Parlay Mortgage – Jason Zimmer
  • 16612 W 159th St #201, Lockport, IL 60441


About Us:

We make a complicated process a little better

I grew up in Naperville, Il and after graduating from Waubonsie Valley High School I went to Illinois State University to study Criminal Justice Sciences.  In order to fulfill the internship requirement for my degree,  I packed my bags and headed to Las Vegas where I was a security officer at the Tropicana Resort and Casino.  

After completing my internship at the Tropicana I was hired as an Enforcement Agent with the Gaming Control Board. As a State Police Officer my main focus was arresting gambling cheaters and thieves.  With 6 years of Law Enforcement under my belt I decided it was time to move home to be with family and friends.

In 2005, I decided to switch career paths and I joined a mortgage company which is owned by a long time family friend.  After becoming a Sales Manager at the previous mortgage company I was working for, I decided it was time to broaden my business model and to venture out on my own and start Parlay Mortgage & Property, Inc.

 At Parlay Mortgage we live by our vision statement…We make a complicated process a little bit better!    We do this by staying true to our core values of Honesty, Integrity and Transparency.  I treat each of my clients with the utmost respect and I take great pride in finding the perfect loan to fit my client’s needs.  I build my business on referrals, and there is no better way to get a referral than treating each loan as if it were my own!

 When I’m not working I am spending time with my wife and 3 kids.  I’m actively involved in the community as I think it is vitally important to give back.  I coach/have coached baseball, softball, soccer, and football.  I’m on the boards of the Mokena Baseball/Softball Association and the Mokena Fall Fling.   

 In 2015, I was named as a Chicago Five Star Mortgage Professional.  In the Fall of 2015 I was selected to attend the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.  This was an intense 15 week business program that is designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business and create jobs.  The chairs of the program’s advisory council are Warren Buffet, Goldman Sachs’ CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter.    


NMLS License #221641 – See License Information

Contact Information:

Phone: 815-838-6613


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Our Reviews

Jason sat down with my boyfriend and I back in September of 2019. He spent almost 3 hours with us walking through our entire credit reports and explained how and what we can and should do in order to position ourselves best for the purchase of our first home. He never charged us a cent!

After putting in all the suggested work, in 2021 we found ourselves our first home. We went through the entire process and we’re preparing for our closing when a covid regulation changed our eligibility and we ended up losing that house. We were devastated, and Jason and his team were too, as they tried anything and everything to help us get into that home.

In October of 2022 we found our forever home. Jason and his team worked so efficiently, and had us ready for closing in under 3 weeks! Juliana, a processor on Jason’s team, remembered us and was so sweet throughout the entire process. She knows I work in mortgage myself, but she still broke anything and everything down so we knew what to expect, and when.

Something I liked most about working with Parlay, Jason and his team was that they have you overpay your closing costs, which may seem scary at first, but it comes back to you at closing and helps you with any moving expenses, renovations, etc.

Jason and his team make the process quick and easy, and I recommend him and his team to anyone and everyone that we meet! We will absolutely be working with him again in the future!
I used Jason and Parlay Mortgage to buy my first home. It was a great experience because of them! I was nervous and didn't know what to do at all, but Jason gave me step-by-step guidance and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend Parlay Mortgage, they went above and beyond to help me.
We've know Jason for many many years. He and his team do an excellent job of managing the many moving parts of obtaining a mortgage. They are knowledgeable, experienced, and can answer all your questions in a way a lay person can understand. We highly recommend Parlay Mortgage and Property!
Trey & the team at Parlay are fast, efficient and do quality work. I closed on my house from California in a matter of weeks. Will definitely use them again & would recommend highly!
I've dealt with mortgage brokers every day over the last 20 years, Jason at Parlay Mortgage is one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of working with... always professional and efficient. I know with Jason it's going to be a smooth transaction and have complete confidence that the deal is going to close.
Jason was very patient with us as first time home buyers, he really took the time to educate us on the process and answer every single one of our questions. His staff provided exceptional service and were very friendly as well! I would highly recommend Parlay Mortgage, we were very satisfied with their services!

We pushed for a quick close due to a number of reasons, and Parlay certainly delivered!! They were able to get us to closing in less than 30 days, over the holiday season!! I don't want to set expectation that they can do this for all of their customers because I know that closing in less than 30 days is practically unheard of - there was a perfect storm that allowed this to happen, but a HUGE contributing factor was that Parlay went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we met our closing date. Excellent service and a trustworthy firm!
I can never thank these guys enough for what they have done with our real estate purchase. It has been a difficult road for me and my partner buying our first home together during this tough economy but RICK, JASON and JULIANNA made our dream come true. We went through a lot of loops and detours making our purchase because of our "unusual file"but in the end it was all worth it. We closed yesterday after 4 months of waiting. Rick was everything for us. He knew all the ins and outs of the business. HE even took care of our 2 extensions because our lawyer failed to do his job.
They really did an exceptional job!!!
Thanks a lot Rick Gorecki and Parlay mortgage
Jason, Julianna and Kasi...this company has the BEST mortgage company you'll ever meet!!! Jason is very knowledgeable in regards to the mortgage industry. He helped us get into the home of our dreams! Our situation was unique and he held our hands every step of the way and answered every question I had. And trust me I had a ton!! His associates are were also just as attentive as well. They replied to my emails and phone calls with lightning fast speed!!! I've recommended them to all my family and friends who are in search for a great mortgage company. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
I refinanced with parlay a few months ago. It was the best experience. I've refined many times over the last 25 years and gotta say parlay team was awesome. It was the best refine hands down.
Thanks again Jason Zimmer
Excellent company and great people who care about your family.