About five minutes into a typical mortgage application over the phone I know a lot about a new client. Name, address, occupation, income, social security number, birth date and marital status just to name a few. All of that information before shaking hands? That alone makes it a very unique type of business relationship.
After recently reflecting on this phenomenon, I thought it would be good to share some information about myself so you could learn a little more about the guy who asks so much about you in the first five minutes of meeting.
I have been married to my wife Kristin since 1996 and we have two children. Both children attend Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School where Kristin is a teacher. I am a graduate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School and Western Michigan University. I enjoy coaching youth sports, fishing, playing cards and I am an active investor in residential real estate.
I started Treadstone Mortgage in 2002 with my longtime friend Brendan O’Driscoll. We are one of the very few companies in the mortgage business that have “made it”, through some very tough times. In fact, we have thrived and continue to grow in a down market. The main reason for our success is the sound financial advice we have provided to so many over all of these years. Our strong referral based business is built on thousands of satisfied past clients around the state who trusted us with the largest purchases of their lives. This is a very small town and reputation is everything!
Homeownership is a part of “The American Dream” and I believe that those who make sound decisions, with the help of mortgage and real estate professionals today, will look back at this period as a once in a life time opportunity.
Kevin Polakovich and his team at Treadstone Mortgage were great to work with! I just moved back to Grand Rapids from the east coast and Kevin worked hard to make it possible for me to purchase my first home! Kevin was easy to talk to and helped me understand the entire process. Treadstone handled everything promptly and with great attention to detail. Kevin delivered and I got a great loan! I highly recommend Kevin and the team at Treadstone for your mortgage!
I really appreciate all the fine work you and Katie did in getting me through closing with such ease and haste, I am so happy I went with you guys! It will be my pleasure to be able to reference your services to my friends as they look to be first time home buyers in the future as well.
- Jason Mast
I am closing on my first deal with Kevin and it was by far the smoothest financed deal I have had. Kevin takes over the deal leaving very little for me to do. I was treated like the client! He is very efficient and returns phone calls and emails promptly. I look forward to working with him again.
- Bernadette Nomura, Realtor
Value Point Real Estate