William Darren Rickwood

First Home Mortgage
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Job Title
Branch Sales Manager
Career Started
24404 Three Notch Road Suite 102, Hollywood, Maryland
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About William Darren Rickwood

Darren Rickwood began his career in mortgage financing and consulting in 2005. Today, the Rickwood Mortgage Team has two offices convenient to customers in the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties of southern Maryland. Our committed, local approach to mortgages means that loans are approved faster. Don’t wait weeks or months to get into your home. The Rickwood Mortgage Team’s unique process won’t leave you wondering for days as paperwork sits on some out-of-state desk. We are quick, responsive, and accessible. Our staff will work with you every step of the way to get you the best lending option for your needs and get you moved into your home faster. Whether you are new to the area or a lifelong resident, Rickwood Mortgage Team can help. First Home Mortgage Corporation NMLS ID #71603 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)

William's Reviews

4.8 Stars - 65 Reviews
Buying - Callaway, Maryland July 2018
Buying - Saint Leonard, Maryland December 2017
"Mr. Rickwood was up front, and straight to the point with what documents were needed. Within a matter of minutes he told us that we were qualified based on our credit score and history."
Buying - Saint Inigoes, Maryland March 2018
"Experience was excellent --the team was very professional and they did a wonderful job for us."
Buying - Easton, Maryland March 2018
"He did everything he said he would do. He made the process easy for us."
Refinance - Avenue, Maryland December 2017
"Very patient and understanding for first time home buyers"
Buying - Olney, Maryland April 2018
"Darren is very easy to work with. He does a great job calming you down and making one of the most stressful times of your life a piece of cake. We will definitely work with him again. "
Buying - Leonardtown, Maryland April 2018
"He was pretty personable and very responsive. "
Buying - Lexington Park, Maryland April 2018
"He was wonderful very very very helpful and very easy to get along with. I would recommend him to all my friends if they needed a mortgage."
Buying - Solomons, Maryland May 2018
"Darren was a most helpful loan officer, in every phase of my purchase. Could have not done it with out him."
Buying - Solomons, Maryland June 2018
"Great Mortgage Company to work with..!! Julie & Darren are the Best in the Business Thanks For all your help!!____"
Buying - Charlotte Hall, Maryland August 2018
"Darren started working to get me pre-qualified late on a Friday night. He was available by phone, text and email and answered all of my questions. He sent me videos and emails to keep me updated on my loan status. I highly recommend him and the staff at First Home Mortgage."
Buying - Lusby, Maryland September 2018
"He was a great help with everything --explained everything very clearly."
Buying - Lusby, Maryland September 2018
"Darren was very pleasant to work with during this process. He was always available and was very prompt to answer any questions that we had along the way. I recommend Darren to anyone with how smooth and quick everything was handled on his end to get us moving forward with our first home together. Thanks, Darren!"
Buying - Mechanicsville, Maryland September 2018
"Darren Rickwood and his entire staff were extremely professional and great to work with. I'm very happy to have worked with Darren and his team of professionals, the lines of communication were always open through the whole process and responses were timely if not immediate. I have already recommended Darren Rickwood to coworkers and will continue to recommend First Home Mortgage to friends and coworkers. Thank you- "
Buying - California, Maryland August 2018
"Well my case had a few bumps along the way but Darren and his staff got me a mortgage and I owe them big time. Because of them I'm a homeowner! "
Buying - Lusby, Maryland December 2018
Buying - Hollywood, Maryland February 2019
"Darren spoke in circles and never fully answered our questions. Darren made it look like he was shopping around for our best deal, as if he were a broker, when backed into a corner he admitted he wasnt a broker and looking for his best deal. Darren continually sent us different document with no explanation and expected us to blindly sign them. Darren's team would ask for documents. Then say the documents werent good enough. Never providing a full explanation of what they want. I have told everyone, very loudly and clearly, to NEVER use First Home Mortgage. It was a horrendous experience and am glad that they sold our Mortgage. Even though Darren said they dont typically sell Convention loans. Just more lies. "
Buying - Mechanicsville, Maryland February 2019
Buying - Lusby, Maryland April 2019
"Working with Darren and his team at First Home Mortgage made our home buying experience very easy. Darren worked with us every step of the way to make sure that we understood the process, our options and always kept us informed of the next step. We were able to get final loan approval about a week prior to closing so there was no last minute scramble to submit additional documents, which I have experienced with other companies. I would definitely recommend Darren and First Home Mortgage to anyone looking to purchase a home! "
Buying - Lexington Park, Maryland April 2019
"Whenever I was faced with different set of loan numbers, Darren would explain it to me."
Refinance - Saint Inigoes, Maryland April 2019
"Thorough and professional. Darren always had time to speak to us. Stephanie was always very helpful. "
Buying - Solomons, Maryland April 2019
"First rate all the way! Darren worked with us throughout the buying process. Made us feel comfortable throughout."
Buying - Lexington Park, Maryland June 2019
"Thorough and easy to work with! "
Buying - Lexington Park, Maryland June 2019
"Darren answered all of our questions. His dedication and professionalism was outstanding. We are beyond greatfull with the services he provided to John and I."
Buying - Lexington Park, Maryland June 2019
"Darren and Laurie gave incredible support. I thank them for being patient with me during the process. "
