About Gretchen Brightman

You must be looking for home financing. I do that! Homebridge has an impressive variety of loan programs to suit many different situations. Whatever type of mortgage you are looking for, I am here to give you the options and guide you through the process. All you have to do is start the conversation and I’ll help with the rest!

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What Our Customers Say About Me

Walter J. Jun-22
“Gretchen was the outstanding professional providing guidance, excellent service and consummate communication to make this loan happen. It also allowed us to make sure we did not lose our new house in the process of selling our existing home.”
Timothy V. Jun-22
“It was a pleasure to work through Gretchen. She is an excellent communicator and did a great job of assuring there were no surprises. When I had a question, her response, whether by phone, text, or email, was prompt if not immediate. There is no 9 to 5 with Gretchen as she works into the evening and on weekends. She even worked on my loan while on vacation. She is very knowledgeable and kept me informed on my actions and the status of actions within Homebridge. I believe she is a credit to Homebridge and would highly recommend her to others pursuing a loan.”
Jared M. May-22
“Gretchen was amazing, I would highly recommend her!”
Peter V. Apr-22
“We are very satisfied with our home loan process after working with Gretchen. She was highly attentive and provided excellent service. She was helpful in making sure we had appropriate options and flexible timing for closing because we were managing a changing construction schedule. I had a positive impression after speaking with Gretchen at our first meeting and I am glad that we selected her for our loan processing.”
Jenelle G. Mar-22
“Gretchen was great to work with in securing financing for my home! She responded quickly to me and was very good at explaining the process.”
Connor M. Jan-22
“Gretchen was very easy to work with and helped us every step of the way. Was very open and honest with any questions and was available whenever we had questions. Would highly recommend!”
Daniel D. Nov-21
“Gretchen is amazing. She is Always available in a minutes notice. Looking out what is best for her clients. We will absolutely recommend her! She made our loan transaction simple.”
Patricia S. Nov-21
“This is the second time I have worked with Gretchen and she was great! I will definitely contact her again.”
Christopher H. Nov-21
Starrlyn M. Aug-21
“Gretchen was extremely responsive. Regardless of day of the week or time of day Gretchen always got back to me within minutes. Overall I appreciated the ability to go through nearly the entire process via email. Especially during this pandemic I felt most comfortable that way. In fact I personally loved that I barely had to exchange phones calls to purchase my home through Gretchen! Overall it was a privledge to work with her. There were a few times where I had felt I needed to send the same documents more than once but when working electronically these things can happen. I would recommend Gretchen and Homebridge anytime!”
Ba T. Aug-21
“Gretchen is great to work. She's extremely responsive and clearly answers any concerns.”
Sarah L. Jul-21
“Gretchen Brightman is a consummate professional and kept me apprised of all steps in the process as well as answered any and all questions I had. While buying a home can be a scary process, I trusted Gretchen's knowledge and guidance through it all and knew I was in good hands.”
Virginia H. May-21
“Gretchen was beyond helpful. I had so many questions and she answered them very promptly in a way I could understand. I had originally been approved for lending by another lender. Upon recommendation, I contacted Gretchen on a weekend and by Sunday, I had the approval in hand. After talking with Gretchen, I never spoke to the other lender again. Gretchen by far exceeded the experience I had with the other lender in every aspect of the approval and making an offer process I experienced with the other lender. Not only will I recommend Gretchen to friends and family, I will STRONGLY recommend Gretchen.”
Jarrett K. Apr-21
“Gretchen was and is amazing! Her knowledge and expertise made this process so easy for me! I will only use her for any further home purchases in the future!”
Tyrel S. Mar-21
“Wow, where to start with Gretchen. Gretchen is one of the finest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Gretchen's welcoming and positive attitude was impeccable. Gretchen exemplified all of the aspects I was looking for in a mortgage originator. She is extremely knowledgable, helpful and friendly. Gretchen was available whenever we had questions or concerns and reached out to us early and often to make sure we had all the help we needed. We loved working with Gretchen and would recommend her to everyone we know and even those we don't. I don't know that there is anyone better in the business. When it comes time to buy future properties, Gretchen will be the first person I go to. Homebridge is lucky to have Gretchen on their team.”
Diane T. Jan-21
“Gretchen was very responsive during the process and kept me up to date.”
