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“Benchmark Mortgage has treated us with such kindness and professionalism as we completed our very first home buying process. We met personally with the staff and were provided multiple opportunities to expand our own knowledge and comfort of the mortgage process. Every step of the way, we were equipped with the appropriate information to make informed decisions. there was an open line of communication before, during and after the buying process and we always felt welcomed and appreciated when we reached out with questions or concerns. Even with a very quick closing timeline, we were confident that Benchmark Mortgage was getting us the very best support and guidance along the way. At closing, we could not believe how simple they made the process and we could celebrate a huge milestone in our life with the Benchmark Mortgage family surrounding us. We could not be happier with the experience and would recommend Benchmark Mortgage to each and every person beginning the home buying process.”

– Kelsey S.

“Eric and his team were diligent in making the home buying process as seamless as possible. Communication and customer service is a priority at Benchmark Mortgage. Thank you for the positive experience.”

– Shaun R.

“The staff was very helpful in guiding me through the whole process! As a first time home buyer i was nervous and did not know what to expect but they made it quick and smooth.”

– Misty K.

“The process was very easy from start to finish. I received good instruction on what I needed to provide, how to get it to Benchmark and what would happen next all along the way.”

– Brian H.

“The entire process went very smoothly. They walked me through each step and the videos were very helpful.”

– Jodell S.

“Everyone was easy to work with and everything was explained in great detail.”

– Kelsey R.

“We were pleased with the open lines of communication and the quick response we received to our questions. We were kept informed of the progress on our loan application. The staff was very friendly and helpful.”

– Linda T.

“Thank you Benchmark Mortgage for all of your excellent assistance in guiding us in the purchase of our new home! You all go above & beyond in helping your clients through an exciting & stressful time! Highly recommend you to others.”

– Christina H.

“Everything went very easy. Electronic signatures to process paperwork is convenient. Everyone is very friendly and always willing to answer any questions we may of had.”

– Ted P.

“The first time I applied for a mortgage I was denied due to the type of job I have. My realtor reached out to Eric and he looked at my profile as a whole. Who I am, the industry I work in, my credit and past payments and was able to approve my loan. Now I am a first time home owner and could not be happier. Also being a first time buyer, I really enjoyed the fun quick informational videos Eric sends for each step of the process. If I ever had a question Eric and team were ready to help! I could not appreciate nor recommend this team more!”

– Jennifer R.

“I have had several mortgages over the decades. Benchmark was the first company to actually sit and really explain the process start to finish. Stay in contact during the process to help answer unforeseen or repeat questions, then follow up with the customer even after the papers are signed. Nice touch. Recommending a decent, intelligent real estate agent to help find a house in a good neighborhood was also very appreciated. Many thanks to Eric and his team.”

– Mark W.

“I would recommend Benchmark to anyone. Eric & his team made the process of buying our first home super easy and have a great process in place for keeping you informed every step of the way.”

– Megan M.

“Eric and his team were awesome! I just closed on my refinance and they made the process so easy. I was amazed at how smooth everything went. I highly recommend Benchmark Mortgage for any of your mortgage needs!”

– Jeffrey K.

“The Benchmark Team work like an well oiled machine! The whole team was as professional as any group of people I have ever had to deal with.”

– Jason M.

“Eric and his team were very easy to work with. They communicated clearly each step of the process. It was a pleasure to work with them.”

– Lynn H.

“Eric and his team are great to work with! Delivered the best solution for our needs and made the process easy and fun!”

– Dustin S.

“Easy as pie!”

– Andrew B.

“Eric and his team made the process go very smooth, communicating with us every step of the way. I would definitely recommend Eric for any of your mortgage needs.”

– Corey D.

“The whole team from start to finish was outstanding!”

– Daniel M.

“Eric and staff are amazing. Anytime I was feeling overwhelmed, Eric was there to calm my nerves. The process was extremely smooth and the videos were great!!”

– Kristin

“They made buyer a home easy and answered all our questions in a timely manner. Great people and very friendly.”

– Britnie B.

“Eric and his staff were very professional and knowledgable. I would not hesitate to do business with them in the future.”

– Lisa S.

“Eric and the entire team over at Benchmark did a great job! I would highly recommend them.”

– Nicholas R.

“Very good communication throughout the process. Always someone available to speak with should questions arise.”

– Carolyn H.

“Eric, Jami and Linsay were very professional, accurate and speedy! The whole process moved along quickly respecting our time availability.”

