What people are saying about Barry
Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed by Kate L.
"We've used Barry for multiple purchases and refinances over the years and can't say enough good things about him. He's aggressive on rates and finds great loan programs to get your deal done quickly. Most recently we were buying a condo for our parents and needed to compete against cash offers which meant we needed to get all the information collected within a day so that Barry could give us a stamp of approval in our offer. He dropped everything to help us on a Saturday and Sunday to make sure we wouldn't lose out on the perfect condo. And it worked! On top of that, he really cares about his clients. He remembers our names and even our son! He is very personable, and we trust his advice. I would recommend him to anyone!”
Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed by Diane J.
"Barry helped us by looking at our overall financial picture and suggesting how to best format our loan. His knowledge, honesty and integrity were invaluable. Also, he came into this late in the game after another mortgage broker made an ‘error’ on our prequalification. So, Barry had to hit the ground running...and he did. Barry was always quick to respond to any communication I sent, whether it was by email, text or voice mail. I appreciate all that Barry did for us."
Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed by Lori M.
"Barry and his team did a wonderful job of coordinating our loan experience, answering all of our questions (and we had many), and returning calls in a timely manner. Barry was knowledgeable and professional, and always made us feel important. I would definitely recommend Barry and would not hesitate in using him again for our loan servicing needs.”
Reviewed by Michilyn M.
I want to send you a note to tell you how grateful we are for you and your team. You have been wonderful. We didn't realize how easy the process this was going to be. Moving out of state, leaving a home we loved and buying in a neighborhood we don’t know is overwhelming and scary. You helped make this less stressful and actually fun with your videos. (We both get a kick out of them). So, thank you a million times over! I have already recommended you to a few family members that will need your services in the future.”
Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed by Kamel M.
“Undoubtedly, the best experience we’ve ever had with a mortgage company!!! We needed an expedited closing date, and Barry was just shy of being a miracle worker. He held our hand and guided us through the entire process. Excellent service and flawless execution! Thank you Barry for helping us get our dream home!”
Canoga Park, CA
Reviewed by Victoria K.
“This is the second loan Barry has done for me and my husband. Barry is fantastic and I always recommend him to friends. He’s fast to answer questions, extremely knowledgeable, and very kind. He’s also extremely honest so you know what kind of loan and terms you will be able to get upfront.”
Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed by J.T.
"Barry is a fantastic Broker. He handled everything like a pro. I had so many questions since this was my first home. He answered everyone and always made me feel in the loop. His knowledge is extensive, his staff/support/associates are fantastic and everything he promised was delivered. You can't go wrong with him. He is very trustworthy and responds immediately if he is away from the phone/email. I work odd hours and had to email a couple of times.....he answered right away. Who does that when they are at home?? Don't go elsewhere, he deals with a lot of loan companies and knows what the best rates are. I even compared with Quicken/Rocket Mortgage....Barry's quoted rates were lower. You're in good hands with Barry Hollander!"
Reviewed by Patrick S.
“Barry, I wanted to personally thank you for all your efforts in closing our escrow on #2 Fairmont, for Mr & Mrs Miner. Because of your cooperation, dedication, and hard work, we definitely have very happy Buyers, Sellers, and two real estate agents. As an active Real Estate Broker for over 45 years, I always appreciate working with true professional people like yourself, which seems to be a rarity these days. Barry, as a lender you went above and beyond in closing this very trying transaction (at times), which I can assure you was noticed and appreciated by everyone involved. To this end, I will definitely welcome the opportunity of working with you again, should that opportunity presents itself.”
Westlake Village, CA
Reviewed by Leslie B.
“Barry provided exceptional service. He communicated everything clearly and processed the loan very quickly. When I contacted him, he always got back to me quickly, sometimes within minutes. He made sure to explain everything and had my best interest in mind each and every time.”
Reviewed by Mark M.
“As a first-time home buyer, I needed someone who I could trust to guide me through the process... Barry and his team did that and whole lot more. Not once did I feel like another loan, we developed a working relationship and I was confident in his abilities and experience from our first call.”
Reviewed by Chris O.
“Pleasant, Barry and his team were extremely responsive and informative during the entire process. They had no problem doing whatever was necessary to cater to our specific needs.”
Reviewed by Shaheem A.
“I am a first-time buyer and FirstFund Mortgage group has helped me through the entire process. I am very happy with Barry L. Hollander, and the rest of the team. I was pretty nervous about new formalities, process and documentations, but Barry made me feel I could do it. Working with Barry L. Hollander has joy, fun and real wonderful positive experience. He has provided an excellent service, and now I am the happy owner of a little house! Thank You.”