Michael B. Jan-21
“I would totally go through Gretchen again. She was amazing. She answered all of our silly questions and made us feel like we were her only clients. I can not say enough good thing about her. She is a rock star.”
Kammi H. Nov-20
“Gretchen was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. The process was very smooth and she kept me informed.”
Kathleen D. Oct-20
“Gretchen is the best in the biz. This is the second time working with her. ”
Sydney L. Oct-20
“Gretchen was absolutely wonderful! She was always available (even on her honeymoon!) and provided information in a very timely and clear manner. We would highly recommend her to friends and family.”
Allison K. Oct-20
“Gretchen was absolutely amazing. Very responsive to my questions.”
Douglas G. Aug-20
“Very professional and kept me completely informed during the loan process. It was like I was her only customer.”
Donald W. Aug-20
“She was amazing!”
Kimberly K. Jul-20
“Great job”
Lavern B. Jul-20
“Gretchen Beck answered every text question no matter what day or time and always made me feel comfortable to contact her. She took all the stress out of buying our new home. I will highly recommend her to anyone.”
Tristin S. Jul-20
“Gretchen was excellent. I would definitely recommend her as a home loan officer. She kept me informed throughout the whole process and was on top of every detail. This is the fourth home I've built and it was the best process yet. It went very smoothly.”
Kimberly K. Jul-20
“Great job”
Tammi T. Jun-20
“Gretchen was wonderful! She was always very easy to contact, kept me completely updated, and was a wonderful person to work with during a stressful time.”
Daniel B. Jun-20
“Gretchen...thank you very much for your encouragement and positive attitude...you are the very best financial adviser ever...Dan Bowley”
James E. Jun-20
“Gretchen was amazing. I am not sure when she sleeps. She always responded to my emails within 5 minutes.”
“Was there to answer all our questions”
LUKE G. Dec-19
“Gretchen was great from start to finish. She kept us informed throughout the process and was crucial in getting us to close in the time we expected. I would recommend her to others for financing needs.”
RANDY L. Nov-19
“Very professional, friendly, informative and through.”
Sara K. Oct-19
“She was amazing to work with. Always answered questions promptly. Would definitely recommend her to friends and relatives”
Michael S. Jul-19
“Gretchen's knowledge through the whole experience and get staying on top of all processes of our home buying experience was amazing. Without her we would have gone totally bonkers.”
Weston Mason
“Gretchen was great to work with! She was very quick with response and requests. Gretchen was very thorough in her explanation of what she needed, how the loan process works, and in what the details of the loan were. Gretchen was also very willing to work with my busy schedule to get papers signed and documents transferred. I would highly recommend Gretchen at Home Street if you are looking at getting a loan.”
Carri Rose - Teacher
“Gretchen is beyond amazing! I would recommend her to anyone. She worked very hard to help me. She was honest, direct, and patiently answered my questions. She was seemingly always available for whatever I needed, and usually responded to emails within the hour. She is very organized, and excellent at her job!”
Trevor Cell
“Gretchen was great! She was always available, even on Friday nights when I needed pre-qualification documents. My situation was not the easiest and Gretchen was very helpful throughout the whole process. ”
Liz Simmons - Production Specialist
“I feel very lucky to have worked with Gretchen when I purchased my first home last year. She made the whole process very smooth and I felt well informed every step of the way. She also worked with my schedule as I had to leave town in the middle of the process and I really appreciated that. I will definitely be calling her next time I need a mortgage. ”
Kathleen Dykes
“Gretchen is the BEST I would never go anywhere else”
Lisa Sanders
“Gretchen is simply the best! She was so wonderful to work with; she answered all of my questions promptly, no matter how small or when I asked them. Gretchen took the time to help me determine exactly how much house I could comfortably afford and helped me get the best loan rate. She worked hard to save me money wherever she could. She is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of home loans. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house. ”
Robert Franklin - Assistant Director, Hanford History Project
“My wife and I are first-time home buyers who were total novices to the entire process, and weren't even sure what we would qualify for because we had worked hard to rebuild our credit but weren't exactly sure where we stood. Gretchen was extremely patient and kind, and took the time to make sure we understood everything that was going on. She was always prompt and professional, even when she was on vacation with limited cell coverage! She kept us on track and made sure there were no surprises. I couldn't imagine a better first experience - you really set the bar! ”
Matt Morgan
“Gretchen was great to work with. She's friendly and very accommodating. Every step of the process occured on time and as planned. Thanks Gretchen! ”
Janet Ente
“Gretchen was always available to handle whatever we needed. Our circumstance needed her way after hours and she was there for us. She was very peasant and always had a positive attitude. She has an "I'm on it" ambition and it shows!”
