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John M. Shea

Lender

Senior Mortgage Banker, NMLS # 455896 (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Purchase Loan,
Refinancing,
Home Equity,
Mortgage Planning

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11/18/2013 - sondradiggs
Closed refinance loan. Hanover, MD

I have been working with John as my Mortgage Lender for 10 years. He has done several refinances and new home loans for me. His knowledge and service is excellent. He continues to keep me updated in the industry as well as continually looking out for me as a continued client. I am assured that if the markets posses an opportunity not to miss that John will have brought it my way. I would recommend John to anyone who is looking for the services he provides and feel confident that I sent them his way. When you work with John, you not only have a great lender but you have a great friend as well.

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11/05/2013 - bowieuser
Closed purchase loan. Bowie, MD

We began working with John as of May 2013 when we were first introduced to John from our outstanding Realtor represented by Coldwell Banker. Not only was John extremely dedicated to providing us with unbelievable customer service, he was also quite knowledge and well-informed concerning all real estate financial matters. John was always reliable, considerate and a truly thoughtful professional.

We worked with John from May to October 2013 and he was always there for us as our initial contract fell through due to a low appraisal and a stubborn seller. John Shea was consistently flexible and often made time to discuss finances on the phone in any given weekend. John even would make time to send me text messages on financing while attending a weekend NFL football game!

John was able to help us through to having our very first home and we could not be any more grateful. He would constantly educate us and while allowing us to learn alongside him as we were completely new to the process. I could not have been more impressed with not only his awareness, but his determination to give us the best deal possible. We got the house we wanted for less and John provided us with lender credits to assist us in the down payment on the home. John was critical in giving us our pre-approval and to then reach a manageable down payment and related closing costs.

Before purchasing our home, John continued to keep us in mind with market information and floated us down to a rate of 4.25% on our mortgage. To this day, John continues to stay in contact and ensures our well-being.

John Shea is my recommend best choice of a mortgage professional and friend.

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10/08/2013 - reganwalke
Closed purchase loan. Clinton, MD

Mr. Shea was supportive in helping me lock-in an appropriate interest rate and in a timely manner. He guided me through the experience and used terminology that a layman could understand. He was patient with me and addressed all of my concerns.

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09/26/2013 - user8443697
Closed refinance loan. Severn, MD

John is the hardest working mortgage professionals that I know. He is responsive, knowledgeable and always has the best interests of his client at heart. I have referred John to several close friends and he has delivered, as promised, every time. I would highly recommend his services.

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09/21/2013 - Jeff Cohen
Closed purchase loan.

This letter is my personal recommendation for John Shea who worked as a Preferred Loan Officer for Haverford Homes with 1st Mariner Bank. As the Sales and Marketing Manager, I have the great pleasure of working with John. I find him to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile.

Besides being a joy to work with, John is a take-charge person who is consistently able to present and communicate solutions during the complex financing home purchasing process. John consistently plays a major role in providing financing for numerous homeowners in our communities in Prince Georges County which include St. James, Hillantrae, Addition to Townsend, Belmont Crest, Piscataway Landing, and Poplar Hills.

In addition to providing financing for our customers, John is a leader when it comes to interacting with homeowners. He is always gracious and willing to go the extra mile to make a customer happy. He is always able to provide and communicate solutions in difficult situations.

I highly recommend John Shea at 1st Mariner Bank. He is a team player and continues to be a great asset to any potential homeowner seeking financing and advice.

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09/19/2013 - user1132420
Closed purchase loan. Clinton, MD

This review is to show my appreciation for Mr. John Shea, who served as my loan officer for the purchase of my new home on 27 June 2013. John has my sincere gratitude for the outstanding help he provided to me during the loan process. John's talents for home financing are admirable and I consider him the best loan officer I have ever worked with. He made my first time home buying experience a reality. I can wholeheartedly say that he is the reason why I am in my beautiful new home. I highly recommend John to others and they can rest assured that they will be in the best of hands. Thank you John, you are a great man and the sky is the limit for you because of your service to others during the home buying process.

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09/16/2013 - JeffreyAdorno
Closed purchase loan. Fort Washington, MD

I was first introduced to John from a very well respected Realtor. Not only was John knowledge, informative, reliable and extremely available but he was considerate, caring and a true professional. From start to finish, my wife and I ended up placing a bid on a total of 5 houses (out bid and/or had some inspection NO GOs) all to which John Shea was patient and flexible to achieve our one goal of having our very first home. Throughout the process, I would ask an uncountable amount of questions so as to be involved and understand what was going on and John would answer them in full and not try to speak above my understanding - giving me the chance to grow along the process.

After purchasing our home, John has continued to keep us in mind with market information. When other friends and co-workers share their home buying experience - I realize his expertise and interpersonal relationship is way beyond the norm which makes you appreciate your selection of mortgage lender. His willingness to stay in contact even after the sale is consistent and friendly the way you want it to be... John has even sent over football calendars :) It's details like this that show he wants more than a customer base but more of an ongoing relationship to ensure your family's well-being. Even, right now, I am shopping around for a second home and will only have John by my side to assist with getting the next mortgage.

Overall, John Shea is my top choice of Mortgage Professional.

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09/15/2013 - user99575550
Closed purchase loan.

John was very responsive and helped us to understand the loan process. We were competing for a property, and our offer was accepted in part because of the Selling Agent's positive experience with 1st Mariner Mortgage, and John's pre-approval letter. Thanks to John and the entire team at 1st Mariner Mortgage! -Matt

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