About Matt Elerding

Matt has been a loan officer since 1998. Following 11 years with another bank and a short haitus with a home loan company, he and his team landed with Homebridge in early 2012. He is a perennial recipient of Mortgage Originator Magazine’s “Top 200 Loan Officers” honors and has been a contributing writer to a number of publications within the industry.

Matt grew up in Sitka, Alaska and attended the University of Portland (undergrad) and Notre Dame (grad). He lives with his wife, Heather, and his two children, Gage and Abi, in Battle Ground, Washington. When he isn’t nestled behind his desk slinging mortgages, Matt enjoys playing the piano and writing non-sequitur essays.

Matt is rather modest about his accomplishments but remains very prideful about the time he defended a a bus full of school children from a pack of ravenous dogs using nothing more than a nine-iron and a Costco sized bag of Kibbles-n-Bits.  It remains among his most impressive feats.

What Our Customers Say About Me

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BRENT Y. Sep-20
“Elerding Team are great!! Matt is personable and available. The girls are top notch. Our experience was marred by an underwriter who did not know how to read our financials.”
COLLEEN H. Sep-20
“The only wrinkle was mine. I had applied for, and was approved during the loan process, a senior property tax exemption which would affect the amount of escrow required. I advised the Elerding team and they assured me there would be no problem adjusting the figures. I simply sent them the documentation from the county and it was taken care of. I've been through nearly a dozen mortgage processes over the years and this was the smoothest. Thanks so much.”
BRIAN C. Sep-20
“Our entire family has had the pleasure of working with Matt for over 13 years for all of our mortgage needs. Matt & his team are EXCEPTIONAL at what they do, and make the process as easy as possible. Plus Matt waited until just the right moment to lock us in for the lowest rate possible, bringing out monthly payments down just a little more. Love working with Matt and his team, and will continue to recommend him to others in the future!”
DALE E. Aug-20
“Matt and his team worked very hard and did an excellent job to make sure we closed on time.”
STEVEN S. Aug-20
“Matt knows what he is doing. great job.”
TAYLOR W. Aug-20
“Matt and his team literally accomplished what another lender said wasn't possible...they were ready to go to work! Forever grateful.”
JOHN R. Aug-20
“Matt and his office folks were great to work with. The Homebridge office that was responsible for providing final closing docs including actual down payment numbers delayed the closing by a week which made a lot of adjustments necessary for my family. Not good”
NATHANEIL G. Jul-20
“We have known Matt since we bought our house in 2002. He has always been honest, helpful and knowledgeable in all of our home financing needs. He is the only one that we turn to when it comes to home loans, refinancing and home improvements. He's earned our trust, always has answers to any concerns and questions and makes the loan process quite simple. We recommend Matt and his team to everyone that we know who need any information on home loans! Thanks again Matt! The Gard family ”
MICHAEL L. Jul-20
“Matt and his team were great to work with from the time I made my initial phone call to the closing. They were very professional and the attention to detail was beyond our expectations. I will continue to send potential customers his way for years to come.”
JEREMY B. Jul-20
“We have worked with Matt several times over the years and always have a great experience.”
CHRISTOPHER I. Jun-20
“Matt Elerding and his team of professionals worked quickly and efficiently during the entire process. They did everything possible to ensure I locked in a very attractive interest rate, with a mortgage product that fit perfectly into my budget. I have known Matt for many years and have purchased multiple homes and gone through refinances with him before, and there is no one else I would trust more with my mortgage needs.”
AARON K. Jun-20
“Matt and his team were awesome. They fought for my loan through the entire process. I couldn't have asked for a better team to help me. Their communication was great, and the entire team was invested in the completion of the loan. I'd highly recommend them to anyone. If you go through The Elerding Team, just know everyone in that office is going to fight for you!!”
JORDAN A. Jun-20
“Matt is great! When we were just looking at houses to putting in an offer, he answered all of our questions and walked us through the process. The house we ended up buying had multiple bids, so he made sure to call the listing agent and introduce himself and us. He's really personable and made home-buying easy and fun.”
Robert B. Jun-20
“Thank you Matt and your team for all your help.”
BRANDON T. Jun-20
“My wife and I are very pleased with the high level of professionalism Matt and his team represent. We are pleased with the excellent level of communication during the entire process of the loan. Each member of his team is courteous, diligent, and reliable. Matt has a great sense of humor and communicates thoroughly. His team members are always a pleasure to work with as well. Thank you Matt, and wonderful team members!”
NOEL P. Jun-20
“Matt is the best in the business. Will recommend him to everyone. Can trust him in every aspect and his personality is second to none!”
CHRISTOPHER M. Jun-20
“Matt provides great guidance through his conversations, viewing his work as a chance to set people up for long-term financial success. He really cares about what is best for you.”
MICHAEL M. Jun-20
“Mr. Elerding is a professional, incredibly knowledge on industry standards, loans available and how to help people. However, Elerding's greatest gift is his ability to connect with the borrowers and make a stale borrowing process anything but. Great warmth, hugely funny, wonderful team behind him. We love the Elerding Team. And thank you Angela, for keeping us and Matt on track.”
STEPHEN D. Jun-20
“Non stressful”
IRA M. Jun-20
“Matt and his Team did a terrific job throughout the process during an extremely busy period for the industry in general.”
ROBERT S. Jun-20
“No testimonial needed. People Know.”
THOMAS C. Jun-20
“You are lucky to have Matt Elerding working for you.”
JEFFREY Q. May-20
“Matt Elerding was the best. Always responded immediately to answer any question and helped us get what we needed quickly and was extremely clear in all explanations. I have already recommended him to others.”
CHARLES C. May-20
“This was my third time to have the Elerding Team handle my account in the last several years. Outstandingly competent, professional and personable - I could not be more pleased.”
CHARLES C. May-20
“This was my third time to have the Elerding Team handle my account in the last several years. Outstandingly competent, professional and personable - I could not be more pleased.”
KATHERINE B. Apr-20
“Matt and his team did a great job in helping me with my home refinance. They were very knowledgeable and responsive throughout the entire process. Matt's expertise is invaluable to me. I always know that I can trust Matt and his team to look out for my interests and provide me with exceptional service.”
PATRICK P. Apr-20
“Matt and his team were great to work with!!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience through this process. Thank you Matt!!”
LINDSAY G. Apr-20
“I've known and worked with Matt Elerding for ~20 years now. Matt is an exceptional and gifted mortgage professional. Matt not only "Wow'd" me once again, but shocked both the listing and selling brokers with his expert navigation of the loan process, overall, on our behalf. If asked, I would not hesitate to recommend Matt and his team to anyone seeking competent, honest, and talented support in finding the right loan.”
KENNETH F. Mar-20
“Matt Elerding and his team are very easy and fun to work with. We would recommend Matt to anyone. We are very satisfied with Matt Elerding and Homebridge Financial services.”
JEFFRY M. Nov-19
“Matt was outstanding in every way. The process was fast and easy and far exceeded my expectations! Matt also has a great team supporting him!”
MELVIN S. Nov-19
“Our second experience even exceeded our first one! Thank you Matt and team.”
CHRISTOPHER M. Oct-19
“Matt and his team were great to work with and very committed to providing solutions that worked for us on a tight timeline. He also provide general advice that was very helpful to our home buying process. Great team!”
JENNIFER M. June-19
“Matt and his team are beyond exceptional! We have worked with them before and always have a very positive experience. Highly recommend!”

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