Agoura Hills, CA
Reviewed by Daniel K.
“Barry and his team were very personable and helpful through the whole process. He was there to really help explain everything and never left us in the dark. Overall, he helped make the whole home buying experience more fun and less stressful.”
Santa Ana, CA
Reviewed by Kathy M.
“Barry, I really don't know how to appropriate all the hard work you and Laura did for our home loan, it was not possible without your hard work, you made my dream come true, thank you so much. I will highly recommend you and all your alternative strategy of checking every other possible way of getting the job done. Thank you again and I will diffidently work with you guys again.”
Reviewed by Aaron S.
"I was a first time home buyer and chose FirstFund Mortgage because the line of communication with Barry Hollander and his staff was always honest and open. Throughout the home buying process, FirstFund kept me up to date on my home loan status, and also instructed me on any actions I needed to take. It was helpful receiving a phone call, text message, email or even video explaining this. I recommend FirstFund Mortgage Corp to anyone looking for a broker to help guide them through the home buying experience. Communication about the loan application process, interest rates, down payment, loan amount, taxes, HOA and closing costs are honest and encouraging."
Long Beach, CA
Reviewed by Scott N.
"I have been a full time Realtor for over 20 years and Barry is one of the few lenders that was always ahead of everything in the recent transaction I had with him. He was very up front and did exactly what he said, which is refreshing in an industry where a lot of things are promised and not followed through on. Barry was an absolute pleasure to work with, being both professional and personable. Anyone who uses Barry as their lender would be luck to have him on their side. He truly cares about his clients in all aspects."
Reviewed by Debbie E.
“We don't know what we would have done without Barry and his team! His advice on which program, and how it all worked was excellent. What stood out the most was that Barry really fought with lenders to get my husband and I the best deal. His professionalism made us feel very confident in his abilities and we trusted that whatever program he suggested was the best way to go. Barry and his team were able to fulfill the seller’s requirement of a 21 day escrow with no issues. Thanks to Barry (and his team), the process was seamless and now my husband and I are happy home owners. Thank you so much!”
Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed by Hans D.
“Barry is awesome! Always ready to answer questions and is very thorough with his communication. I felt very confident that Barry had our best interests in mind and was able to relax knowing he was handling our loan.”
Reviewed by Sean E.
“Barry and his Team were amazing to work with...as usual. I have purchased several homes and refinanced several times over the last 25 years and Barry has assisted me with all financing needs in each transaction. His knowledge of the mortgage industry and professionalism is unsurpassed. Thanks Barry!”
Reviewed by Steven M.
“Quick and easy. Everything explained and presented in an easy to understand way. Barry and his team are there all the way through. Ready to answer any question any time. Always felt comfortable with FirstFund handling this refinance procedure. We would highly recommend to anyone."
Reviewed by Katherine F.
“Barry was great! He took the time over multiple phone calls to answer all of our questions. He checked in with us every few days just to give us a status update. We got a great rate and some good advice. I would definitely recommend him.”
Reviewed by Tovar G.
“Barry and his team went above and beyond for my wife and me. As first-time home buyers, we had many questions and Barry was both patient and extremely knowledgeable. He made the home buying process less stressful and provided my family a sense of comfort and confidence during our new journey for a home.”
Reviewed by Krista S.
“Barry was an incredible source of knowledge, help and insight as we navigated buying a house. Truly so grateful to him for all of his expertise and his genuine kindness. He really is the best! ”
Oak Park, CA.
Reviewed by Erin M.
“Barry was consistently responsive and always put me at ease whenever I had any questions or concerns (which was often). Being a first-time buyer, I felt very comfortable in each step of the process because of him and his team. Shout out to Marianna for all her help also!”
Thousand Oaks, CA.
Reviewed by Ryan B.
“Professional.....Quick.....and Reliable! What more could you want in a mortgage professional. Thanks Barry!”
Redondo Beach, CA.
Reviewed by James H.
“My wife and I were very pleased with the process of obtaining a mortgage in order to purchase our home. Barry Hollander and his team were all very courteous, prompt and diligent in the process. We certainly recommend their service when you are looking to obtaining a mortgage. Thank you, Barry!”
Yorba Linda, CA.
Reviewed by Vicky M.
"I loved the constant communications, it made me feel that my loan was moving along smoothly. Barry and his staff were so patient and knowledgeable. I love the little personalized videos and video messages...certainly made me feel special in an industry that can be very impersonal! Thank you for supporting me!"
Reviewed by Tonya C.
"Barry answered all our questions & concerns professionally & in a timely matter. He is very personable & really cares about his clients. We can’t thank him & his team enough!"
Reviewed by Jenn Y.
