Leaman Mortgage Reviews
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Best service ever
They have professional and educated staffs and provided the best service I ever had before. It was quick and painless close. I was buying a condo and I thought it will not be easy to get loan, but they did in shorter time with best rate. They are very upfront and clear about all cost. I definitely will use them again for next time.
Max and the Leaman Team made the mortgage application process as easy and painless as it could possibly be.
To top it off, they gave me a great rate that was better than I found elsewhere and were incredibly responsive and helpful to all of my questions and requests. I would not hesitate to work with the Leaman Team again and recommend them wholeheartedly.
I would recommend Max's team and Jori Stern, in particular to anyone trying to get a long-distance or high-stakes relocation done.
At the beginning of our home search, I didn't fully appreciate how disastrous it would be to have a last-minute glitch with our loan. Jori is solid: She's direct (but totally nice), she is lightning quick to respond to emails or calls, and she and her team are meticulous and intense about making sure every detail is perfectly aligned towards meeting the close date. Incidentally, I called Jori based on reviews here on Yelp. A month or two later I called realtors, and chose to work with another Yelp superstar, Don Powers with Dwell Realty. I told him I was working with a mortgage person I also found on Yelp, and he said "let me guess -- Jori Stern." Not only did he rave about her ability to get deals closed, she had just done a mortgage for him.
What an easy experience we had with the Leaman Team.
It took us over 6 months to find the right house but Jori Stern and team were friendly, responsive, and efficient throughout the entire process. We did not experience a single problem from pre-approval to closing. In fact, at our request, we closed a few days earlier than originally planned. We are very happy that we chose the Leaman Team for the purchase of our home and I would highly recommend them to anyone that is looking to purchase property in the Austin area. Thank you to Jori and the entire Leaman Team.
Max took us step-by-step through purchasing our first home near Austin, Texas.
He was very responsive to all of our questions and made the home-buying process easy. We worked exclusively by phone and email since we were relocating from 5 time zones away. I highly recommend Max to anyone considering buying property in the Austin area.
They did an excellent job walking me through the process, and were very patient and quick when answering questions.
It's hard to imagine a better experience. Max Leaman is trustworthy, go for it 🙂
Our realtor, Lauren Yoder was one who referred me to Max Leaman after going through the nerve-wracking process with other lender.
Max assured that we would be fine. It was a blessing to have him to help us go through the process. He kept us in the loop all the way until the closing. I would definitely recommend anyone to have him as your lender.
Here's the thing. Buying a house, especially your first house, is super stressful. Working with Jori Stern from the Leaman team is the exact opposite
My realtor, Jane Amschwand, recommended Jori and it was a no brainer to go with her. She walked me through my options, made it super simple and easy to get all the right documents together to get approved, and then speedily churned out the pre-approval letters until I finally got a house I love in this crazy Austin market. Nothing about buying a house was simple, but everything about my financing was, I felt super comfortable going in to close, and I would use Jori again in a heartbeat (though I sincerely hope not to be buying a house again any time soon!).
We purchased and refinanced our home with the Leaman Team.
When we had trouble with another lender when we purchased our home, I didn't think twice about contacting the Leaman Team after reading other reviews. Jori was great to work with both times and we would not hesitate to use them again in the future.
Awesome excellent service. I was in a serious time crunch for closing.
These guys worked miracle and closed in record time. I would recommend them to anyone in a heart beat.
I can't say enough good things about Max and the Leaman team.
We bought our home in Austin while still living in San Francisco, and Max and his team were there for us from the first moment we started exploring this move in the Fall of 2015, up until we signed the closing contract in late May of 2016. Max was recommended to me by my real estate agent and I'm so glad she did. Max coached me through the process and gave me very solid advice about how to go about getting our first-ever mortgage (as life-long renters, my husband and I had no clue) and was always a phone call away throughout this extremely stressful process. He even called me as he was leaving for vacation just to check that we were OK as he could tell I was a nervous wreck. I trust his opinions completely--he is almost like speaking with a financial advisor--and he always steered me in the sensible direction (even if I didn't always want to hear what he had to say). Max can be very direct, but he's got a sense of humor and I always knew he was looking out for our best interests. If you want a mortgage broker who is honest and trustworthy, and knows the business inside out, Max and the team at Leaman Realty are a great choice. We will be going back to Max when the time comes to refinance and look forward to working with them again. Oh, and we love our new home and Austin, too!
Recently completed my second home buying experience with the Leaman Team.
Amy has helped me through both purchases and she was terrific both times. She had answers to lots of questions about everything home buying related and was able to manage and expedite a fast close with all of the parties involved - I don't think the close would have happened on time without her efforts! I will say that I don't like writing reviews but Amy and the Leaman Team really are exceptional at what they do. If you are shopping around for a lender and not sure how to choose - then definitely call the Leaman Team and see what they can do for you. I bet you will be glad you did.
It went very well.
The team was prompt, professional, and courteous. No complaints!
I would definitely recommend The Leaman Team.
A pleasure to work with and great communication!
As a first time homebuyer, Team Leaman was so responsive. I could call or email any time with any question. They would take the time to explain to me, in detail, all of my questions and they gave advice when asked. I apprecited the step by step process and documents they sent outlining what I could expect during the lending process.
I would definitely recommend their motgage lending servcies.
We have closed 3 home loans with The Max Leaman Team and can't imagine using anyone else.
Great processes and people to ensure a excellent experience every time. The Leaman Team was able to find us the best rates. Each closing was smooth with no surprises. Max was able to provide valuable input on how to structure our offer on the homes we were purchasing to maximize our offer. We had a few items change on our side during one of the home purchases and The Leaman Team jumped right in and provided a solution that allowed us to keep moving forward with out impacting closing.
Adam helped us refinance our home. The transaction went as smoothly as can be.
The Leaman team handles everything electronically. They communicate very clearly and early in the process on any follow-up items needed to complete the transaction. Adam even responded to questions after hours. After going through a horrible experience two years ago trying to refinance my home - I was so pleased to find the Leaman team. They made a stressful process very easy. We will be repeat customers
When my husband and I finally found a house, the Leaman Team was there, especially the sweet and intelligent Amanda Stewart.
She had been helping us for months with our house estimates, was always timely in her responses, and was never anything less than professional and knowledgeable. She helped us secure a great rate and loan amount. The Leaman Team is truly enhanced by having Ms. Stewart on their team. A paragon of excellent customer service and with a love of helping others, she has made working with mortgage companies an insightful process.
Initially going with big bank due to "sticking to what we know" since we bought our previous homes through big bank.
This time we decided to give Max a try since they were local and came recommended. Very smooth process and they kept me informed so I knew what was going on all the time. Have not met the Lehman Team in person but they are very nice and cordial over the phone while explaining the barage of questions that we had. Lastly, but most important is that they stuck to the closing date and we closed exactly on time. Really positive experience.
Jori and Max rule, Rocket loans drools.
Go with the Leaman team. Easy, responsive, and fight to earn your business. 5 stars!
This team is GREAT!! I usually have problems and delays as I am self employed but they had preapproval letter within a day.
They always kept in contact with me. Erika was so prompt and explained the whole process. I have never worked with a more professional and speedy mortgage company. We even closed EARLY!! Highly recommend and will use only them in the future. Thanks so much Adam, Erika, and the whole team!
The process was very smooth. Max and his team were responsive, thorough and very helpful throughout the mortgage process.
We closed on time and without any problems. We downsized in Austin, TX, and bought a small, beautiful house in the Deep Eddy neighborhood. Through the recommendation of our excellent Realtor, Carol Dochen, we used Max Leaman - PrimeLending for our mortgage.
The Max Leaman team (Amy Bailey Oehler and Jeff Kueker) exceeded all of my expectations!
This was my first home-buying experience, and I was nervous about the process, the costs, and the speed with which I could secure a home loan. The team was always prompt and courteous in addressing all of my concerns, and reassured me that I would be able to close within a certain period of time. In the end, the Max Leaman team lived up to every one of their promises, and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing services from mortgage lending professionals!
These guys literally saved my life. This is to thank the tireless efforts of Amanda and Janey at Max Leaman Mortgage.
Amanda worked with me for months to finally get approved. She responded to every email and answered every phone call. She was knowledgeable about the complexities of the approval process I was going through, and gave me all the right advice on how to get it done. Once approved, every member of the team at Leaman worked like mad to quickly get me through the escrow and underwriting process, because I was racing against the clock on a hard move date. If they hadn't stepped up to meet my specific needs, I would not by typing this review from the study in my new house in Cedar Park. Thank you for everything, as my family can now enjoy living in the home we always wanted, in a neighborhood where the kids and grow and enjoy life. Thanks for your professionalism, your quick responsiveness, and also for your perpetual great attitude! Thanks for everything!
I will keep this very simple: you won't find a better lender than Max Leaman Austin Mortgage.
Not in Austin, not in Texas, not in the U.S., and, I believe, not in the world. I did extensive research to find, literally, the world's best lender. And it ended up that lender was right here in Austin. Jori, Meagan, and everyone else who helped me made the lending process absolutely seamless. I felt confident through every step, from the beginning to closing, that I was in the best hands. My refi situation involved some complicated details. But this team performed like the pros that they are. I closed on time, and with no hidden fees. Skip your research and just go to Max Leaman. Jori Stern and Meagan went above and beyond. I am so glad that I chose them to be my lender; their customer service is the best.
How do you describe a situation where someone like Max and his team help you when you felt like the situation was hopeless?
I worked specifically with Adam and I cant speak highly enough on how they worked to secure our new home for us. They even worked to get funding for our buyer when his financing fell through - in the eleventh hour prior to scheduled closing! Max and his team were a true blessing to my family. We got the home we wanted, our buyer got the home he wanted and all ended well. All because the Leaman team went above and beyond for all involved to make it happen. I recommend them to everyone I know who is seeking home ownership and in need of financing. The Leaman team is the above reproach.
Max Leaman and his team are a pleasure to work with!
Jori Stern has helped us with 3 transactions and each one was a breeze thanks to her. She is very quick to respond and answer all of your questions making the experience stress free. The entire team is amazing!!
Max saved my home purchase!!
I had started with another lender that had assured me that all was well with my loan and just as docs were getting written up, everything fell apart. My real estate agent reached out to Max as soon as this occurred and within an hour I had my loan transferred over to the Leaman Group. The bottom line is that Max knows his business and keeps up on changes within the real estate market and understands adversity that comes with every borrower. He had my loan closed 3 weeks later. I cannot thank Max and his team enough for stepping in and helping out. His entire team were very responsive, thorough and just on the ball. I will be recommending the Leaman Group to any and all. Thanks again Leaman Group!!!
Working with Max and my loan officer Jori was a great pleasure.
They were quick to respond to any questions you may have and made sure I was informed throughout the whole process. Would definitely recommend for first time home buyers!
The entire Leaman team is absolutely outstanding!
Our previous mortgage with a different lender was a complete nightmare so I know how important a professional and competent lender is, and the Leaman team is on point in every way! Amanda helped us from beginning to end. Every question was answered promptly and efficiently. I really cant say enough about Amanda and the entire team!
Max Leaman and his team did an amazing job guiding us through the loan process.
My wife and I were being relocated for our jobs and Max and his superb staff made everything easy and convenient for us. The Austin housing market moves at a fast pace, and Max Leaman at Prime Lending had the fastest response time to any and all our questions and concerns. They quickly got us pre-approved and ready to offer on a house. We would like to thank Max and his team for everything they did. The entire staff was great and we appreciate the kind service.
The team at Max Leaman (Amy & Crystal) were superb in getting me through the entire loan process with ease and confidence.
The communication from all of the team was outstanding and I always knew where we were in the process- which was important, as we were striving for a 30 day close and a holiday weekend sandwiched in the middle. They worked hand and hand with my real estate agent, insurance company, and title company, so that there wasn't an undue stress in what is usually a stressful situation. Thanks to all for getting me into my home quickly, courteously, and happily!
Jori and her team were awesome. I chose them because they delivered the best customer service.
They were quick to respond to my questions and help me find the best rate and terms for me. I've worked with a few brokers/banks in the past they are in a class of their own. A friend of mine had recommended them to me and would easily recommend them to any of my friends and family.
Max and team were great!
They are quick at responding to all my messages and they went the extra mile to help me get the best rate on my mortgage. Highly recommended!
We recently moved from Florida to Austin and used the services of Max Leaman.
Both my wife and I travel extensively and we could not both be in 1 location at the same time. Max worked with us and made the whole loan approval and buying experience seem smooth. His team was constantly on the case and helped every step of the way. Great experience!
Buying a house in Austin is scary enough, the last thing you need is to be worried about the getting the funds to actually buy it.
As a first time buyer I was really weary about who to borrow the funds from and hands down I have to say that Max Leaman turned what could have been a frightening experience into a walk in the park. He's a straight shooter that was hyper responsive to all our questions and concerns and I never once felt pressured so my wife and I could focus on buying a house and not the funds. Max makes buying a house about as easy as it gets.
Happy California Resident
This was a seamless experience! Max had to work with two different parties (Washington DC & Austin) to get a loan for a house in California! We were a complicated case, and Max & Company did an amazing job to get this completed in time for our house to close.
Everyone I worked with in this group was great! Being first time home buyers, my husband and I needed plenty of guidance.
I felt in the know and comfortable throughout the entire process. When it came down to the serious business, all communication was direct and prompt. Most of the transactions were completed in the same day. I also appreciated the follow up communication after closing. Overall, the Leman Team made our first home buying experience a fantastic one!
I had a terrific experience with Adam and Crystal and the whole Leaman Team.
Everything went very smoothly and the communication was excellent all along the way. The housing market is competitive and I really don't know if we could have gotten our house in this rapid pace environment without The Leaman Team. I was impressed.
Great experience and very quick to respond when we had questions or concerns!
I would most certainly recommend them and use them again in the future.
Amy with the Leaman Team was great and really made the process go by smoothly.
I have no problem referring this company and will use them again myself.
My experience with the Max Leaman team was amazing.
Being newcomers to Austin from another state, we were working with a national mortgage company and the process was so cumbersome and difficult. Our agent suggested working with Max Leaman and I can honestly say that Max and his team really got the job done. Our loan was closed quickly and efficiently. Little issues that crept up were dealt with immediately and the process did not slow down. Being new to Texas, Max's advice regarding real estate transactions in Texas was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It really was a pleasure working with Max and he is someone I came to really trust. My agent was correct in saying what great service the Max Leaman team provided. They really get the job done. You should give them a try. 5 Stars for the Max Leaman team!
I can't say enough about Jori, Crystal and the whole team at Max Leaman.
All I can say is work with them. They go miles above and beyond, they are prompt in their communication and they get it done. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them and I highly highly highly recommend working with them.
Amy and team were great all the way through the mortgage process, as well as after closing.
The whole team was very responsive, which is very important to me. Another big plus is their positive attitude and the ability to make my difficult condo mortgage happen. Some condos like mine are extra difficult to close, but they worked through it all with me. I couldn't be happier and would definitely work with them again in the future. Overall I felt the whole process was pleasant and everyone was very involved and responsive. I feel I was very well taken care of and well informed though out. I would recommend their team to my family and friends.
Very happy with Leaman Mortgage! Amanda Stewart was our broker, and she has been and continues to be a valuable source of information.
There were moments where I was concerned that I was bombarding her with questions, but she remained patient and has always given excellent responses that have left me feeling much more informed about the home-loan process. I recommend Leaman services whole-heartedly!
Max Leaman & team are too good to be true.... I had a wonderful experience of getting pre-approved to secure and purchase the home I wanted.
Professional, experienced and reliable are only some of the words that come to mind when I think about my experience & interaction with the team. I will def. use and refer them to everyone I know - Thanks again from a very happy customer!
My Realtor recommended Max and he delivered.
They were very responsive to questions and set us up with all the information we needed to close our new mortgage. Most important, we closed on time, despite a delay created by the title company arranging the sale of our previous home.
Great guy to work with. He delivered to his promise and made the process of closing on a new condo very smooth.
His team is great to work with. I would recommend working with Max for getting the best deal on mortgage with no hassle.
I just refinanced with these guys and they are great.
Competent, quick, and helpful. They got me a great rate and made what is typically not a fun process easy. Highly recommend!
Max Leaman and is team were awesome. Made a out of state move go smoothly; always available to answer questions and provide updates on the mortgage process. Also savvy in getting you approved for the right mortgage to get you into the house of your dreams -- Thanks Leaman Team
The Leaman team was fantastic and very easy to work with.
Home mortgage process changed in late 2015 and they were on top of it and helped up all the way through til we were in our new home. I recommend them wholeheartedly!
The Leaman team made this process so simple.
They answered all calls and emails quickly and kept everything on track to close by our target date. Thanks to Jori Stern and Erika Fuentes for all their hard work.
Working with Max and his team made buying my first home a very pleasant experience.
He always made himself available and was very responsive whenever I had questions, and I had a lot. As you may know, there is a LOT of paperwork involved when purchasing a home and it's not easy to keep it all organized. When they communicated with us they were always very clear on what we needed to get back with them and what the document was. It was a pleasure working with them and I'm glad I chose them!
Recently used Max and his team for the second time and the entire process was as painless and professional as the first time.
Don't even bother going with anyone else! Save your time and your sanity and go with the best the first time!!
Max and the Leaman team helped me with my new home purchase and I highly recommend them for any other Austin home buyers.
They were thoughtful, knowledgeable, and went the extra mile to make the process as easy as possible.
