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Benchmark Praise Reports

We take pride in having had the honor to serve you, our clients. We are humbled by your generosity and kind words. Words which embolden us to push on in our mission of service to our cherished clients and friends.

I think what I appreciated the most was the feeling of having a whole team behind me; people providing the best solutions to fit our family’s needs and budget!

– Patricia M.

Buying a new house, in nature, is a very stressful time. No way around that. However, if you involve the right people you can limit some of that to an enjoyable exciting experience. Benchmark did just that for me. I have never before worked with a group, of any kind, that was more prompt in answering my questions or following up with me on the necessary tasks or documentation they are responsible for. They were very friendly to work with and Bret Frerichs is truly a class act. I would recommend Benchmark Mortgage to anyone, they will not be disappointed!

– Phillip N.

Bret went above and beyond to assist us in obtaining our refinance loan. He and his team were always upfront and honest, yet at the same time always had positive thoughts and remarks.

– Bruce H.

Working with Bret at Benchmark was very pleasant. They were very helpful and answered all of my questions.

– Curtis T.

Bret and his team worked hard to complete all documentation needed to buy a home. They made it easy and convenient for me to sign all of my paperwork.

– Andrew E.


I appreciated the way the team was always willing to help. Whether answering questions via email or by phone, there was always a prompt response.

– Benjamin D.

We felt very comfortable during our experience with the loan processing. We felt it went very smoothly and appreciated all your help. Thanks so much for truly caring for us!!

– Sandy W.

Bret walked us through each stage of the home buying process and was always there when we had questions. We truly have no complaints and were even so impressed and touched by the personalized gift he gave us at closing. Thanks, Bret, for helping what can be a complicated process go smoothly for us.

– Alek S.

Bret found just the right loan for is and helped to get us closed on time. Every time we had a question or concern he took the time to explain in detail and make us feel comfortable with how the process was progressing.

– John O.

This is the second mortgage we secured through Bret and his team. The Benchmark Mortgage process makes buying a home so simple. I did everything through email and DocuSign. It was amazing.

– Luke V.

Bret, Laurie, and the team are amazing! They make the process so easy and customer-friendly, it takes all the pain out of buying or refinancing a home (we’ve done both with them over the years). I trust Bret and his team with our most important asset and making sure we are able to care for our financial needs.

– Jimmie B.

Throughout the whole process Bret was nothing but patient and was willing to answer any and all questions with very little delay. Was an amazing process and would send anyone his way with nothing but trust. Even with difficulties on our end was patient, understanding and made sure the ending was a good one.

– Mark P.

This is the second mortgage Bret has done for us. The second process was much smoother than the first, but Bret still worked just as hard for us this second time around. We feel like we were kept in the loop throughout the entire process. Although I plan on NEVER moving again, I would most definitely use Bret and Benchmark for any future home purchases.

– John Hester

Bret went out of his way to stop what he was doing with his family to help me out on a Saturday. Wow! I did not expect him to do that for anyone then or in the future. I was very impressed by his help, and all of his staff. Thanks!!!

– Edward S.

I was very impressed with the overall experience I had with benchmark. They made the process of buying my home a very easy. They kept in touch with me on every step, and they were also available to answer EVERY question I had.

– Terri P.

It was Seamless and I enjoyed the informational videos as well as timely responses, either email or phone calls.

– Chris S.

From start to finish the benchmark team was very understanding and helped me all the way if I had it to do all over again I would go to them for help I’ve even referred friends to them when there time comes to purchase a home.

– Orman F.

We were looking at renting because we had been told by 2 different lenders that we did not qualify to purchase a home, due to some past history problems. Brett was recommended and after talking with him we were qualified for up to $200K in about 45 minutes. We are now in our new home. Thanks Bret

– Jim G.

Bret and his team were very hands on & informative. I will use them again in the future before any other company.

– Frank P.


Bret has always been great to work with. He replies quickly to messages and questions. He is always looking out for the best option for the borrower.

– Derrick T.

Our experience with Bret at Benchmark was fantastic! They provided a seamless process that took place behind the scenes! Everything just fell into place and made the whole process stress free!! I would use them again without a doubt!!

– Christina M.

Best experience purchasing a home we have ever had, Bret and Laurie are so helpful and knowledgeable. They took care of every aspect of getting us qualified and answering any questions promptly and accurately. This is the second occasion for us to need Brett’s services and expertise and I will definitely keep his number handy. Thank you Brett and Laurie you two made everything so easy and stress free.

– Julie P.

I have worked with Bret and Laurie in the past and enjoy the timeliness of their response and their personal attention. I felt like I was the only client they were working with at the time and I appreciate that feeling.

– Stephen S.

I needed a loan fast and Bret worked really hard and gave my family the gift of a great home that we will enjoy for years to come.

– Christopher T.

Bret and Laurie were a pleasure to work with. At all times we were completely informed and at ease. Our first home buying experience was awesome thanks to them.

– Christopher C.

I was very reluctant to contact Bret when some friends of ours recommended we at least give him a shot to help us out. Before the 1st of the year my husband and I made a resolution to fix our credit and get into a house of our own instead of throwing money away on rent with nothing to show for it. Little did we know, less than three months later, we would be living in a house that is OURS. We are very proud say that we are homeowners. We could not have done it without Bret and his team at Benchmark Mortgage. He gave us a chance when no one else would and we are forever grateful. The process of buying our house so unimaginably easy. All of our communication was done online and I never had to step foot in his office to sign anything it was all done through email so I never had to take time off work. We actually met Bret for the first time at closing. It was awesome and very convenient for us. If you are looking to buy a house use Bret with Benchmark. He and his team are amazing.

– Jana V.

“Worked with Bret and his team on my first home purchase. The whole team was professional and I would work with them on future home purchases. The whole process was quick and the closing occurred without any issues. I would recommend Bret and his team to any friends or family.”

– user01521421 from Andover, KS (Zillow)

“Bret and his team go above and BEYOND to help you in buying your home. I’ve used other lenders in the past and Bret’s team, including Laurie and Taylor, are by far the best. We had multiple issues outside of the lending process that had to do with our seller’s agent and also the first buyers/contract of our old home that caused our process to be quite the nightmare. However, Bret came to the rescue and moved mountains to make sure we were taken care of and still close on our new house despite our old house having to go back under contract. His team really did take a very stressful situation and helped us make the most out of it. A new buy/loan requires so much paperwork but his team made it convenient for us to get them all the documentation that is needed without making our lives busier than they already were. They stand by you daily throughout the process. They were always just a phone call or email away pretty much 24/7. Pretty sure he let us bug him on vacation! I could really go on and on but I will conclude with the statement that you cannot go wrong using Bret’s agency.”

– zuser20151202164644521 from Benton, KS (Zillow)

“BRET FRERICHS and the team at Benchmark Mortgage are awesome to work with! I’ve done business with Bret, Laurie, and the team for over 15 years and I continue to be impressed with their professionalism, commitment to excellence, and willingness to go the extra mile. If you’re in need of a mortgage solution, I highly recommend!”

– Jim Black Jr. (via Facebook)

“Bret is honest and straightforward. You don’t have to worry about him manipulating the points, he’ll get you the best deal possible. Absolutely, no reason to rate shop.”

– Mark Grover (via Facebook)

“Over the years, my wife and I have used Bret Frerichs as our Mortgage Professional to purchase multiple properties. Bret and his staff have the professionalism and knowledge that you will not find just anywhere. Bret has always had a dedication and drive to give back to the active military and veterans that have sacrificed so much for this great country. I always refer potential clients to Bret F. just as I will only deal with him myself. Thanks again for everything! ”

– Jerry M.