Why Use Team Aalto?
The mortgage process has become increasingly more complicated over the last few years. In today’s rapidly changing environment, it takes an entire team to deliver a truly exceptional mortgage experience.
We are a team of like-minded professionals dedicated to helping our clients navigate the mortgage process. We combine many years of experience in the industry and are backed by of one of the Northwest’s premier mortgage sources, Pacific Residential Mortgage. We are passionate about what we do and are committed to delivering a mortgage experience that is less stressful and more predictable than can be found elsewhere in our industry.
We are local and live in the communities we serve and our business is built entirely by word of mouth from referral partners and past clients alike. Let us be your advocates by providing accurate information, timely advice and the resources necessary to make educated financial decisions. We aim to be your trusted advisers and to serve you, your family and friends for many years to come.
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Mark is the leader of our team and has lived in Portland since 1977. He attended Grant High School in NE Portland and Willamette University in Salem graduating with a BS in Political Science/Mathematics in 1990.
In 1991, Mark answered a post for a job as an underwriter for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and has been in the mortgage industry ever since. Although mortgages can be challenging at times, Mark truly enjoys helping our clients make educated financial decisions. Like his team, he takes great pride in doing everything possible to make sure transactions close on time with as little stress as possible.
Mark keeps the team on their toes with a wacky sense of humor and an energy level that would embarrass even the most Ritalin dependent toddler. His team never quite knows what is going to come out of his mouth next.
Mark lives in NE Portland with his wife JJ, daughter Ella and two crazy Labradors that, while you are reading this, are likely racing around the house or the yard making a mess of things.
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Sara has been in the mortgage industry since 2001 and has had experience as an Assistant, Loan Officer and Processor. She is incredibly skilled at structuring transactions and has expertise in a wide variety of mortgage loans and products. Raised in Lake Oswego, she attended Lake Oswego High School and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1998 with a BA in Human Physiology.
Sara truly enjoys getting to know our customers and going beyond the dollars and the cents of a mortgage. She’s funny, talented and is a great advocate and resource for our customers and referral partners.
Sara lives in Milwaukie with her daughter Aidan, their two dogs and a blind cat (we’re sure there is a joke here somewhere). She is one of the best cooks on the planet and somehow manages to accomplish more in a day than most of us do in an entire week.