– James E.

“All staff with benchmark was very prompt with returning calls and very helpful in answering any questions we had.”

– Stacey C.

“Our entire process had to be completed on-line and by phone, yet we still felt as if we were being carefully guided through the procedure. All of the people we dealt with were very caring and willing to help us however we needed.”

– Priscilla J.

“We especially liked the personal notes sent via snail mail as well as the emailed videos explaining each step of the process as it was completed.”

– Amy P.

“Great experience! Everyone was super helpful and always kept great communication with us. We never felt uninformed and any questions we had were answered.”

– Nathan R.

“My wife and I reached out to Benchmark as a sanity check before we completed our home loan with another provider. We were pleasantly surprised at Benchmark’s willingness to meet with us on short notice and provide advice. We chose to continue on with Benchmark, and they were amazing at communicating what was necessary to expedite our home loan. The process was simple and easy using the e-sign and document upload options on the web, and we were able to secure a much better rate than that of the competitor that we had been working with. The entire staff was friendly and genuinely concerned for our best interest.”

– Kary T.

“Eric and his team were outstanding to work with. Always on top of their game getting us any of the info that we requested. Made our first time home buying efficient and easy. I would recommend them to anyone.”

– Dylan S.

“Eric is a very positive minded individual that is always looking to move the lending process forward. He fosters this culture In his staff as well.”

– Thomas N.

“This is the first time I purchased a home on my own. Not being a ‘finance minded’ person had me a little on edge, but Eric and his team made everything easy to understand the process could not have been more easy!”

– Travis B.

“We had a great experience with Eric and the entire Benchmark team. The entire process was painless!!”

– Alissa W.

“Benchmark was outstanding to work with. They walked me through all of the steps for the home loan process, very clearly outlining what I needed to do and what forms I needed. They were very friendly and helpful, and made the whole process much easier than I thought it would be.”

– Eric B.

“Great team to have on your side if trying to get a home. I don’t think it would have been possible getting our house without the hard work.”

– Antonio G.

“The level of service was fantastic! Attention to detail, quick responses and information around every corner! Best mortgage team ever :)”

– Jacob M.

“Great working with Benchhmark when buying our first home together!”

– Lyndsey B.

“Eric and his staff were always very quick to respond to questions and guide me through this process. As a first time home buyer, it was always nice to know they had my back and could be reached easily via both email and phone!”

– Tyler T.

“Eric and his team made the potentially daunting process of buying a home much easier and more pleasant than we expected. They were extremely prompt in interacting with us.”

– Natalie M.

“Working with Eric at Benchmark was a great experience. He gets to know you as a client and your needs. He is responsive to your questions and makes you feel comfortable communicating with him.”

– Michael H.

“Eric and his team were fantastic from the time we said we were thinking about buying our first house to the day we closed on it. Him and his team checked-in with us as many times as necessary. They really make sure all questions are answered and make the process seamless and comfortable. I would recommend Benchmark Mortgage to anybody looking for a loan!”

– Jenna W.

“Eric and his team were exceedingly helpful in walking us through our first home-buying experience — they quickly answered all of our questions and took the confusion out of the mortgage process. I would highly recommend Benchmark.”

– David H.

“Eric and his team were absolutely wonderful during our recent home purchase! We had used them for our previous home purchase and, when it came time to look for a new home, there was no question who we wanted on our team!”

– Allisyn M.

“We have used Eric for a handful of mortgages and he always make the process smooth and stress free. Great team!”

– Angie G.

“Our experience was great. Everyone we dealt with at Benchmark was incredibly professional and efficient. I am a huge emailer, so I loved how easy it was to get a quick response via email.”

– Mallory H.

“Our experience was first class from the start. The line of communication was always available and our discussions were extremely transparent. To be honest, on some occasions we felt the process was actually too easy. We attribute this to the collaboration of the staff, the efficiency in obtaining documents and the effectiveness of communication through each step in the process.”

– Justin H.

“The entire team was very helpful and I felt everyone cared to make my experience with buying my house an important one.”

– Joyce B.

“Benchmark Mortgage provided me with a very easy process to transition myself into purchasing my first home. Everyone that is a part of their team did a great job of answering my questions, responding efficiently, and ensuring I had all the tools to make this process simple and enjoyable. They did an outstanding job and I plan to recommend them to my friends.”

– Dillon W.

