About Kirsten Kauffman

Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I have enjoyed helping people navigate the home loan process for more than three decades.  With the ever-changing mortgage industry and highly competitive Pacific Northwest purchase market, finding the best fit in a mortgage lender is critical when purchasing a new home or refinancing your current one. I want you to understand what you are doing every step of the way, and it is my mission to be a reliable resource from beginning to end, and to leave you and your Real Estate Agent feeling CONFIDENT and CLEAR  that you are in good hands and making well-informed decisions!

If you are buying a home for the first time, looking to purchase a residential investment property, refinance a current loan, or pull equity out of your home, I can help you explore your options.

You need a loan officer who will be responsive, transparent, and communicative at every turn. My clients and Realtors are able to reach me when they need me via phone, email, or text, even after hours and on weekends. I will meet with you personally (or Zoom!) and walk you through the mysteries of different loan options, explain how loans are priced, and thoroughly review your financial situation so that you know what to expect.

Avoid the stress – this does not have to be a daunting or overwhelming experience!! Let me help!!

What Our Customers Say About Me

Shirley G. Feb-22
“Kirsten was persistent but professional and always pleasant. She gently but firmly encouraged and reminded us to provide all necessary documentation in a timely fashion, reaching out personally to assist as possible. Her attitude was consistently positive. Kirsten is very knowledgeable and anticipated every possible contingency resulting in a firm loan offer. Her expertise contributed to a strong, swift and successful bid on our new home.”
Laura M. Jan-22
“When we experienced difficulties signing the closing documents caused by the two notaries involved, Kirsten stepped in at the last minute to facilitate getting our signatures on missing documents. What could have been very frustrating was solved very easily. Thank you!”
Eileen S. Nov-21
“Thanks to Homebridge and Kirsten Kauffman for the easy refi.”
Corine R. Nov-21
“Kirsten is the best!! Very easy to work with and gets the job done. Will definitely work with her again and refer any friends to her.”
Stephan F. Nov-21
“Kirsten was knowledgeable, prompt, responsive, and supportive every step of the way. She took the time to ensure we understood the process, provided detailed responses to each of our questions, and went out of her way to ensure we had a great experience. It's clear that excellent customer service is her #1 priority. We highly recommend her.”
Teresa L. Oct-21
“Excellent and professional. Top marks. Could not have asked for better. Easiest real estate closing of ten in which I've been involved over the decades.”
Shane R. Oct-21
“Kirsten Kauffman went above and beyond her role into help me with my refinancing of my home. Multiple questions thrown at her and she had an answer within a business day to satisfy all questions”
Heather S. Oct-21
“Kirsten Kauffman was extremely personable and thorough through the lending process. As a first-time home buyer, she walked me through all of the steps inside and out. I was confident in her expertise and felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to finance their home.”
Cassandra R. Sep-21
“Kirsten was amazing to work with on my home refinance. She was professional and explained a complicated process in simple terms. She was able to anticipate my questions and responded before I even knew I needed to ask.”
Marianne B. Sep-21
“She's the best! I work with her for all my home loans.”
Laurie S. Aug-21
“Kirsten was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process of obtaining pre-approval and a mortgage”
Bryan S. Jul-21
“Kirsten was absolutely amazing! She was always there for us when sh*t was hitting the fan! Highly recommend her to anyone!”
Rosemary D. Jul-21
“Doing our refinancing was a lengthy project due to our personal problems. Kirsten was great through-out the process. Kept us well informed and answered all of our questions. Very professional...couldn't have been easier to work with at each step along the way. The other people we interacted with were also very helpful. Great experience for us!!”
Kathleen B. Jul-21
“Thank you for making the process as smooth and fast as possible.”
Ridge C. May-21
“Kirsten was spectacular. She's helped other members of my family with this process over the years and came highly recommended! Kirsten was VERY helpful in outlining my options as a first-time buyer and making sure I had the best possible options and knew what the status was at every step in the process.”
Deborah W. May-21
“I've worked with Kirsten for all my home financing needs for over 25 years, and I've never been anything but impressed. She can sort through the complexities efficiently and intelligibly. I'd follow her business anywhere! Thanks!”
Tana J. Apr-21
“This is our first home in the Seattle area and we would have never been successful were it not for Kirsten. She is excellent at what she does and we are extremely grateful that we had her on our team.”
James C. Apr-21
“Kirsten, thanks so much again, for helping me through this process! I couldn't have done it without you.”
Rebekah Z. Mar-21
“Kirsten went so above and beyond for us. We were first time homebuyers and very nervous throughout the process. She kept in contact with us and made sure we were always comfortable and on the same page. I can't recommend working with her enough!!”
John D. Jan-21
“Very professional, friendly and had all of the amswers.”
Jonathan K. Dec-20
“This is our 3rd Loan with Kirsten over the past 5 years. She consistently exceeds all expectations in terms of availability, thoroughness, and personal connection. She is the reason we continue to return to Homebridge and have referred her to many friends. We are so grateful for her!!”
