Going into the “family business” may conjure images of working at a desk or cash register and going through the motions. Luckily for Christina Longo Trethewey, vice president of Guaranteed Rate, the award-winning loan expert followed passionately in the footsteps of one of her true heroes: her mother.
“Watching my mother dominate the mortgage industry, without any knowledge of the lending world, I decided to give it a try,” says Trethewey, who began her career with a communications degree from the University of New Hampshire. “I am forever grateful that my mom gave me the footing to a successful career path!”
Trethewey covers a wide swath of territories throughout the Boston metropolitan area, working with first-timers to multimillion-dollar luxury buyers. A skilled multitasking mom of two little boys, she says clients describe her as a confident and knowledgeable resource who works diligently to get them the best rate possible. She’s known particularly for her responsiveness and epic organizational skills.
“I take what I do very seriously,” says Trethewey. “My borrowers depend on accurate, honest and immediate information, and I respect their time.” This has built a solid book of repeat and referral business for Trethewey, who has been featured among the top 200 loan officers in the Scotsman Guide annually from 2014 to 2020. She’s also ranked among the top 1% of mortgage originators in Mortgage Executive Magazine for nine years, made her company’s President’s Club for 12 years, reached the Chairman’s Club the last two years and recently placed No. 39 among the Scotsman Guide’s top women originators in the country.
Having successfully navigated a booming market with unprecedented demand, a global pandemic and a bustling family life (she gave birth to her second child this year), Trethewey looks to remain on the lending leaderboard for years to come.
Guaranteed Rate, Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the state of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or any other government agency.