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Ron Bruno

VP of Mortgage Lending
99 S Lake Ave, Ste 500, Pasadena, CA 91101
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NMLS: 558706
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As a first time home buyer, words cannot express how pleased I am with Guaranteed Rate and in particular with my loan officer, Ron Bruno (and his team). They were extremely communicative and available throughout the entire process. I could not have asked for a better experience! Many thanks!

Gary K. 06/29/2016

Both my wife and I will heartily recommend Ron to any of our friends who are looking to refinance. During this whole process was extremely helpful and patient for us. He willingly guided us through the daunting tasks of paperwork, document verification, and the signing of the final loan papers. To begin the process I called our friend, real estate agent Austin Chen, and asked him if he had anyone he would recommend for our mortgage refinancing. Almost before I finished the question, he...

Jim W. - 2/27/2015

Mr. Bruno was very helpful and took his time with me through my entire home purchase. From the starting point of submitting all the necessary documents (pay stubs, W2, bank statements) to the finishing point he was there and communicated well. Questions that I asked and wanted to be more knowledgeable of when purchasing a home; he answered them which made my home buying purchase better and with much ease. I would definitely recommend him for anyone buying a home or refinancing a home. Thank you...

Rushell W. - 2/17/2015

Ron was excellent throughout the entire process. He is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain all of our options to us in detail. His communication and responsiveness sets him apart from others we've worked with, and we're very happy with the result.

Rob J. - 4/23/2015

I would highly recommend Ron to anyone needing help with a mortgage. He was thoughtful and understanding and quite responsive. Due to various reasons, my loan was not a cookie-cutter situation and required a lot of extra work and finesse. Ron was there, with a great attitude, every step of the  way. Not only did he turn around my loan quickly, but he battled the dragon and got the VA to do their job! Ron did fantastic work and I would definitely use him again.

David E. - 8/12/2015

Ron helped me with my refi... He was great!!! He made what could have been a painful experience a great experience! Use him!!! He was quite helpful and politely pushed me to get things done on time - which I needed... Call him!!! You will not be sorry.

Ed C. - 8/18/2015

Ron was great through every step of the process. I contacted him before I started looking to get a sense of what my purchasing capacity would be. He did a great job of walking me through my funding/borrowing options. He kept in touch while i was looking at houses (without being too "in touch"). The house I ultimately pursued was a short sale, and that was an arduous process - luckily dealing with Ron was not. He was immediately responsive anytime I was in touch or had any questions, very good...

Deirdre O - 8/28/2015

Ron is a great guy. Very patient and super committed to helping us. He took the care of taking our calls at almost all times and even during some weekends. If we buy another house in the future, we would definitely want his help again. Thanks Ron!

Carlos M. - 8/27/2015

Ron worked with us on a home purchase involved with our move to LA. He was a great help, frequently going above and beyond to help us resolve questions throughout the entire pre-approval & purchase process. Very highly recommended. He made this process as easy as possible.

Carl G. - 9/13/2015

I highly recommend working with Ron! As a first time home buyer, he was patient and available to answer all of my questions (which was a lot) regarding home mortgages. The process of buying a home in Los Angeles is quite arduous, but he made it a breeze with his responsiveness, positive attitude,  and knowledge. He's always available, even on the weekends, and is quick to respond and work with your real estate agent. I wouldn't have my new home without his help! Thank you, Ron!

Amanda K. - 9/4/2015

Ron has been so incredibly helpful, kind, caring and reliable during our home buying experience. Even on the weekends, he responded quickly to any emails. He got us the best rate and helped us close in time! Ron is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and I don't think we could have done this without him! Thanks, Ron.

Stephanie L. - 8/27/2015

Ron made the process very easy for me, and was very knowledgeable about mortgages and finance in general. Working with him was a breeze. I highly recommend Ron as a finance resource.

Jerry B. - 12/17/2014

I highly recommend Ron and his team. He is honest and thorough, making you feel comfortable throughout the process. Ron was able to put together a plan for us and our unique situation. I am thrilled and proud to own a home because of Ron and his great lending group.

Natasha B. - 12/5/2014

Responsive, reliable and professional throughout. Expertly led us through the process in plain English. Kept us informed of potential upcoming complications before they happened. Would definitely use in the future.

John G. - 9/8/2014

About Ron

If I could encapsulate why I have a passion for real estate and finance, it is because "I love to help people!" Home ownership is one of the greatest paths to building wealth in America. A home can appreciate in value, generate a stream of income and/or serve as a leveraged asset. The home buying process is rife with pitfalls unless you have the right professionals managing your transaction. From our initial conversation to the funding and servicing of your loan, I manage the loan process from A-Z and serve as an available resource for any real estate and financial matters before, during and after your home purchase. By taking an active role in the loan process and leveraging my team in processing, underwriting and funding, I identify potential steps needed to take so that you are positioned for a home loan now or in the future. Professionally, my career spans 10 years in sales, marketing and business development and for a better part of a decade, I have served business owners, executives, professionals and first time homebuyers managing their personal finances. My referral network consists of Realtors, CPAs, Financial Advisors, Attorneys, Insurance Professionals and Business Managers, where I am considered a key partner and an extension of their team. I am a graduate of the Graziadio School of Management of Pepperdine University where I received an MBA in Finance and received my undergraduate degree from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University where I received a BBA in Marketing and Management. I serve as Vice Chairman for the Child Development Institute in Canoga Park, Board Advisor for the Los Angeles Pepperdine Waves Alumni Council and Past President of the Los Angeles Emory Alumni Association. My wife, Karen, and I live in the San Gabriel Valley where we enjoy travel, wine and entertaining our friends and family.

Ron interview Q&A

How long have you been in the mortgage business and what inspired you to get into it?
I have been in the mortgage business for four years and personal finance for eight. I previously served individuals and families managing their wealth and saw a great opportunity to help more people acquire real estate and manage their mortgage liabilities.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
Do your research. Whether you prefer to conduct your research online or through your trusted professional advisors, the more you know, the better and smoother the loan process and home buying process.
What are the top 3 misconceptions people have about the home loan process?
The top 3 misconceptions about the home buying process are that 1) I need a 780 credit score 2) I have to have 20% down and 3) I need to be employed with the same company for five+ years with no gaps or changes in income.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
The greatest joy I receive in helping my borrowers is to see them engaged in the process. Most of my borrowers are actually curious about the real estate transaction and I enjoy teaching them along the way.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I have a background in sales and marketing and I like to use my skills to build my business and referral partners' business.

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