Helped me refiance and obtain a home addition loan
The Leaman Team made it happen for me. I was looking on how to add on to our home. I called local credit unions the bigger well known banks, none of them would help me out. They were only interested in helping themselves, they would not answer my questions directly while trying to stear me into something I did not need. I found Leaman team and the rest is history. The Leaman team told me exactly what i could use and qualify for and were with me every step of the way all the way to the very end. Jori Stern was a pleasure to work with and I high recommend them to anyone.
AMANDA was so great to work with and made our home purchase experience such a dream!!!
She was always available for me speak with and was so patient in explaining everything. The process from start to finish was easy, fast, and seamless which was the complete opposite from a previous lender I had worked with. I am completely impressed at how organized and fast everything was and I have been recommending the Leaman team to all my friends and family in the area.
Absolutely wonderful experience working with the team at Max Leaman Mortgage.
They were courteous, extremely fast to respond and made the process completely seamless. In a previous attempt to buy a house with a different lender, the lending process was murky, convoluted and the numbers changed every time we talked with the mortgage agent. This time working with the team at Max Leaman couldn't have been a more polar opposite experience in a great way. Highly recommend.
I'm a first-time homebuyer and heard horror stories about dealing with buying a home and securing a mortgage.
I contacted Amanda at Leaman Team and she was amazing. Super responsive and helpful. The Leaman Team follows through on everything they say and answers questions very quickly. Amanda helped me get set up with the initial loan information. I worked with Erika during the application and underwriting process. She was wonderful. There were no surprises during the process, and I just closed on my first home. I will be recommending Leaman Team to everyone I know who is looking for a house.
I went through a refinance with this team. It was so quick and painless.
They were very helpful, and their process made everything SO simple. I live in Fort Worth and we were able to communicate with ease and get this refi knocked out!
Quick and painless. This was the third home buying process (the other 2 with different lenders) I have been through and was the easiest by far.
Communication from them was fantastic; all questions, phone calls, and email were answered the same day, usually within an hour or so. Jori even reached out to me after getting an out of office reply on President's Day. We had a quick turnaround from contract to close (42 days) and everything was ready and approved two and a half weeks ahead of time.
Leaman Team was very fast and very helpful, thank you!
My husband and I were interested in buying an investment property in Austin
And our local real estate agent referred Max Leaman and his team to us for handling the financing. We were really fortunate to have them on our side throughout the entire process, from pre-approval letter to closing. Max is highly professional and always answered our questions quickly and clearly and made everything stress free for us. He even made sure to keep checking loan interest rates until the very last minute and we ended up getting a slightly lower rate than he originally quoted. And, even though we are in another state and signed the closing documents through a notary, Max and his team made sure that the closing went smoothly (and everybody got what they wished for :)). Yes! 5 full stars 🙂 and we'd definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy a property in Austin!
Max and his team were great!
I was very impressed with how easy they made the whole process for us. By far the best experience I have ever had with getting a mortgage. I would definitely use them again!
Excellent experience working with Max and his team.
They are extremely knowledgeable and on point.
I have worked with the Leaman Team on 3 separate mortgages and each time it has been an excellent and very smooth experience.
Often times getting a mortgage is a stressful experience and it doesn't help when it's coupled with impersonal staff that doesn't seem to care that much. With the Leaman team, it is the exact opposite experience. They take all the stress and worry out and offer a real personal experience. Everyone I have ever dealt with was great and very helpful every step of the way. I look forward to working with them in the future.
Max and his team were great. I felt like all I did was ask stupid questions but they made me feel smart and empowered me throughout the whole process.
They were always quick to respond and extremely helpful. Often they responded on the weekend. Great service and I would use them again.
Max and his team are the absolute best.
He is the most responsive, informative and trustworthy mortgage lender in Austin!
We recently refinanced our house and had a great experience with the Leaman team.
Jori Stern and her team were responsive and answered all of our questions. They made the process stress-free. We would recommend the Leaman team to anyone!
I'd recommend the team to anyone looking to purchase a home.
The Leaman Team was great to work with. Jori was extremely patient and helpful as I started the process of purchasing my first house. She worked with me to provide estimates of monthly payments, and helped explain the different types of mortgages available to me.
Worked with Jori Stern to get a home loan when we were ready to buy a house here in Austin.
She was extremely easy to work with and everything went through on time and without a hitch. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home in the future.
I originally started with a big bank that my mom recommended.
She had closed with the loan officer there and thought I would get a good rate and good service. I can say the rate was competitive, but service was terrible. Really terrible. After being frustrated with that, I explored other options and found Max Leaman. I had heard good things about Prime Lending from my friends that are in Title, so I called them. Jori called me back immediately, got me the info I needed and got everything going quickly. It was smooth sailing from there. They were clear about what they needed and the process really couldn't have been easier. I have already recommended and would not hesitate to use them again in the future. I got a fantastic rate, closed early, everyone was super nice and on top of it all, I had to really do very little other than respond to their requests and show up at closing. Perfect!
My wife and I had an unusual situation when it came to trying to get approved for a home loan.
The first company we went with beat around the bush led us on and was just horrible to work with. We were building new construction and it was about a month and a half out from our closing date when we had had enough of the old company. At that time we reached out to the Leaman team and they took care of everything. They were able to get us approved in a very timely fashion and we didn't even have to push our closing back at all. They are extremely knowledgeable and very friendly I would recommend them to anybody I know.
Max and his crew are excellent. We did use Max as loan mortgage when we bought our house and then we used his company again for our house refinancing.
The service was great and quick, they understood what we needed and found the best way for our loan payment. We didn't have a chance to meet Max this time but Jori is great, she was friendly and quick to find our loan. We highly recommend to everyone who wants to own their house and we will use his company again for our next real estate purchase.
Being new to Austin, I wasnt sure who to call. I found The Leaman Team and was not disappointed.
Jori Stern was very responsive and knowledgeable. The online paperwork was perfect for me since I have purchased a few homes in my life and I prefer the self service model. The entire process was easy and worry free. I would use them again without question.
Amazing! Amy Bailey Oehler with the Leaman Team/PrimeLending group provided impeccable service.
Her expertise and customer care made the loan process smooth and worry free. I would 100% recommend Amy and her team for any and all real estate loan transactions!
Great experience. They make every part of the home buying process go smoothly.
Everyone I encountered in their office is very friendly and helpful! Especially Amy!
Last year we were working on buying a condo that was under construction.
Because construction is known to have delays (especially in Austin!), we were having to update Max's team a lot with changes to our closing date. Through every step of the process he and his team were helpful and understanding of our ever changing needs. Having a great Mortgage team like Max Leaman's really alleviated a lot of stress for us. I couldn't recommend them more!
The Max Leaman team was great to work with. The entire process was smooth and quick.
This was my second time working with them and both times were great. I highly recommend them.
I do not live in the Austin area, but that was not a problem. They were very responsive the entire time through email and phone.
I decided this last July/August that I wanted to move to Austin from the Bay Area (San Jose).
I made one trip out here to meet with an agent, walk through a handful of houses and see the area in more detail. The process went smoothly, I found a home and started the mortgage process quickly. I was linked with Amy's team and cannot thank them enough! Amy and her team were extremely professional, pushed me (kindly) when they needed paperwork quickly and really made this deal happen. I was also refinancing my house in San Jose as part of the deal and Amy worked with my other loan agent to make everything seamless. I'd definitely work with Amy again and recommend her to anyone in the area.
Very knowledgeable, patient, responsive and friendly team! My experience was nothing but fabulous!!
The entire process was like a breeze for someone like me who had no idea about loans. I highly recommend.
The entire process was like a breeze for someone like me who had no idea about loans. I highly recommend.
Refinanced my primary home mortgage with a cash-out option so I could pay off another property's loan and improvements.
I have used this company before to refinance, and the process is always super-smooth. Their people are knowledgeable and helpful, they respond quickly to emails and phone calls, and I just couldn't ask for a better experience. I invest in rental properties, so I've been to a lot of closings. Max Leaman is definitely the easiest to deal with, and they have great rates, too. I was able to email them a couple of days before closing and get the interest rate dropped based on a market decrease. Everything was handled via email -- my preference -- and only a few documents had to be hand-signed; most of it could be done electronically. The closing was scheduled quickly at a place very near my home, and they followed up quickly. I just got everything funded, and I got exactly what I needed out of the process. I very highly recommend this company to anyone who is thinking about refinancing their mortgage.
I have used them twice to re-finance my house, both times the process was easy and fast.
I have several times asked for info on rates and fees when considering buying another place and they always send me the info within an hour!!
Max and his team are awesome. He helped us close a difficult deal on an investment property last year where other lenders could not deliver...Max did.
We had issues with the property, Max helped us overcome. Had issues with the appraisal, Max helped us overcome. Had issues with the seller not willing to extend escrow....yup Max helped us overcome.
Can't say anything better about him and his team's work ethic...Give him a call, you won't be sorry!
What a great experience. I worked with Amanda Stewart and she walked me through the whole process.
She gave me a list of all of the things I would need, explained the steps and made sure I always understood what was going on. The process was a great experience from beginning to end. Buying a home can be so intimidating, but it was a breeze working with the Leaman Team.
This was the first home purchase for my wife and I, and I could not have been more pleased
With the process and customer care from Jori Stern and the team at Max Leaman. We were given excellent guidance and education from them, and they treated us like we were a top priority always. The process to secure our first home loan was efficient, successful, and really a pleasure because of the professionalism, expertise and genuine nature of Jori Stern. I would recommend to family, friends, and anybody interested in a new home loan or refinance.
Could not recommend the Leaman team more. As a first time home buyer, the entire process can seem daunting and overwhelming.
The Leaman team was more than accommodating for my constant barrage of questions and stayed constantly in touch with me. My work schedule is incredibly hectic, so I had to do the bulk of my communication via e-mail and they were great! Jori was fantastic! Highly recommended.
I worked with Amy and the Leaman Team and the experience was great. I travel a lot overseas and so many things had to be done remotely.
This was not problem for Amy and the Leaman team and without them I could not have done it. As well, this was my first home to purchase and so I had a lot of questions and they were happy to answer and explain the process. I will definitely use them again and I would highly recommend them to anyone in the Austin area.
I called today to get a 3rd party to review my mortgage documents on a house that I am currently under contract with.
I was expecting to pay a few hundred in fees along with a lengthy delay in feedback. Not the case at all!
I spoke with a professional and very friendly person named Amanda. She took my information and called me back within the hour. She kindly explained the break down of my mortgage docs and explained a few terms for me.
Amanda, thank you again very much! You truly make the mortgage process that much easier and your good cheer will most welcome!
I just finished my second home purchase with Amanda...there is no else that I would work with on the purchase of my home.
I was recommended the Leaman Team from a friends wife who was my realtor.
The were very professional on every aspect of purchasing my new Condo. They were fast, they were responsive to your questions, and they really cared about me as a person. I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to , but Amy at the Leaman team explained ever question I had in a language that made sense to me. I would definitely recommend the Leaman Team to anyone buying real estate in Austin.
When you choose the Leaman team, you are really working with an entire team - not just a broker.
Quick responses to calls and emails and all around top notch service from start through close. Competitive rates!
I was referred Prime Lending to refinance a home and worked with Jori Stern and Crystal throughout the process.
I had a great experience and they were both very quick to respond to my questions. It went quicker than I expected I'm so happy that they were able to help. I would definitely contact them again to work with them in the future.
Max is a stone cold killer when it comes to worry free closing.
He was able to get things in line for closing 2 weeks ahead of our original closing date.... STUD
We have our fabulous agent, Kim Horther, to thank for hooking us up with these folks, and they have spoiled us for ever using anyone else.
I had no idea that a real estate transaction could be so pleasant and go so smoothly. Amy, Erika, and the team were on top of everything. They were so professional yet very friendly and easy to work with. We truly felt like they were part of OUR team. They just do it right--if everyone cared this much about what they do the world would be a better place. 🙂
Amy Bailey Oehler and team were great.
I found their pricing very competitive after doing a lot of research and they were extremely responsive and made zero mistakes throughout the transaction. Highly recommended!
The Leaman Team made our first mortgage loan process easy and painless. Amy and Janey awsnserd every question we had and walked us through every step.
Max and his team are the best!
I was pre-approved quickly, after one phone call, and was good to go...even after having a unique credit history from a previous home purchase in Las Vegas! Max worked quickly and got me approved with an amazing interest rate upon closing. With what can be such a stressful transaction and time, Max made it so easy. Thanks Max and team!
Out realtor referred me to Max and team, and I am so glad that he did.
I could not have imagined a smoother loan application process! Max's initial estimate of our closing costs was accurate, communicating with the team was easy, the process of actually applying for the loan was surprisingly painless, and we closed on time. I highly recommend using Max for your mortgage needs.
Max, Jori, and team provided an excellent experience.
I would highly recommend Max and team for any first time or veteran buyers in the Austin area.
Awesome job!! Fast, professional, they are the best.
Very helpful, I would definitely recommend.
Jori and the Max Leaman team are excellent.
Through out the entire home buying process I received immediate responses to questions and information on what to expect next. Before I knew it we were done with the entire process. Bottom line they are professional and caring.
We didn't want to go through a big bank and the local credit unions were our next best choice.
Then, our realtor independently suggested we work with him. We had a introductory call and his rates were not only BETTER than any big bank or credit union, but the turn around time and process was so much easier. When dealing with Max and the team you really feel like they have your back. I don't think a bank or even credit union will give you their cell number to call or text should you have questions. They really care and do an excellent job moving things along quickly. We were approved and all the paperwork was taken care of in only about 2 weeks, even though I had just started a new job. It was our first home purchase and we're grateful to have gone with Max and his team. They are top of the line in all aspects of what you could want. We're into doing things locally, and the Leaman Team was perfect for that.
I am not a frequent poster or review writer. But here I am. That is how GOOD Max and his team are.
My wife and I recently worked with him on the purchase of our house. Max was great. Nice guy. Available. Competent. Creative. He even played part-time therapist when we got nervous we might not be able to close the deal.. Max and his team know their stuff. They got the job done for us and then some. You'd be nuts to go with anyone else.
The Leaman team is great to work with. This is my second time working with them and they keep getting better.
We were able to close a week early, they gave us a better rate by .25 which will end up saving us over $20,000. I highly recommend working with the Leaman team!
I worked with Amy to get a mortgage a year ago. She was incredible.
As a first time home buyer I had lots of questions, and she took the time to patiently answer all of them. She also got me a great rate, and walked me through everything in an open manner that didn't feel like she was trying to sell me on the company. As a first time home buyer, working with Amy relieved a ton of stress and confusion, and my realtor loved her too! Great team, highly recommend.
Amy Bailey Oehler did a great job walking us through our first mortgage.
She was very professional and helped us with all of our questions while walking us through all of the steps that were needed to get us ready for our first home purchase. I hope to never need another mortgage as one is enough . . . .but if I did, I would use PrimeLending again.
This is a top drawer firm.
Everyone is professional, courteous, prompt, responsive, all the things and more expected. I wouldn't go with anyone else, nor recommend anyone else in the areas of lending, esp refi.
Very responsive and on top of things.
Home buying can be a pain in the butt, but Leaman made us confident that nothing would slip through the cracks.
The Leaman team have been more than just helpful.
It took me longer than the average home seeker to find a house and they helped me every step of the way. They helped me out with what I could afford, explained in detail my loan process and got me the best rate I could get. Looking to work with Leaman team in the future again!
It had been over 10 years since I last went through the home buying purchase process and so much has changed.
Sherri and the team at Leaman's really helped my navigate through the finance process and made my new home buying experience a breeze. I highly recommend them for your financing needs.
Refinance to 15 year mortgage.
Service by Max Leaman Team was outstanding and the refinance process was painless and was completed exactly in 30 days. Very competitive refinancing fees as well. It was way better than dealing with the big banks.
I have conducted a couple of transactions with the Leaman Team and was very impressed, which is why I contacted them the second time.
I have done 11-12 personal real estate transactions in 30 + years and have never had an experience that came close to the positives. No surprises, professional, thourough/tended to the details, had creative ideas, good rates, and the responsiveness unparalled.
They get what client service is and in today's business world where often there is marketing sizzle and not much steak, it was a very welcomed and enjoyable experience.
Jori Stern was very knowledgeable, pleasant/positive, helpful, and extremely responsive, even on a couple of weekend questions. The Leaman Team step by step process seemed experience based and the documentation and closing phases were fluid. No hesitation at all recommending Jori and the team!
Super responsive and reliable.
Excellent communication and service.
Jori and Janey were excellent throughout the whole process and it was extremely smooth with docs coming in early which almost never happens. I see why they have so many 5 star reviews. They deserve them!
5 year and a Originally I had signed up for a mortgage loan with Chase Bank who promised me a closing date of 45 to 60 days.
Chase also told me that I only qualified for a 30 year plan and a 4.1 % interest rate. After 85 days of pestering Chase to get me to closing I finally fired them and found Prime lender. Withing a day, my loan agent was able to qualify me for a 15 year plan and a 3.85% interest rate with a closing date of 35 days. They handled everything and I just got my funds. They did everything so fast and so efficient. I dont know why anyone would choose another lender.
We used the Leaman-Prime Lending group to refinance our house.
Initially selected them because of the strong reviews both here and on other Internet sites. They did a great job from start to finish and were very attentive throughout the entire process. Highly recommend them if you are looking for a mortgage or refinance.
My experience with Max Leaman and team was perfect!
