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Scott Bertone


Mortgage Brokerage (11 years experience)

Purchase Loan,
Home Equity

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Scott Bertone is Broker and Co-Founder of First Equity Direct. He has spent the last five years learning and growing in the mortgage lending business.

He has a diverse background in business, politics, and computers. Before starting First Equity Direct, Scott spent two years as the V.P. of Marketing and Strategy for, and five years working in Washington for The World Bank, The White House and the Pentagon.

“For me, this isn’t just business; it’s personal. Every client and employee deserves the best and it’s my job to deliver. There is no better compliment than knowing your clients and employees are passionate supporters because when you truly care about them, they truly care about you.”

"Scott and his team at First Equity Direct went beyond the call of duty to ensure that my mortgage experience was absolutely painless. Scott's integrity, sincerity, warmth and market savvy certainly made him the perfect choice as my broker. Without hesitation, I whole-heartedly recommend Scott and First Equity Direct!!"
- Liz Lazarus

"Thank you for helping us get a loan for our first home. We truly appreciate all of your hard work that you put into this. Thanks for helping our dream of becoming homeowners come true! Anytime you're visiting Pechanga, please stop by and see us!."
- Janetta and Eddy Pickering
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Ratings & Reviews


04/03/2008 - ida36c
Gave me a quote on Zillow, but it did not work out. Point Richmond, Richmond, CA 94801

Lender did not provide a quote for the type of loan requested. Lender fees very high.

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