Meet our team

Nicholas Gruen
Branch Manager
NMLS#  210446
ngruen@myfirstoption.com
First Option Mortgage, LLC
7800 Belfort Pkwy, Ste 290
Jacksonville, FL  32256
NMLS#   210446
904-332-7804  Business
904-332-7801 Fax
904-228-4917 Cell
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Since graduating college in the summer of 2006 with a degree in Finance from the University of Florida, Nick has been in the mortgage business and has helped almost a thousand families obtain the dream of homeownership. He also has assisted in helping hundreds of people with debt relief, help with college tuition, and home improvements through refinance loans. He is dedicated to the client and maintains the utmost professionalism with each and every loan. He has been through the easy loan days, the depressed market for a few years, and now has navigated his way to being a top producer in the current market which demands a high level of customer service, product knowledge, and attention to detail on every loan. In the current market, Nick has been able to distinguish himself from the competition and vows “to never miss a closing date” on a purchase. This type of dedication and support for his clients has always been the cornerstone of his repeat and referral business.
What people are saying about me
5.0
Survey completed on
Sep 01, 2019
Reviewed by Stanley Hitt Jr for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Green Cove Springs, FL.
Nick and his team were awesome. We started with another company and he made up the time that the other company lost and was still ready to close 5 days early. In constant communication and ready to answer questions at any moment. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. A+++
5.0
Survey
Reviewed by billyhitt for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in , .
Nick was awesome. We had started working with another group and wasn't getting the communication needed. Nick started 2 weeks behind and was able to get everything done and ready to close 5 days early. Great communication. Very knowledgeable and was able to answer questions immediately. Love the experience. A+++
5.0
Survey completed on
Aug 29, 2019
Reviewed by Maria Hitt for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Green Cove Springs, FL.
Nick was very informative from day one. Communication was awesome and very professional.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jul 26, 2019
Reviewed by Wayne C Hagwood for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in , .
Explanations of the idiosyncratic and very conplecated world of home finance. Getting the job done no matter how long it takes!
5.0
Survey completed on
Jul 16, 2019
Reviewed by Dennis Stone for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in St Augustine, FL.
Nick was very helpful in all aspects of the process. Always prompt to answer any questions I had, very quick through the entire process. I definitely would recommend Nick to anyone!
5.0
Survey
Reviewed by dennis stone6 for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in , .
Nick was terrific to work with, he was very helpful, quick to answer any questions I had, and he and his team got the process done so quickly! I would definitely recommend Nick.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jul 01, 2019
Reviewed by Daniel J Cole for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Jun 2019 in Orange Park, FL.
Just an overall pleasant experience
5.0
Survey completed on
Jun 20, 2019
Reviewed by Stephen Patrick Manz for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Jun 2019 in Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Nick and his team are the sharpest lenders in the area. They are honest, transparent, and only want you to get the best deal available to you. Nick remembered my situation from my first refinance and proactively reached out to me because rates had dropped enough to impact my monthly payment and huge long-term savings.
4.5
Survey completed on
Jun 17, 2019
Reviewed by Joseph Raymond Adams for Nick Gruen
Completed transaction in Jun 2019 in Jacksonville, FL.
Good