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Joey Birkle
Senior Loan Originator
NMLS#  184803
First Option Mortgage, LLC
8888 Keystone Crossing, Ste 900
Indianapolis, IN  46240
NMLS#   184803
317-713-9506  Business
317-713-9501 Fax
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Hello, my name is Joey Birkle and I am a loan originator with First Option Mortgage, located Indianapolis. I have had the privilege to enjoy an extensive career in the mortgage industry and I have worked with countless clients to assist them with their financing. I started as a loan officer back in early 2002 and I have held many positions within the mortgage industry including loan originator, branch manager, district manager, divisional manager and regional manager. I believe that I can not only offer my clients experience and knowledge of various loan programs and the guidelines associated with each, but I can also provide the great overall service that they deserve. First Option Mortgage offers a tremendous platform for me to extend the best service the industry has to offer to each and every client we encounter. Here at First Option, we are a broker/correspondent lender, which means that we work with a variety of different banks and mortgage companies, both local and national. This not only gives us the advantage of being able to go out into the marketplace to find our clients the best deals and lowest rates available, but also allows us the versatility to work with a much more diverse, broader range of different programs to help find the perfect fit for our client’s individual and unique situation. I personally approach this business much differently than the average loan officer. My first priority is my relationship with my customer rather than focusing on the loan transaction itself. In this approach, I help my clients with their overall personal finances rather than just the loan transaction itself. That being said, if I have a client that needs help building credit or if we have to work on savings or income so we can qualify for financing in the future, I am certainly here for them to give them the professional advice and direction they might need. I understand that applying for financing is a very personal experience so I am always working hard to make sure that I can provide the very best service possible to each and every one of my clients. If you have read this far, I appreciate you taking the time to read my profile. I can’t stress enough how critical it is that you choose the right loan officer to assist you during the home buying process. I personally feel the loan officer or the loan originator that you decide to work with will be the difference between a great experience and a not so great experience. That being said, whether you ultimately decide to use me or a different lender, I highly recommend that you do your due diligence when you select a loan officer and a lender. If you would like me and First Option to assist you with your financing, we would love to have you. Please contact me anytime. I am usually in the office from 9am to 9pm, Monday through Friday and I am available by cell on the weekends. I look forward to meeting you and I am excited to assist you with the financing to purchase your new home!!!
What people are saying about me
Reviewed by Lorin Osborn for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Sep 2019 in , .
Joey was so helpful and receptive the entire process. He responded promptly and didnt seem to mind the constant wave of questions and concerns about our sticky situation! He made a hard case work and we are so grateful! We will definitely be suggesting him to everyone
Survey completed on
Sep 01, 2019
Reviewed by Jeremy A Wilson for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Monrovia, IN.
There were a lot of paperwork hurdles to overcome but we still closed on time which was a blessing!
Survey completed on
Aug 30, 2019
Reviewed by Jorge A Flores Leiva for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Peru, IN.
Joey and his team made everything very simple and explained everything completely. We had tried to use another mortgage company and we kept getting the runaround. We are so thankful for Joey and his team making sure that we were able to find the home of our dreams quickly, and understood the in process the entire time.
Survey completed on
Aug 25, 2019
Reviewed by Eric D Gellinger for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Fortville, IN.
I have used Joey more than once and he has consistently gone above and beyond with good service, friendly advice, and professionalism. I have and always will recommend his services to everyone.
Survey completed on
Aug 23, 2019
Reviewed by Patricia R Vigar for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Peru, IN.
It was more than great. He was excellent. His team was excellent. If we had any questions no matter the time of day they answered. When we didn't understand something they took the time to make sure we understood. I'm so happy we didn't go with the first 2 people we had talk to and stayed with him. I would recommend anyone trying go through Joey
Survey completed on
Aug 20, 2019
Reviewed by Patty Howard for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in , .
We're still going through the home buying process... the keywords there being "home buying process." A process that my husband and I had thought was impossible for our family due to past poor credit decisions and a hefty dose of (very expensive) bad luck. Joey was the only loan originator who has EVER given us the time of day. Not only did he advise us on how to improve our credit fast enough to even begin to qualify, he's worked late nights and long hours to try and find a solution.
Survey completed on
Aug 08, 2019
Reviewed by Stephanie A Maschino for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Seymour, IN.
Joey always answered all of our questions in a timely manner. He worked hard to do what was best for us. He gets the ball rolling fast! After having some financial issues I thought it would not be possible for us to get a loan but he really helped us get through that. When given his name by a friend she said if he can't help you than I don't think it can be done. She was correct in her statement. Will recommend him to everyone I know!
Survey completed on
Jul 29, 2019
Reviewed by Kyle T Bipes for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in Madison, IN.
My family’s situation was an interesting one that took a couple bumps but Joey helped us along the way and reassured us that we would get our house
Survey completed on
Aug 03, 2019
Reviewed by Kathryn Sims for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Aug 2018 in Kokomo, IN.
Very easy to work with.
Survey completed on
Aug 04, 2019
Reviewed by John J McKinley for Joey Birkle
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in , .
Buying a home seemed easy with Joey and his team! I was able to find a home, apply for the loan, and close super quick! I would highly recommend Joey to family and friends! You can't go wrong with Joey.