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Truly outstanding. Team was on it 250%! Difficult loan but they knew all the ins and outs and requirements and avenues and exceptions and they did what needed to be done. Would recommend them unreservedly! Thanks.
John L. | June 2018
I’ve worked with Maddox Rees on several refinances and he has always been fast, professional, and focused on what worked best for me and my family. He is proactive and keeps us up to date on the latest news and how we can work together to make the market and our property work for us. I’d recommend him to anyone looking for a mortgage or a refinance loan. In a complicated world like real estate finance, it’s great to have an upbeat, knowledgeable, and trustworthy guide like Maddox.
Jim Buckley – Writer
When Peggy Olcese finally found us a home that would meet our needs at a fair price, (at least as fair as any home in the Santa Barbara area) she negotiated with the seller and the seller’s agent to make the transaction as painless as possible. She even found us financing, after our initial (guaranteed) loan fell through!! Peggy hooked us up with Maddox Rees and his team. He was set with the virtually impossible task of getting us a mortgage in a couple of weeks after another local lender...
Stephen R. Syson – Consulting Engineer
Jeff was available whenever I needed him and happy to work through all of my questions. He and his team were also amazing for working so quickly to get everything done in our short escrow time. Thank you!!
Jessica L. | May 2019
Hello…I just want to acknowledge Maddox and his team for the convenient and expedient refinancing they mastered for me, not too long ago…Maddox specifically guided me through w/o hazzle and as a matter of fact, I didn’t need to do much myself…Thanks’ again…/ Lars…
I shopped around through more than a dozen people and/or banks to find the right combination of low interest rates and the right team to work with and I chose Guaranteed Rate solely because of Christian. Christian was a tremendous help throughout our mortgage process. We were first time home buyers and had a very tight time frame for contingencies and escrow. He was very responsive to my emails, texts, and phone calls throughout and always a pleasure to work with. Christian coached and...
Jace S. | November 2018
Honestly in today’s more complex underwriting process Maddox Rees is in a league of his own. After obtaining several more complex loans through Maddox and his team, every time they have come through. His team works well together and they are entirely committed to their clients. Their level of detail and professionalism is superior and their ability to navigate complex funding is impressive.
Joanna von Yurt – GVMS Partners Real Estate
Team did a great job!
Bret B. | October 2018
Jeff did an amazing job walking us through the very complicated process of getting a loan. He handled each stage with the level of friendliness and support that made me and my family feel very at ease with the process. Couldn’t of asked for anything better.
Jesse L. | June 2018
I have no hesitation recommending Maddox and his crew. Maddox was proactive in making sure I had everything lined up properly to get my loan. Because of this we were able to close almost one week early. Can’t do much better than that! We also put together a loan package that suited my needs. I’m now a happy homeowner and the process was smooth as silk.
Bruce Covington – First-time Home Buyer
Our situation was complex as we are international, had only lived in the US for a short time, and had a month to raise a mortgage. Maddox was absolutely wonderful! He has a can do attitude that is followed through with speed, responsiveness, and efficiency. I appreciate that he kept us informed all along the way, and that he never tired of explaining things. We felt in very good hands.
Caroline Wicht – Long-time International Client
Jeff did an excellent job of explaining and navigating us through the new TRID regulations. He was responsive to our questions, got us a great interest rate, and made sure we closed on time. Jeff was always available and we highly recommend him.
John H. – Santa Barbara, CA | APR 2016
Maddox, Jasun, and John were the right guys for me. I am a small business man doing business as a sole proprietor. With these new lending laws it is difficult to prepare the right information for the underwriters. Maddox and the team walked me through each phrase with an explanation of why and helped me get the proper info to the underwriter. My loan was approved but it seemed like going to the dentist at each phase. Without Maddox I don’t know how I would have gotten a loan. It was a pleasure...
John J. Ulman – Self-employed Home Buyer
This is our second time dealing with Jeff. First time was purchasing our house, second time was for refinancing. Next time we have to purchase a house or need to refinance we will look no further. Jeff is extremely professional, helpful, accurate and clear. Made our refinancing process so easy. He got us a great rate too! Highly recommend!
Jamie P. – Santa Barbara, CA | APR 2016
Jeff Bochsler is one smart guy. He helped us through our first home purchase and it was a complicated deal that seemed to drag on over time. Jeff is professional and kind and gets the job done. Not only would I recommend him but I've talked to other real estate agents, real estate attorneys, and title companies who would 100% recommend him.
Nora L. – Santa Barbara, CA | APR 2016
Maddox and team successfully navigated a path through a complex refinance for us. Our questions and concerns were always answered promptly and completely. We were able to complete everything from office and home. Maddox came highly recommended and it is a pleasure to pass on our own commendation of a job well done!
Geoff Needham – Company Director
Applying for a mortgage is not a fun experience, but it’s even worse if you happen to be self-employed and need to borrow a rather substantial amount to bridge the gap between buying the next house and then selling the current property. We finally found the right property after looking for almost two years, but the sellers needed a short escrow. Fortunately, our agent referred us to Maddox Rees because he is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and experienced. Even when unanticipated hurdles...
Sylvia B. – Self-employed Home Buyer
Jeff's professionalism and industry knowledge helped make this a very smooth process even while working on a very hurried timeline (closing in 17 days). Jeff also makes the process transparent which makes for a trusting relationship. I will highly recommend him to friends and family seeking a competitive mortgage loan.
Ryan M. – Cupertino, CA | Mar. 2015
Maddox has been a great contact and helped me with many mortgages through the last 10-15 years. He is dependable and committed to his client’s best interests. He is a moan “of his word” and doesn’t “over promise and under deliver.” I have given him some tough assignments and I appreciate his approach to learn, educate and be tenacious to get the best deal possible. I believe he is always looking for the “win-win” so all will benefit from his efforts. He puts in the time and personal effort to...
Gary L Gentile – Hospitality Consultant
Jeff was communicative, insightful, and encouraging. He orchestrated the process very well and was available when I needed help.
Liam M. – Santa Barbara, CA | Feb. 2015