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Buying a home is the largest investment of your life, and it is something that should not be taken likely.  It involves a team to purchase a home and Best Rates Mortgage, LLC will hold your hand every step of the process.

brokers and leadership

John Buchmiller, Esq.
John attended Undergraduate school at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois where he studied Political Science. After graduating in 2005, John became Loan Originator in St. Louis, Missouri working for The Mortgage Store, LLC.  After working as a Loan Originator for two years, John decided to go back to academia and attend law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  After graduating law school and passing the Illinois bar exam he became involved in Loan Modifications where he would save homes from Foreclosure.  After becoming successful in saving homes from Foreclosure, John joined Thomas in his efforts of starting Best Rates Mortgage, LLC.
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David Siegel, Esq.
David Siegel has been practicing law for over 20 years, and has focused his practice on debt relief and debt settlement.  In the past 5 years David teamed up with John Buchmiller and Thomas Buchmiller to save homes from Foreclosure with Loan Modifications.  Dave then joined the Best Rates Mortgage, LLC team to get into purchase loans and refinance loans.  He feels he can help his current clients by lowering their interest rate and/or refinancing clients to pay off their credit card and other debt.
Mike Janssen
Operations Manager
Mike attended the University of Alabama. He began working in the mortgage industry in 2001 for Options Mortgage Corporations. He worked for Option One through 2008, and held the following positions: Records Management Specialist II, Broker Maintenance Analyst, and Account Manager II with level one Underwriting authority. With the decline of the market, he left the mortgage industry and was employed for one year by Sound Management Group, LLC as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager. He then decided to get back into the mortgage industry, and obtained a position with Countrywide Home Loans (Which was sold to Bank of America) as a mortgage processor, and later became a level one underwriter. I later accepted a position as a mortgage processor with MetLife Home loans, where I was promoted to a Processing Team Manager. He resigned from that position to be closer to home, and accepted a mortgage processing team manager position with Chase Bank. Since 2014, he has held an executive management position with Attorney’s Tax Relief, LLC, and is also part owner of Best Rates Mortgage, LLC as a licensed MLO (NMLS ID: 982678).
Thomas Buchmiller
Principal Owner
Thomas started his mortgage career back in 2005 working as a loan officer for American Home Lending located in Belleville, Illinois.  After working there for several years originating loans, Thomas started helping his son John Buchmiller with his loan modification business where they would restructure home loans for borrowers which would save them from Foreclosure by lowering their monthly payment and bringing their loan current. Thomas then decided that he wanted to start his own mortgage broker company called Best Rates Mortgage.
Michael Janssen
Managing Partner
Michael started his mortgage career in 2001 working as a mortgage processor for Option-One Mortgage in Southern California.  He then moved his mortgage career to Chicago, Illinois where he worked for Bank of America in the Wholesale lending department. He then managed a team of Underwriters at Met Life’s banking division.  After working at Met Life, Michael decided to break away and help Thomas and John start Best Rates Mortgage, LLC.  Michael oversees the entire process at Best Rates Mortgage, LLC and, and is in charge of final loan audits.

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