Not only was the process as smooth as can be - Jori (and team) specifically was able to help me through everything step by step with patience and attention to detail. I feel like every question I had was answered promptly and with equal or more detail than I expected. It was also nice to have the team on my side checking up on things as the final details of closing were executed. Thanks again for a wonderful experience and making my first home purchase a breeze!
The Max Leaman Team is amazing! I tell everyone I know.
We closed fast and they were there and so helpful every step of the way. Special thanks to Sherri Eckert...I hope I spelled that right. She was so great and very available throughout the process. If I had a question or concern she was right there talking me through:) thank you to everybody who made our experience so positive.
My real estate agent referred me to Max and he was on it the entire time.
He was prompt in responding to my emails and calls, and he was always professional. Max provided us a preapproval letter quickly, which is essential in the fast-moving Austin market. Communication with Max and his entire team was efficient and effective and we are loving our new house. Thank you Max and everyone so much!
By far the smoothest experience we've had obtaining a mortgage.
Amy and her team promptly and patiently answered any and all of our questions and concerns throughout the process. Most importantly, we ended up securing a great interest rate. We will certainly close with The Leaman Team the next time we purchase in Austin.
awesome customer service. friendly professional people, very personable and direct.
the staff treats you like one of the family and closings are on time with no stress. Max is great and you always have him to talk to when needed.
My wife and I highly recommend the Leaman Team.
As first time home buyers, we were new to the process of purchasing a home, and working with these guys made it so smooth and easy to navigate! We worked very closely with Amanda Stewart over the course of our home purchase, and she was incredibly responsive, motivated, and informative. She promptly answered all our questions, and provided us with the best service possible. When the time came to refinance, she was an incredibly valuable source in understanding the process and getting it done quickly and efficiently. You will not go wrong with Amanda, and the entire Leaman Team!
I had a great experience with the Leaman Team, everyone was always very helpful and professional.
The mortgage process was completed quickly and flawlessly, highly recommended.
The Leaman Team always had my back during the home buying process.
I had the pleasure to work with Amy, who was very knowledgeable and patient. My deal would have fallen through if Amy had not been there for me during some critical moments. I cannot imagine myself working with anyone else but The Leaman Team in the future.
Max has been really helpful in getting me all the necessary paperwork for all of my real estate investments.
He's super quick to respond - usually within 2 hours and if not at least within 24 hours. He's definitely one of the first people I go to when I'm looking into any property investments and I'm definitely happy I found Max to work with. I've already referred him 3 people and they've been happy as well. Can't go wrong here!
Prime Leading was recommended by my realtor.
This was my first house buying experience so I didn't have much to reference but everything seemed to go very smooth and easy. Amanda Stewart was extremely helpful and was able to send me prequal letters whenever I needed and worked with me to get a fantastic rate on my mortgage. Thank you Leamen team!
I have a very complex situation. I own multiple properties and have numerous transactions occurring at the same time.
I am a green card holder and do not currently reside in the US. Max and his team went the extra mile to ensure that everything went off without a hitch, that I was comfortable with the process, and helping facilitate some of the requirements when I couldn't be in the country.Highly recommended and will be using Max and team again.Thank you Max!
Max and his team were very prompt and helpful with all of their communications.
They gave us a great deal on a loan and continue to support us even after our deal has been completed with any questions we have. I would recommend to anyone to at the very least consider working with them on any home loan.
Great team. They had the best rate I could find after shopping around with many brokers.
Then they were the easiest and most efficient group I've worked with.
I would highly recommend The Leaman Team to anyone that is looking for a loan officer.
Amy Bailey Oehler was a lifesaver when I was trying to get a loan for a condo. I live in Houston and was having trouble finding a company that knew how to/was willing to give a loan for a condo. It was a holiday weekend and I really wanted to put an offer on this condo ASAP, so I called The Leaman team and Amy called me right back with information to start the process. She was so helpful and I was able to get a pre-approval letter very quickly. She is extremely knowledgeable and easy to get in touch with. She had information on different types of loans and programs. The process was as easy as it could have possibly been. Even my realtor was pleasantly surprised with how smoothly everything went for us, despite the fact that The Leaman Team is based in Austin. My closing was very stress-free. If it weren't for the Leaman Team, I probably would not have been able to get my top choice for a home. Thank you Amy and the entire Leaman Team!
Being new to Austin I asked my realtor (Don Powers @Dwell Realty) for advice regarding what types of loans my wife and I could get.
We had some tough credit history so we knew it wouldn't be a cookie cutter loan. Our realtor suggested I contact Jori at Max Leaman/PrimeLending. From the first time my wife and I met with Jori we knew we were in good hands. She helped us every step of the way and was always willing to answer questions we had in regards to the steps needed to make our loan happen. We are very grateful to the fine work Jori and the rest of the Max Leaman team did for us in securing our ability to buy our wonderful home here in Austin. Thank you Jori and everyone associated with her there at this fine company.
The Leaman team came highly recommended by our real estate agent.
After searching the rates with one of those online mortgage companies, we decided to work with a local company to purchase our home. Max and his team were extremely helpful in securing financing for our first home purchase. Max and his team remained in constant contact throughout the entire mortgage process and after receiving a couple of different options, Max went above and beyond to ensure we received the best interest rate and lowest monthly payment possible!
Jori at Max Leaman Austin Mortgage was the BEST!
My husband and I were buying our first home and Jori was very patient with us and answered all of our questions in great detail. We appreciated the extra attention because we had a lot of questions 🙂 The closing process was smooth and easy and everything was done ahead of time. I would recommend them again, and we will use them for sure!
Amanda Stewart is hands down THE person to have handle your mortgage needs!!!
She gave the most practical advice on how to bring my score up to get the better rates, and she helped me through every step of the process like a rock star, even with the lengthy nightmare we endured from the seller. She will make you feel like family, and her patience and professionalism are definitely unmatched. The customer service does not stop at closing, either. Be prepared for some small tokens of appreciation that come even a year after signing on the dotted line! I cannot recommend Amanda and the Leaman Team enough!
Oh man do I have something to say about Prime Lending.......What a wonderful experience I had!!!
Max Leaman and Janey are the definition of pro's. Our closing was so smooth and the process is so user friendly. It almost seems like it didn't happen. I was introduced to prime lending through my realtor, who was nervous about the lender I chose (just out of the air). They had quoted me at 4.25%-4.50%. Now I have to say I have a rough credit history, so I was willing to trust the rate given me. Then My Realtor said you have to call MAX LEAMAN!! "He is the best in town". Max told me right off the bad I was getting a bad deal and said he could do 4% at least. The other company quickly matched it and grumbled about Max. The thing is if it was that easy why didn't they do it in the first place? It was Max's honesty that made me switch. Honesty and integrity. The following weeks were a constant Barrage of paperwork and signatures that Janey made so simple. She was hyper-available for any questions I had then they made my dream a reality. Oh...I almost forgot...that 4% I told you about...Max got me down to 3.75%! $40,000 savings in interest over my loan. There is a reason you're the best in town and I'm living in it!!! A++++
If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. My experience was incredible from start to finish.
I had a complex situation (jumbo loan with a quick closing date, plus I already have a couple of other mortgages on investment properties). Max Leaman assured me that he could make it happen, and he did! Communication was timely and concise, and Max followed through with everything he promised to do. I could not possibly be happier with my experience and I would recommend him to anyone.
It was a pleasure doing business with The Leaman Team. My loan officer was Amanda, and I could not have have been more pleased.
I immediately sensed her as highly knowledgeable and very professional, which put me at ease from the very beginning. My refinance went very smooth, and it was quite effortless for me. I always recommend them to my friends and family, because it's how I felt I was treated there. I am confident that everyone is treated like I was, so I would highly recommend them to everyone. FIVE STARS or MORE for them!
I highly recommend Max and his Team, especially Tiffany for your mortgage financing.
They were exceptional and did everything they said they would do! We were on a time crunch (21 days) to get everything done in time to close by the end of the month per the builders request. Max and Tiffany went above and beyond to make sure it was done and we closed 3 days before the end of the month! Their service was so amazing my realtor will be recommending them as well!
Jori was our loan officer, and she did a great job.
I had always been under the impression that home buying was going to be at least difficult - it's certainly involved, but the Leaman Team really made it smooth and easy to navigate. After months of shopping for a home, we finally found exactly what we wanted, but an offer was already in on it. We had less than 24 hours to get our offer in, and we didn't even have a prequalificaiton letter... and it was a Saturday. No sweat. Jori had it taken care of within a couple of hours, including the prequalification letter. We knew we were clear to close days in advance, and when we did close, it was perfect and easy. Next time I'm on the market, I know exactly who I'm calling.
Great job, everything you'd want from a lender: knowledgable, professional, but not too pushy.
After hearing that nobody ever gets the float down, 2 days before close, Max dropped my rate by another 8th of a point, unprompted
This group helped me buy my first home.
I am so grateful for the wealth of information, willingness to answer questions, and fast push to get my loan through. When you are buying a home in a competitive market, it is essential to have a lender who is fast and willing to answer lots of question.
I just closed my second loan with Jori Stearn at the Max Leaman team. Once again they were absolutely stellar!
I spent a year looking for the right house. During that year I sent lots of emails with questions and they were always helpful and willing to make sure I had what I needed. Once we found a home to buy, the closing date was a short timeframe but they got everything done very quickly and met the deadline. The best part about everyone at Max Leaman is the customer service and response times. Whenever I called, the phone was answered immediately -- I don't think I ever had to leave a voice mail. And emails were always responded to very timely. I don't plan on needing another mortgage soon but if I do I wouldn't call anyone other than Jori Stearn and the Max Leaman team.
They were great! Unlike the big companies that advertise on TV, Max Leaman's team actually wanted to help me navigate the mortgage process.
I was never handed-off to other people to help me close my loan. The other guys had me wade through a series of "specialists" to handle different parts of the process, none of whom seemed to care. My loan officer from Max Leaman wanted to help and was always available to answer questions and help. I will DEFINITELY call Max Leaman the next time I'm looking for a mortgage or refi.
We worked with Jori and Janey to refinance our current mortgage.
They were both awesome! We were done start to finish in about a month. They were extremely responsive and helpful. The whole process was quick and easy. Will definitely use them again in the future.
My realtor actually set me up with Max and I'm so glad he did! Max made everything so easy.
He explained the lending process, helped with paperwork questions and even clued me in on buying/renting out property in the future.
Once my husband and I found the perfect house, he was on it immediately: responding to emails and phone calls after regular businesses hours and keeping me up-to-date with everything (and it's A LOT)! He even made sure to keep checking loan interest rates to make sure I got the best rate up until the very last minute!
He has so many great reviews and it's because he is down-to-earth and just plain awesome. You definitely need to go talk to him!
Communicated extremely well. We felt like we were their only client.
We closed very quickly and they worked closely with our Realtor, saving valuable time. Highly Recommend them!!!!!
We worked with Jori Stern to purchase our first home. Working with Jori and the Max Leaman team was a pleasure.
Jori answered every question we had about the home buying process and worked with us to get the best rate available. We worked with a couple other mortgage companies and banks to get competing rates, but we always came back to Jori! Highly recommended.
Amy is amazing.
Truly a great company and people who know how to solve problems and make things happen!
Sherri, Crystal, and team was great to work with.
With their help, we were able to close in record time.. just 2.5 weeks after initial contact with the Leaman Team. This is the fastest closing I've ever had, and goes to show that the Leaman Team are on top of things from day one. I look forward to working with this team again for future purchases!
Fast. Responsive. Knowledgeable. Professional. Easy. Impressive.
Max did what 3 major banks, 2 credit unions and a real estate agent said that I couldn't. All-in-all, I would recommend Max and his team to everyone.
I know that this place already has so many 5 star reviews, but they deserve every single one of them.
I went into this process with little to no hope of even being able to qualify. Amanda Stewart is PHENOMENAL! She offered us suggestions at the beginning to improve our scores, answered so many questions at all hours of the day, and was nothing but patient and helpful. Janey stepped in to help us close the loan, and was just as helpful and kind as Amanda.
I can't thank these ladies enough, and I would recommend anyone and everyone use them for their home buying needs.
Excellent service and very happy with the work Max did for us.
Proactive, responsive, and thorough in all communications. Highly recommended!
This review is long overdue. At the end of last year I had a pleasure to work with the Leaman Team.
My experience was excellent from start to end. They are highly organized, thorough, and follow up on every detail. I also got the lowest rate I could get for my home loan. I definitely recommend their service to anyone, and also will continue using their service for my future financing needs.
I recommend Max to anyone looking to purchase a new home!
Thanks for continuing your customer appreciation with a birthday treat! It always brings a smile to this aging face!!
I would highly recommend The Leaman Team to my family and friends looking to buy a house.
They are so efficient, helpful and fast . Our closing was very smooth and I would like to say "thank you" to Sherri ( Sr. Loan Officer) who took the time to meet us that day. We really appreciate everything she did for us and we are looking forward to do business with her again.
Amazing! Amy B. was awesome and I can't imagine how life would have been going somewhere else.
She was always patient, kind and made sure I got all my questions answered. Thank you Leaman Team!!
So many 5 Star Ratings.... It's no wonder why..!!
They are undoubtedly the best in the game..!! Amy and Janie have never ceased to amaze me with their professionalism and skills.. I have used the Max Leaman Team several times now, and will use them EVERY time I require a lending professional.. Follow this great advice and choose Team Leaman!!
It's not everyday you have the opportunity to deal with a group of people that thoroughly enjoy what they do.
The entire team, including Max himself, were responsive, attentive, honest, and eager to assist on every turn, when we purchased our second home. Not once did a question or concern go unanswered, no matter the time of day it was asked. It was an absolute pleasure working with all of them. Rarely does the person with their name on the door interact with the clients, but that was not the case here, Max was involved every step of the way. Each one of them made the ride all that more smooth. I highly recommend and will use them again in the future.
First Time Home Buyer and self represented Realtor!
The Leaman team was fantastic! Amy Oehler and Limari Valez were a pleasure to work with and of course we closed on time! Any questions or concerns I had, they addressed in a timely manner and were very professional. I have already referred several clients of mine to them and I would recommend the Leaman team to anyone! I look forward to working with them more in the future!
Max and his team were helpful and efficient.
Closing was smooth and he was in constant communication. I highly recommend Max and his team for home financing needs. He will jump through hoops for you and his team is very thorough and helpful.
Smooth process overall.
Two points I will remember for a while: 1. Max answered his cell on a Saturday during which seemed to be his personal time and answered a few quick questions politely and professionally and 2. My boss, who was required to provide financial information to Janey A., stated of the 20 or so lenders she's had to deal with, Janey was the most polite and courteous. Great job Leaman team. I would hire them again.
Awesome Number 1 A-Team!
Three years ago, my wife and I purchased a condo and became frustrated with the bank servicing our FHA mortgage loan. The bank told us the PMI would go away after having 20% equity in our condo. When we reached the 20% magic number instead of wiping out the PMI, the bank almost doubled the amount per month! After we complained we were told nothing could be done because FHA changed the rules! Can anyone believe such nonsense? That’s when we decided to refinance with another institution.
After searching and receiving what appeared to be two good refi offers with low interest rates, our due diligence paid off. These two offers turned out to be questionable and bogus at best.
Then we found the Leaman Team! Jori and Limari, two truly outstanding members of Leaman took us on a refreshing and rewarding journey that led to one of the most thorough, courteous and prompt refinancing results in about 30 days! Emails were sent to us by these two wonderful ladies with specific and detailed instructions on what we had to do and were answered in less than 24 hours, followed by phone calls from them to us to make sure we understood the progress and to answer any questions or address any concerns. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect such service! We are 1,000% Satisfied beyond our wildest dreams! Closing was so smooth; and at the end of the day, we saved the monthly PMI charge plus our mortgage payments are much lower now!
No wonder the Leaman Team firm has been rated Number 1 in mortgage loans in the Lone Star State of Texas and beyond…We give the Leaman Team a well-deserved rating of 5 Stars plus! Great Job Jori and Limari!!!
It seems crazy. So many positive comments.
When I found the Leaman Team, I thought it was too good to be true. I thought it was too goo to be true when everyone else said it was too good to be true. But, really it's not. The Leaman Team is awesome!
Some big positives: 1) The one-time drop down feature for locking in an interest rate. I was able to drop our interest rate down before closing to save myself money. 2) Amazing customer service. Emails are responded to in lightning time. 3) We had a late closing on our house and were worried it wouldn't get funded if it was after 5 o'clock. I called them and they assured me that they don't go home until the loan funds. You can't beat that kind of service. 4) No problems at all! Getting pre-approved, closing, all the paperwork. It as all as smooth as can be.
Honestly, I can't think of a business I'd have more confidence recommending. My fiance's sister moved to Boise, Idaho and I reached out to the Leaman Team to see if they could help her out and I thought there wasn't a chance they could since they're in Austin. Nope! They can service nationwide. So. Awesome. 5 stars and more!
Everyone at Leaman is incredibly nice and exceedingly accommodating.
Every question I had was answered quickly and with the utmost transparency. I'll be recommending them to everyone I know.
In addition to my choice of realtor, working with Max Leaman and his team was the best decision I made in my home buying process.
In fact, I am convinced that there is not a better mortgage company to work with in Austin. Max and his team not only provide the best customer service you could hope for, they are incredibly knowledgeable and efficient at what they do. Max and his team took all of the stress and guesswork out of the qualifying and home buying processes. In fact, their efforts left me with very little work to do myself period. Though I understand that Max and his team are kept incredibly busy, there was not a single moment that I didn't feel as though I was their only client. I could't imagine putting my confidence in anyone else.
