Loan Officer Profile


Richard Barber

NMLS# 384038  

Average Rating: 5  [24 Review(s)]
State(s) Served: FL
Current Employer:  Loan Officer HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc. [ Orlando Florida]
Rick Barber has been in residential lending for 30 years in the Sarasota/Bradenton community. He is a five time (years 2010 - 2014) recipient of the Five Star Mortgage Professional award, an elite group representing the top five percent of mortgage professionals in the Sarasota area who scored highest in overall client satisfaction! Rick has significant experience and knowledge of all areas of residential lending and a thorough understanding of the secondary market. By providing first class service, Rick has gained the confidence of his clients and their repeat business. Through Client Satisfaction Surveys performed after loan closings, Rick has achieved a 99% client satisfaction rating for 11 years running! His primary goal is to make sure his clients gain a comprehensive understanding of the mortgage process. This empowers clients to make the right decisions in the home buying process. Rick is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is also a former Account Executive for the United Way of Sarasota County, and is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Laura Pool by
Reviewed June 16, 2014 | Rating:
It was a great experience with getting this loan and Rick made it so easy. I had a lot of hoops to go through and he gave me the confidence to go forward. Thank you Rick and Pam.
Wonderful Experience by
Reviewed May 25, 2014 | Rating:
My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Rick and his whole team. They easily, and professionally dealt with all issues, including several that were outside of their control and ensured a smooth and stress free process with a successful closing. I recommend Gateway without any reservation.
Gateway Home Lending - Excellent Service by
Reviewed May 22, 2014 | Rating:
Rick Barber and his team were excellent to work with. Having not gone through this process in many years, I was uncertain how to proceed and what would be required to go through this refinancing process. Rick was kind enough to provide a thorough explanation up front and clearly outlined what his team did and what they would be looking for from me. This type of concise outline was exactly what I needed to navigate through this process successfully. Very pleased with the service and would definitely seek Rick and his team out again for any future needs.
Rick Barber - FBC Mortgage by
Reviewed May 14, 2014 | Rating:
Rick and his team were excellent to work with. Having not done this process in many years, they were kind enough to walk through the requirements with me step by step, stayed on me to meet all the required deadlines, and provided support during my closing process. I appreciated the professionalism and assistance and would definitely use their services again.
Excellent Service Again by Rick Barber by
Reviewed March 27, 2014 | Rating:
Gateway, and Rick in particular, continues to win my business due to their streamlined loan process which is easy to complete, their helpful follow up and Rick's expert knowledge about the loan regulations as they exist today. I am a real estate investor with various properties in Florida and Rick is able to advise me on the best approach for structuring my financing so that I keep in line with the rules today but end up in the most favorable financial position. Rick is very responsive, professional and easy to work with. I appreciate having a local option for my financing and banking needs! Thanks Rick and Gateway!
Home Loan by
Reviewed February 03, 2014 | Rating:
Very satisfied
Great experience by
Reviewed February 03, 2014 | Rating:
From start to finish, Rick Barber and his team did a great job. Any emails or calls were responded to immediately and our questions were always answered.
Great experience! by
Reviewed January 27, 2014 | Rating:
We had such a pleasant experience with Rick and his team at Gateway. The system they use is very convenient and easy to understand. It makes providing documentation so much better than faxing/mailing in, etc. Rick and his team all responded immediately to our emails or calls. All around we would definitely use Gateway again in the future for any lending services.
Exemplart effrort and service by
Reviewed January 03, 2014 | Rating:
The amount of effort and guidance Rick and his team provided us in our refinance was unbelievable. Without their professional guidance we never would have gotten to the closing. We can't say enough. My profile is complicated to say the least. Rick and his team were unfazed. All we can say is thank you very much. I highly recommend this loan offer and his team.
FBC's Sarasota Mortgage is AWESOME! by
Reviewed December 09, 2013 | Rating:
Rick and his team described in one word would be "FABULOUS!!!" I had many questions throughout my loan process and everyone on team was patience and understanding with me. They made me feel comfortable and kept me update with how things were going throughout my process. Thank you very much, Rick for all you did..
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