Reviews for Donny Griffin
Dream finders/Jet Homes
On a scale of 1-10 Maggie in sales was awesome she was a true pleasure to work with. Donny gets a 10 hands down awesome loan officer. The Notary unfortunately was a huge disappointment. No personality at all. When in customer service requires a people’s person. He was terrible, didn’t give an overview of any of the docs. Good thing I’m in the biz and understood all the docs!
Dottie's Tip: I purchased a new construction loan during COVID so my experience was somewhat different, but not bad
Conventional 30 Year Fixed Florida
Typical Lending Service
I wasn’t really happy with the overall service, but I can’t say it was any worse than experiences I’ve had in the past. It took forever to get a final closing disclosure that was actually accurate. In fact, even after notifying Donnie of errors on it prior to closing, it still didn’t get fixed and we had to wait on the day of closing. My home is in Texas and Donnie was in Florida. He didn’t really seem to be well-versed in how the Texas market operates. I felt like there was miscommunication from him regarding the interest rate and points as well. I was under the impression he got the rate without buying it down (that’s what I asked and what he told me), but days later I found out he bought it down. Lastly, his general attitude was “I know more than you” and seemed to be frustrated at questions I asked and clarifying information I wanted.
ADAM's Tip: Use a local lender. And don’t use a builder’s lender unless you absolutely have to in order to get incentives.
Conventional 30 Year Fixed Texas
I would not recommend him to anyone. I asked him over and over again for things and he rarely got them accomplished. I ended up doing his job for him a few times because I couldn't trust him to get it done in a timely manner and I didn't want to wait on him. I constantly had to reach out to him and ensure he didn't need anything else from me and multiple times things were emailed to him and then I would get an email from the loan team asking me for documents they already had for weeks. Didn't feel appreciated and felt like I was more of a burden and that my business was not wanted. However Keely was absolutely amazing and on top of it. Every time I emailed her she responded quickly and got everything done in a timely manner. Never had an issue with her once. She made up for all the other issues
Trevin's Tip: Vet out your loan officer before working with them. They get paid very well to do a job and when you are spending as much as you are, you would expect to be treated like everything is a priority and that your business is well appreciated
VA 30 Year Fixed Florida
Ron Hester’s review
I felt very comfortable with the lender and the loan officer. They seem to make everything flow smooth and simple and I enjoyed the process a lot more than from other previous times trying to complete a process like this with other lenders and not officers. Great job Donny and Felicia and Julie
Ronald's Tip: N/A