Branch Manager

Rich Atkinson

Branch Manager NMLS# 349607 Licensed in CA, TX

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(650) 400-6091 (925) 461-2500 x 80 rich@preferredrate.com

430 Sycamore Valley Rd. West
Danville, CA 94526
Branch NMLS# 2055372

About Rich Atkinson

Your mortgage is personal, and I understand that.

Rich Atkinson is the Branch Manager of the Preferred Rate Partnered with American Pacific Mortgage Corp. Rich, with a Bachelors Degree in Business (concentrations in both Accounting and Finance) and over 25 years in the financial services industry, delights in helping his clients with their total financial strategy. Rich's goal is to be a trusted advisor by educating his clients on strategies including creating and preserving wealth, and utilizing "best in the market" products and tools to make client goals happen!

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Testimonials from Satisfied Realtors and Clients!

* "THANK YOU for making this smooth. I can honestly say you have been my personal BEST experience with outside lenders. And, I have done this for a long, long time." -M. Brooks, Home Builder's Realtor

* "OUTSTANDING! Quick close! Terrific!" -Teri O, Coldwell Banker

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We keep the mortgage process easy

Buying a new home can feel like everything at once: Exciting, overwhelming, stressful, and even emotionally taxing.

Whether this is your first home, your next home, or you’re thinking about refinancing, we’re ready to walk with you every step of the way.

  • Step 1 Connect with a Loan Expert

  • Step 2 Get Pre-Approved

  • Step 3 Make Offers

  • Step 4 Lock in your Preferred Rate

  • Step 5 Move in to your new home

  • Step 1 Connect with a Loan Expert

  • Step 2 Lock in your Preferred Rate

  • Step 3 Get your new loan approved!

Buying a new home can feel like everything at once: Exciting, overwhelming, stressful, and even emotionally taxing.

Home Loans

  • Fixed-rate Mortgages
  • Adjustable-rate Mortgages
  • Interest-only Loans
  • Jumbo Loans
  • FHA
  • VA Loans
  • USDA Loans
  • Reverse Mortgages

Speciality Products

  • Keys On Time Program
  • Secure Lock Program
  • Jumbo Investor Loan Programs
  • Peak Loan Program
  • High Balance Solutions
  • Jumbo Solutions
  • Home Ready
  • Home Possible Advantage
  • STaR Program for First-Responders
  • Doctor Program for Medical Professionals
  • Manufactured Housing Loans

See what Rich's clients have to say

Lawrence C

Very professional, transparent and quick. All staff are nice knowledgeable and friendly as well as professional too!

Mar 06, 2021

Blanca W

Rich Atkinson found us the best rate, couldn’t have been happier! And from beginning to end we closed escrow in less than 5 weeks!

Mar 04, 2021

Immanuel P

Rich Atkinson did an amazing job with walking me through the financial process in purchasing a home. He was personable and professional. He alleviated a lot of stress and I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. Thanks! ... Read More

Feb 11, 2021

Robert B

Very knowledgeable staff and smooth process

Nov 17, 2020

Anil C

Rich is a hardworking and driven person. He is very detailed and works hard to get you the best rate possible. More importantly he is very creative and finds ways to find and close loans for people with assets but limited income (retired persons). He never gives up. He was always busy when I called and many times got his voice mail. I actually like that because I knew he was busy in working on my and others loans. I will recommend anybody to utilize him and a good friend is already working on a loan with him. ... Read More

Nov 11, 2020

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I enjoyed my experience working with Rich Atkinson. He is very knowledgeable regarding the different mortgage credit products. I would recommend him to anyone looking to secure their first home or to refinance their existing home. It is always a pleasure working with Rich and I will do so again in the future if the need arises. ... Read More

Jun 25, 2019

Kevin B

Rich was so helpful. My wife and I were so lucky he was recommended to us by Sharon D'Arelli. Rich helped us do a 15-day close - holding my hand throughout the entire process. His response time was incredible and Rich was so helpful explaining the nuances of the loan process. I can't recommend Rich highly enough. ... Read More

May 05, 2019

Susan M L

I was very happy and impressed with the mortgage rate I received for my new home! Your office kept me informed and current in the various stages of the purchase requirements to have the loan funded. You promptly answered any questions and never pushed to make the deal but stressed that everything was my choice to move forward. I'd be happy to recommend you to my family and friends and even to strangers seeking mortgage services. ... Read More

May 20, 2021

Kristina K

The loan took longer to approve than we thought, but that was mostly due to the Underwriter. Rich and his staff were always professional and the cost was very reasonable. Would definitely use them again.

Jun 02, 2021