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, 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 - 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, Virginia: MLO-66883VA, Ohio: MLO-OH.173132, Kentucky: MC803131
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Short Close, No Problem

Anna D.

John Pinkley and his team went above and beyond to make sure we understood our loan process and to help us get the very best rate considering our home purchase needs. He spent time making sure he understood our concerns. We had to close in a short time period and he assured us every step […]

Steven B.

John was very helpful in keeping me informed on the process

Nancy G.

John Pinkley was terrific in guiding me through the process

Karen K.

John and Demetri are outstanding to work with, I really appreciate the time and effort they take to get to find out the best loan for my situation. I will look to John and Demetri for all my mortgage needs.

Melvin B.

Every good leader has a team that is exceptional. My experience with John, Demetri, Deb, the scheduling and closing departments was more than exceptional.

Todd L.

Everyone was great! Demetri was amazing!

Donna W.

John is very professional & knowledgeable. Terrific and easy to work with.

Marian G.

John took me through the process of my loan step by step and answered all of my questions and definitely explained all aspects of my loan in great detail. He kept in touch with me daily to keep me informed of where we were in the process and needs and expectations ahead. John and Demetri […]
Painless as possible...

Leslie V.

Worked with John in the past and will again in the future I'm sure. He has assembled a good team and systems to make it as painless as possible and I appreciate that.

Andrew V.

I had a great time working with everyone at Compass. They were all extremely friendly and personable and John was great to talk music with :) Thanks so much for making this part of the home buying so easy!
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
Danny Pinkley
Business Development

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