NMLS# 472433

Real Genius

Lender Summary

At Real Genius, formerly Consumer Direct, we know that each customer has specific needs, so we strive to meet those specific needs with a wide array of products, investment tools, mortgages and best of all quality service and individual attention. You are our priority and we know that superior service, delivering what was offered, coupled with the lowest overall cost is the way to keep you as a customer for life. In a lending environment where everyone is offering the same core products and programs, we know that we have to separate ourselves with an unwavering commitment to services and delivering the lowest overall total cost to close every day. Our sales and operations team is comprised of veteran Mortgage Professionals that are committed to this philosophy and understand what it takes to get the job done on time and at the agreed upon terms and conditions presented.

What they're saying

Ratings & Reviews
263 Reviews
  • Interest Rates
  • Fees & Closing Costs
  • Responsiveness
  • Customer Service

Review Breakdown

Matt is the best!

We feel so lucky to find Matt as our loan officer. Not only the rate he offered is the lowest, but his service is second to none! Whenever we called or emailed, Matt was there for us. He followed through the whole closing process and jumped into action to solve our last-minute problem before closing. Thank you again, Matt!

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    Home Purchase
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    Loan Officer Review
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A happy return customer satisfied with top notch stellar service

This is our 2nd loan experience with ConsumerDirect Mortgage/Real Genius.
I had a great experience with the senior mortgage banker Phillip Blasi 4 years ago. This time, I reached out to him again for our jumbo refi need.
I have done business with many mortgage brokers in the past 25 years, and I have concluded that Phil is definitely the guy you should go to in order to get the job well done.
One can totally trust and reply upon his industry knowledge and expertise to take care of your financial need.
Phil was instrumental in helping us obtaining the best rate possible, and even assist us with fee reduction. He has always been available to answer our concerns and put our mind at ease.
For an example, Phil suggested us to rerun our credit towards the end of the refi process, and that saved us more than $10,000 in fees since our credit scores went up.
We also want to express our deepest gratitude to the senior loan processor Maurleen Davidson.
She is definitely THE BEST processor that one can ever dream of to deliver a smooth, flawless process.
Maurleen is always so responsive, so diligently working day and night (literally speaking!) in reviewing our file. She made sure everything was in place before and during the underwriter review. She kept us informed every step of the way.
The communication with Maurleen and Phil has always been fluid, clear and efficient.
Though never met in person, I feel like giving them both a big hug, and say thank you again very much for delivering the best result possible in a relatively short timeframe.
I would highly recommend Phil, Maurleen and Real Genius mortage to anyone who needs the best mortgage product and a 10 star experience.!

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    Lender Review

Thanks to Matthew Brodtman our refinance was AMAZING 😃

The entire process was seamless thanks to Matt’s assistance. I have NEVER written an online review. However, thanks to Matt’s assistance and guidance, my wife and I were able to get our refinance approved, take out some cash, reduce our mortgage interest and reduce our monthly mortgage payments. Absolutely a top notch loan officer who will assist you along the way.

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LendingTree Certification:

The LendingTree Certification Program recognizes Lenders and Loan Officers with outstanding performance on the LendingTree Network, they are committed to providing exceptional customer service and are graduates of LendingTree University.

LendingTree Certification:

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Loan Officer Certifications:

  • Gold Leaf
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  • Certified President's Club
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