Max and his team are extremely communicative and efficient. I was never asked to do the same thing more than once and was kept abreast of how everything was progressing, by phone and email (I accomplished my home buying process almost entirely from the state of Florida while my husband was overseas on a military deployment). Max and his team worked incredibly quickly throughout the entire process. After explaining my situation and expectations to Max and his team, they worked to move heaven and Earth to help us secure and close on our home in ONE MONTH with a VA loan. If you are unfamiliar with the mortgage process, or with a VA loan for that matter, please understand this is no simple feat. His efforts to work with any parties across the transaction took all of the stress and legwork out of the equation for me. He and his team are your best bet for navigating the Austin market. I assure you that you will not only be impressed, but you will walk away with your own home buying success story after working with the Leaman Team. Don't waste your time considering anyone else.
We first found Max Leaman online and had the pleasure of dealing with Jori Stern.
She was courteous really helpfull and extremely diligent in getting our first loan application completed and approved. After searching we didn't find a house so decided to wait for another year.
The past 6 months we started looking again and Jori was great at remembering our situation knowing what we were looking for and got us approved in no time.
This past December we closed on our first home and Jori was a great help every step of the way. She would outline step by step instructions and ensure that we completed every document required to alleviate any concerns or problems that we had.
My wife and I can not speak highly enough of this company and we will definitely be using them again when we some day decided to buy another house!
They are awesome !
Max Leaman and his team made the mortgage lending process as painless as this process can be.
I had a horrible experience just prior to contacting Max, and this made me even more suspicious. After just a couple days working with Max, I knew I had made a great choice, and continued to be satisfied throughout the process. I would highly recommend the Leaman team for your home buying experience.
Amazing! Amy B. was awesome and I can't imagine how life would have been going somewhere else.
She was always patient, kind and made sure I got all my questions answered. Thank you Leaman Team!!
Recently purchased an investment property in Austin.
It took some time to find the right house and to get a contract settled. Jori and her team were wonderful and patient. They offered suggestions and guided us through the loan process professionally and efficiently. I definitely recommend them and will use them again in the future. Thank you Jori!
My husband and I worked with Max on buying our first home, after 2 completely separate parties recommended Max to us.
Long story short, he is awesome -- nothing phased him, he worked with us on our out-of-the-ordinary income situation, was happy to meet with us in person whenever we had questions, and got back to us promptly on everything. We would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house.
Working with Jori Stern and the Leaman Team was a great experience.
The financing steps were really simple and the entire process took rather little time to complete. I really needed someone that I could work with remotely, and while I was a bit concerned at the beginning, everything worked out nicely and without issues.
I went through a few other banks and brokers before finding Max. Once I did I knew I was in the right place.
He and his team made the process as easy as possible and hustled to get me the lowest rates by far.
Simple and Stress Free
My Realtor recommended Max at PrimeLending and man am I glad I listened! As a first time home buyer I was a little intimidated with going through this process but Max and his team put me at ease. They were very efficient and friendly and made me feel like I was there only client. Everything went so smooth I could have closed several days early had I wanted to! I highly recommend using Max if you want to work with a competent and friendly staff.
I found Max Leaman online one weekend, after I was fed up with all the other mortgage companies, that did not meet my expectations.
The previous companies that I tried to work with all gave me broken promises, took forever to get a reply, or told me ton of B.S.
I was blessed & extremely lucky to have come across Max Leaman Austin Mortgage. I had the pleasure to work with Sherri Eckert she provided above and beyond excellent customer service, she was available at any time I had any questions regarding my loan package. Most important she was patient, and always available anytime I needed her. She really went out of her way to make sure all my questions were taken care off.
This was my first time buying a house, and she was always there for me if I needed anything at all. I wish I could give more than 5 stars, my experience with Max Leaman was incredible, they made the complete process easy, painless & headache free. I highly recommend this company to anyone in the market shopping for a loan.
Thanks to the entire staff at Max Leaman who worked my file and made sure all my deadlines were met. You guys are wonderful and will always have my future business .
My wife and I had a fantastic experience with Max's team when financing our new home.
We worked with loan officer Jori Stern, who was always very responsive and helpful. Our realtor had recommended Max's team because they always close on time, and we put that to the test. We originally had to set our closing date at just over three weeks after signing our contract, and Jori promised us they could get it done despite the fact the Thanksgiving holiday fell a week before closing. Then for a number of reasons we had to push the closing date up several more days with less than two weeks from closing, and Max's team came through for us and got everything taken care of. On top of working their butts off to ensure a smooth closing, everybody at the Leaman Team that we dealt with was friendly and professional, and extremely well organized. If you want to close on time (or early!) and want to work with a great group of people, look no further.
Everyone I worked with was very helpful and they worked to my schedule and timeline.
They made the process as easy as it could be for a first time home buyer!
A quick word of advice before I get into my review...just go with Max Leaman so that your credit is only hit once.
Getting your credit hit multiple times for a house KILLS whatever credit you have so do yourself a favor.
My husband and I were rolling around the idea of purchasing a house, so I first started talking with our credit union to get some ideas about the process, underlying costs, etc. Turns out they were running our credit and I had no idea. I didn't NOT tell them to because I didn't know that's what this part of the process was, but this was also February and we weren't looking to buy until the summer and they didn't ask, so... When you don't know what the heck you're doing hindsight is definitely 20/20.
I wasn't pleased with the lack of communication we received from the credit union, so I moved on to a lender that my real estate agent recommended. He didn't listen and lacked communication as well, but I knew enough at this point not to let him "run [our] credit while [we] make a decision as to whether or not to go with him!" What? People do this? We moved on.
We reluctantly tried another lender that our agent recommended and he was great. He answered all our questions, spent lots of time on the phone with us, everything I wasn't getting from the first two places. He ran our credit, but gave us a percentage rate that was a little higher than everyone else I knew buying a house at the same time was getting, and our credit scores were in the high 700's and 800's. When I talked to him about it, he lowered it - yay! Turns out he charged us for points without telling us and when I brought it to his attention he acted like it was no big deal. Moving on, again.
So I asked some other friends who were in the process of buying and selling who they recommended and they said hands down Max Leaman (as did several other people I spoke to). From the moment I first called and got Sherri on the phone, it was super smooth, she answered all of my idiotic first-time-homebuyer questions, responded to calls and emails after hours (since she works like crazy), and everything was done on time and without issues. Sherri came to our closing, and we even received a return address stamp with our new address on it after we moved in among other small gifts here and there throughout the 6 months since closing.
Despite getting hit for a mortgage loan three times in total, it was worth the hassle to finally find Max Leaman and have our home-buying process go so well. I don't think we want to go through this again anytime soon, but I know who we'll call when we do.
We recently purchased a home in November 2014, and we really appreciate the incredible service we had with Amy (Max Leaman Austin Mortgage).
They were so friendly and accommodating, and Amy handled every detail so professionally, making it so easy for us. I cannot say enough about the Leaman team who helped make our dream come true!!
Max and his team are incredible.
My credit union wouldn't sign off on a refinance for us so I turned to Jennifer on the Max Leaman team. Jennifer, Jori and the rest of the team provided fast and efficient service with truly awesome results for us. We couldn't be more pleased with this group. I didn't have to stress about anything - they made every step easy to understand and answered all my questions immediately. Even the follow-up was terrific and I love getting their very informative newsletter. We would use them again in a heartbeat.
I love this team! First off, I was a first time home buyer and was very nervous going into this process.
I had called a few lenders and after I initially spoke to Amy, I knew that this was who I wanted to work with. Amy was SO helpful through the entire process. I had some issues with the realtors I was working with and Amy went above and beyond to help me out. She was very responsive and took the time to explain everything to me. I would never do business with anyone else in this city. I HIGHLY recommend the Leaman Team.
Max and his team are great! They were so easy to work with and extremely helpful.
As first time home buyers from out of state we had no clue about home buying and financing. Max made everything easy to understand and explained anything we were stressed or worried about. Buying a home is a huge commitment and a major process but Max made it feel like it was one of the easiest things we've ever done.
Not sure what else I can say that others haven't about this fantastic company so I'll talk about the results.
- Max worked through my financial model to identify the optimal down payment to minimize my monthly payment while maximizing my liquidity
- The team analyzed several different mortgage options before identifying an obscure program through the Texas Veteran Land Board as the best deal
- Even after all this work, they were ready to close within 26 days, well before the seller was prepared
I won't work with anyone else.
After getting the run around from four other mortgage companies, I found Max Leaman Team.
Amy told me from the get go "I can get you approved for a mortgage loan" and she did! Within days I was approved and looking for a home. The Leaman Team is awesome to work with and they keep in touch via monthly newsletters, notes to remind you they are always available, anniversary & birthday cards and gifts throughout the year. Looking forward to working with them again in the coming year.
The team I worked with at Prime Lending in Austin, headed by Amy made my home buying experience a great one.
This is my first time buying a home and going through the process of getting a home loan. Amy Bailey and her team (Leaman Team) made the experience painless and easy to walk through. They never missed a deadline, always responded to emails and requests for info in a timely manner and even keep me in the loop on all the paperwork and items needing to be sent to various people. My closing was on a Monday and they were ready to go the Thursday before. I would definitely use them again in the future. I have recommended them to many friends as well.
Max and the team are an absolute pleasure to work with.
Stress free, hassle free, kept it simple.... as much as possible for the mortgage process. 🙂 They were able to match builder discounts and I never doubted that they had my best interests in mind. We just financed our second home with Max (11 years later) and I can't imagine using anyone else should we decide to purchase a home again in the future. Thanks!!
Max is a great guy!
I haven't know him for long, but within such a short span of time he has gained my trust so well that I had no doubts having him as my lender. Since i was new to the process, I surveyed multiple lenders but no one made me more comfortable than Max. He scheduled multiple appointments with me just to make sure I was fully aware of things. He even gave a lower interest rate at a later period of time. He is spontaneous in replying to emails and has a great team. It is great working with him and I highly recommend Max.
The Leaman Team brings top notch service to a new level.
We were pleased every step of the way by the personable individuals, who acted proactively and professionally with unwavering commitment to make our experience a positive one. We knew that we could depend on them for addressing issues and questions, and they kept us on target for each milestone of the real estate process. If we buy again, we will use them again, there's no doubt about it.
The Leaman team served as our mortgage brokerage company in October 2014.
Everyone on the Leaman team was professional, prompt and courteous. Everything went so smoothly from the time we selected them to the time we closed. They helped us navigate some tricky issues with an old bank, and they did so quickly while advocating on our behalf. They were also ALWAYS available to answer questions and talk us through the entire process from end to end. I would absolutely work with this group again, and recommend them to all our friends.
Max and The Leaman Team did an awesome job on making the purchase of our new home easy and painless.
Our closing was moved up by a week with no problems, they met all the timelines and had everything ready by our closing date. They even had time to send me a birthday card during all this. They exceeded our expectations and went the extra mile. I will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Max is one of the most efficient, intelligent and honest mortgage brokers I've worked with!
From the very onset, he was looking out for my best interests and ensuring the process went smooth and ahead of schedule! I would buy or refi a home through this team again in a heart beat!
As a first time home buyer, I've spent tons of time researching and looking for a trustworthy lender.
Prime Lending is the one. I was 20 days away from closing when the lender I was first in contact with told me that they were not able to provide service for me, and that's when I turned to Prime Lending. Jori picked up my case quickly, with a high standard of professionalism, she put together all files needed in the shortest time possible and everything went smoothly from there. In addition, she provided me with an amazing interest rate, almost too good to believe. I would recommend Prime Lending to any home buyer.
Moving to a new home is very exciting
But it can also be a stressful experience; however, if you contact Max Leaman and his professional associates, the whole lending experience is second to none. We used the Leaman team in 2006 for our first move in Austin, and because of their expertise, we contacted them again in July 2014 for a move from Cedar Park, TX to Ocala, FL. We weren’t sure if they could accommodate an out-of-state move, BUT there was no problem. Everything moved along like clock work and we were so happy with how smoothly it all came together. A big Thanks to the Leaman Team!
I re-financed my house last week. Their rate and closing cost were reasonable and customer service was excellent.
I worked closely with Sherri Eckert from Max Leaman. Her performance was superb. She is very efficient . She would respond to my e-mails and phone calls promptly. On the day of my loan closing she was on vacation. But she called me to answer my questions before closing . After the closing she called me again to check if closing went well. She was ably assisted by Janey Allcorn.
This has been my best experience with loan closing. Highly recommend this company to anyone.
I originally planned on financing my mortgage through a bank.
A friend recommended I first check out the Leaman Team, and I\'m glad I took that recommendation. They were responsive, friendly, and very helpful throughout the entire process. Jori was my loan officer and Janey was my loan processor. Both were fantastic to work with. Highly recommended!
I would recommend Leaman to anyone. I have bought many houses and they were the best mortgage team that I have ever used. They were both efficient and very professional. You will have no problems if you use the Leaman team.
This was my second home loan experience
Max Leaman and his team took care of me, got me a great deal, gave me fantastic advice about what kind of loan to get and why, and locked me in at a rate I can definitely live with. They were responsive, professional, and friendly from beginning to end
I used Max Leaman at PrimeLending.
They were very knowledgeable and able to get the best rates. They were also very patient and answered all of my questions, no matter how many questions I had, very happily, cheerfully, patiently answered all the questions.
I contacted them for refinancing.
Very responsive and professional. Even though I didn't decide to use the service my experience was still pleasant.
3.35% APR friendly coorespondance.
Max and his team are awesome, He and his team are super-efficient and they helped us to close (on time) for our house.
Prior to contacting Max, we were stuck waiting for the bank loan officer to reply to our emails and phone calls. With Max, you'll never have to worry about that - he'll be contacting you!
These guys are the best!
Jori and Bobbie handled my refinance and they went over the top for me and quickly answered ALL (there were a lot) of my questions. I also had a special circumstance that they worked around -- all in just a few weeks. Great job Leaman team! THANK YOU!
This is my second mortgage with the Leaman team and me and my wife came back to them for a good reason!
The first time, they came highly recommended from a friend of mine and they were great. The loan was processed very quickly and their interest rate was the best by almost half a percent!!! The second time, I foolishly tried working with another lender who was recommended by a family member, but the new loan wasn't as straight forward as the first and things didn't work out. Another family member recommended a second lender who was even less helpful. We were losing hope that we could get the mortgage we wanted at this point so we decided to ask Max for help. The team got on it like white on rice! Our loan officer, Amy Bailey, worked with us closely and investigated many options for us until she found the best mortgage for us. Turns out one of the previous lenders told us we wouldn't qualify for that type of loan, but he obviously didn't know what he was talking about. We then worked with Janey Allcorn, our loan processor, to get all the paperwork completed and ready. She made sure all t's were crossed and i's dotted and kept me in check when I forgot something, which was often. Everything went smoothly and the loan closed much faster than we expected, even for a USDA loan which normally take quite a bit. Both my wife and I are very grateful to the Leaman Team for their excellent service and professionalism, not to mention their great interest rates! I don't think we'll need another loan for a while, but you can bet we'll come back to the Leaman Team if we need to.
I really enjoyed working with Max Leaman & his team.
I was using my VA loan to purchase my home and felt very comfortable that Max and team fully understood the paperwork and special requirements to get my loan approved quickly and at a great rate. The entire team are extremely knowledgeable and expedited my paperwork so I could close before the end of the month. I would definitely recommend the Leaman team!
Thank you Leaman Team! You all are awesome!!!
I chose to use the Leaman Team for the refinance of my house.
They contacted me within hours of emailing them and I was assigned to Jori. She was great! Very quick responses, answered all my questions, and continues to help me with some remaining questions even though we've been done with the process since 08/2014. The whole process was very fast and efficient! I hope to never have to refinance again but if I do, I will definitely contact the Leaman Team.
I love working with Jori Stern, this is my second Mortgage with Max Leaman and Jori.
Everything is done by E-mail and super fast and that is what I like. The process both times has been smooth and easy.
Worked with me to secure a loan for a Condo. Coordinated with the insurance company, appraisal, title company, etc. up through the closing.
We shopped around for a mortgage for a condo. We used Prime as one of three mortgage companies we got quotes from, but initially decided on another bank, although Prime was always responsive and helpful. The bank we chose at the last moment decided they wouldn't fund us because of an issue with the HOA's budget. So, I went back to Prime. They were happy to have our business and didn't seem to feel snubbed that they were our second choice. They worked with me to get the information they needed and always had excellent communication with both me and other entities that were necessary in the process. They showed up to the closing on time and released the funds in a timely manner. I wouldn't hesitate to use Prime again. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Prime to anyone, but especially if knew somebody was buying a condo as condo's can be trickier to finance than houses.
As a first time buyer, I could not have been more pleased with Max Leaman and his team.
I had LOTS of questions about every single part of the process, and either Max or someone from his team always responded right away and explained everything to me. Often times, Max would just call me to walk me through every step and ensure that I understood what was going on, exactly what I was signing, etc. For a single girl buying her first home, I really appreciated that 🙂 I would 100% work with Max and his team again. They're awesome!
When purchasing my first home I started working with [another lender] directly to obtain my mortgage loan. I was finding it to be quite a nightmare working with them in general. I wasn\'t sure if that was just the way buying a home was, but after talking to a few people I was recommended Max Leaman. I was a little hesitant to start over but after speaking with Max once, I decided to give him a try. That was the best decision I had made in a while. Talk about smooth and easy - night and day compared to working with [another lender]. Max and Team are very responsive and are on top of things. I know people that have had more hassle renting places then I did with my first home purchase.
