My husband and I were starting a family so we decided to purchase our first home. Brent was recommended by my sister-in-law as a professional who would provide great help and guidance when we needed it. And she was 100% right.
From the very beginning-when we had no idea where to start from and what to do,
until the actual closing on the home he was patient with us, understanding and
always there for us.
What I really liked was that he prepared us for the worst
case scenario. So what could have happened afterwards could only become better.
Throughout the 6 months of house search I had spoken to many lenders but they
all painted a beautiful picture and gave me luring settlement numbers. But not
Brent. He chose to be realistic, not competitive. And that was the right thing
to do for us.
It was a bumpy roller coaster ride but while I am writing
this testimonial I am watching the snow fall down through the window of our own
home and I know that in 1 month, when our son gets born, we have the right home
to raise him in. It is a feeling like no other.
Thank you, Brent! We could not have that peace in our hearts
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Brent's knowledge of the mortgage industry is unparalleled. But what makes him truly unique is his ability to pass that information to his client's in an easy-to-understand manner. Through my first home buying and two subsequent refi's, Brent has walked me step by step through the process and also helped me raise my credit score. Use him, you won't be disappointed.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
"I have nothing but great things to say about my experience in refinancing my home with Brent Mendelson. Throughout the entire process of refinancing, it was clear that Brent loves what he does. After months of dealing with another loan officer who rarely returned my calls and didn't seem to have a clue of what they were doing, it was such a relief dealing with Brent who moved through the process quicker and more efficiently than I ever could have imagined. A perfect example was one night at 11:52pm I emailed Brent a question concerning documentation for my refinance. Within minutes he had a detailed response. He took plenty of time to explain the process and didn't hassle me with a bunch of unnecessary forms like the previous place I'd tried refinancing through.
I live in Texas. When it was time for me to sign my closing documents, I was in Connecticut for a family reunion so he made the arrangements with the title company and they had a notarizer show up at my parents' house where I was staying. It was that day that I found out that my payment was even less then was on the original Good Faith Estimate. I was happy with the original estimate and didn't understand how it could be even better but he said he tries to estimate higher than anticipated to avoid surprises. The entire process went smoothly and the result exceeded what he'd promised.”
Friday, December 13, 2013
Brent was a really excellent loan officer. He was patient, and took the time to explain all the details and answer all of our questions. When we hit a few road bumps in the application process, Brent came up with innovation solutions to help us get approved. Even under stressful times, Brent was always courteous and went the extra mile to help. Highly recommended!
Judy and Evan G
Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I just wanted to take the time to thank Brent Mendelson on the amazing job he did getting us a mortgage! After a frustrating few months working with a well-known lender, I contacted Brent to see if he could get the job done faster. Not only did he spend more time speaking with me within the first few days of the application process than this other lender had for the past few months, but he was honest, told me exactly what needed to be done to get the job finished and took the time to clearly explain any questions or confusion that I had. Over that month, Brent was an email or phone call away, constantly updating me on the process. This experience was so different from what I had experienced with this big mortgage lender. I felt like I was aware of the current loan status and where it would be in processing over the next few weeks, not stuck in underwriting for two months like the other lender! Amazingly, Brent got it finished within 30 days! We are only loving our dream home because of Brent’s hard work. Honest, reliable and efficient are the best ways to describe him. I highly recommend Brent Mendelson and First Mariner Mortgage to any future homebuyer looking for the best mortgage process. Being the one of the most stressful experiences I have ever dealt with, Brent made it so much easier.
Glen Head, NY
Monday, November 11, 2013
I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get this written. Things just got way out of hand since we moved in and still are settling in. We are ready for your visit any time you want to come out. We did get that hot tub...so remember we can soak after a long hard day of skiing! LOL
It's hard for me to put into words exactly how I feel about all that you did for us. Our dream would not have come true if it were not for your efforts and unconditional support. You are our hero and champion. We love you! <The letter she attached is below.>
To First Mariner Bank,
Our dream was to buy a house of our own and live in peace in a place like heaven. We found our slice of heaven, but now needed to get a house. We met Brent through a very good friend of mine, Jen Errichetti with Brandon Green Company at Keller Williams, Washington DC. Brent is our hero and knight in shining armour. He was our champion in our fight for our house. He went the extra mile and a half to see our dreams come true. If it weren’t for Brent and Jenn’s unending and continued support and encouragement we would not have a house, let alone the house of our dreams.
To me, Brent and Jen are family and will always have a room in our house and most importantly in our hearts forever. Thank you for all you did and continue to do
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I had the pleasure of working with Brent during a refinance this Spring. During the early stages of the process, we encountered an issue on my credit report from when I changed residences two years ago. Brent immediately mapped out a course of action to get this fixed. After about a week, the issue was fixed and my credit was perfect again. Brent put his customer needs first and was diligent to ensure I got exactly what I wanted. Closing was routine and we encountered no issues. After our loan was sold, another issue came up with the new servicing company. Brent and his team from 1st Mariner were once again on top of it and worked out the issue with the new servicer. I cannot say enough how pleased I was with him and the 1st Mariner team. I will surely recommend him to my friends and family if they go are buying a new home or looking to refinance.
Dan S. Fairfax, VA