"Amazing team, so available to answer any and all questions. Also very very honest."
Reviewed by Daniel H.
“When it comes to online reviews, anybody can rave about service and professionalism. When it comes to Barry Hollander and team, if you want to sleep at night knowing for sure the loan will close on time and exactly as promised, there's really only one person to call: Barry Hollander.”
Fountain Valley, CA.
Reviewed by Harlan W.
"Great service. Great communication."
Thousand Oaks, CA.
Reviewed by Cathy T.
"The entire process took less than 30 days and Barry and his staff were there every step of the way to answer all my questions."
Reviewed by Anna P.
"Barry is an absolute pleasure to work with! He knows every plan and every option available. He thinks of every possible way to save you money while ensuring you have a safe loan that you CAN afford. His team is amazing. Thank you for yet another great transaction!"
Simi Valley, CA
Reviewed by Justin R.
"Great communication throughout process, and quick closing time."
Playa Del Rey, CA.
Reviewed by Scott M.
"Hands down the smoothest, fastest, most clearly communicated refi process that my wife and I have ever experienced. Barry and his team are true professionals and guided us through every step. We will definitely recommend their services and visit them again should the need for another refi arise. Thanks Barry!”
Agoura Hills, CA.
Reviewed by Gregory L.
"The whole team was very supportive, and definitely know their stuff. This was my first time buying a house and I lucked out getting a dream team to handle everything for me and explain things in simple terms."
Reviewed by Brian B.
"Barry's expertise made it very clear what we had to expect throughout the whole process. For such an incredibly stressful time Barry was always available to answer our call and provide the information we needed."
Marina Del Rey, CA.
Reviewed by Debra M.
“Barry Hollander and his assistant, Marianna L'Engle, combined a lot of knowledge and experience with good communication skills and the ability to teach clients. Whether I needed more abstract knowledge and teaching, or a little hand-holding and assistance, they were there. They were very patient and kind as well as being real professionals when it came to the nuts and bolts of mortgages, refinancing, escrow and things that were like a foreign language to me. Always available, too!”
Reviewed by Athena R.
"Barry worked with my husband. He was pleased with the service."
Reviewed by Roger R.
"Very convenient process, with on line application and electronic signing of all documents except the final, notarized closing docs. Either Barry or Marianna was available whenever I called. Never had to play phone tag, even once. Very positive attitude by PRMI through the entire process, and, at the very end where I had time constraints to get the process done, they put my project on the front burner and had all hands get it done. Thanks!"
Simi Valley, CA.
Reviewed by Darla E.
"Honestly, thank you. It was an unusual circumstance and it was handles professionally and as quickly as possible."
Reviewed by Amandeep S.
"Barry is a great broker. I say that because throughout the entire process he was able to personally take my calls and answer my questions. He helped me find a good rate and closed my loan on time, since it was of paramount importance to the sellers and a contingency. His expertise is appreciated, and I would recommend him to friends without hesitation."
Reviewed by Mark K.
"Great Customer Service."
Reviewed by Anibal M.
"Great financial advice Barry gave us on our situation. Barry made it simple to understand the lending process. Didn't use all that financial jargon that many other lenders routinely use. Talking to him felt like I was just talking to a friend. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family."
Reviewed by Carolina M.
"Thank you for guiding us a year prior to the process. Due to your guidance we increased our credit score, reduced our debt and increased our savings; making things easier to purchase a home. You answered phoned calls/emails on the weekend and late at night. We really appreciate it. You and your team kept us informed throughout the way. Marianna made communication easy and she was always going above and beyond to make things happen. Thank you! Thank you!"
Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed by Westlake Dr.
"Barry was a joy to work he helped me through the entire refinance of my home he is a knowledgeable mortgage broker and was spot on and responsive throughout the usually arduous process. Barry and his staff answered all my emails right away and were really helpful, I give them my highest praise and recommend Mr. Hollander to anybody that can use his services. "
Thousand Oaks, CA
Reviewed by Chuck R.
"Ultimately, we bought a home through another agent, but we stayed with Barry Hollander...
Barry is the man you want to talk to whenever you are looking to purchase real estate. We bought a home in Simi Valley and where introduced to Barry by the first agent that we dealt with. Ultimately, we bought a home through another agent but we stayed with Stearns Lending throughout. Barry had us pre-approved within a day or two of submitting the application and stayed true to his promises throughout the entire process. We actually introduced him to the agent that ultimately found our house and between the two of them it was a smooth ride. Barry told us where we stood with the loan and it made it much easier to submit offers with pre-approved money. It is nice to have someone on your team that really understands what they are doing. Barry Hollander walked me through the entire process and I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend Stearns Lending to anyone."