Erin Meegan
“We have been blessed to work with Gretchen twice now and each experience has been amazing. In both instances, we faced various challenges and she was able to achieve what we thought was impossible. She took the time to reassure us numerous times when we thought the sky was falling. Any questions we had she provided quick and reliable answers. We will never be able to say enough wonderful things about her and we will never be able to express how truly grateful we are. Quite simply Gretchen is pure magic.”
Jessica L Morgan - Communications Director, Sunnyside School District
“Gretchen helped us run through several different scenarios for mortgage options, patiently explaining everything and made our re-finance a stress-free experience. Even now that our new loan has closed and our plans have taken a detour from where we expected, she has again been quick to answer questions and provide resources. She even made a few quick trips to my husband's place of work to get a signatures from him. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients. ”
Kevin Becker - Environmental Manager
“We sold our home and worked with Gretchen to get a loan for a new home that we had built. It turned out to be a long process in terms of the time it took to sell our home and have the new home built (over a year). Gretchen provided much needed help, information, and advice throughout the whole duration. When it finally came time to close the loan on our new home, her professionalism and hard work made it an easy and successful closing. I highly recommend Gretchen and very glad that we choose her to help us with our home loan. ”
Lorena Lieske
“We moved into our new home a week ago and Gretchen made this happen for us. She made the process so easy and guided us through the entire process. She is a delight to work with. I am so impressed with Gretchen's professionalism and customer service skills, I highly recommend her to anyone contemplating a home loan. Thanks, Gretchen”
Leah Ilten - Retired Physical Therapist
“Gretchen was highly recommended to me. She's fast, thorough, responsive and timely. She was great with walking me through each step of the loan process, twice. Yep, twice. After the first closing went bust, she stuck with me and sealed the deal. First rate as a business professional and just a great person overall.”
Todd Hennick - buyer
“very very fast to respond to inquiry and always had the details and facts correct. No complaints. Would use again. Rate was 1/8th point higher than elsewhere but based on the service and closing on time without issue I'd say it was worth it.”
Josh Weis - Engineering Operations
“Gretchen did a fantastic job. She was quick to respond to questions, made great recommendations for better services where she knew them, and was very patient when any issues came about. ”
Kathleen Graham
“Gretchen was nothing less than amazing! She provided all the information I needed for the application and processing, even when I made things more complicated. She followed up in a timely, professional manner at every step, and was always pleasant, gracious and supportive. I could not have asked for more! ”
Greg Dimitrew - Engineer
“Gretchen is a spectacular loan officer. She clearly laid out all available options for me to choose and then took the time to walk me through every step of the process. She was always available for questions, responded quickly, and resolved any issues promptly. I highly recommend her. ”
Cassidy Houck - Assistant Manager
“Gretchen was absolutely fabulous! She kept us in the loop the entire time and took time out of her busy life to make sure understood everything. She was even on vacation and still was talking to us about different items that needed to be addressed. She walked us through each step and made sure that we fully understood what we were signing and applying. Gretchen is a great woman to work with!”
Eric Tolon - Electrical Worker
“We contacted Gretchen without knowing she was on vacation out of the country. She worked harder while on vacation than others we've used that were in office and had all tools at their disposal. She was professional, and ensured we were on track with all applicable paperwork. Fastest closing on a property we've ever had. VA buyer with an offer put in and three weeks later had keys to our new home. Excellent work, thank you.”
Anthony R Houck - foodservices
“Gretchen Did a fantastic job helping us with our home loan even working with us while she was on vacation giving us play by plays of the whole process. ”
A.S. Winborg - Home buyer
“Gretchen was companionate with my situation and was available even after hours. She returned my calls right away and or emailed me the answers to any questions I had in refinancing my home after a divorce.. I am grateful she was recommended to me. I will recommend her to anyone. Thank you Gretchen you made a difference in my life.”
