Lee GlenSenior Loan Officer
The most rewarding aspect of my career as a 18 year Professional Loan Originator is the ability to assist my clients in possibly the biggest financial transaction of their lives. I truly enjoy answering all questions and ensuring the most positive experience for all buyers and homeowners, regardless of their past mortgage experience. With over 18 years experience as a Loan Originator and 11 years at the same company, I have developed an expansive knowledge of various loan programs and industry guidelines, which allows me to efficiently educate my potential clients and my referral based clients about the home loan process.
With every new client, I am determined to build lifelong relationships that continue beyond the closing table. My areas of expertise include Conventional,, FHA/VA, JUMBO, Reverse Mortgage and No Closing Cost loan options.
As your Loan Originator, my goal is to provide you with the assistance that will help smoothly guide you through the loan process, no matter what your situation may be. You can count on me for timely follow-ups, honesty, and integrity throughout the entire loan process. Making the loan process as easy and stress-free as possible is just one of the many reasons the majority of my business comes from repeat and referred clients.
I was born and raised in sunny Southern California and my interests and passions are helping people, hiking, Traveling, walking in the early morning along the pier and taking photos of the beautiful beach of Huntington Beach where I have resided for the last 17 years.
Lee Glenn helped us to secure our home loan with Optimum First Mortgage. We did not need to use a Real Estate Agent as we were already living in the home we were going to purchase. Lee was always available to answer any questions that might have otherwise been answered by a Real Estate person. Even something as simple as what an abbreviation stood for! There were two separate parties buying the home together and Lee always made sure that one knew where the other one stood so things could progress at a timely fashion. By going with Lee we were able to save a considerable amount of money. He has both the qualities of professionalism and a healthy sense of humor!
Joella and Jeff James, South Lake Tahoe
One word: impressive all around! Can't help but want to continue our relationship with Lee and his team!
Athena Dinh Realtor, South Bay Ca.
Lee was fantastic to work with. It was difficult mortgage to get done since we were moving in from another country and had not built up enough credit history in the US .. But Lee worked really hard to get us finish line. We found Lee to be very honest and straightforward .Always accessible and positive .Lee loves his job and that’s what makes him so effective We believe he tried super hard for us and that was the most important and built a great working relationship with us We trusted Lee and he did not let us down Very happy to have worked with Lee and Kathy and would recommend them .. They are 10/10!
Brijesh and Richa Krishnaswamy
Lee Glenn of Optimum First has consistently assisted in refinancing my home on several occasions. Lee treated none as a single transaction; in fact, I couldn't qualify for a lower rate initially. He advised I wait for my credit to improve, fix several issues in the house, and he'd check back later.
True to his word, he did touch base, and I got a much lower rate. He is incredibly efficient; kept me apprised of the status of the loan, and worked around my busy schedule.
I heartily recommend him to any friends refinancing a home, and do so knowing they're in capable hands, and will receive the same outstanding care and attention I did.
William Cullum, Solano Ca.
I really appreciate everything what Lee did for me and my wife to refinance my mortgage. I was actually in shopping the rates when Lee from Optimum First Mortgage sending me an email and challenge other rates have. He offered the best rate for me. From the moment I spoke with him, I really felt a sense of his honesty and concern. I always had bad luck base on my past experiences, but Lee is totally different person, He was sincere and honest with me. He is very informative and explaining every details in executing paperwork. He is fantastic to work with and very professional. Lee is very friendly and courteous throughout my loan mortgage process. I’m very happy and satisfied with the outcome of my refinance. Thanks Lee for everything you did to my family and me. I would definitely use you again for the near future. You are great my friend. ... Again, Thanks a lot !
Willer and Eleanor Casino
San Jose, California USA
Lee Glen was my loan officer, I was already speaking to another loan officer in regards my loan but I was not sure about the other loan officer's way of dealing with it and the closing cost. I spoke to Mr. Lee Glen and he sound it very professional and eager to work on my loan. I was impress with the communication and professionalism he displayed during the loan process. I am willing to recommend him to family and friends. I am in the future will use him for another home loan or a refinance.
Julio Barajas, Temecula Ca.
Lee was an awesome loan officer who went the distance for us. He created the very best scenario for our needs. He was kind, respectful, and made us feel that we were the most important people in his life. We felt valued and that we mattered in his busy,full life. We want to use him again either personally or s a strong referral
Jerry Lynch, Santa Cruz Ca.
I've been a real estate broker for over 30 yrs and have closed numerous transactions. This last transaction needed to be closed within 3 weeks and Lee Glen of Optimum First Mortgage not only got it funded on time, he also communicated efficiently and had very lows fees. Will definitely use and refer clients to Lee Glen in the future.
Peter Demos Maxon Realty Carlsbad, CA
Lee Glen did an amazing job with our home purchase loan. His experience and expertise are much appreciated as he put a lot of effort into staying on top of things to ensure everything is right on track. He pushed it through very fast and got it done in less than 3 weeks. That's right, we had to close escrow in 3 weeks. Lee has an awesome loan processor Kathy who made this whole process incredibly smooth. I was most impressed with the turnaround, he made himself available and the process was completed 2 days prior to the closing date. I would highly recommend Lee Glen and Kathy to all our friends and families for home purchase or refinance. Lee and Kathy, they are the best!
San Diego, Ca
Working with senior mortgage broker Lee Glen was a pleasure! His professionalism and patience are unmatched. He listened, he explained, and found me the best deal in refinancing my home. He communicated with me daily and walked me through each step of the process. No surprises, no pressure, and no hassles. I look forward to working with him again!
Contra Costa, Ca.
It was an easy refinancing at competitive interest rate with help from Lee at Optimum First. Lee helped me a lot to choose best loan program and he guided me very well during the whole loan process. It was really easy and fast loan process I eve had. I would recommend Lee as your loan officer and he is very professional. 5 star out of 5.
Lee Glen handled my refinance with outstanding service! I couldn't be happier with the way Lee took care of the whole process from beginning to end. He always responded to my questions very quickly and without even asking, kept me up to date on the loan
San Jose, Ca
I had dealt with Bank of America on my last refi and was extremely disappointed with their service, timeframe of 3 months for a basic refinance, and B of A's fees were outrageous! I phoned Lee glen at Optimum First and had the best experience! Lee's customer
service was excellent and my refinance took just a couple of weeks....literally! Optimum First's fees were next to nothing, we took advantage of the lowest APR on the market, and the refinance was smooth as ever. I would highly recommend Lee Glen to anyone!
My wife and I had a great experience with refinancing our home. Lee was with us every step of the way and answered our questions immediately. Although, we were not able to get the conventional loan we wanted, we were able to refinance and get a great interest
San Joaquin, Ca
I wanted to leave a review about the loan officer that we are working with, Lee Glen. I couldn't recommend him enough. We felt comfortable with him immediately, and he is very thorough, with good follow through. He proactively works with our realtor,
Aarron and Heather Wesley,
Although we have excellent credit, high income and no debt, we had tried to refinance twice before with other lenders without success. Lee Glen was able to navigate our application through the process quickly and precisely. He managed obstacles and smoothly
Alberto & Ann
May loan officer, Lee Glen was trust worthy and nice to work with. The only complaint I have was that it took longer to get funded than I expected. I think that Optimum First had less experience with reverse mortgages. However, if I need refinance in future, I'll definitely use Optimum First.