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Leo Hefner
VP of Reverse Mortgage Lending,  Guaranteed Rate
4180 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 125
La Jolla,  California  92037
I have moved to Guaranteed Rate.
About Me
Leo is a nationally licensed Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) in the state of California working with Guaranteed Rate in San Diego as a Reverse Mortgage Specialist. Leo grew up in a real estate family; both of his parents were top producing real estate agents in Hawaii. He took an interest in real estate early on and almost got his real estate license at age 18 but decided to keep on with college at the University of Hawaii instead. He always maintained a deep interest in the real estate business and eventually worked as a buyer for an out of state company purchasing distressed real estate in California.
Leo’s career took many turns from initially gaining his degree in automotive technology and owning his own business to working in the IT industry and owning his own business to eventually graduating to his current position as a Vice President of Mortgage Lending. He became a licensed Realtor in 2012 and quickly decided to continue on to mortgage lending in 2013. Leo’s goal as a lender is to constantly challenge himself; he especially gets excitement out of cracking hard to qualify loans. Maybe it’s the background in diagnostics, but he really enjoys the mental challenge of analyzing entire real estate opportunities to determine their viability. Leo works with his clients to determine their individual needs and goals, explain the complicated loan process and options, and keep clear and open communication to ensure they have the best loan experience possible.
Leo lives in San Diego with his wife Tiffany and daughter Maile. Maile races BMX and has been since she was 3 (now 8) and enjoys going to the track with her and traveling to BMX events. He also enjoys off-road racing, going to the desert, fishing, and aerial photography with his drone.
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MLS# 995044
Employment History
Mortgage Loan Consultant, Courtesy Mortgage Company
Privately Held;1-10 employees;Agents and Brokers
June 2012 - November 2014 (2 Years 6 Months)
Mortgage educator and Hero!
VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate
Privately Held;500 + employees;Agents and Brokers
December 2014 - Present (3 Years 7 Months)
Refinances, Purchases and Reverse Mortgages
Leo Hefner has not entered any Education Information
Client Testimonials
“Fast and Easy!”
I just refinanced my house with Leo. When I first called, he explained the whole process very clearly and in detail. At every step of the way, I felt that I knew what was happening and why. The whole process was fast and painless. When it came time to sign the final papers, I was on vacation halfway across the country. Leo arranged for a local notary to bring the papers to my hotel so that we could get them signed right away. I highly recommend him!
“Great service and education”
Leo never stopped pushing to find the right loan. As many people know acquiring a house loan is a long and delicate process built to protect the bankers , investors, taxes payers. And consumers. Leo really helps get the process moving successfully and quickly. I recommend him to all my clients now.
“Best Ever!”
Leo Hefner is the best loan officer I have EVER worked with! He was helpful at every turn and explained my petty questions whenever I needed, within minutes most of the time! I have financed houses before, but never had the experience that Leo gave! He was absolutely the best finance officer I have had the pleasure of working with. If you are looking to finance your home, I would recommend Leo for your services if you want an easy, fast, pleasurable experience. DeAnn
“Thank you for the excellent service”
With Leo, customer service comes first, from my experience. He takes the time to answer questions, and explains options and possibilities clearly. I'd recommend him to anyone looking into mortgage or refinance options.