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Today’s mortgage lending environment is more difficult than ever. Working with a loan officer who understands the mortgage industry and can navigate the constant changing guidelines and demands is essential to successfully purchasing the home of your dreams, or refinancing your current loan to a lower interest rate.

John Pinkley and his team at Compass Mortgage take a consulting approach to your residential mortgage needs by carefully evaluating your specific scenario and searching many lenders to find the perfect fit for you.

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John believes that a happy client is his most valuable asset and most effective advertising. Utilizing 3 key characteristics: Experience, Reliability, and Integrity, John’s goal is to consistently create a positive experience for his clients, which will forge long term relationships of respect, confidence, future business, and referrals from them. John has been originating loans since 1998.

Over the last 20+ years, he worked as an independent Mortgage Banker, managing and operating his own mortgage branch, and as a Sr. Mortgage Loan consultant for a Community Bank. He understands the importance of professional financing for his clients, the realtors he works with, and his overall future success.

Now a VP Mortgage Banker with Compass Mortgage, John is able to continue to focus on the principles which have guided him in this challenging business. Compass Mortgage is a Mortgage Banker with operating licenses in IL, FL, AZ, CA, CO, GA, IN, MI, MN, MO, NC, SC, TN, TX, WI, and VA.

John is available most waking hours, not adhering to traditional “banker’s hours”. Clients find that he nearly always answers the phone (rarely going to voicemail), and is genuinely concerned with their needs. He is always upfront and honest with his clients on their loan’s status.

Extensive research of each loan is done upfront, which allows John to assess the loan’s ability to close and any potential pitfalls prior to clients paying any application or appraisal fees. This is unlike many big banks’ strategy of taking applications and collecting fees without assessing the loan’s approvability.

In addition to impressive customer service, John has the following extensive line of Purchase and Refinance products available to his clients with Compass Mortgage:

  • Conventional and Jumbo Loans
  • FHA Loans
  • Rehab Loans
  • VA Loans
  • Portfolio Lending (offering “Common Sense Underwriting” of Owner Occupied, Jumbo, Investment, or Condo Loans which do not meet conventional or FHA guidelines)
  • Portfoilio Construction Loans
  • Portfoilio Lot Loans

Detailed Information
State License
NMLS: 173132
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Brandt W.

Very smooth process!

Andres V.

John is very knowledgeable, returns calls promptly and answers all questions clearly.

Donna R.

Best experience I've had purchasing a home!

Leslie H.

This was my second mortgage purchase from John. He is really easy to work with and so is Demitri and the rest of the team.


John was very easy to work with. He made sure the process was smooth and deadlines were made. I appreciate the hard work!

Douglas W.

John was excellent to work with - he was there for us every step of the way. All questions answered!! What an asset to Compass Mortgage. Can't say enough good. Thank you

Steven B.

John was very helpful in keeping me informed on the process

Richard N.

John Pinkley and the rest of the Compass Mortgage team did a great job of getting me through this cash out refinance process. The resulting interest rate, debt consolidation and monthly payment have made renovations possible, my budget quite reasonable and nicely stabilized my financial situation.

Michele H.

John is a truly diligent professional, patient with questions and concerns and direct with answers and next steps. It was a pleasure working with a pro.

Jason G.

John is very knowledgeable, made me feel very comfortable with the process and answers questions in a professional and accurate manner. He is also very easy to reach when needed and responds very quickly. I trust John and that is why I continue to use Compass for my mortgage needs.
Other Team Members
Demetri Partalis
Origination Manager
NMLS# 843519 - Illinois: 031.0041644, Arizona: 0942783 (dba Compass Mortgage Lending, Inc.), California: CA-DBO843519 (dba Compass Mortgage Lending, Inc.),,Florida: LO33239 (dba Compass Mortgage Lending, Inc.), Georgia: 49095, Indiana: 29687, Michigan: 843519, Tennessee: 136634,,Texas: 843519, Wisconsin: 843519, Colorado: 100514545, Minnesota: MN-MLO-843519, South Carolina: MLO - 843519, North Carolina: I-204800,Kentucky: MC803132, Virginia: MLO-66941VA, Ohio: MLO-OH.843519
Lisa Pinkley
Loan Officer Assistant

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