Anyway, I have just finished my second home purchase with PrimeLending and things went just as great as they did 4 years ago. Excellent experience once again. I only have Bank of America loan department to compare Max to, but I would never try anywhere else.
This was a very professional, friendly, caring team!
We had some issues from coming from out-of-state, and Jori Stern put us completely at ease, and calmed my fears! They had all of our documents ready to go for the closing, days in advance, and we felt completely confident in their ability to get the job done correctly and efficiently!
Working freelance and traveling often, my wife and I were beginning to loose hope after being turned down by multiple lenders.
That's when I found Amy and the Leaman team. I'll admit I was surprised and a bit skeptical when they were so confidant of making the loan happen. They wanted to jump right in and kept reassuring us that we were great candidates for the mortgage we wanted.
And they delivered.
Throughout the entire process they were friendly, professional, thorough, and effective. We couldn't be happier! We just finished unpacking the last of our boxes in our new house and it really wouldn't have been possible without their help.
As a first time home-buyer Max Leaman made our experience extremely easy.
Everyone in Austin should be going through the Leaman Team! Our realtor, Ryan Rodenbeck, put us in touch with Max when we started looking for our home. Our initial meeting with Max was relaxed and informative. He laid out what we could afford and what we would be comfortable with. Anytime we looked at a home that we were interested in, we would send the info over to Max and he would send us a summary of costs.
Even though I know the Leaman Team had countless customers while they were working with us, Max and his team made us feel like we were the only ones on their radar. This goes a long way, especially when you're dealing with the largest purchase I've ever made. Thanks again Max and the team over at Primelending!
I have used Max and his agency multiple times to close on homes.
No matter how frantic I get close to a closing, the team answers my requests politely and in a timely manner with good information. If I have the need again for a mortgage service, I would not hesitate to call Max and his team. The Leaman Team delivers what it promises and more.
Max set me up with a great mortgage.
I'm new to the US and while I have bought houses in other countries I had no idea how it worked here. Max and his team where super helpful explain what was happening and making sure that I did not pay more than I need for things like insurance and home warranty. This was all in addition to getting me a great rate on the mortgage. I would highly recommend PrimeLending to any everyone.
We began working with Max in late 2013 when we were considering moving from California to Austin.
He pre-qualified us a few times and worked through different scenarios with me as I considered employment offers from various companies and potential neighborhoods. Max collaborated with my real estate agent, and he was very patient. When we finally arrived in Austin, chose a house to purchase, and had an offer accepted... I threw him a curveball by getting a rate quote from another lender. Max reacted quickly and promised to match or beat the other lender's rate and to also match the closing costs credit offered by the other lender. I decided to stick with Max, and two days before we closed I was THRILLED with my choice. Max called me up and told me that he was able to get me an even LOWER rate at NO additional cost! My wife and I were so pleased with our decision to stick with Max. He and his team handled everything wonderfully, and the whole home buying process was much smoother than I ever though it could be. Whether you're doing a deal long-distance or in person, we highly recommend Max Leaman and his excellent Prime Lending team!
Max and his team follow a concierge type service model, and that is quite rare in the loan business.
His team is attentive to detail, respects your time and can be trusted to get the job done.
You can be assured that once you have your application submitted, it is being looked at it by professionals who really care and know the importance of the task at hand.
It is one of the rarest experiences in which I knew that I do not have to be following up, since Max and his team are working as hard as possible to get you the best offer.
My experience was excellent and I am confident that Max and his team will exceed your expectations.
Max is very helpful and efficient. All his team is helpful.
Max was always available to answer my questions. He did not make me feel dumb even though some of my questions are pretty basic. He is so respectful and so competent. I am so glad I chose him over others to help me with my loan. Everything went so fast and so smoothly. He even showed up at the title company to shake my hand and congratulate me. Thanks Max you are awesome I appreciate everything you did.
I highly recommend Amy Bailey Oehler for your mortgage needs.
My wife and I started working with Amy a couple years ago when we were only contemplating a new loan. When we starting looking in earnest this year, we made sure to reconnect with her. As we hoped and expected, Amy handled everything flawlessly. From our pre-approval to closing, she was consistently attentive and knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions, regardless of complexity, quickly and thoroughly. Most importantly, we always thought Amy had our best interest in mind. If in the market for a new mortgage, I would not hesitate to use Amy and the team again.
We can't say enough good things about the Leaman Team!
We went through a bad experience with another local lender and wasted a lot of time, energy and money. We were referred to Max by our Realtor and everything was instantly on track. He eased our frayed nerves from the previous lender and gave us the confidence we needed to make an offer on another home. We got an FHA loan and he was very knowledgeable about all of the ins and outs. We were kept informed about the entire process every step of the way. Any issues that came up were handled professionally and promptly by him and his staff. He has a well oiled machine running there and it shows! We will definitely be life-long clients.
Great! Of all the homes I've bought over the years, this was the best experience I've had with a mortgage loan officer.
Max was most attentive and responsive, this is a highly professional office which I recommend to all.
Sherri Eckert and the rest of the Leaman team were incredible.
They responded immediately to all of my requests or questions and helped make our first home-buying process as smooth as possible. Highly recommended.
We recently relocated from Maryland to Texas and had the pleasure of working with the Max Leaman Austin Mortgage team.
Amy and her team were absolute professionals and made the purchase of our new home very easy. In fact we executed a remote closing and it went perfectly. We closed on the day planned with no issues. They kept us informed all along the way and provided the best value for our needs. I would highly recommend using their services if you are in need of a mortgage. You will not be disappointed. An extremely satisfied customer.
I went straight to the Leaman Team after finding out about them.
Reading through what others said about their service I decided to not even shop around for other lenders. I am a first-time home buyer and I needed someone to 'hold my hand'. I was accepted and welcomed and personally served by Jori Stern - one of the team members. The meeting was not long at all, no sales pitch, no rhetoric designed to sway me one way or the other - just straight honest info. And, most importantly, no promises that seemed hard to believe or unreal. Only what could really be done in my case was discussed. Long story short, an hour after our first and only-face-to-face meeting I had a letter of pre-qualification in my email box (with The Leaman Team a pre-qual letter has the power of pre-approval for other brokers and sellers in the know). Found a house that I liked and had to make an offer that very same evening. Jori provisoned me with a customized pre-qual letter to serve to the seller with my offer - that was done with one hour notice - - after business hours. Seller accepted, I was approved and closed in one month. The whole process went just like Jori said in my first meeting. Again, I have no experience in buying properties - this was my first one. But, I've heard and read 'stories'. My story was as painless as it could be. Thank you Jori and Leaman Team!
This is the second mortgage I've closed with Amy Bailey Oehler at the Leaman Team, and they've done great work both times.
I'm a landlord with a growing list of rental homes that I manage, and I've used many lenders over the years. Amy answers my calls when I call and returns emails quickly, which to me has become my primary reason why I like the Leaman Team. Their fees are very reasonable and the rates they've quoted on mortgages are as low as I've seen, even surprisingly beating my credit union's rates and some of the rates offered by companies that broadcast the various Austin real estate radio shows. But like many other reviewers on here have posted, the most important thing is transparency and communication. Their closing cost worksheets are very straight-forward and easy to understand. They're not a fly-by-night internet mortgage company that makes me question whether I'm sending my money to con artists. Rates and fees don't matter if the mortgage company fails to close the loan because the loan approval went sideways along the way. At the end of the day, many of the low-cost mortgage companies have become as efficient as they can and all their rates and fees are close to the same. What sets Amy and the Leaman team above the rest is that I really like chatting with Amy, I'm totally happy with their friendly service, and I trust their professionalism to ensure that my loan closes as planned and I don't lose a great real estate deal.
I'll keep this as short and sweet as possible.
My own bank and other lending companies could not get me approve for the purchase amount that I needed, took days and days to "get me pre approved" and their communication was very poor. Enter Max Leaman Team. They are as good as advertised! From the beginning to the end their communication is top notch. Always returned my calls and emails and answered all my never ending questions. They were so patient and helpful. Sherri was my loan officer and it was such a great experience that I also referred my sister to the Leaman team . They are honest people whos goals are to take care and help you!
I worked with Max Leaman to buy my first home, and my experience was truly extraordinary.
The level of professionalism, attentiveness, kindness and dedication that Max and his team give to their clients is second to none.
Max was able to get me closed on my condo in under 30 days, and was transparent and explanatory every step of the way. If I ever had a question, he answered his direct line (no going through a secretary) and he always treated me like I was his number one priority.
In an era of impersonal, digital, fast-paced and rushed interactions, I was so grateful to work with someone so hands-on and accessible.
This is truly an unparalleled group. I highly, highly, highly recommend Max Leaman!
(I'd never written a review before, but this experience required acknowledgement and needed to be shared so others can benefit from these phenomenal services!)
Helped me finance a 1st & 2nd mortgage for a self-employed purchase of a new home in Friendswood, TX (Houston area)
Excellent, Jori was my loan officer and she was great - they were located in Austin and home purchase was in Houston area but that did not matter, I received better care from them than many past local finance companies! Communication was fast, accurate and very good, all personnel I dealt with at Max Leaman were aware of the mortgage details, so we did not have to start over every time I talked to someone new. As a self-employed person, I'm use to the extra documentation required and I figured it would much worse now than in past but Jori and her team really helped make it go very smoothly, it went much easier than I thought it would. Closed on time with no last minute surprises, I will use Max Leaman again and would highly recommend them to others.
Very easy to work with Jori Stern
I did not know any other lender so my realtor recommended Max Leaman team. I did not regret and closed on my condo in March 2014 in a timely and efficient manner. It was a pleasant experience and great pleasure to work with Jori Stern and team.
I have nothing but good things to say about Max.
I have nothing but good things to say about Max. all the fees and how long it would take to close on my home. I had a good experience with them and would use them again.
We were quickly impressed with Senior Loan Officer, Amy Bailey Oehler
Who from the beginning was attentive, knowledgeable and willing to help us every step of the way. She really is Awesome!! She was quick to respond to our emails and calls, and answered all of our questions and we had a lot as we were first time home buyers. She and her team kept us on track and we were very impressed at the speed of their response time to everything. We also closed "early" on our home. We definitely would recommend The Leaman Team to anyone. They were wonderful to work with and made purchasing a home easy for us.
Amy with the Leaman Team was amazing.
We were out of state and she helped us with the entire process. I would highly recommend this team if you are buying the Austin area. Very helpful and responsive to all questions asked!
Prime Lending provided first mortgage financing for our purchase of a home in the Austin area.
They performed as promised. They were extremely responsive to any questions or requests and performed all of their work in a timely manner. I have worked with a variety of lenders over the last 20 years and Prime Lending was the best by far. I highly recommend that you contact Amy Oehler at their Wood Hollow location.
Assisted with the funding of my new home under a very tight timeline
The level of service was fantastic from my initial conversation with Max where I was merely exploring possibilities of the purchase of a new home to the actual closing. He and team were extremely responsive, thorough and most importantly no surprises. Once we decided to sell our existing home and purchase a new home, the timeline was very short but we successfully met the closing date with no delays. Max's team made what could have been a stressful situation very smooth. I would definitely recommend and will certainly use them again when needed.
Amy was FANTASTIC!
She answered all my questions, made sure everything went smooth and gave us a great rate with low fees. Amy was referred to me by a friend several years back. She has answered emails and calls from me for years prior to me even using her services. I highly recommend Amy for your lending needs.
I worked with what seems like pretty much the entire Leman Team.
We were under contract 3 times until we got a deal that worked out and each time Leman was on point and got us taken care of.
While working in Afghanistan I wanted to refinance and condense nine mortgages into three.
This was a large project considering the current number of mortgages I had, the amount of people that needed to be involved, complying with the new laws that took effect in January 2013, and myself being in Afghanistan. I had contacted many Mortgage companies hoping to get this mission completed, only to be told sorry we can not help you, or no response at all.
I was nervous, about using a company I found online, but felt I had no other option. After doing an online search, the Leaman team was one of the companies that turned up. I called, and the person who answered was Jori. I explained to her what I was looking to accomplish, where I was, and the difficulties I am having. After I explained in detail what my goal was, Jori was more than willing to try and help me. Jori took her time, explained to me what the process was, what she would need at each phase of the process, and estimated the time frame to complete the process.
The whole Leaman Team worked on my project, always making me feel good about my decision, using Company I found online. The Leaman Team condensed my nine mortgages down to three, keeping me informed, and ease during the whole process, I cannot thank the whole Leaman team, Jori, Billie, and Mary enough for taking the time to help me accomplish my goal.
The process went so well, that just last week (6/17/2014) I complete another mortgage with the Leaman Team. Again I experience a professional team willing to help me achieve the goal I set.
Just contacted them to get some information only.
They were very prompt and got back to me right away
Max Leaman Team is awesome. The end-to-end experience of working with them was very impressive.
The level of customer services these guys provided was exceptional! It amazed me how fast and efficient they were. I worked primarily with Amy and she was always there to help answer the many, many questions I had for her. There is no doubt that I will be working with them for my next real estate transaction.
Thank you Amy & team for your help!
Max is a superhero.
An abbreviated version of my home-buying experience:
After a few months of searching, I finally found a condo that fit all of my needs. I was using my bank as my lender, and made an offer on the condo, which was promptly accepted. After accepting it, the bank realized that the condo wouldn't qualify for my VA loan, and it wasn't an approved condo for traditional financing either. My bank said I was pretty much stuck with an investment loan, with the wonderful terms of 5.75%, 5-year ARM, up to 11.75%. They said that it might be possible to get traditional financing, but this would require the HOA president filling out a ten-ish page questionnaire to determine eligibility.
Since I was three days into my option period, I started panicking. I called four lenders within the hour - Max being one of them.
After talking to Max, he said it didn't sound like there would be a problem, but he would need to check a few things.
The next day, he had a loan application ready for me to sign. He had determined that the condo was eligible based on the mailing addresses of the owners (to see if they lived in the condo), and calling the HOA president (he might have done more, I'm not sure).
Two weeks later (over half-way through my contract period) - my bank and one of the other loan agencies STILL didn't have enough information to determine if it was eligible. They were still twiddling their thumbs, waiting on the HOA president to fill this paperwork out.
About two weeks into the process, it comes back that there's a problem with the HOA's insurance. It was an umbrella policy that covered many condos throughout the US. This, according to new regulations, meant that it wasn't available for traditional financing through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Max immediately went to work.
He spoke with the HOA president, then his insurance agent directly, to see if this could be resolved. The insurance agent said that she could not provide an acceptable policy, after a week of stalling. Max then contacted several other insurance agents, got quotes for comparable policies, and submitted them to the HOA president. He even called the HOA president several times to make sure things were going smoothly. Without him doing this, I would not have been able to get a loan for this condo.
And, to top it all off, he extended my rate lock-in for eleven days past the original period (since the contract had to be extended) without any charge.
So, yeah. If you're buying a condo, I would definitely recommend Max.
I want to start by saying everyone I interacted with at Max Leaman was extremely prompt, professional and patient, especially my loan officer Jori
I was a first time home buyer, so I knew almost nothing of the process. On top of that, the condo that I put an offer in for ended up being non-warrantable which added a whole new set of loan rules and restrictions that most mortgage lenders wouldn't even touch. I was able to secure the loan I needed and get advice during every step of the process. I was able to get a new lower interest rate during closing even after my loan had funded. I also ran into a small complication that needed to be resolved outside of business hours for an offer I put on a place. Jori responded to my email and put time in during her weekend to help me with what I needed. I couldn't have picked a better company to use as a first time buyer. I will definitely use them again and have recommended them to friends.
Even if you already have a specific lender in mind, you should do yourself a favor and give Max Leaman a call anyways.
I worked with Jori Stern for several months trying to get a loan for a house.
The whole thing ended up falling through, but she was amazing through the whole process! Her attitude was always positive and she was so helpful. Her replies were prompt and informative as to what I should expect next. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
In moving to Austin area recently, we reached out to the Leaman team for an estimate on financing.
We also contacted a bank with which we already do business to compare and with whom we had already secured a previous mortgage.
By far, the Leaman team, surpassed all expectations. They were professional, prompt, informative, and knowledgeable and although it took us more than four months to find a home, they were there every step of the way guiding us with information, facts, and figures that allowed us to make an informative and timely decision in the challenging housing market in Austin.
Jori Stern is outstanding and never missed a beat. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about the level of communication from our bank. Jori often would answer emails within minutes; the bank would take days. As another reviewer pointed out, Jori consistently remains positive even though there were many times when the search for our next house seemed dismal.
Although we were hesitant at first not to use our bank, the great experience with the Leaman team made us wonder why we hadn't accessed a private lender previously.
Without hesitation, my husband and I strongly would recommend the Leaman Team!
I contacted the Leaman team as a last resort.
I thought it was one of those "too good to be true" situations especially after being turned down for a mortgage from several lenders and banks. My husband I were looking to get a second mortgage (we use our first one as rental property back in NC) and had dreams of being home owners again here in Austin. Hurdle #1? I'm self employed, #2 my husband switched jobs(same field) within the last year and of course this being our second mortgage...well we weren't exactly prime candidates for a mortgage approval. When I was contacted by Amy from the Leaman team she gave me the initial hope that I needed to start the process. During every step I was pretty apprehensive. I really was waiting for a phone call saying "oh sorry looks like we actually can't approve you"..when it didn't come... I was cautiously optimistic.
