Dan was exceptional. Having someone to walk you through what is usually a very foreign process is very important. He was always very prompt and precise with his emails and made the whole experience a painless one. Refinancing can be very detailed and Dan made it so simple for me and my wife. He obviously has a great deal of experience and it shows!
I've refinanced with Dan 2 times after using him for my initial purchase in 2010 - which was a short sale and quite a challenging transaction. Each time he was extremely helpful, thorough, and creative in finding the best solution for me. It is comforting to know he is working in the background to find the best deal on my behalf so I don't have to invest the time and energy to shop numerous banks. I highly recommend his services.
I met Dan through my realtor, as they have been friends for years. I did not end up getting a loan through Dan, but that was no fault of his own. I went with a family friend instead. However, I talked with Dan a lot over the course of a few months while my wife and I were looking for a house.
Dan was more knowledgeable about the home buying and mortgage process than anyone else I talked to. As a first time home buyer this was invaluable. I asked Dan millions of questions and he knew how to answer all of them. He broke everything down very clearly, and he provided spreadsheets so I could visually understand the numbers.
Knowledge and experience is one thing, but when you're working with potential homeowners, especially first time home buyers, the personal interaction is probably more important. Again, Dan was phenomenal here. He was always very courteous, even when I bothered him at night or on a weekend. He never tried to pressure me into any BS loan products, which was a great sign of his character.
A lot of times after I work with someone or meet some one I think about whether or not I would go into business with them in my own job. There's certain character traits and work ethic that you look for. Dan would be at the top of the list. He is the definition of a class act. If you work with him you will not be disappointed.
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I highly recommend Dan Maggin for any mortgage or home finance question. As a first-time home buyer, I was referred to him by my realtor who had worked with him many times in the past. I had lots of questions about mortgages, financing, future refinancing options, etc. and Dan answered all my questions and was extremely thorough and responded quickly. He is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with him in the future!
Dan was great to work with! He made sure that I had all the appopriate paperwork in hand and was very organized - it was almost as easy as going through a checklist! He was very straightforward about what to expect in terms of timeline and fees and was great at communicating progress of the loan - which a busy person like me always appreciates. I have dealt with lenders in the past that tend to give technical or roundabout answers to my questions - but he was able to answer my questions clearly and in terms that a person who is not in real estate could understand eaisly. I have recommended him multiple times and all my friends and family have been highly satisfied with Dan's service and Alcova Mortgage.
Dan was quick to respond, answered all of my questions thoroughly and made sure I understood exactly what was happening. I've recommended Dan to numerous other friends and family not only for business, but as a resource should they have any questions about mortgages. I absolutely trust his recommendations, and would not hesitate doing business with him again.
I highly recommend Mr. Maggin for refinancing. When I refinanced my home I had many questions, he not only answered all but was able to give me several options. He is very thorough and makes sure every detail is covered. I did not have to take time off work, he made it possible to sign the final papers at home, very convenient!
Dan helped my wife and I get the best mortgage for our 6 BR/5 BA house in Atlanta.
I was referred to Dan through a friend of mine in MD. Even though he does not usually work on loans in GA, Dan went out of his way to help us find a mortgage at a great rate AND with no mortgage insurance even though we put down less than 20%.
I was extremely pleased with the service. Dan was very responsive, even on weekends. I had never bought a house before, and Dan graciously (and repeatedly) explained complicated mortgage concepts to me, walked me through various mortgage options and their relative attractiveness and answered all of my questions.
I asked a few friends of mine who bought a house around the same time, and none of them got better mortgage terms than we did. I know it's not a scientific study, but I do think it's proof of Dan's willingness to go above and beyond for his clients.