“Eric and his staff were great. They kept us informed the entire process and we really enjoyed the update videos. Eric has helped us in the past and we will continue to call on him in the future.”

– John H.

“Eric and his team did a great job keeping us in the loop during the mortgage process. They were easy to work with and accessible.”

– Michelle H.

“My overall experience with Eric was great. We’ve re-financed with him in the past, and had a good experience as well. You feel like an important client or friend, instead of just a number. I would definitely recommend Eric and Benchmark Mortgage.”

– Karen T.

“Eric and his staff were very easy to work with and were very good at getting back to us on any questions that we had.”

– David T.

“Wonderful 1st experience buying a home. The entire staff made it seem effortless.”

– Tobi W.

“I went into the process of refinancing our house, a bit unsure if it was right for my Wife and I to pursue. My financial adviser recommended that I consult with Benchmark, by talking with Eric. He understood our position, asked and answered all the right questions. Our timing was perfect, and the advice was spot-on. It was an overall great choice going with Benchmark.”

– David U.

“Eric and his group was a pleasure work with. Very professional and they communicated with us during each step of the refinance process.”

– Joyce U.

“Eric and Jami did an excellent job communicating with us each and every detail throughout the whole process. Very professional people who worked with our real estate agent to make sure we were 100% satisfied from start to finish.”

– Jacob A.

“Benchmark was amazing helping me through a very stressful purchase of a home during a divorce. I always felt I could ask questions and had great bank referrals to assist me with other issues!!”

– Karmen H.

“From the moment we met to the closing was painless and very professional. The mini videos along the way were fun and informative. Everyone there quick to respond to our many questions. Thanks again for a great experience!”

– Fredrick H.

“Eric and his group did a fantastic job from start to finish in providing a mortgage loan for our new house. The automated process was so easy to follow and they were available by email or phone with any question we may have had. Thank you!”

– Kevin J.

“Very professional, answered my questions in a timely manner. Very smooth process from start to finish. Would strongly recommend them.”

– Linda R.

“Benchmark made the process clear and easy every step of the way, we could not be happier with Eric and his team!”

– Daniel P.

“The entire experience was great. The Benchmark team was on top of my mortgage the entire time and was quick to provide clear, detailed and accurate information in all areas. Very clear the focus is customer service it showed in all the entire team did. My first concern was the amount of work/time I would have to spend on getting process completed, was very satisfied to find the Benchmark team handled it all while keeping me informed. Couldn’t have asked for a better group to work with.”

– Shane B.

“…with all the steps [..] Eric and his team did a good job explaining the process to me which helped a lot”

– Jarrett S.

“Excellent service is difficult to achieve, but Eric and his team was able to deliver. I normally don’t give a 10 for anything because I think a 5 is “Average”, and a 7 is “Good”. We lived in our previous home for 8 years, and I know far more about our Benchmark mortgage than I ever knew about our previous. Eric took the time to explain everything about things I had no knowledge of. Eric helped with issues completely unrelated to his job as our lender. His knowledge of the industry was beyond helpful, coupled with the ease of the Benchmark secured online process. Everything just went so smoothly with our mortgage that I cannot praise him, and his team, enough. Thank you, Benchmark, and thank you Eric.”

– Craig H. [rated his loan process a 10]

“Eric and his staff was great to work with. Very informative and responsive to any questions we had. Thanks for all your help!”

– Kari L.

“Eric Almquist and his team did a fantastic job of helping us with our recent home refinance! Their communication was outstanding throughout the process and everything was explained to us in an easy to understand manner. We especially appreciated the low pressure, consultative nature of their services. Thank you!”

– Bradley P.

“Eric and his team made our home buying experience stress free and kept us in the loop through out the entire process.”

– Courtney S.

“Working with Benchmark Mortgage was an absolute joy. Through their continued communication, their team made one of the most stressful times a person can go through an absolute breeze.”

– Aaron S.

“Eric and team were very helpful.”

– John B.

“The process was very easy and I like the use of technology that Benchmark provided with electronic signatures, portals for uploading our documents, etc. Our closing process was easy and quick. I will refer others to you for this same experience.”

– Justin F.

“As first-time home buyers, we were nervous about the loan process. Eric not only walked us through the process, he spent ample time answering all of our additional questions and concerns. Eric and his team personalized the experience alleviating our stress. We would highly recommend utilizing his services!”

– Jacob H.

