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Steven Maizes

Vice President of Mortgage Lending
12121 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 350, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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It was a pleasure working with Steven Maize. Steven and his team were professional and patient with us as first time home buyers. The knowledge, efficiency and communication within the team was very much appreciated. We would highly recommend Steven and his team to anyone in need of a loan. Thanks for all the help and support.

Itamar R.-Los Angeles,CA | May 2016

This is the second loan I have obtained with Steven Maizes. He makes the process very easy. Steve and his support team are top notch. I would definitely recommend them to others.

Bradley D.-Los Angeles,CA | MAY 2016

Steven Maizes was very professional, timely, courteous, and incredibly helpful. He not only obtain a great rate for me but was there every step of the way to make the loan process easy.

Cheryl T. -Santa Monica, CA | APR 2016

Steve Maizes held everything together for us when the transaction was getting hairy. He was the ultimate professional and the only reason we were able to move forward with our purchase. Every step of the way Steve went above and beyond and worked far outside the boundaries of the job description for a loan officer. He is a true credit to your company and I would not hesitate to recommend Steve moving forward and certainly won't be looking anywhere else myself. Absolute superstar!

ADAM C. - SAN DIEGO, CA | Jan. 2016

I can't thank you enough for everything you did for us over the last few weeks, you were an absolute superstar and honestly the only person who I felt had our back 100% during the whole thing with no focus on others. I know that you're busy so the time that you devoted to our loan was incredible. If there's anything that I can ever do for you just say the word and in the mean time I'll be sure to refer anyone I who's looking for a loan over to you. I will sleep well tonight for the...

Adam C. - 12/16/15

Steve Maizes and Curt Kessler were excellent and quick with responses.

Steven P. – Los Angeles, CA | JULY 2015

Steve and his team were great! I was given ample time if any additional info was needed, they stayed in touch and ultimately the process was so easy. I am a lifetime customer.

Maximilian L. – Culver City, CA | Mar. 2015

Steve Maizes was amazing!

Carl B. -- Encino, CA. 9/24/2014

“Thank you to Steven Maizes and his team in Los Angeles for pushing my loan through in record time and obtaining a great rate for us! We even ended up receiving a credit at closing thanks to Steven's stealth and perseverance. I highly recommend Guaranteed Rate! I'm very thankful to my co-worker who introduced me to Steven. And I am now a proud homeowner as a result! Thank you!”

Abby L. – Los Angeles, CA – 4/2014

Steve is a highly educated, thorough, and responsive mortgage banker. In today's uncertain times his expertise provided us with the comfort that all options had been explored. Furthermore, he knows how to execute. He is absolutely brilliant.

Anthony Y. Santa Monica, CA

Steve Maizes is, quite simply, excellent! Knowledgeable, resourceful, diligent, prompt, unflappable - Steve gets the job done - if it can be done. I am grateful to be working with Steve and his terrific team in this complicated market. In additional to getting the results I needed, Steve explored every option and de-stressed a difficult process.

Nancy R. Pacific Palisades, CA

I have known Steven for the past several years. Without question he is one of the most knowledgeable mortgage brokers in LA. Aside from being thorough, he also goes out of his way to make sure each of his clients are well taken care of regardless of the size of the loan. I recommend Steven wholeheartedly.

Scott B. Beverly Hills, CA

All my encounters with Steven Maizes have been characterized by the utmost expertise, professionalism and integrity. He dedicates himself to finding the absolute best outcome for his client.

Jeffrey B. Lakewood, NJ

The loan process was made simple and easy by Steven and his team. Have used him multiple times and will do so again. Highly recommend!

Billy G. Beverly Hills, CA

Steven Maizes is a top-notch professional who brings both significant experience to the table, plus energy, commitment to clients, and problem-solving mind. You're in good hands with Steven.

Liz L. Harrington Park, NJ

I have done two loans with Steve. On both I received great rates and terms and the process went very smoothly. Steve is very knowledgeable and professional. I especially appreciate his focus on the details and his ability to think strategically about real estate loans. I would highly recommend him.

Douglas D. Los Angeles, CA

If you're looking for a loan or to refi, Steve is the guy to use. I've used him several times and have referred lots of friends and colleagues to him. There are lots of mortgage people out there, but Steve should be at the top of your list.

Patrick C. Los Angeles, CA

Steve came into to help our buyer get a loan after the first bank loan died. From the first moment, he clearly detailed every step of the loan process and then fulfilled that. In short, Steve has over-delivered on all of his promises and we managed to close the deal nearly a week earlier. He closes deals!

Assaf R. , Realtor, Venice, CA

If you are buying a house, there is no other mortgage banker to use. Real estate genius, master deal maker and problem solver. All my buyers uniformly love working with him and his team. Great at communicating deal status to all the realtors. Smartest guy in the room with zen-like calm.

Ben L., Realtor, Cheviot Hills, CA

About Steven

• All of my mortgage business comes from personal referrals and repeat business from existing clients, with an extremely high client satisfaction rating. I have been the mortgage banker of choice for many top realtors, CPAs and senior executives for the past 15 years.

• My experienced team of mortgage professionals makes the loan process extremely easy by employing all the latest technological tools.

• Yale Law School honors graduate

• Former Real Estate Attorney with 25 years of transactional experience

• Wesleyan University Phi Beta Kappa and All American Basketball Player

• Featured on: CBS Evening News, L.A. Times and Washington Post

• Guest Real Estate Lecturer at USC School of Law

• Best accomplishment: father of 3 beautiful, respectful children

• Favorite Quote: “give good news fast, give bad news faster.”

Steven interview Q&A

Who is your typical customer and what questions do they typically have?
My typical customer wants to make sure they are getting the best rate but more importantly that they are getting the best customer service.
What specific steps do you use to help your customers find the best home loan for them?
I carefully lay out all of the options for all the different programs, but most importantly we analyze the tax returns very carefully to make sure they will be approved for the loan.
What advice would you give new or first time home buyers?
It is extremely important to talk to a very good mortgage banker up front before you start talking to a realtor. You want to make sure that you are preapproved and can handle the payments before you start shopping for a home.
What can borrowers do to insure a smooth mortgage underwriting process?
Getting a mortgage is a collaborative process. I tell all my clients to simply smile and laugh when they get asked for document request, do not get frustrated. Every item that we ask for is designed to help you get the loan you are looking for.
What provides you with the most satisfaction in your job as a Loan Officer?
My favorite part is the letters and presents that I get after closing from buyers who would never have been able to buy the house without my help. And I love that they call on me year after year to help them and to help their friends because they trust me.
Tell us something that makes you unique or something wacky, yet interesting about you?
I am extremely competitive and always strive for the best for my clients. I was an all American basketball player while simultaneously earning grades strong enough to get me into Yale Law School, so self-motivation is not an issue, and that works on my client’s behalf.

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