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Mario Yeaman

VP of Mortgage Lending
500 Silver Spur Rd, Suite 304, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90275
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NMLS: 286359
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I would actually go wherever Mario is working. We have a complicated work situation so it will never be easy for us. Mario anticipated every contingency, making sure we were prepared for whatever came up. He never promises what he is not sure he can deliver so I trust him implicitly and I know when he says things will work out that they will. He is a competent and reassuring comfort during a stressful time.

Rebecca K. | October 2016

Thank you Mario, you are always wonderful to work with!

Michelle B.

A miracle can happen. Seriously Mario, you have done an EXCELLENT job. And as always, thank you.

Michelle B.

You were excellent in your quick responses to my concerns and you are most definitely a “pro”. Thanks so much for everything.

Marilyn C. May, 2016

I think you made a good move with Guaranteed Rate, they really do have the best systems in place and I very much appreciate the time that it saved me. Looking forward to the next one..

Tony L.

Uploading the documents was easy and quick. I especially liked the To Do List as well as the big buttons and satisfying check marks. Also, having your picture and contact info show up on each page was reassuring and projected accountability. As an architect I can’t help notice the experience of moving through a website as being similar to a building (the ease or difficulty of navigating through an unfamiliar space.) With the application portal I always had a sense of where I was, where...

Guita Boostani

Mario, You’re an awesome loan officer. I like your files and enjoy working with you. All loans are puzzles, it’s easier when the Loan Officer works with you to make it work.

Maria O

Would I utilize Mario’s services again for a refi, new home loan purchase or recommend to friends and family? Emphatically YES! If you are looking for someone with the professional capacity to get the job done, look no further. Mario is the gold standard.

Amarpal K

I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and dedication. It was truly a pleasure working with you.

Ana H

We simply can not thank you enough for all our help first when buying our home and now with our refinance. Just a few years ago we thought that owning our first home was just a pipe dream. You helped to make it a reality when nobody else wanted to assist a self-employed husband and teacher wife. Two-and-a-half years (and once child) later we came back to you and you pulled through once again. When we had all but given up hope you kept fighting for us. Thank you simply doesn’t say enough!

Dough, Rebecca, Naomi & Leah S

Well Mario, I think the correct line here would be “We Did it!”. If it was not for your guidance and direction we would imagine that we would be scrambling like crazy right about now. Being that this was our first home purchase, the state of our economy, and the house was a short sale, I must say that our experience was a good one. That is a true testament to the team that was assembled for my family. If we had to do all over again (and thank God we don’t), I would have you and Sarah go to bat...

Gary S

Words can’t express how grateful we are to you in helping making our dream come true. It’s been a struggle throughout and you have made it bearable by answering every question no matter how silly and for fighting tooth and nail for us. We really appreciate ALL and EVERYTHING you have done!!! We couldn’t have asked for a better lender. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Robert, Buffey, Andrew, and Justin M

Thank you so much for all your help. We appreciate it. You are truly a blessing!!! Definitely!

Bernice S

Thanks Mario! It was a pleasure. You were awesome!

Kim F

Just a note to say thanks so much for all of your help throughout the process… it wasn’t easy but it’s done! It felt better having your wisdom on our side!

Carrie H

We have worked with Mario for several years, he has been able to secure loans that other lenders were unable to get for our clients. Mario works hard to get the job done. We are happy to refer him to all our clients.

John and Janet M

About Mario

Mario Yeaman is a VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate. Guaranteed Rate is the 8th largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S., due to their low rates, innovative technology, and unmatched support. Licensed in 50 states, Guaranteed Rate is rated A+ with the BBB, has a 95% customer satisfaction rating and funded $12.4 billion in home loans in 2014 alone.

With over 3 decades of mortgage lending experience, Mario's considered by his clients, referral partners and peers as "The Best in the Industry." He was the first loan officer in the U.S. to fund over 1 billion dollars in residential real estate loans.

There are a lot of reasons why Mario has been so successful but he believes that honesty, integrity and a powerful support staff have been the top 3. In an industry filled with words like "I'll try," "Can't," "Hope to," "But" and "Should" it's easy to feel out of control and uncertain. Mario replaced those words years ago with "I will" and "I can". The words "but" and "Should" have disappeared completely.

Mario was born and raised in the So Bay area of Southern California and has never left his roots. That's why he is the go-to guy for anything related to real estate finance in Southern California. He is extremely familiar with all of the appraisal subtleties associated with So Cal real estate too.

Mario supports the California Association of Mortgage Professionals. He's been president of the South LA County chapter for several years off and on and has set on the Board of Directors at the State level. Mario has lobbied on behalf of the association and his peers in Sacramento for the betterment of his industry.

His personal life is filled with family, friends and dogs. He loves cooking and has been the guest chef on several Time Warner cooking shows shown around the country. Golf is another passion and Mario sits on the board of directors for the Los Verdes Men's Club in Palos Verdes, CA.

Mario interview Q&A

What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
Number one, I listen. Most large banks offer a small array of loan products so their mission is to sell something from that limited resource. Guaranteed Rate on the other hand has a huge list of loan programs to choose from. So we take the time to do some financial planning and look into the future to determine where you want to be in 5 or 10 years. That way we know which loan program best suits your needs not the other way round.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Commit. Commitment to the loan process and doing whatever it takes to fulfill the dream of home ownership is what it takes in today's marketplace. With the cost of real estate as high as it is you can't just "think about it" and hope to become a home owner someday. Seek out a true professional loan officer who can give you a step by step plan to follow based on your current and future financial situation. There are several great First Time Home Buyer Programs to choose from but each is unique and needs explanation and education before you can make the right decision as to which is best for you and your family. Commit, find the right professional loan officer and you'll be on your way!
What part of the home loan process do customers find most difficult and how do you help them through it?
#1 Is making the mental adjustment to a higher monthly outlay for their housing expense. I help my clients understand how all of the tax advantages work so that they can talk with their tax consultant and make adjustments so that home ownership is more affordable than they think. #2 Getting the paperwork together. Frankly the paperwork needed to get a home loan are documents that we all should have close at hand. Tax papers, pay stubs and bank statements are all readily available to all of us. I help collect these documents even if it means contacting their tax consultant, employers,etc. We get their lives organized again or for the first time. It's not hard.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time when you are not helping people with their home loans?
I enjoy being outside as much as possible and one way to do that in a beautiful place locally is to play golf. I love the game and the friendships that comes with it. I'm currently carry a 9 handicap and am on the board of directors for the Los Verdes Men's Club. If I can't be outside I stay busy by cooking gourmet meals for family and friends. Cooking has turned into a passion through the years and I've even done several cooking shows for Time Warner cable. Love it.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I'm very good with animals of all kinds. My fiance has a dog walking/sitting business and I love spending time with all of the dogs. We walk packs all over Palos Verdes and I am the pack leader!

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