Refinance - Lusby, Maryland June 2019
"I am so thankful to have had Darren work with me on getting our home! He was knowledgeable and on the ball, really can't say enough. Definitely recommend Darren!"
Buying - Lusby, Maryland June 2019
Buying - Leonardtown, Maryland June 2019
Buying - Mechanicsville, Maryland June 2019
"Excelent service. Customer oriented. He take care of all the details and make the process a nice experience. Will recomend other his service."
Buying - Indian Head, Maryland July 2019
"I would 100% recommend Darren Rickwood to anyone looking for a loan. Darren was very responsive and made the entire process incredibly easy. When I purchased my first home, I used a different lender and had a horrible and super stressful experience. When I went with Darren and First Home Mortgage for this recent home purchase, I was worried that the experience would be similar to that first time, but I was blown away by how easy and stress free it was. Darren was on top of things. He was easy to communicate with, answered all my questions so that I understood, asked for all the necessary documentation up front. There were no last minute requests. In the event we purchase another home and/or refinance, we will always go with Darren. "
Buying - Lusby, Maryland July 2019
"Darren and his team were incredible to work with. They full explained everybstep of the process and their communication was top notch. I highly recommend them."
Buying - California, Maryland July 2019
"Darren was very helpful through the whole process. He was available even on weekends to answer any questions I had and explained everything thoroughly and clearly."
Buying - California, Maryland July 2019
"Darren was very helpful in my obtaining a great rate and moving the processing thru the system"
Refinance - Solomons, Maryland September 2019
"Very knowledgeable of the Maryland Loan processes. Readily available to answer any and all questions. (Even while on vacation.Thanks!) Not without our hurdles, but Darren and company were quick to respond and put my concerns at ease. THANKS"
Buying - California, Maryland September 2019
"Excellent, service."
Buying - Saint Leonard, Maryland October 2019
"Always answering phone calls and willing to help even when he was on vacation.. gave me plenty of options and helped me choose the right one for me."
Buying - Frederick, Maryland October 2019
"Professional in every way"
Buying - California, Maryland November 2019
Buying - Hollywood, Maryland November 2019
"Always answered my questions immediately without any hesitation. He is very attentive and always available."
Buying - Indian Head, Maryland November 2019
"Truly committed to sort things out, facilitate, and motivate."
Buying - Lusby, Maryland December 2019
"Darren was great to work with, both when I bought my house and then when I refinanced it. He made the process smooth and fast and was always available to answer any questions I had. Would definitely recommend him and First Home to anyone."
Refinance - Lusby, Maryland December 2019
"Darren and his team were so helpful throughout the process and kept us informed and prepared. We wouldn't go anywhere else!"
Buying - Prince Frederick, Maryland December 2019
"Darren and his team are amazing!!"
Buying - Saint Inigoes, Maryland January 2020
"He is very professional and humble. He made time to answer every question I had. He stayed patient with me even when I asked the same question again due to not understanding the first answer. I have never felt more confident in a loan process before and this was my first home loan. Darren Rickwood is top notch in the business!!!"
Buying - Lexington Park, Maryland January 2020
Buying - California, Maryland March 2020
"Darren and his team stayed on top of the process and answered all of my questions promptly."
Buying - California, Maryland March 2020
Buying - California, Maryland April 2020
"Everything went smoothly"
Buying - Leonardtown, Maryland April 2020
"Darren and First Home were excellent and always helpful when contacted."
Buying - California, Maryland April 2020
"Wonderful to work with. Thanks Darren!"
Refinance - Leonardtown, Maryland May 2020
"Excellent job, very professional and painless!"
Buying - Mechanicsville, Maryland May 2020
"Very simple and easy, always answered all my questions. Helped me save a lot of money!!"
Refinance - Huntingtown, Maryland June 2020
"This is my second time working with Darren and his team -- great people to work with!!"
Refinance - Great Mills, Maryland June 2020
"Very smooth home-buying process. Great communication from everyone; I was kept informed at each stage of the process and was provided clear information to help me understand everything as well."
Buying - California, Maryland June 2020
"Darren was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and giving us recommendations on mortgage options. He was very timely in getting back to us, always within a couple hours of leaving a message or sending an email."
Buying - Lexington Park, Maryland June 2020
"Hard working and great communication with quick response."
Refinance - Piney Point, Maryland June 2020
"Super responsive and very helpful."
Buying - Great Mills, Maryland June 2020
"Darren made buying house seamless and stress free!"
Buying - Leonardtown, Maryland June 2020
"He was super patient & extremely helpful. Even through 4 offers, 2/3 of a contract, & all the way to closing on our final house. Thank you!"
Buying - Arnold, Maryland July 2020
"Very knowledgeable, answered all my questions, easy to work with. "
Buying - Hollywood, Maryland July 2020
"He was responsive, thorough, and is knowledgeable about his products."
Buying - Leonardtown, Maryland July 2020
"Darren was extremely helpful during the entire process. Not only were we first time home buyers but we tackled this process without a real estate agent."
Buying - Solomons, Maryland July 2020
"Darren provided great service. Great communicator. Had all the answers to our questions. "
Refinance - California, Maryland July 2020
"Darren and his team at First Home Mortgage are awesome! We purchased our current home and refinanced our loan with them. Both times the process was easy and stress free. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home or refinance. "
Refinance - Lexington Park, Maryland July 2020

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