With us, a real estate closing is more than a transaction, it’s a celebration!
We all know title agents do not give kudos to lenders very often, but Derek is one of the best I have ever worked with in my 30 years. I had figures within 10 minutes of loan approval! Derek it was a pleasure. Hope we get to work together much more in the future.
- Rachel Howland / Pineywoods Title, Tampa, FL
My husband and I started to visit some bank that we are making business with and we felt that everywhere we went,(3 different banks), they were dealing with us as a number. they didn't care much. It was our first home loan in the United States, i had previous one in Canada. We needed to be guided and also we were looking for someone "human". Sharing the situation with our close friends, they advised us to call Derek. Was the best move we made. He could size our needs right away, he knew what he was doing, always giving us feedback no matter the time of the day. We used to call him our financing psycholog!!!! He did a fantastic job and if we are enjoying our new house at this moment is a lot because of him. We are so happy! We will recommend Derek to everyone we know. He is the best!!!!!
Nothing starts the weekend off right like a nice relaxed closing by poolside in your own back yard! Congratulations to Gretchen and Shean McManus. Special thanks to the fabulous title services of Rachel Howland at Pineywoods Title for making the signing a breeze!
Derek was great to work with! He was always helpful and very pleasant. He went out of his way to make what can be a painful process, as easy as possible. I have no complaints and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking about applying for a mortgage!
Derek was amazing... I came to him after initially being turned down by three other loan originators who had been previously highly recommended. He took me on being fully aware of the challenges I had previously encountered with financing. I quickly realized Derek was superior and that he just wasn't looking to do only the "easy" loans. We ran into every possible obstacle that could have been encountered yet Derek was there to come up with a backup alternative. He worked on my file on weekends as we were approaching closing. He personally drove to my employer's HR department when he was unable to obtain clarification over the phone on my income. He was a great advocate on my behalf with his superiors when the unconventional (but legal) route he was pursuing for my loan was not readily apparent. To make my DTI work he went out and got me quotes for homeowner insurance, communicated with property appraiser's office to accurately account for the Homestead exemption so that there wouldn't be any surprises at closing. Most importantly he was there the whole time, very patiently explaining every step of this very complicated journey. I would recommend Derek without any hesitation and have already done so to multiple friends who are looking to buy.
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