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“Rick and Jennifer were amazing from start to finish. Although not the home buying experience I had hoped for (not at any fault of their own or their company) they continued to strive to ensure that they could do everything possible and went above and beyond! Thank you both for all of the help with everything!”

– Sandra Brand | via Google

“Rick Ward and his team were ahead of the game at every turn!!! The refinance process was quick and smooth. We were always notified in a prompt manner, either by e-mail, text, or phone call. Everyone should use Benchmark Mortgage!!!”

– Yolanda Rick Drake |

“My husband and I just purchased our second rental home in Texas and Rick, Jennifer and the entire team made it an easy process with us being in Colorado Springs. I work a lot of hours and don’t check email like I should and would receive a gentle nudge text from Jennifer to keep us on track and it was GREAT! Any questions we had with the process were answered quickly either by email or a phone call (thank you MJ!) Rick’s team make us feel like we are their only customers. We appreciate the professionalism and their promptness and the weekly updates by Nick. Thank you all once again”

– Debbie Enger |

“Rick and his team we absolutely amazing. They helped me get a refi done much quicker than anticipated with little to no stress. This is my second time using him and his team and I refer them to all my friends and family. Thanks so much”

– Rachel Pennie | via Google

“Rick Ward and his team exemplified both outstanding and professional services throughout our time with them. Rick and the rest of his team made the home buying process both easy and efficient – and as a bonus for us first-time homebuyers – not stressful at all! We were able to close on our home within less than 3 weeks, which was definitely a big plus considering we are in the military and needed to be in a home as soon as possible! Both Rick and Jennifer were prompt in answering our questions, and were always available when we needed them – whether it be a quick call or a lengthy text. We will most definitely be using this business again for our next purchase or refinance, and will also be recommending them to anyone who is in need of a loan, refinance, or any of their services! Thank you again Rick and the rest of your team for such fantastic services that went well beyond our expectations!”

– Taylor Sanchez | via Google

“Really went the extra mile to make my life easier”

– Joseph Mengoni | via Google

“Rick Ward and his team are outstanding! They truly serve their clients well. I’m a first-time homebuyer and coming from overseas. It has been such a smooth process, especially with the time difference! Rick and Jennifer were very informative and made sure I understood everything along the way. Their client portal was simple and easy to use. Aside from the ones already given to the client, they made sure to give weekly updates so everyone was on the same page. I appreciate their communication and dedication to taking care of their clients. They truly gave ease-of-mind. It has been a pleasure working with them!”

– Ejlyn Smith | via Google

“Experiences with this team are always good. This is my second chance to buy a home and I have both worked with Rick and his team and have no complaints from them. I want to thank you for all your help and I recommend you wholeheartedly.”

– Melissa Martell |

“Rick Ward and the whole Benchmark team we worked with did a wonderful job making sure everything was squared away and explained well to us as first time home buyers, they made the process smooth and easy, I would highly recommend them!”

– Michaila Jensen | via Google

“We have used The Rick Ward Lending Team multiple times now, and are continuously impressed with how easy they make the process. Between their friendly team members, their quick and clear communication, and their fight to secure the lowest rates, we are always more than satisfied.

I do, and will continue to recommend them to friends and colleagues.

Thank you Jenni, MJ, and of course Rick. We appreciate you.”

– Dan Doherty | via Google

“Best experience ever!”

– Shaun Apgar | via Google

“Amazingly supportive and understanding. My situation changed a couple times throughout my home buying process and they were still able to make everything happen on time. I have used them twice and plan to use them for any purchases in the future!”

– J Danks | via Google

“Rick and his team are rock stars. Made the process easy to digest and pain free”

– Cameron Dickson | via Google

“Rick and his team are amazing! They made my experience very easy and walked me through the lending process. They are always eager to answer any of my questions and make sure I understood every part of the loan. Very polite and happy to help, I highly recommend them.”

– Austin Reep | via Google

“Amazing experience! The team was responsive, efficient, polite, and this resulted in an awesome experience. There is so much stress in buying and selling, but with this team the process was smooth. Thank you again!”