“Eric, Amanda, Jami, and Lindsay were all wonderful to work with and were all very professional. The refinance process went very smoothly, thanks to the Benchmark team. They notified us promptly when information was required and kept us updated on the status of the process. Eric was especially helpful at the beginning of the process to help us determine the appropriate type of loan and how it should best be structured.”

– Bryan P.

“Wonderful. Very impressed. Couldn’t have gone any smoother.”

– Jessica G.

“Eric and his team are industry experts that making obtaining and closing on a loan very seamless.”

– Reggie R.

“This process has been incredibly less tense than expected, and I credit that to the constant communication by you and your team. Thank you for not leaving us to the unknown as the process progressed “in the background”. Your team’s updates have been a huge consolation in what is a major league inducer of anxiety. Again, thanks to your level of engagement, it’s been a breeze.
I will recommend Benchmark in the future, happily.”

– Aaron S.

“The thing that stands out the most to me was my initial phone call with Eric. He spent a LOT of time with me covering every aspect of the mortgage, what to expect from his team and even went into taxes and what to expect with those due to it being a new construction loan, as well as the differences with it being a VA loan. He never once tried to “sell” me a loan. While I had already read his bio and saw that he has been a top ranked loan originator, he never seemed like the pushy sales type that I would have expected. Throughout the process, he and Jami were a phone call away, and never had to “get back with me”. They had the answers for everything, and were always happy to help. The technology that they use makes the process of document gathering extremely simple. I got a list of what was needed for them, and they were easily uploaded into their secure system. I could continue, but the best thing that I can say about Eric Almquist, h is team and Benchmark Mortgage is that I will use them again in the future.”

– Craig H.

“Eric, Jamie and Lindsay were all very responsive and extremely patient in asking any and all our questions.”

– Deanne S.

“Eric is extremely knowledgeable on the entire process and explains options in an easy to understand way to help you make the best decision for your family.”

– Kaleb F.

“Everyone was so nice and made the experience as easy as it possibly could be. Eric explained everything to me, informed me of next steps, and answered any questions I had. They took care of everything. It was super easy and stress free, even with my crazy schedule. I would highly recommend contacting Eric and his team for any refinancing needs!”

– Gina L.

“We enjoyed working with Benchmark throughout the entire process. Whether working with Eric, Jami, or Lindsay, absolutely everyone was professional yet felt like we’d been working together and known them for years. I would recommend Benchmark to all of our family and friends.”

– Alexandria L.

“Eric and his team were great. I always knew what we already completed, what was left to complete, and what to expect next in the process. They kept everyone on point and made the transaction as seamless as possible. If I had any questions I could always get Eric on someone on the phone and have an answer quickly. Working with Benchmark was really the easiest part of buying or selling my homes. Eric has hired great personable people. Thanks again.”

– Casey L.

“Our overall experience was outstanding. As stressful as refinancing can be, the people at Benchmark Mortgage made things as simple and stress-free as possible.”

– Jimi H.

“Eric and his team were very helpful in our new home process. They kept good communication through out the entire loan process.”

– Courtney C.

“Benchmark and Eric made it very easy and convenient to refinance our house. We did all it through e-mails and online through e-sign and only had to come in to sign final papers. It made it very easy for our busy life styles. I would recommend them to anyone.”

– Keri H.

“Eric was amazing to work with! He was always extremely responsive to any questions/concerns that arose, and took the time to explain everything in terms that made sense. He is very knowledgeable and helped us find the best rate/closing cost ratio. Even after our home closed and I lost papers in the moving mess, he was more than willing to help me figure out where my payments went. We would definitely use him again!!!”

– Dawn Z.

“Eric at benchmark mortgage is by far the best l have ever worked with. His attention to detail and ability to answer all your questions before you can even ask is a true talent. I wouldn’t think of using anyone else.”

– Geoffrey O.

“The overall experience could not have been better. Everything went off with a hitch which made it a pleasurable experience.”

– Roger C.

“Eric is a true professional and I was very confident throughout the entire process that he had or best interests in mind.”

– Thomas E.

“We appreciated the communication through the mortgage process.”

– Gregory R.

“My wife and I had an amazing experience with Eric and his staff. The entire process was handled with an open, honest, and extremely professional manner. Not only were we 100% positive that our best interests were top priority, we managed to have a lot of fun too. I can’t imagine having a better overall experience anywhere else.”

– Jeremy T.


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