworking, intuitive thinking self starter and problem solver. 

Work experience

Sep 2014Aug 2015

Loan Officer

The Federal Savings Bank

Sold and closed a variety of mortgage products including Conventional, Jumbo, VA and FHA

Maintained relationships with database and referral partners utilizing social media, print and electronic marketing channels.

Lead the team in the process of bringing the loan from application to closing.

Aug 2013Jul 2014

Loan Officer Guaranteed Rate's Online Division

Guaranteed Rate Mortgage

Sold and closed a variety of mortgage products utilizing the Online divisions T.V., print , and online sourced leads

Qualified clients and identified the products and pricing that best fit their needs

Maintained relationships with database and referral partners utilizing social media, print and electronic marketing channels

Sep 2011Aug 2013

Loan Officer

American Portfolio Mortgage

Assisted home-buyers and homeowners in obtaining mortgage financing. 

Sold, processed and closed a variety of residential and commercial mortgages including conventional, FHA, Jumbo and portfolio financing.

Maintained contact and farmed business with past clients and referral partners through database, social media and print marketing.

Jan 2000Aug 2011

Loan Officer, Processing Manager

First Switzerland Financial LTD.

Sold, processed and closed a variety of mortgage products, including conventional, FHA, VA, equity lines of credit and commercial financing

Managed processing department closing $400,000,000 in yearly company sales volume 

Directed marketing campaigns including print, radio, online and social media.

Assisted with company branding and creation of marketing materials

Assisted in launch of Rebate Realty a joint project between Rebate Realty and First Switzerland Financial, involving rebated real estate commissions in exchange for purchase financing 

Sep 2004Aug 2011


Rebate Realty and American International Realty

Assisted clients in the buying and selling of homes

Created comparative market analyses ( CMA's ) to assist clients in determining home values

Directed contract negotiations

Managed and controlled all logistical aspects of a real estate transaction including showings, open houses, CMA's, contract negotiation, scheduling inspections and closings

Guided clients through what is typically the largest financial transaction of their lives, while assisting them in accomplishing their goals and avoiding the common pitfalls that can occur in a real estate transaction

Feb 1998Jan 2000

Loan Officer

Nefwin Mortgage Group Ltd...

Sold a variety of mortgage financing products including conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo and commercial .

Operated within a large radio advertising marketing campaign with WBBM radio as well as substantial print advertising. 


Montini and Downers Grove South High Schools

Associate of Arts

College of Dupage


Sales and Interpersonal Skills.
Extensive sales and team related experience. Problem solver.