My fiancée and I are first time homebuyers and knew very little about this big decision-- day 1 of meeting Erick, we were pre-approved and ready to look for a home. Fast-forward to 1 month and a few weeks later we are proud home owners of a 4bed 2.5 bath 2 story home! He made us feel confident and secure by not just showing us numbers but also taking the time to explain what the numbers meant so that we can make an informed, and financially safe decision. He walked us through every process! We could not ask for a better experience. Overall --he has Positive energy (very important), patience, thorough, organized, always available, kept our goal in mind, and stays in contact (even while he's on vacation with his fam). He would stay late in the office to meet and talk to us. We never felt rushed. His assistant Laurie was kind and accommodating. He loves hawaii as much as we do! He's with us for life to give financial advice to our entire family. If you want someone that is passionate and considerate about you and our community, go with Erick. We don't normally do reviews, but this is another way we can say thank you to Erick and his team at Opes for their excellent service.
We spoke to other lenders before meeting Erick, and the difference was night and day! Erick was able to explain things to us that other mortgage people didn't even mention. He walked us through the options available, and never once did we feel that we were out of the loop. We think the key for us being comfortable during the purchase of our new home was the fact that we could ask any question, and he would have a helpful answer. Easy to reach, and quick to respond. Wonderful experience for us, and we would 100% work with him again, and send our friends and family to Erick.
This is the second time Erick has acted as my lender. As a type-A person, I'm grateful that Erick goes above and beyond to keep clients in the loop throughout the process. Some lenders let calls go to voice mail once the process has started, but not Erick! However I communicated with him (voice/text/email) he promptly responded.
He took the time to know our needs and personal thresholds (example: you can qualify for $$$ but what are you comfortable living with?) and wasn't afraid to remind me of my comfort zone when I began to get carried away by the buying process.
Bottom line why I'll use Erick again and why you should use him now? Great communicator, superior client care, knows the business and it shows!
Working with Erick was the best experience because he was right on target with everything we needed to get done to make this home close for us in 30 days. He was very responsive when we had questions. Erick has been in the business for a long time, so he is very knowledgeable with the loan process and current laws. He was a pleasure to work and we will definitely use him again.
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I would HIGHLY recommend Erick Winchester and his Opes Advisors group to anyone wanting to buy a home! Dealing with Erick made my first time buying a home easier than I could have ever imagined. The service he and his office provided us made the entire process easier than I thought it would be. I went into the purchase nervous and not sure of what I needed to do, and Erick walked us through the entire process and made the home buying process seem a lot less scary. Thanks to Erick's amazing service and assistance my wife and I now own our first home!
Erick was awesome!!!! He is friendly, kind, considerate, very professional and the sweetest guy ever!!! I would highly recommend Erick to all my friends and relatives. The loan went through without a hitch and he got me a VERY low interest rate. It was great doing business with him.
Erick was very prompt and thorough! He kept me updated along the way. I truly feel like he has my best interest in mind. I have been doing business with him for over 10 years now and he is always very friendly to work with!
Our home purchase was not going as we had wanted or expected with another lender therefore we almost gave up and lost the house we really wanted but our realtor gave us Erick's contact information and he was a Godsend. We felt relieved as he was straight forward, no games and very knowledgeable. He explained in detail everything we needed to know about the home buying process and made us as first time buyers at ease and aware every step of the way. We had plenty of questions and he took the time to answer all of them. He even worked around my schedule and most of the documents were done online after I got home from work. The one thing we were most impressed by was that although our credit score was low and his company could not fund our loan, he went and shopped it out to another lender and stayed on as our broker. We never dealt with the other lender at all which was fine with us as we already buily a strong rapport with Erick. Everything went smooth just as he said it would and even got us a lower A.P.R. than expected and a credit towards our closing costs. We would HIGHLY recommend Erick Winchester if your looking to purchase or refinance your home.
Erick Winchester is an awesome experience loan officer.. I was buying my first home and was scared and really didnt understand what the whole steps where in buying a house.. Erick walked me through the whole process of buying my first house, made it very stress free and easy.. Thank you Erick