Senior Loan Officer

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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, NC, SC, TN, TX, and WI.

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 - Illinois: 031.0037202, Arizona 0942778 (dba Compass Mortgage Lending, Inc.), California: CA-DBO173132 (dba Compass Mortgage Lending, Inc.),, Florida: LO24134 (dba Compass Mortgage Lending, Inc.), Indiana: 26659, Michigan: 173132, Georgia: 42446, Tennessee 136635, North Carolina: I-204623, Texas: 173132, Wisconsin: 173132, Colorado: 100514494, Minnesota: MN-MLO-173132, South Carolina: MLO - 173132
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Stephen C.

John Pinkley and the entire staff were great from beginning to end.

David D.

The professional over the top effort by Mr. Pinkley is why I am a repeat customer. He is very patient with me explaining things and helping me with collecting all the date requested. Happy customer.

Shirley G.

John is great. Very knowledgeable and lets you know upfront everything

Donna W.

Working with John Pinkley & his team is always a pleasure. They do a terrific job!

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

Donna Marie H.

Demitri, Judy and John were my A team, simply amazing and I hope in the future I can work with them again. I'm already trying to find you all business

Andres V.

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

Theresa B.

John Pinkley and his staff were amazing. They were very supportive and informative I am so glad I chose Compass Mortgage

Aristotle Y.

We were recommended By Greg and were so happy we went with Compass. There was never a time where I couldn't call and get a explanation for any of my questions. Johns team kept my wife and I in the loop the entire time. At one point we were faced with a family problem, had nothing to do wi […]

Eric B.

John was great to work with. He worked around my hours and time frame and was very informative about any questions that came up.
Other Team Members
Dawn Austin
Business Development Assistant
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
Lisa Pinkley
Loan Officer Assistant

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