Perhaps I built the whole process up in my head as being this huge nightmare, but really finding our house was the biggest challenge. Amy and her team were very helpful and assisted us in getting our dream home which made the process as stress free as buying a house could be. She was able to work up several loan options and explain them in detail which was great considering we wavered several times on our budget and down payment. Everything happened very quickly and we were able to close within 30 days give or take. I will definitely use them again as well as recommend them to friends/family. If you have doubts about qualifying or you are self employed (which so many of us are now) I suggest giving them a call.
The Leaman Team helped us to apply and receive a loan for a home purchase.
The Leaman Team had great customer service, great rates, and competitive pricing. Their staff was very friendly, helpful, and responsive.
Working with Amy at the Leaman team was such a delight.
My friend and I were first-time homebuyers, and Amy made the whole process clear and easy to follow.The fear of not qualifying for the necessary financing was stressful at times, and Amy patiently counseled us when we had concerns or fears about the process. Who knew that our mortgage broker would also be our therapist during the slightly scary process of buying a home for the first time! In the end, though, she was right: everything worked out perfectly, and we are now moved in to our new, awesome home. Thank you!
Amy helped me with a non-traditional situation, and got everything handled on-time and with no hassle!
Her expertise and experience really showed.
If you have any doubts about calling the Leaman team don't - these guys and gals are the real deal!
I am writing this review from my new home office and I have no one to thank more than Sherri from the Leaman Team. She was extremely knowledgable, patient, and very helpful.
Thank you Sherri and The Max Leaman Team!
Working with the Leaman team was a most pleasant experience. Not only was everyone very professional and knowledgeable, but also courteous and patient
We mainly worked with Jori Stern in refinancing our home. Ms. Stern was very timely with her communication, both in telephone calls as well as sending e-mails. Also Ms. Stern was very well-informed about the proceedings and schedules. And she provided us with guidelines, information and answers irrespective of the degree of importance. Overall, our opportunity to work with the Leaman Team was an extremely rewarding one.
Best mortgage company ever
Best mortgage company ever!
So I purchased my first home with Max Leaman team in March, prior to this I had worked with capital one and DHI. I had such a bad experience with capital one that the deal fell apart and DHI took weeks just to generate a pre qual letter. Prime lending was amazing I worked primarily with Amy Bailey Oehler and also Billie Ann Alferez. Both of them were awesome, they would always answer the phone and if not they would call you back immediately. Amy worked quickly and efficiently on my file getting things done faster than I expected they would be done. There were 2 times my realtor called her for pre qual letters so we could submit an offer and she generated them almost immediately. Also she was very patient and thorough throughout the application process taking time to answer all my questions. I requested an expedited closing and they worked their magic closing in about 3 weeks. I’d highly recommend the Max Leaman team.
AWESOME! From start to end in about 3-weeks and the process proceeded flawlessly and very professionally.
Very nice to have such a competent, experienced team close by here in Austin. Loads & Loads of Paperwork and required documents but they handled the requests & processing effortlessly, timely and without any hiccups! Extremely efficient and we were kept informed thru every step of the way. Easy, fast closing & funding! We would recommend to anyone without any hesitation. Best Refinance Team in Austin, Texas! Our special Thanks to Jori Stern, & Janey Allcorn. 5 stars ain't enough....!!!!
We used Max to finance our house several years ago and now came back to him to refinance and take advantage of the great rates he was able to provide.
Max and his team are GREAT at responding to emails, completely walking you through the process and answering any question. We have already recommended him to several of our friends who were looking for a lender. Max will get the job done!
The team (I worked with Amy and Megan) was so helpful. This was my first mortgage so they walked me through each step and answered all of my questions
They were also able to fund my non-warrantable condo which other lenders told me would be very difficult and even near impossible. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Working with the Leaman team was great! I selected them because of their high ratings on the internet, and I was not disappointed.
As with any mortgage, you must have your documentation correct. The Leaman team helped me identify every document required for my mortgage to fund. When all the big banks said "No", PrimeLending said "Yes". Thanks!
Max is FANTASTIC! I couldn't imagine a broker who works more diligently and actually cares about what's your best interest.
Since working with Max, I've heard from a couple well respected Realtors that Max is "King of condos" in Austin, so if you're in the condo game, he's who you should look up. But even if you're not, he went WAY beyond and above expectations to help my parents and I each get our dream homes. Thanks so much Max!
I used the Leaman team for my first time home buying experience. I had talked with other lenders before using Amy at Leaman team.
She was by far the most personable, informative, friendly, and helpful loan officer I talked to out of at least 5 other loan companies. She was so fast with responses and was proactive with making sure all of my paperwork was in order. I had numerous questions throughout the whole process and she answered them cheerfully without ever making me feel like I was putting her out or like I was asking a stupid question. I even called her in a panic more than once during the process because I was nervous about getting my dream home and making sure everything was going according to plan. She assured me I had nothing to worry about. At the end of the process Amy made sure I knew all the steps to complete the mortgage and home-buying process. I am so glad I had someone as amazing and helpful and just plain sweet to help me along the way. I highly recommend the Leaman team for their professional and quick and friendly service.
Got a jumbo loan through Max Leaman for our new home purchase.
After singing his praises, my realtor had recommended that we get a quote from Max directly. We are really glad we listened because after shopping around the loan with Max and other brokers, we chose Max for the following reasons:
- Very competitive rates
- Professional service and prompt communication
- Everyone on Max's team acted like a consummate professional - they were friendly, organized and knowledegable
All in all, I would happily use Max Leaman again for a future loan. Thanks, Max!
All the members are very efficient.
Compare with my previous loan agent, Amy provides me with a lot of knowledge, and avoid stress. This team can get the job done quickly; I have referred 2 friends to them. Will definitely come back to them if we need another mortgage loan.
Max was most excellent. I'd recommend him to all of my friends and family.
Our mortgage went through seamlessly. If I had to do the process over, I'd choose him in a heartbeat.
We worked with Jori Stern on a home mortgage for our investment property in Austin
We were very impressed with her promptness and her professionalism in getting our loan funded. Jori provided us various options on our loans and answered all our questions on them patiently. She provided comparisons between different options and was happy to explain what each line item was about when we had questions.
We're from California and all our transactions were done remotely. Jori assisted us with our loan documents, document signing and through escrow. She made sure that even when she was out of town for a couple of days, we were taken care off by via her colleague.
Overall, we are very impressed with Jori and recommend her without any reservations.
We've used the Leaman team twice now and you will not be disappointed. I agree that this company is #1 in Austin.
Having your fiinancial health scrutinized is never fun, yet our loan officer Jori Stern made this process go as smoothly and painlessly as possible. We closed on time and with no surprises.
Thanks again Jori!
There are not enough words to express our gratitude to the Lehman Team, more specifically Sherri Eckert.
We contacted her back in October and just just closed on our brand new home last Friday. From the very beginning we figured loan approval would be a long shot considering we're self-employed. With Sherri's guidance we accomplished more than we thought possible. We hit a few road bumps the last couple weeks where I was literally ready to go in postal mode but Sherri never got discouraged or lost hope. To say we were extremely excited at the closing would be an understatement. I can assure you that if it is possible The Lehman Team will find a way. We will not hesitate to refer everyone and anyone we know to this group....and to Sherri. Ps....they will forever be on my Christmas card list!
Just worked with Amy and the team at Prime Lending when buying our house here in Austin.
Whoa, they are awesome! Hugely responsive, speedy, professional, just great all around. As a first-time home buyer, they walked me through the process and made sure everything was perfect. I felt so confident having them working for us. Can't imagine better service. Thanks!
We were in a unique situation where we wanted to purchase the property that we had been renting for the last couple of years.
We were first time homebuyers, we weren't using a real estate agent, and we were buying a condo. All things that seemed daunting to me, and honestly I was dreading even attempting the mortgage process. We contacted a mortgage broker who was personally recommended to us as well as Max Leaman. Right from the very beginning, Amy was informative and helpful. I explained my reservations and she said that it would be no problem and she would be there for me with any questions that I had along the way. In addition, she is a pro at doing condo loans, so I felt more comfortable going with her and the Max Leaman team. As the mortgage process rolled along, question after question came up, and Amy stayed true to her word and answered every single one of them. Promptly, pleasantly, and with actual answers instead of skirting the issues. Over time, I felt like she was more of a friend than a mortgage broker.
Although the actual mortgage process is way more detailed than I ever could have thought, Amy made things for us a lot easier and I greatly appreciate her guidance, expertise, and friendliness. I would definitely recommend her to others, and in fact, I've already told a friend about her.
When our first broker who was recommended to us fell through we did a quick google search and found Max.
Max and his team were amazing and were able to answer all my dumb 1st time home buyer questions quickly and take away all of my concerns. We were able to do a 20 day close from a different state and it was honestly one of the easiest things I have ever done. I would recommend anyone even thinking about purchasing a home to give Max a call.
Jori and her team were absolute amazing! Miracle workers! She worked non-stop to get my loan to go through.
There were literal five different times when I thought, "The deal is dead." But she never stopped and was always worked hard to find a solution. And the customer service was phenomenal. So many brokers take forever (if ever) to return calls or emails. But with Jori and the Max Leaman team, I always got a response almost immediately. I can't say enough good things about this group. I would definitely recommend them to anyone out there.
Jori and her team were absolute amazing! Miracle workers! She worked non-stop to get my loan to go through.
There were literal five different times when I thought, "The deal is dead." But she never stopped and was always worked hard to find a solution. And the customer service was phenomenal. So many brokers take forever (if ever) to return calls or emails. But with Jori and the Max Leaman team, I always got a response almost immediately.
I can't say enough good things about this group. I would definitely recommend them to anyone out there.
The Max Leaman Team was professional, responsive, courteous, and offered as a competitive rate as we found.
Amy was extremely helpful and walked us through every step of the process, provided a number of different options based on our needs, and made sure that we felt comfortable every step of the way.
I had such a good experience on my first buy with Max, I didn't even think twice when it came to my next home.
Max and his staff are some of the most professional and experienced in the industry. I wish I could clone them! Max and Jori were always so responsive and understanding on our numerous requests for pre-approvals and estimates, replying within minutes! There were numerous nights, weekends and holidays that they made themselves available to us either via email or phone. Interactions with them are always extremely thorough and normalizing. Closing was a non-issue and a breeze. There isn't a more attentive and knowledgeable group in real estate. Austin is lucky to have them. THANK YOU!
Can't say enough about Max and the whole team! I found Max after a long search around the Austin area after not finding a lender that felt right.
The reviews are spot on and definitely made buying my first home a breeze. I originally was looking in Austin but transferred the search to California. Max insisted he could still help out and I'm so glad I stayed. He always answered the phone or called me back promptly the same day. When I needed pre-approval letters for offers he emailed them to me in minutes, yes minutes. The whole team is ridiculously on top of their game.
Everyone, even my real estate agent, insisted on not using an out of state lender. After seeing how responsive and professional the Leaman team was, they all did a 180 and were flat out astonished with their level of service. My real estate agent stated Max was flat out the best lender he's seen in 20 years of service.
They've got the best rates and I will use Max and the team to purchase my next home without a doubt!
Home Mortgage Refinance.
Everyone at Prime Lending was great! Jory was very patient with my many many questions! The refi went through without a hitch!
We worked with Jori Stern with the Leaman Team and she was amazingly helpful during the loan approval process and throughout the closing of our home
We moved to Austin from out of state, and Jori worked hard to communicate with us every step of the way, even making herself available on the weekend when we came in town to house hunt. The entire Leaman team bent over backwards to help us make our loan go as smoothly as possible (not always an easy feat when the sale of our old house was not yet finalized). I highly recommend The Leaman Team to anyone buying a house!
I'm so glad to have found the Leaman Team. I worked primarily with Jori.
She communicated with me throughout the process and pushed things along. I've purchased a few investment properties in Houston in the past year and have dealt with 4 different lenders in that time. The Leaman Team is by far the best. They knew how to deal with investment property financing and didn't give me the runaround with endless requests for documentation. We closed the cash-out refi right on time and they held their costs to exactly what they stated in their good-faith estimate.
My husband and I started the process for purchasing our second home in late 2012
The first person I contacted was Max to try and figure out our budget, so we could have a good idea of where to start.
I found Max and he exceeded my expectations every step of the way. Max was extremely responsive and thorough from day one. I emailed back and forth with Max over the course of a year, with a million questions, and he walked me through the entire process.
We finally found our dream house, and we felt so good about the amount for the down payment and our mortgage payment because Max helped us to set a realistic budget where we would be comfortable.
Once we decided to put an offer in, Max walked me through each line of our settlement statement and he explained everything in detail with me, which helped me to really have an understanding of where our money was going, and exactly how much we would need for closing on our house. When it came time to close, Max's team had everything completed EARLY which is unheard of, and we were able to move into our new house before Christmas, which was amazing!
Max and his team were extremely professional, thorough, friendly, and most importantly, they walk you through the process step by step. Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions that you make in life, and it was such a joy to have a team that I could trust to help us through the crazy process of purchasing a home.
I would highly recommend Max to anyone looking to buy a house! I will not go to anyone else when the time comes to find a new house in the future.
When I saw the 5-star rating for the Max Leaman team, I was leery of this based on working with mortgage lenders in the past.
I even hear horror stories of friends using big banks and not being able to close on time. My experience with the Leaman team was the exact opposite, thank goodness!
I chose to work with the Leaman team. I was glad I did - I worked with Amy and she was able to answer all of my questions, no matter how crazy they were. Amy is knowledgeable and fun.
One of my "fears" about getting a mortgage is the underwriting process. On loans in the past, it always seemed like when the underwriters were asking for information, they needed it last week and were mad when you did not give them an immediate response. I started calling them every day to see what they needed since they threated my closing date.
When working with the Leaman underwriting team, they explained the underwriting process up front and were amazing to work with. And of course, we closed on time! Thank you Amy and the Leaman team!
My experience with the Leaman Team, was by far my best home buying exeriences I have had.
This is my second home purchase, my first home purchase was a nightmare and felt very disorganized to the point that I almost threw my hand up in the air and walked away from the entire deal.
From when I started working with Jori and the Leaman team from getting pre qualified and being very well informed of what I could really afford. And taking the time to break down what my payments would look like for real. Instead of just giving you a number and saying this is what you qualify for, then you get that surprise at the closing table.
I ask alot of questions and I am a 14 veteran which can mean I ask lots of questions. But regardless of the question the leaman team put alot of time and effort into answering all my questions to great extent, which keep me comfortable during my home buying process.
Jori is buy far the best that I have worked with when dealing with VA Lenders. Compared to my last home buying experience. I felt she really knew what she was doing! She simply gave a list of items I needed to get for her and that was that. She was definitely on the ball, I didn't get asked for any additional copies of documents, statements that I had already submitted. Next thing you know I had a earlier closing date that I had hoped for and I was at the closing table prepared with no additional surprises. My opinion thats the way it should be!
So I would definitely recommend working with the Leaman Team especially if you are using a VA Cert.
If you are looking for someone who can get the job done...then you need to speak to Max Leaman.
I was working with another lender and very stressed due to my mortgage broker's lack of performance and lack of focus. The home I was buying needed to close by the end of the year. Oddly enough, fate stepped in and I found Max.
I was calling my lender to have a very serious conversation and accidentally called Max's number instead. I was ranting about being unhappy with Max (not realizing I had called the wrong guy) when Max interjected..."I think you may have the wrong number, but "I am" a mortgage broker and would be more than happy to help you" I explained that I was between a rock and a hard place, that changing brokers mid-stream would cause me to loose even more precious time. I shared the details of my situation and he said no problem "I can do it...I can make that deadline"....and he did. From that moment on the process was so easy. Everything happened...click...click...click...the parts just fell into place ...allowing us to closed early.
Buying a home is stressful enough...make the money part easy and call Max Leaman to handle the loan on your new home.
Working with Max and his team was a great experience. They’re experienced, professional and efficient.
My situation was unusual due to the nature of the property I was purchasing; most of lender we contacted couldn't handle this type of loan, but Max’s team was resourceful enough to provide the services I needed and gave me a below-average rate. Working with max and his team was not only productive but also very peasant, comfortable and fun. I’ve already recommended Prime Lending to my friends.
Working with Max and his team was a wonderful experience.
As first time home buyers, we were in need of someone who would hold our hands through this process, making sure that we were up to date and informed. Max exceeded this, checking in with us, answering my many questions and making sure all of our paperwork was completed and accurate. He made the lending process the most pleasant aspect of buying our first home.
I've been in my house now for about 6 months -- and couldn't have done it without Max Leaman and team.
I started out thinking I was going to be a smart buyer and use one of those "online" mortgage brokers to find a good deal and process the home loan on my first ever home purchase.
Wow was that a mistake.
The other guys (whose name rhymes with "Frickin") were really just low-rent sales people. When I had legitimate questions about my situation and my proposed loan they were slow to get back to me and didn't give me straight answers.
Then I found Max Leaman.
Max's team is second to none. Right after my first email conversation with a member of his team I felt more comfortable, and more like a person than with any other banks I'd spoken with.
I pretty much immediately filled out all of their prequalification items and had decided even before they gave me the rate that I was going to use them. The loan officer even identified something on my credit which HAD to be resolved prior to closing any loan -- no one else had even mentioned this, and Max's team pointed it out and provided advice on how to clear it up before I was ever obligated to do business with them.