– Icon Gonzales | via Google

“Rick and his team were fantastic to work with. They were on top of everything and were ready at anytime to help me. It was almost instantaneously that each step would get summitted and processed and I would hear back about the next steps. Very impressed and would absolutely recommend.”

– ivickers20 from Pueblo, CO | (via Zillow)

“Rick Ward and his team did a great job on my loan! I appreciate the excellent communication and professionalism of Rick and his staff! Thanks for another great experience!”

– Corey Houger | via Google

“Rick and his team were absolutely phenomenal. I have never had a refi that went as easily and was as streamlined as they made it. Communication was great, all my questions and concerns were addressed promptly and they made sure the process progressed smoothly and on schedule. I could not have asked for a better team to work with. Each person was knowledgeable, helpful and easy to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or refinance their home!”

– Yana H | via Google

“For a new home buyer like me, Rick’s entire team was very helpful and made the whole loan process less stressful. I highly recommend Rick for their home loan with unparalled service.”

– Prikesh Singh |

“great experience, amazing people, and best of all quick to close”

– Nathan Voorhis | via Google

“This is the third time I have used Rick and his team for a loan. They were amazing. Clear updates along the way and everything closed on time. Very professional interaction the entire way through the process. I won’t use anyone else again, they have earned my loyalty.”

– Odie Killen from Slidell, LA | (via Zillow)

“Great team to work with and very responsive! They helped through the entire home buying process and never gave any issues. Also a first time home buyer and they made the process simple and smooth, definitely suggest using this team!”

– Tyler Streich | via Google

“Rick and his team have been very patient and easy to work with. They have gone above and beyond for us to make the process as easy and quick. Highly recommend The Rick Ward Lending Team!”

– Eric May | via Google

“Excellent service, smart and friendly staff. Exactly what you want when dealing with home financing.”

– John Cushman | via Google

“The Rick Ward Lending Team will be my trusted source for mortgages from here on out. I highly recommend their incredibly personal and professional team. After an issue popped up working with another lender, I was referred to The Rick Ward Lending Team. I am forever grateful for the recommendation and for all the hard work Rick and his crew accomplished to help me get my loan rush-approved in under 10 days before closing. Everyone on the team is top-notch. They care about their clients as if they are members of the family, and it shows in everything they do. I cannot express enough how much I recommend this amazing group. Thank you so much for everything, Rick and Team!!”

– Chris Senger | via Google

“This is the third time my husband and I have utilized Rick and his team and they have made it as easy as possible. I really like that they text whenever documents are needed and/or available for signature. Their portal is simple to use as well as the online process of applying for the loan/refinance. I appreciate that Rick and Jennifer kept us informed throughout the entire process. Thank you both for your outstanding customer service!”

– Debbie Enger | via Google

“Rick Ward’s team is definitely 5 Star! We started the process of rolling our construction loan over to a conventional loan several months ago. Rick and his team were very responsive to all of our questions and made the process seamless! We would highly recommend them!!”

– Cindy Petersen | via Google

“In acquiring mortgage loan, The Rick Ward Team is Five Star Service! from start to finish! . It was, I would say different but wonderful experience due to the fact that the COVID-19 travel Restrictions and all the hassles in buying a house, but we did it! Outstanding job, Kudos to you Rick and the team! You guys ROCK!”

– ASWANG0210 | via Google

“Thank you for helping us through everything. Rick and his team are awesome! They go above and beyond to keep you informed and answer any and all questions. Best home buying and refinance experience we could have hoped for. Will always refer friends and family to Rick Ward and Benchmark.”

– Ryan McIlquham | via Google

“Was referred to by a good friend. Staff was always available to answer questions and help when needed. They educated me and helped get the best mortgage that fit me. Kept me updated on every step! Helped me close as quickly as possible. Highly recommend!”

– Dave Bare | via Google

“Very responsive”

– Katie Baker | via Google

“Drew and Rick were very helpful and had answers to every question I had throughout the entirety of the lending process. I highly recommend them to anyone that is considering buying a home. They were able to beat the rates I was being offered from other places by half a percent!”

– Charles Collins | via Google


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