At Avenir, our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations, always. Browse through these testimonials to see what people are saying about us.

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We just completed our 4th transaction over the past 5 years with Avenir Mortgage Planners, and have continued to be impressed time after time. We now feel like we have a partner in making sure we have the best financing possible on our properties. Everything went smooth as silk, and we so appreciate how proactive and communicative Greg and Brent are to work with. Additionally, they have assembled a terrific team of professionals at the title company, etc. with whom they work. Top notch service, and we will continue to recommend them to our family and friends!
Patti S, Dublin, CA, 3/31/2016

Greg is an amazing, honest, personable morgage planner. We’ve worked with him on a couple transactions (refinancing our home) and he’s not only efficient (responds to email quickly, very easy to contact) but friendly and takes his time to educate us on our options while getting a safe loan.

I contacted him yesterday hoping to be able to refinance, take out a little equity and continue my loan to be the safe 30 year fixed, no points, no charges. We signed the papers this morning. We walked out feeling really good about the whole experience.

The BIG bonus that Greg does is NO CLOSING COSTS! Yes, you read that correctly.. He covers it. No strings attached, no false promises.

I would recommend him to everyone I know. He’s not a “pushy salesman” he’ll tell you what your options are and it’s up to you. It really is that (unbelievably) easy.

Lindsay S, Concord, CA, 11/12/2015

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“Greg works from his heart. He is very personable and makes you feel very, very special. And [he] goes above and beyond to make you a homeowner.”
Melinda F, Concord, CA, April 2014
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We have worked with Greg and his team on 2 different projects, and have each time received five star service. Greg has this amazing skill that he adapts himself to your needs and your understanding of the mortgage process, and makes everything sound simple, easy and straightforward. He has deep expertise and is incredibly good at delivering on very tight deadlines.
Karim B, Palo Alto, CA, 10/24/2015
We sent our first email to Greg on July 15th. Shortly thereafter, we were preapproved and on August 19th, we signed the mortgage documents on our first home. Not only was Greg able to secure us a loan with less than 20% down and no PMI, he was able to do it on a tight schedule. He squeezed us into his schedule the day before a 3-week vacation to France to meet with us, and worked with us on his vacation to make sure we had all of our questions answered during the process. I look forward to being in “his system” that he has to automatically notify us if it becomes favorable to refinance.
Matt K, Walnut Creek, CA, 10/22/2015
We had an excellent experience using Avenir Mortgage Planners for our most recent home purchase. All deadlines were met, materials were prepared correctly, everything ran like clockwork. We wouldn’t hesitate to use them again for our next purchase.
Eric W, San Francisco, CA, 9/18/2015
My situation was complicated because I wanted to keep my current home as a rental. I spent over 4 months working with 3 other loan brokers and all three concluded that I couldn’t qualify for a loan unless I sold my first home. Working with Greg and team at Avenir I got pre approved within two weeks, and they worked closely with me through the purchase of my new home to make sure I would not only submit an offer, but be qualified as a good buyer. I am happily in my new home now while still keeping my rental property. I am very thankful to have found Avenir!
Tiffany C, San Francisco, CA, 9/17/2015
We just bought our first home and were not familiar with the home buying process. Thanks to Greg and his team the normal stress that comes with buying a house was alleviated by his professionalism and his very caring approach. Greg genuinely wanted to help us get into our home. He answered any and all questions with a smile and was always only a phone call away. The mountains of paperwork that seemed to never end, was navigated with Greg there every step of the way. I will be using and recommending Greg and his team for any and all home purchases from here on out.
Patrick C, Concord, CA, 6/21/2015
If you’re looking to refinance your mortgage, Avenir Mortgage Planners is the firm you want to work with. Greg and Emma Lartilleux are both well versed, knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. When you call Greg with your questions about refinancing, he is patient and understanding and does his very best to answer them promptly and accurately. He gives you printouts of what to expect at the beginning and the end of the loan process and he returns calls promptly. I’ve worked with them at least 3 times now, and each time the experience has been smooth and effortless. I always get the best interest rate and never do I pay any fees. I would highly recommend Avenir Mortgage Planners to anyone who needs a home loan or refinance and wants to work with the best!
Terri M, Berkeley, CA, 4/4/2015

Greg and his team were indispensable in helping us get into our new home. Greg has a very hands on approach which is SO important in an industry that most of us only ever work with a few times in our lives. From the first moment I contacted him he invited me to the office to go over pre-approvals in person. No one has ever taken the time to walk me through each stage of the process and why things are the way they are. This allowed us to enter the process as confident, informed consumers.

Once we actually entered into contract on a home, Greg and his team were on the ball, pushing through the approval process to make sure we met our deadlines. Greg even came to our signing to ensure that everything went off without a hitch.

Thank you Greg and Emma for all your help!

Laura F, Walnut Creek, CA, 11/25/2014

Thanks to the diligent work of Greg, the rest of the Avenir Mortgage staff, and our realtor, we were able to purchase our first home just over three months ago!

We were nervous walking into our first meeting with a mortgage broker because we really had no idea what we were doing. However, as soon as we walked in, I felt at ease and, throughout the process, I felt confident that our future as homeowners was in great hands. Greg certainly made an often stressful experience as painless as possible. He provided information in a way that we understood and staff contacted us quickly when they needed additional documentation. Staff were always easy to reach by phone and e-mail and I know that the work they did was crucial for supporting our close of escrow in a timely manner.

Although I have no intention of going through the home buying process again any time soon, I would definitely use this company again and I will continue to highly recommend Greg and the rest of the Avenir team to anyone I know who is in need of a mortgage broker.

Emily J, Concord, CA, 10/4/2011
Greg, when it comes to working with the best, you are it. I am very impressed with your professionalism, personal attitude, patience and dedication in bringing my long and complicated mortgage re-financing to completion. It will make a huge impact on my everyday life for years to come.
Yuval Z, Emeryville, CA, 8/10/2010
I was extremely pleased and impressed with Greg’s expertise in securing a mortgage for us under a very tight timeframe. Greg put forth a tremendous amount of effort to ensure that the transaction closed on time and the loan terms were excellent too. Greg is very personable, cares about his clients, and has expert knowledge of the financial aspects of the transaction. I highly recommend Greg.
Diane N, Concord, CA, 11/14/2008
Greg really came through for me in a very short time period. I closed a loan for my condo with him in two weeks! He will go to bat for you and was very good at following up as well. He has provided tips and advice on financial matters for me over the years since I bought my condo, and they’ve been very helpful to my ongoing success as a homeowner. I can’t say enough good things about Greg, and I will definitely consult Greg as I consider future purchases.
Carole F, Emeryville, CA, 11/14/2008
When I finally decided to pick you, it was largely because of your professionalism, your knowledge of the mortgage lending business, and your timely responses to the many questions I had. You were able to secure a program that met my needs. Your persistence with the lenders paid off in getting the deal closed within a reasonable time. Once again, let me thank you for your efforts and wish you continued success.
Shanti D, Saratoga, CA, 8/7/2004