Mary A. Cazares was born and raised in Chicago. At a young age, Mary knew she wanted to work somewhere in the Real Estate market. She landed her feet in the mortgage industry as a Junior Loan Officer when she was just a senior in high school. Continuing the tradition of a strong work ethic that she inherited from her mother and grandmother, she worked two jobs while finishing her undergraduate at The University of Illinois at Chicago. There, she went on to receive a double major in Business Management and Finance with an emphasis on Investment Analysis. After obtaining her degrees, she used her networking skills to work her way to top companies in the mortgage industry, eventually landing a management position that would showcase her skills both in sales and leadership.
Mary has over ten years’ experience working in a Consumer Direct platform and is extremely well versed in just about every loan product, mortgage guideline, client type, and state requirement in today’s market place. Her financial analytical skills and vast mortgage knowledge allow her to provide the maximum benefit to her clients while explaining every aspect of their loan structure in an easily understood manner. Her relentless positivity allows her to excel as a leader and as a problem solver for her clients and her teammates at TFSB.
Outside of work, Mary has a philosophy of “work hard – play hard”. Maintaining a balance of work, play, physical health, and quality relationships is what helps keep her energy and passion at extremely high levels. She values her family and circle of close friends, most of whom she’s known from childhood. She loves traveling to new destinations, spending time outdoors, and watching and playing sports. She also enjoys trying new activities; some of her latest hobbies include riding her motorcycle, flying drones, bikram yoga and mixed martial arts.
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“Mary was an absolute lifesaver! I am so appreciative of her knowledge and sense of urgency for my case. Should I know anyone in need of a loan officer she will be my only recommendation. I will always be grateful for her professionalism and ability to communicate clearly about my process. Thank you so much Mary!!!”
Mary exceeded all of my expectations. Communication was outstanding. Any questions I had, were always answered timely. I’m very thankful that Mary was able to help us with this process. I will be referring everyone I can to Mary.
Mary was great from beginning to start with my first time home buying experience! She was always quick to answer and available even during weekends to answer all questions that I had along the way and explained everything clearly throughout the process. We were off some time for our anticipated closing date but it worked out in the end – no complaints! I am starting off in my new home on the 1st which is better, I believe. Thank you for helping me to accomplish this goal and I look forward to all the great memories that I will be able to make with my family in my new home! I will definitely refer you to anyone I know who is looking to buy in the future.
When I say that Mary rescued me, I mean that literally. I had almost given up on the prospect of ever been a homeowner again at least not anytime soon in this volatile market but then I met Mary. Her professionalism, work ethic and knowledge of this industry is beyond reproach. Her ability calm my fears simply by promising one thing. That I could trust her to have my best interest at heart and be certain that I understood and was comfortable with each step of the process. Well today thanks to Mary I was pre-approved and under contract. This was one of life’s “fork in the road” moments for me. Thanks to Mary I now have a happy road ahead.
Mary was professional and helpful start to finish. She explained the process and exceeded my expectations.
We had multiple issues with prior lenders and Mary was able to step in and work things out quickly and smoothly in order for us to close two houses in one day. All of my friends and relatives will be using her moving forward because of the stellar customer service I received.
Mary C. was amazing to work with. She definitely knows her job well!
Mary was an absolute lifesaver! I am so appreciative of her knowledge and sense of urgency for my case. Should I know anyone in need of a loan officer she will be my only recommendation. I will always be grateful for her professionalism and ability to communicate clearly about my process. Thank you so much Mary!
Mary was absolutely amazing. She worked on the type of loan we were looking for and helped guide us on how to get it done.
Mary Cazares is a total professional who acts with great energy and expertise. Thank you.
We were just about to close with another company when we found Mary at The Federal Savings Bank. She offered great customer service and answered all of our questions, unlike the previous loan officer. Would definitely recommend Mary!