Once I found my dream-home I promptly called the Leaman team and told them to get cranking on processing my loan -- and crank they did! We closed in 30 days, and remember I'm a first time home buyer with an FHA loan and questionable previous credit. They made it happen!
Throughout the entire process I was kept informed, updated, and in-the-loop.
I really couldn't ask for more out of a loan officer and I can't recommend Max Leaman and team highly enough.
The Max Leaman team was recommended to us by our realtor.
We worked with Jori Stern who was extremely knowledgable and responsive to our questions and needs throughout the entire process. The Leaman Team made it clear that they wanted to earn our business and they did just that - they beat the quotes we received from 2 other banks and we were able to close on time with no last minute scrambling or hiccups. We highly recommend the Max Leaman team for a stress free mortgage loan process!
PrimeLending made the loan process pleasant.
The Max Leaman team is always helpful and great at returning phone calls/emails. They work hard to meet deadlines and make the loan process as simple as possible. They offer competitive rates and want to earn the chance to work with you again. I will be using PrimeLending again.
Helped us procure our first home mortgage.
The Leaman team did an excellent job of guiding us through the mortgage application process. They answer all our questions, took care of all our needs, and got us the best possible rates.
Transaction process went very smooth even though we live in a different state. Would do business with Prime Lending again.
As a first time homebuyer I was suspicious of every aspect of the process, especially securing a mortgage.
Within minutes of working with Max I was convinced that he was the person that I wanted to work with. There was no pressure, overselling or aggressive tactics. With Max and his team it was a very simple process that was much easier than I expected.
Prime Lending was excellent on our new home purchase!
Jori attended the closing, and was very diligent throughout the buying process. I would recommend Prime Lending to everyone I know for financing. Thanks guys!
Provided financing for an investment property.
Max and his team were fantastic to work with. Competitive rate and lowest fees by more than $400 right out of the gate. Closed on-time in 25 days even with delays on the seller's side and the Christmas holidays. Easy application, great communication on the process with regular updates, always available for questions, no last-minute changes or charges.
I'm in the Dallas area and there were no issues at all with The Leaman team being located in Austin.
Max Leaman and his team refinanced our home mortagage.
My husband and I are extremely pleased with the service, professionalism and friendliness of the Prime Lending Team with Max Leaman.
We initially started with a different mortgage company and after a excuse after excuse of why the refinance of our mortagage contined to be postponed we finally told the company to close our file. That company took up an entire year of our lives...very aggravating.
Finally, after reading about Max Leaman at Prime Lending and his team we decided to contact them after canceling our loan with the other company. I was first caught off guard with how nice, friendly and understanding they were of our situation and they were really surprised and couldn't understand why the other company could not close the loan.
Even before seeing our actual numbers and credit reports they told us that we would be closing on Nov 1 (30 days after initial contact). I was impressed but skeptical due to our most recent experience. During the process they were very easy to get ahold of, answered all of our questions promptly and did everything they said they would do on time.
To our pleasant surprise, we closed on Nov 1, the day that they quoted us during our first conversation. We were so excited we couldn't believe it!!
I highly recommend without reservation Max Leaman and his team from Prime Lending for any mortgage/refinance services that you may need now or in the future.
Max and his team are knowledgable, ethical, and efficient.
Max will take the time to understand your situation, and will talk you through his recommended approach. He is patient to answer any questions and will make sure you understand the details of the transaction. I worked with Max on my fifth mortgage loan, and it was (by far) the best overall experience I have had during a mortgage process.
It was a real pleasure working with Max.
I started this process with my conventional bank and felt like I had to spend time and effort double checking everything as they kept getting my name/address/previous employment wrong. Assuming that all mortgage lenders are the same I didn't really look for anything else until my realtor serendipitously put me in touch with Max.
With him there wasn't a second of worry, everything happened so smoothly and efficiently. He anticipated every potential issue and addressed them quickly. When closing rolled by it couldn't have gone more smoothly or quicker. It was such a great experience that I felt like I should be paying him more! It doesn't seem right that such excellent service is priced so competitively 🙂
Wonderful People! Very Knowledgeable and Experienced.
I am so thankful to my friend for recommend the Leaman team! As a first-time homebuyer, I was nervous about dealing with lenders--I just didn't know what to expect. I got in touch with Amy and she quickly put my mind at ease. She helped me understand the process (which seriously made my head spin sometimes!) and was always willing and able to answer all of my questions. She even brought me a present at closing!! Once, Amy was out of the office and I wasn't sure who to consult, but thankfully Max picked up the phone and guess what? They're all wonderful and extremely helpful! They thoroughly explain the process, give you options, and most importantly--peace of mind. The Leaman team stood head and shoulders above the other two lenders I was considering working with. I highly recommend them to anyone!
We had an AWESOME experience with the Max Leaman Team.
My wife and I are self-employed and were having trouble getting Chase, Bank Of America, etc to really go to bat for us. I found Max and decided to give him a shot - he was the only lender that actually appeared to WANT to help us. Self-employment can be tricky with our income vs. business income, etc, but he never once led us to believe it would be difficult to qualify. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home, no matter what situation they are in. The Team does great work and took care of us every step of the way. Thank you guys so much!
I had so much trouble with other lenders, but Max and his team got it done for me! GOT. IT. DONE.
This was my first home buying experience and Max happily walked me through each step. He's very smart, experienced, organized, and thorough and he is just straight up good at what he does. He's an all around fun and awesome guy too. Bonus!
Everything happened very quickly. Quick response times. Quick approval. And quick closing date (closed almost two weeks early).
I fully endorse Max and his team. I will go to him for any and every other house in my future. If you don't make this your first stop after reading this, you'll be wasting time and/or making a mistake.
Leaman for life.
Had a wonderful experience with Leaman group (I worked with Jori).
All my concerns and questions were promptly answered and she definitely made my purchase quick and easy. Even after my closing, she was very helpful. I would recommend them to anyone.
My experience with the Leaman Team was excellent from start to finish. This was my first time buying a home.
I was really worried when the first lender told me they could only offer me an adjustable rate mortgage because the condo I was looking to buy was considered non-warrantable. My agent connected me with the Leaman Team and they were able to offer me a fixed rate mortgage with a good interest rate on the same property. I was relieved to say the least. Jori Stern was especially helpful. She answered all of my questions and was quick to respond to emails. The whole process went very smoothly. I highly recommend the Leaman Team.
Provided mortgage brokerage services for my new home purchase.
I found Max Leaman and am glad I did. The entire process, from application to closing, was efficient and accurate - no issues whatsoever. I closed in about three weeks on a home purchase with a conventional loan.
I compared fees among many brokers and Max Leaman's were the most competitive. Many other reputable and/or recommended mortgage brokerage services have a long list of junk fees with twenty different names and "costs" for the same junk (processing fee, application fee (the most offensive), settlement fee, document prep fee, administrative fee, underwriting fee....). Max Leaman's fees are minimal and reasonable.
I'm in Houston, along with the house, the sellers, and the title company. Max Leaman is in Austin, which did not present a challenge:. all interaction with Max and team was done over the phone, email, and/or secured/encrypted Cisco mail.
I was buying my first home recently and was looking to change my lender as my first was non-responsive after the initial quote.
The Leaman Team was recommended by my realtor, so I decided to go through them for my loan. I cannot begin to explain how well they took care of me throughout the entire process. Sherri Eckert in particular made the entire loan process extremely smooth. She always made sure I stayed on track, thoroughly explained every document/detail, incredibly responsive, and always open and honest throughout the process. To top it off, they gave me a much better rate than I received with the first lender!
We used the Leaman Team to re-finance our home mortgage.
I started looking for a company to refinance my mortgage by doing a Google search. I sent an e-mail inquiry to the first listing on Google. Only a moment later, my telephone rings and I start a conversation with a fast-talking BS artist who quickly reminded me of the Used Car Dealer that I once worked for.
I did a quick Google search on that company. Nothing but complaints came up. I searched for comments on my current mortgage company, not one that I chose, but one that bought my loan from my previous lender. Again, nothing but complaints and problems came up.
So, I decided to search for the company that was rated the best A+. The Max Leaman Team came up.
I went to the Leaman Team web site and filled out their preliminary inquiry form. The next morning, I was contacted by Ms Jori Stearn. Jori worked with my wife and me all the way through the refinance process. She was very prompt, professional and kept in close contact with us all the way. They set a close date that was only about four weeks away from the date of my original contact with them. I had my doubts that we could really make that date, but it did happen just as Jori promised that it would!
Later on, after we had submitted the required financial information, we were contacted by Jori's associate, Ms Janey Alcorn. Both Jori and Janey worked with us closely to acquire all the information that they needed. They gave us a very competitive rate and were very professional throughout the entire process.
A Notary Public service sent an agent to our home on the close date that was initially promised. All of the papers were signed and our loan was funded within the tight schedule that was originally promised.
The Leaman Team works like a well-oiled machine. They delivered what they promised. They were very prompt, professional and downright NICE throughout the process!
We could not have been happier and we would definitely use them again.
We hit a snag with our first lender and Amy stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park. She was able to close our loan within 3 weeks and made the process painless. This was the second time we used Prime Lending and I would do it again.
These guys are nuts!! They closed my refi in less than 3 weeks!
I came to Max with a huge dilemma. I needed to do a cash-out refi on my investment property in Houston and I only had 3 weeks to do it. Apparently, there was a Fannie Mae guideline that permitted the “cash-out”, using the delayed financing exemption, but you had to close the refi within 6 months of the purchase. Of course, I was at 5 months and 1 week when I realized this. From the beginning, Max assured me that it wasn’t a matter of IF we can close, but WHEN we can close. Sure enough, he was a man of his words… I evaluate lenders on 4 criteria: service, ability to close, communication/promptness, and price (in that exact order). The Leaman Team, which includes Max, Jori, and Billie Ann scores a 10 in all these areas…I can’t wait to do business with them again!
like others, we found max leaman's team, and thought we'd see if it was a good fit.
we were first time homebuyers, and knew nothing of the process, other than the bank of america contact we spoke with was condescending and intimidating. obviously, that is not the kind of person you want to work with for one of the biggest financial commitments of your life, especially when you are a novice... so we sent an initial inquiry email to the leaman team. and let me tell you - amy is a GODSEND! she was so incredibly helpful, informative, and understanding of our thousands of questions and concerns. she walked us through every step of the process, answered every question thoroughly, and never once made us feel like we weren't her utmost priority. our realtor even commented on their responsiveness and great rates - and then started using them as a referral for her real estate clients! i can not recommend them enough - if you are looking for a lender, do yourself a favor, and contact the max leaman team.
They got us approved for a mortgage
Max and his team were great! I have never had such good and prompt service in all my years of getting a mortgage. I had been dealing with another mortgage company and I was getting tired of waiting it had already been 3 weeks. I called, and Max answered. I told him my situation and filled out the application on line. He called the next day and said that we were approved. 3 weeks later we closed on our house. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They are prompt and efficient and you can always reach them with any questions .
I do not like to use the computer so I really liked the fact that every step could be conducted in their office.
I liked working with Sherri E. so much because of her attitude. No matter what time of day it was I was always greeted in the same manner. Sherri answered every single question with patience. One time I called at 6 in the evening and she answered the phone just the same as if it was 9 in the morning! I researched rates and was quite pleased with what I received. I will go back when the need arises! Diane R
Refinanced two properties - I used them again to purchase a third.
I was in the market to refinance two properties in Corpus Christi, Texas in hopes that I could pull enough equity out to purchase a third. I live in CA and made the MISTAKE of first trying to get my bank (one of the three largest banks in the US) to assist. They were awful! I found Max Leaman PrimeLending and decided to give them a try. What a difference. Sherri Eckert worked diligently with us and put together a great package that allowed us to purchase our third property. She was even able to drop the interest rate during escrow. You can bet that I appreciated that. Thanks, Sherri.
I chose Prime Lending/Max Leaman's office and was not disappointed.
I chose Prime Lending/Max Leaman's office and was not disappointed. I filled out the intake information on their website and someone contacted me within a day. That person (Jori Stern) was my contact through the entire process. Every time I considered a house or made an offer, Jori would provide me with a new estimate of the monthly payment, closing costs, etc. Every time I had a question, she answered promptly. Jori and her team made sure I was ready to close on time, and sent the funds the day before closing so the loan funded very quickly after I signed. I could not have been happier and I would definitely use them again.
This is a great team! Everyone who I worked with was extremely helpful and made the process smooth and simple.
That's hard to do! From setting expectations up front to communicating at all steps along the way, being my advocate to get things done correctly, and finally to close on time - this was a great experience. I recommend the Leaman team to anyone who asks!
Jori Stern at Max Leaman Team does a great job
Knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. I am very pleased.
Provided home loan services.
From the beginning, prior to pre-approval Jori was over the top helpful. Jori and her staff helped with the purchase of our home in Texas while we were still living in Oregon. As you would expect, this could be a challenge at times. Not for Prime Lending. Communication was promptly answered. We knew we could contact Jori via e-mail or phone. Closed without any issues and when we requested to suddenly try to get our paperwork in order to close early, they said no problem we will do what we can. We closed a week early. My husband and I cannot express how painless buying our house in Texas became after deciding to use Prime Lending. Forever grateful.
Max is very helpful. He took the time to explain everything to me, even inquiring about tricky concepts and whether i fully grasped them.
This was my first mortgage, and the legalese bandied about so casually by those immersed in the field can be very intimidating. There were acronyms i'd heard so often that i didn't even realize i didn't know what they were. Max explained these things to me, which made me feel a lot more comfortable with the process. It was even more impressive that Max gave me this additional time, because i was in a situation where i was told i wasn't approved for a mortgage only eight days before i was scheduled to close on the house i'd been building for six months. I was pre-approved before we even broke ground, but the bank denied me a loan when i got a promotion. Obviously, we didn't get everything resolved fully in those eight days, but Max did get everything wrapped up in less than the 30 days it typically takes to close a mortgage. Furthermore, he simplified the process and required only half the documentation the previous bank had requested of me. I spoke with three other brokers before choosing to go with Max. I ultimately chose Max because his rates were very competitive, and his explanations made me very comfortable with what can be an intimidating process.
My partner and I just bought our first house here in Austin. Max and his team made it happen. Sent Max an email with our difficult situation.
He personally emailed me the next day telling me he understood our dilemma perfectly and had a creative solution to get it done.
3 weeks later, we closed. I understand from our many friends that purchased a home ahead of us that to close in 3 weeks with no problems is difficult, much less navigating a difficult property.
Thanks to Max, Amy and Tiffany for all your hard work. I promise to tell all of our friends, coworkers and complete strangers about you. I wish you all continued success for making our dream come true.
The team made the process as easy as could be.
They were very helpful and responsive. I couldn't have asked for a better home buying experience.
Our experience with Leaman Austin Mortgage was excellent!
We had a very difficult situation due to the relocation and we were under tremendous pressure to get a loan under very tight time window. The first lender we tried to work with couldn't handle and end up giving up on us. Fortunately, we found Max Leaman Austin Mortgage. Max's team was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and most importantly, efficient. They were able to close the deal within 3 weeks as they promised, which means the world to us. Their rate may not be the lowest, but their service is guaranteed to be the first-class, and the fees they charge is very reasonable. We are completely satisfied with their service through out the entire process. We highly recommend Max Leaman Austin Mortgage to anyone who is looking for a reliable mortgage broker who can deliver high-quality service even under the extremely tight schedule.
Shopped our loan around, discussed with us ways to improve our loan amount we were approved for.
Explained what types of loans would best suit our needs they were very thorough. Would definitely reccomend.
We ultimately chose to hold off on buying to improve our loan amount and pay down a credit card we have first, even though we got the interest rates we wanted we decided a custom built home was best path for us. And didnt get the loan amount we were hoping for. With some tips Jori provided I think we will be ready by next year to move forward.
Refinancing of our home. It was a very easy process to apply and work with Max Leaman.
They were very good with communicating with us about entire process. We received a very good deal and would definitely use them again if we need a mortgage.
They are my mortgage loan company. They were really helpful and made the process as easy as possible.
Great communication through email, phone and fax. Jori and Billie were great. This just shows that you don't have to be local with a loan company to have a great experience. They explained everything to me and answered all of my questions. They were able to lock in a pretty low rate right before they went up some again. I am glad that I used the Lehman Team and I would recommend them to anyone.
My first home-buying experience was a bit of a wacky one as I had to do it from out of state...
But when I finally made the move into Austin I couldn't believe how seamless everything was. The Leaman team was so helpful, answered all my questions, followed up with me more than necessary (appreciated, not annoying!), made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the process and were friendly to boot. I didn't realize then but can say now I probably wasn't the easiest client either - first time buyer, moving from out of state, hard to reach by phone and email - the works! But stll, the Leaman team was patient, accessible, and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone going through this crazy process. Thanks Leaman Team for, literally, making me feel at home.
I can only add to the many wonderful things that have already been said here about Max Leaman and The Leaman Team.
Our experience literally could not have been better. Max and his team worked together incredibly well, with flawless communication and exemplary professionalism every step of the way. They were always available and quick to respond to any questions we had. When we wanted to move our closing up a week, they were able to make that happen, too, without skipping a beat. Amazing!!
"Pleasant" and "personable" aren't generally terms one would associate with mortgage lenders but they really do apply here - these are just great, friendly folks. I would recommend The Leaman Team to anyone without reservation.
Wow! They really are THAT GOOD!
