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I have been working with Richard for over 12 years. He arranged the financing for our first loft purchase in San Francisco, and for the purchase of our current home in Marin, and has pulled us through numerous, money-saving, refinances on both properties since. Whether you’re buying your first property, or refinancing for the umpteenth time, getting a mortgage can be worrisome and full of hassles, but working with Richard is easy. He can clearly explain complicated financial concepts, and provide wonderfully creative guidance when you need it. He is also a good and honest person whom you can trust. Richard and his team have always provided excellent service, and his 20+ years of experience and his knowledge of the Bay Area Real Estate market benefits everyone who works with him.~ Kristine Ekstrand, Art Director/Designer Print, Web, UI and Visual Design

 

Laurence and I would like to thank you for all your support & hand holding in helping us to get our mortgage for our new home. Without your help I don’t think we could have done it! – And I guess in today’s market we may not have.You made the seemingly impossible possible, and for that I am grateful! All the best to you!~ Laura Gates & Laurence Polikoff

 

Thank you so much for making our refinance process such an enjoyable and painless event. You and your team are truly professional in both your approach and service aspect of handling everything. I look forward to working with you again when we are ready to refinance in the future.Thanks again for everything.~ Laurie Krashanoff

 

We wholeheartedly recommend Richard Redmond. As first time home-buyers, we were hesitant and a little intimidated by the process of not only finding the right home, but of the purchasing process itself. As a young couple with a teacher and field biologist’s income, we were even more nervous about financing and being able to afford a home in Marin County.Richard’s calm persona and diligence made, what started out as a stressful, ambiguous process, efficient and hassle-free. Richard is one of the calmest, most serene professionals I have ever met in the real estate business. Additionally, his ability to get a stellar loan on a home that banks had already turned down is a testament to his work ethic and professional connections.In short, Richard made us feel lucky and honored to know that he was looking out for our best interests at all times. ~ Geoff Smick

 

Although Richard expertly guided us through two purchases, it was during the deal we didn’t do that he really shined. Just a few days before we were set to close on a new home my wife got a great job offer in another state. Richard was not only gracious about losing a loan that he had spent a lot of time on, but he also stepped in–our real estate agent was out of the country–and helped us through the difficult process of dealing with the developer to get back our deposit money. We couldn’t recommend anyone more highly.~ Todd Castilow

 

Richard came highly recommended to us—not by just one person but by two. He exceeded even those high recommendations.These days, there are many new types of loan offerings and they can be difficult to compare. Richard looked at our financial situation carefully, selected those offerings that made sense for us, and explained them very clearly and patiently. When it came time to make a decision, all our doubts had been erased, and our decision was easy.Richard is extremely knowledgeable about mortgages and how best to navigate the complicated financial landscape. He’s creative and his approach is aggressive without being risky. We’ve worked with other mortgage brokers in the past, and Richard is way more than a cut above. We will be thrilled to recommend Richard to anyone who asks. ~ Christine Paul

 

Our situation was not a simple one. Richard not only painstakingly scoured the marketplace for what I consider to be the best deal that he could put together for us, he also took the time to communicate effectively the ramifications of alternatives and the intricate details. It is a pleasure to work with somebody who enjoys his work as much as Richard does.~ Allan Grosh

 

We weren’t quite sure what we needed, but ten minutes with Richard made it clear. (Richard is not only quick with a calculator, he tells you up front what you can afford and how it compares to what you have.)What impressed me most were how quickly our loan expedited and our questions answered, and the warmth with which it was done. And maybe most important, we always felt we were dealing with an honest broker.~ Mike Leonard

 

We worked with Richard twice. Once on the initial financing and then on a re-financing of our home in San Francisco. Great job and great results in a timely manner. Highly recommend.~ Jeff Murphy, Managing Director at Ullico Investment Advisors

Richard was absolutely essential to make our home purchase a reality in early 2007. Everything went very smoothly and very quickly. Just listen and do what Richard tells you to do, then everything will be all right. Let me make it simple and clear. Richard is the best mortgage broker on the planet. Richard knows everybody. Richard is friendly and cool. Any questions?

~ Jean-Michel Decombe

 

I’ve worked with Richard on a number of occasions to finance real estate in the Bay Area. Richard has been easy to work with, quick, responsive and has been in the mortgage business for quite some time -he knows the products and can offer specific solutions for your personal situation. I highly recommend Richard and have been very pleased with the level of personal attention and the great loans I have!~ Alison Richards, Director, Intel Corporation

 

Richard’s help in buying our first home was invaluable—and since then, he has walked us through a couple of refis that have been of tremendous advantage. I would recommend him to anyone, first-time homebuyers to experienced investors alike. You always know Richard is on your side.~ Julie Byrne Garner, Assoc. Creative Director Charles Schwab

 

Richard has always found me the best loan possible, and always makes the experience hassle-free. He’s absolutely the best.~ Carol Keys, Owner, Creative Director at Keys Creative Group

 

Richard was fantastic in getting me a mortgage during the most difficult time in the marketplace has seen in years. He was smart, professional and a pleasure to work with. I have recommended him to other friends and family.~ Roger Camp, Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Camp + King 

 

Richard simply did an amazing job for me and my wife in our first home purchase in San Francisco. The lending environment these days is extremely complex and you need an expert to guide you though all the new red tape. Richard set me at ease with his professionalism, adapted to a complex seller negotiation, and delivered us a great rate under extreme time pressure. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again, Richard!~ Andy Sweeny, iOS Developer | Java Software Engineer