Jonah R. Dec-20
“Kirsten was great and went out of her way to make sure we understood the process and our options at every turn. As a first time home buyer she was very reassuring and we trusted her to explain the process and lay out the options in a neutral manner.”
Patricia G. Nov-20
“Kirsten cares. We had a long conversation at the outset that put me at ease that I made a great choice. My team was so supportive and pivoted to make minor adjustments and accelerate the closing in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. She is such an seasonal professional and absolute delight to partner with.”
Jonathan D. Nov-20
“Kirsten has assisted us several times over the years, and we are always appreciative of her responsiveness and expertise. During this occasion, it was especially helpful that much of the process was handled electronically.”
Sailor V. Nov-20
“Kirsten is amazing. This is my second mortgage with her and she helped me both times with a complicated loan. I've recommended her to colleagues and friends knowing they would be in excellent hands. A pleasure to work with!”
Michael D. Oct-20
“Thank you very much for all your help!!! I was an amazing experience.”
“Kirsten is a total pro. We followed her to Homebridge. Kirsten has been a trusted mortgage broker for our family for over 20 years.”
Stacy D. Oct-20
“I can't say anything more than Kirsten is the BEST! I'm very thankful to have her as a resource and team member.”
Robert D. Oct-20
“Simply put, Kirsten is the best. When I bought this place 6 years ago my realtor referred me to her. When I thought about a refi I didn't look anywhere else. I emailed Kirsten and she got back to me *right away*. Kirsten is super duper competent, communicates clearly and responds quickly, and is a very understanding, patient person, in what can be a stressful process. You're lucky to have her in your organization.”
Teresa B. Oct-20
“Kirsten has always shown professionalism In every aspect of the services she provides. Highly recommend Kirsten and Homebridge.”
Joseph R. Oct-20
“Thank you Kirsten for working day and night to get my refinance processed at the competitive rate. You kept my mind at ease during the entire process by keeping me in the loop and explaining every little detail. Your professionalism and genuine care was very much appreciated and I look forward to working with you again in the future!”
Lacey O. Oct-20
“Kirsten was spectacular! She was patient and attentive to all my needs. She went above and beyond to make everything go as smoothly as possible. Her experience and expertise gave me confidence as I made one of the biggest decisions of my life. I could not have asked for a better experience.”
Elizabeth S. Sep-20
“Kirsten is awesome -- accessible, clear, personable, patient in explaining details I wasn't familiar with, in contact throughout the process, and when there was an error in documentation on the day of closing, she got those responsible to correct is ASAP.”
Travis D. Sep-20
“As always, Kirsten Kauffman did an amazing job from start to finish.”
Liesa S. Aug-20
“Kirsten was an absolute dream to work with. As a first time home buyer I was incredibly anxious about the process, but after meeting with Kirsten she answered all of my questions and walked me through the process. She was incredibly responsive...like to a level you rarely see in customer service anymore. I knew that the home buying process was going to run smoothly because she was so experienced and on top of things. I truly cannot recommend her enough and have all ready referred several people to her.”
Tyler J. Aug-20
“Kirsten and Team were great to work with, very helpful and thorough through the whole process. Would recommend Kirsten and Homebridge to friends and family who may be thinking about purchasing a home.”
Ryan F. Aug-20
“It's always a pleasure to work with Kirsten. She's professional and lovely and shows genuine care in each loan process as if she were handling her own finances. We really appreciate how trustworthy and knowledgeable she is. Can't recommend her enough!”
Nancy S. Aug-20
“We were under an extreme time crunch to get the loan to close. Kirsten did everything in her power to make that happen. The only thing that happened that could have caused a major problem with the loan and time frame was when the closing agent quit abruptly a few days before the closing date. Our account was given to Olivia who made sure it still went through on time. Kirsten, Gretchen and Olivia were all very easy to work and made sure that everything happened on time. They were all a pleasure to work with.”
“Kirsten Kauffman was beyond amazing. Even with an error in our worksheet for amount of cash to close. She handled it, took ownership and solved it. Her integrity is rock solid. She kept us informed every step of the way. Was super responsive and worked so hard. With the difficulty of an FHA loan with underwriting she was able so solve ever hurdle that was thrown our way. She solved it quickly and always had a plan. Underwriting was a challenge and Kirsten stayed on top of it all and we signed on time. I highly recommend her to anyone. She has incredible work ethic, extremely knowledgeable, honest, communicative and a complete pleasure to work with.”
Caren L. Sep-19
“Kirsten Kauffman walked me through every step of the process and helped me through the online forms. She has a very calming manner which helped me through the home buying process which can be a very stressful time. She always answered my calls and e-mails quickly. I Could not have done this without her.”
Aggie Bateman - Medical Lab Scientist
“Kirsten and her partner Beth helped my husband and I through the financing of our first home with ease. Both of them communicated effectively whether it was any questions we had through a phone call or email and with the time line of the movement of our loan. There's nothing better than using a local bank, and Beth and Kirsten are top notch! ”

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