After reading all the horror stories on the internet about how hard it is for the self-employed to get approved for a mortgage and after having been put through mortgage approval nightmares by Pulte Mortgage, I was stressed and apprehensive when I located The Leaman Team. Pulte Mortgage had strung us out for 45 days and finally declined us leaving us only 3 days to find another lender or risk losing our $10,000 in earnest money. We knew we could do it, we just needed to find a lender that believed in us and that knew what they were doing! We found that in Max and his team, and even more. They are so prompt, efficient and caring during the whole process - I worried needlessly! He and Billie Ann did in three days what Pulte could not do in 45! We are so pleased and we closed on our home 08/09/2013 with no problems. Don\'t hesitate to call them - they are the BEST in TEXAS!
I recently completed my refi with The Leaman Team/PrimeLending. The process could not have been any smoother.
Jori Stern was my loan officer and she was on point the whole time. After I turned in all my documents, my loan closed in about 3 weeks. There were no hitches, no drama, no weird request out of left field and definitely no worries about them dropping the ball. I would not hesitate to use the Leaman Team on my next loan.
Leaman Team made buying our first home a breeze!
My husband and I were first time home buyers and had about a zillion questions. Everyone on the team (especially Max and Janey, with whom we worked closely throughout the entire process) was extremely knowledgeable and responsive. We were given our closing date immediately after our contract was accepted (less than 30 days!) and the date didn't change. People told me horror stories about buying houses - the confusion, the long waits, the unexpected fees - none of those things happened to us. We felt supported and engaged during the entire process. I will be sending all my family and friends to Max and the team the next time they are in the market.
Sherri Eckert was a pleasure to do business with.
She eased the stress of purchasing our first home and assured us that we would have no problems getting financing. We closed on time, as promised and the origination fees are very low. Very pleased with the service. Thank you!
I worked with Amy from Max Leaman's team, and she was extremely friendly and helpful.
As a first time home buyer, the entire process was very overwhelming, and Amy was more than helpful in making sure all of my questions and concerns were addressed throughout the entire process. Not only that, but she helped me lock in an extremely competitive rate on my mortgage, and their low fees helped make everything even more affordable. I highly recommend Max Leaman's team if you are looking for a home loan.
Max & his team are the best ever! We own 3 rentals & a primary residence and we've used Max on all the deals.
I am also a Realtor so I have seen a lot of deals go down hill because of lender issues, but NOT with Max! He's amazing at getting things closed on time because he is very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that arise...I often wonder if he ever sleeps! He always has an answer for any questions I throw at him & he explains things clearly! I recommend him to friends, family & clients all the time!! If you want a straight forward & timely closing with a true professional, look no further than Max! #bestlenderever #youwontbedisappointed
Max Leaman and his team were great and I am thankful I used them.
They always provided excellent service and were on top of every aspect during the close process. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home!
Just finished with a refinance. The whole process was seamless. I did the application on line.
They sent me an estimate, then ran my credit after I gave the green light. They sent me a GFE with closing costs included in the loan and an estimate with costs paid at closing. They requested basic documents which I faxed to them and that was it. None of the thousand times back and forth with something else they needed. Jori was great as were other employees and the title co. as well. We closed on time. The meeting at the title company was prompt and brief. A week later I checked to be sure my original mortgage had been paid off and it had. This was a great experience and it will save me lots and lots of money. Thanks.
From our experience the good reviews are for real and we'd like to add our own.
We submitted our loan application on July 1st and closed on July 22nd in the comfort of our own home with no problems. Everyone at Max Leaman was very polite and prophessional.
We went from a 6% 30 year Chase mortgage (with 19 years left) to a 3.75% 15 year mortgage thru Max Leaman/Prime Lending. Not only did we knock off four years but our payment went down about $75 a month and we weren't out of pocket any money at closing. The only bad part about the whole process was the mountain of paper work/information you have to come up with. Everything was done long distance over the phone/internet/US mail. We had the "Float Down Option" but it never triggered or took effect for us.
We would gladly use the Max Leaman team again and recommend them to others.
My wife and I can't say enough great things about the Leaman team.
We purchased our first home in a very frustrating market but always had the full support of our loan officer and the entire Leaman team. They were so easy and professional to deal with, locked us into an amazing rate and made it as painless as home buying can be. Thank you to Nathan and the Leaman team!
As I am moving into my new home, I wanted to express my thanks and appreciation to the wonderful Max Leaman team
And the great help I got from Jori Stern the S. Loan officer. Considering that I was a first time home buyer, I needed all the possible information and guidance throughout the process. Jori was always there to help and she made it so simple and enjoyable process. When I brought a competitive offer from my Bank, they matched it without a question and locked the rate in a very rapid rising rate situation. Max Leaman' are the professionals that I like to work with again and again; I will not hesitate in recommending them to all my friends
We live in Florida but wanted to buy a condo in Austin.
Our Realtor, Kristina Weaver, suggested Max Leaman and they worked their butts off to help us close in less than 30 days! We filled all the paperwork out from Florida using the Internet - so easy and painless. Thank you Jori and everyone at Max Leaman!
Max Leaman and team are awesome! I am now a first time homeowner thanks to him.
I had not originally used Max on my first two attempts. Well, those two attempts were an absolute disaster and a waste of three months and a few thousand dollars. I left feeling defeated while questioning the process. Feeling like I had lost again I was referred to Max Leaman to see if he could save my second attempt. Max took this deal, turned it right around and got it done in three weeks. He and his team were there step by step and knocked it out of the ballpark! I am sure Max would say this as well but his team is second to none. This group wants it to work and wants it done right the first time and will do what it takes to get it done. I could not be more pleased in using them. It's 6 stars from me. Thanks Max!
Mortgage broker, helped us find a mortgage
Great! This was the easiest mortgage process I have ever been though!
I came to Prime Lending as a first-time home buyer, but they made the whole process much easier than I expected.
I worked with Jori, who was very dilligent about returning my calls/emails, even on the weekends. Since I was a first-time buyer, I had a lot of questions, and she was patient and helpful in answering all of them. They made the preapproval process pretty painless, and when it came time to make offers, they were there to promptly answer any questions I had before we sent the offer to the selling agent. As soon as I got the contract on the house, she went the extra mile to help me lock in a lower rate before closing. This ended up saving me roughly half a percent on my rate, which was great. All the way to the closing process, they were there to make sure everything went smoothly. Now I'm in a home that I love and couldn't be happier - thanks Jori!
Firm is a mortgage broker. We contracted with them to obtain a mortgage for our house in NW Austin.
We were referred to the Max Leaman team through our real estate company. We worked through Ms. Amy Bailey Oehler, a Senior Loan officer, initially by email and phone, but later in person after we moved to the Austin area. Amy was very knowledgeable about the process and helped us navigate through the mortgage application. Overall, we received a very competitive rate and were quite satisfied with the entire transaction.
Exceeded expectations. Very professional and attentive service. Be sure and arrange closing near your home, but the experience in Austin office was best we have ever experienced.
The process went very smooth, Amy and her Max team were very professional, and helped us have everything ready for home loan processing well ahead of time. Always responded immediately to all our questions, took great care during closing, patiently explained various costs. Amy & her team came through with the loan package in time, and we received amazing customer service. My husband and I will not hesitate to use Max again for our next transaction.
These guys were awesome. We originally entered contract with an FHA loan, but literally the next day we found out the property qualified for USDA
Amy and her team performed amazingly to allow us to still close on time even though USDA added about 2 weeks to the process. They had great communication and kept us updated throughout the process. They impressed our realtor enough that he is looking into making them one of his preferred lenders. Can't recommend these guys enough.
Max and his team did great work for us.
When agents and title company reps and other people involved in our transaction were unavailable, we could always reach Max and his team. Friendly, professional service and a great rate too. Thanks Max.
I highly recommend Max and his team to anyone buying a house, they made my mortgage experience completely painless
We got the lowest rate and fees of any of the mortgage companies we researched. their response time is amazing, the underwriting process was extremely straight forward, no surprises, no last minute paperwork, very organized, very smooth. If you are not using Max's team, you are paying too much...
Used Max 2 times in the past, to obtain financing on real estate my wife & I purchased
The process went very smooth, his team is very professional, and even worked under an extreme time constraint. We had a seller who was extremely motivated to close on his property, and gave us very little time to work out the financing. Max & his team came through with the loan package in time, and we received amazing customer service. My wife and I will not hesitate to use Max again for our next transaction.
Like so many others, we were looking to purchase a home in the ever growing popular town of Round Rock TX, and had been prequalified several times, only to have them drag their feet when we bid on a home and the actual preapproval time came. In desperation, I searched and found The Leaman Team, where Amy Bailey and Tiffany Garcia went right to work and ROCKED our socks off lol! They got the job done so efficiently, that other companies need to take lessons from them 🙂 Now we are in the house of our dreams and very happy 🙂 HIGH FIVE to the whole Leaman PrimeLending Team - keep up the great work and God bless!!!
As a realtor myself I know the importance a good lender team can be in a transaction so I don't give five stars lightly.
I have used Jori and Max personally on a refinancing deal and I've referred numerous clients to them over the last five years. I've never been disappointed. They deliver above and beyond what they promise my clients. I trust them with my clients and that says a lot. If you're on the fence about your lender then know this is a team that you can trust.
The Leaman Team was awesome during our entire transaction!
My husband and I recently refinanced our home with Max Leaman and the process was unbelievably smooth. Every interaction with the team was impressive. Max and Jennifer helped out quite a bit when we needed to meet an underwriting condition. This was much appreciated because I wasn't sure how to solve that dilemma. The appraisers that the Leaman Team uses are knowledgeable, fair and competent about values in the central Austin area which is very important in this market. I will continue to recommend the Leaman Team to all of my clients, family and friends. On top of this fantastic service, Max's rates and fees are the lowest in town!
Seriously, this office is the best. I have done 2 loans with Max and his team, and every single person I've worked with has been AWESOME.
They were able to get a loan done on a property that the big box online low cost lender couldn't do because of a technicality about the property. They were timely, communicative, and friendly every time. The Leaman team gave me very detailed lists of the information they needed to get the loans done, and they even helped me do a closing via UPS shipped documents instead of in person. Rates are also competitive. I couldn't give a higher recommendation of the Leaman team.
This was the most smoothly running trouble-free experience I've ever had in getting a mortgage loan.
Amy was great and everyone connected to the transaction seemed to be very knowledgeable, competent, and helpful. Two lenders were recommended to me by our Realtor and this is one of the two I chose - I'm sure glad I did. And I got a great rate.
Max and his team were absolutely wonderful to work with, making our first-time homebuying experience a positive one. I highly recommend him!
I worked with Max for my second home buying experience. Working with Max and his team makes my first experience seem like a bad dream.
Max and all of his people explained every step of the process to me with patience and humility. We closed on time and with no real stress; the documents I needed to provide were always clearly listed out for me and they took care of the rest. Everyone on Max's team knows their role and performs it. I will work with Max on my 3rd and 4th mortgage and I'd recommend him to anyone.
We were first time home buyers and were overwhelmed with the processes that came along with buying a home. Jori was our loan officer.
She helped make everything seamless and simple. She was quick to answer any questions that we had along with getting us a great rate! I've already recommended The Leaman Team to a co-worker and would recommend them to anyone.
As a long-time real estate agent, I have enjoyed working alongside the Max Leaman Mortgage Team/Prime Lending (specifically, Amy Oehler)...
...for the last several years. After disappointing experiences with many other lenders, I can truthfully say, from experience, they are the best lender. We have closed many transactions together. I finally found a lender that is reliable, proactive and excellent at maintaining a continual level of communication. They work closely and personally with each client resulting in a positive and productive experience, and ultimately, a successful closing. I always tell my buyer clients they are my favorite to work with. When it comes to real estate transactions and crucial timelines, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have such a solid partner in business. I am so thankful for them!
I had been shopping around for a lender to help me refinance my 10 properties.
It was challenging to find someone whol could do all 10. I ended up refinancing two with cash outs with a lender I had used many times in the past but who is not that nice to me. Then I found the Leaman team AND Jori. I have had a lot of experience in this area and this company is top notch. Even my title company said that the Austin Group, meaning the Max Leaman team, "had it all together." Even though I was in Fort Worth, as are my properties, they worked with my favorite title company and got the job done.
This is what I like about Jori:
She did what she said she would do.
She returned calls very promptly, sometimes within minutes.
She was super nice, even when she found out I was refiancing two of my properties somewhere else.
Even when I needed to switch programs, she was still cool about it, and worked with me to make the best for me.
I know they are swamped, but when it was my turn, it was my turn, and I know that my file was a lot more complicated and time consuming than most yet she was very attendant to my issues and needs.
Billiie Ann, a co worker with Jori, was also especially prompt and courteous.
I felt like this company, through what I experienced through Jori and any other employee form the Leaman tam, was respectable, respectful, kind and courteous -- and got the job done.
I have had much experience with mortgage companies in the last 15 years and Jori, Billie Ann with the Leman team are the best -- by far.
I am now in the market to buy another home, for me to live in, and have already contacted Jori to assist in this purchase.
Refinance of primary residence.
Best home lending/mortgage experience I've had by far! We'd been delaying refinance research due to the sheer inconvenience & frustration we'd had while working with prior lenders. I found the Max Leaman team and decided to give them a try. I was pleasantly surprised with their professionalism, efficiency and just pleasantness from day one. I worked primarily with Sherri Eckert who was fantastic but experienced the same level of service from everyone else who assisted us through the closing process. There was no high pressure or switching of information. What we were told to expect was exactly what happened and the timeline for it taking place never changed. Closing took place at our home on our schedule. I have never received any communication from an originator after closing and we have received several notes and even a thank you gift from this company for our business. Highly recommend this team for all your mortgage needs!
Provided mortgage for our first home
Max's team, Jori and Jennifer, were great. They made the process quite easy for us. We had a remote closing and they were great getting everything done on time for the remote closing. Couldn't recommend more.
Mortgage lending service
This went extremely smoothly. No problems at all. And we got a great rate. They were recommended by our Realtor and she was spot-on.
Mortgage broker - arranged financing for purchase of new home
We contacted Leaman Team to see about financing a new house purchase. Easily the smoothest part of the transaction. Online pre-qualifying went fast, paperwork requests were straightforward, and we had pre-approval in a few days. They helped us lock in rates, and even worked with us to keep them low when the (planned) closing date was extended. Always pleasant and courteous to work with.
Provided great service when we wanted to refinance our home.
This was our second home refinance and Max made it as painless as he did the first time. He is great to work with and I always appreciate his responsiveness to any of our inquiries.
Refinance of home mortgage
i highly recommend this company
for your home mortgage needs will use them again for my rental home refinance
I highly recommend the Leaman Team-PrimeLending. With the complexities of my situation, they were able to work through any obstacles that popped up and answer all my questions. They were very supportive and encouraging through the whole process of providing me with the loan I needed to purchase my home. Jori Stern, my loan officer, was especially helpful and knowledgeable.
Max Leaman team is the best i should know two years after chapter 7 i got to buy my dream home thanks from the help of the team @ Max Leaman @ 3.35% special thanks to Sherri Eckert , Bilie Ann Alferez these people know their stuff I highly recomend them I will be back to refi my duplex in the near future. JAMES.
Process with Amy went very smooth and quick.
No problems whatsoever. I couldn't believe how easy it all was.
I bought my first house recently. Max Leaman and his team (more specifically - Amy Oehler) could not have been more helpful!!!
As a rookie home buyer, Amy and team made sure I had a clear understanding on all moving parts. She did more than that though. She humanized the experience of buying my first home in a meaningful way. I'm so happy too because buying a home is clearly a pretty big deal so support you can trust is essential. Frankly, I can't imagine having worked with anyone else and I highly recommend a partnership with The Leaman Team if you're looking for lending. I have so many other wonderful things I could say!
I had the pleasure to work with Max Leaman on the purchase of my new home in Austin 7 years ago.
He was highly recommended and once I met him, I knew that I was in good hands. Not only did he get the loan that I wanted, he was able to get the house closed in a record breaking time so that I could relocate to Austin for work. Incredible! Now 7 years later I had asked his advice about refinancing the home. With his advice and professionalism, I knew if anyone could get it done it would be Max and his team.Max's advice was, yes, I would benefit all the way around refinancing my home. Not only did he educate me on the process and point out the benefits, he made sure that I was making the right decisions for me. I was so incredibly lucky to be connected with Jori Stern who walked me through the process and patiently waited while I collected the information that was needed. The rest of the team stood behind me all the way until I was able to close and refi my house this last May 2013. Incredible all the way around. It is hard these days to find professional, patient and caring people who want the best for you. Hands down, Max Leaman and his team are at the top of the game. Look no further that Max Leaman Austin Mortgage to take care of you and your future real estate needs.
Max and his team are absolutely the best in town. I worked with him recently (May 2013) for purchase of a resale property in downtown austin.
His team is very methodical and prompt in communication. Their online questionnaire for mortgage qualification is very informative and helps in avoiding any issues in the closing. It was my pleasure to work with his team and highly recommend them for any kind of home loans.
I just closed on my dream home and was SO GLAD I used Max Leaman and PrimeLending as my lender!
I'm a first time home buyer and my real estate agent recommended Max. His team is highly professional and incredibly efficient. In just a couple of weeks they guided me through the lending/funding process with ease and told me exactly what needed to be done every step of the way. It was so very easy to work with him and his team--they are absolutely EXCELLENT at what they do and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home and looking not only for great rates but also for the very best service. Max and his Team are the very, very best!