Shirley Livermore - Retired
“Gretchen was extremely helpful in get our loan approved, she kept us informed of the process as it happened. I would recommend Gretchen to anyone that is need of a loan and would certainty go to her if I had the need for a loan Shirley Livermore”
Rob & Glenda - Homeowners
“Our experience with Gretchen on the purchase of our new house was spectacular. She was available for questions at all times of the day and made sure we were comfortable with our decisions by explaining all aspects of the loan in as much detail as we needed. Making a decision to secure a loan via Gretchen is a great choice!”
Raul Aguiar - Accounts Receivable
“Gretchen was very helpful in explaining all the detailed process of financing a house and guided my wife and I through it all with very little stress for us. She responded to our questions quickly and professionally. Thanks again for all your hard work. I highly recommend her.”
Marlena Aguiar
“Gretchen was an important part of buying our first home. She was so informative and was always able to set our minds at ease during what can be an overwhelming process. Gretchen was always available and quick to respond to texts, calls or emails with questions or concerns. She is an asset at Homebridge! I recommend her to any home buyers!”
Troy Brooks - Troy Brooks
“ Gretchen Beck helped me to feel comfortable with the first time homebuyers program. She worked hard on it for me and kept me informed of all changes or updates and all information. I could not be happier with her performance. I would recommend Gretchen Beck to anyone purchasing a new home for the first time .”
Hollie Logan - Marketing Manager
“Gretchen played a huge role in our new home purchase. She very patiently walked us through the often tedious and confusing process! She had a good understanding of the housing market, interest rates, trends, etc. and maintained good relationships with the brokers on the team, title company staff and builder representatives. She was there for us from pre-qualification, helping us navigate through errors on my credit report, and sat with us the day we were finally able to sign those papers and officially call it our home. I would recommend Gretchen to anyone looking for an honest, supportive, and loyal lender!”
Lisa Kessler - Health Physics Technician
“Gretchen is an outstanding professional. She made the process of purchasing my first home so simple and pleasant, and she is so kind. She is clearly knowledgeable in her field and she is great at breaking it down to a level you can understand. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and everyone!”
Kathy Loveland - Homebuyer
“Gretchen was instrumental in processing the loan for our new home in a very timely manner. She made the process easy and painless, even obtaining our loan quickly through the V.A. She was very helpful and friendly. We closed on our loan ahead of schedule due to her efficiency. I would not hesitate to recommend Gretchen to future customers. She worked well with our real estate agent and walked us through the whole loan process, including being present at our closing. Thank you, Gretchen! ”
Nicole Iverson - Teacher
“Gretchen was a pleasure to work with. She immediately put me at ease with the borrowing process. She provided us with a variety of options that were available to us, and was quick to answer any questions through email and by phone, even on weekends. She was very professional, and caring. She kept in contact with us throughout the process, and often times reached out to us to see how we were doing. I would recommend Gretchen to anyone looking to buy a home, and would work with her again. ”
Sara Morales - Realtor
“I love working with Gretchen as well as do my clients. She is on top of the paperwork, gets all the information upfront and handles it all with ease. She is one of the best in the profession and I always enjoy working with her. My clients always rave about how easy it is to work with her and how clear her communication is. She provides weekly updates and is always just a phone call, text or email away. I highly recommend her for your next purchase or refinance. ”
John H OBrien - Director of DPTMS, YTC
“Gretchen was amazing!! Where another local Mortgage company completely failed to uphold ethical business practices; Gretchen made right several wrongs and did so quickly and helped me purchase a beautiful home. I highly recommend her and Homebridge for honest straightforward businesses interactions. ”
Victor Altamirano
“Gretchen delivered above and beyond value by staying on top of all the process and letting us know as soon as things would come up to keep the loan process moving. I would highly recommend Gretchen for any loan process needs.”
Zach McMackin - Senior Electrical Engineer/Kennewick Office Manager
“I shopped around for a home loan and Gretchen was by far the most helpful and was able to provide every detail/loan scenario I requested even when I wasn't able to articulate fully what I wanted. Her ability to anticipate what information I needed to decide on a home loan is testimony to her breadth and depth of knowledge in her profession and is ultimately why I choose her for my home loan. Thanks Gretchen!”

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