This review is about Mark and Darci Richardson from CSMC Mortgage in Simi Valley. This team is the BEST! For the past 12 years our home was “underwater” due to the “crash” in 2007, and unable to do anything with the mortgage except pay it. These two kept on top of things and finally the house qualified to REFI.. We just completed everything and it closed last week.. and they saved us over $900 a month!! That’s a huge savings for a couple of senior citizens! We are SO happy now.. and finally can breathe. Thanks you to Mark and Darci and CSMC Mortgage for following through, jumping through all the hoops necessary and helping us out! I can’t recommend them more… they are the BEST!!!

Shari S.

Past Client

Where do I start…My husband and I used Mark several times over the years and were very pleased with his responsiveness and follow though. After my husband passed Mark was nothing more than understanding and compassionate in regards to my situation. When I thought my opportunity to refinance had passed, Mark was there to open the door. It has been such a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with such a professional individual. Thank you for making a difficult situation easy. 

Susan F.

Past Client

My client worked with Mark and Darci Richardson to purchase a home last month. Both buyer and seller needed to close in 20 days, and my buyer had funds coming in out of country with bank statements in a different language. Not only did Mark and Darci deliver on their promise to close on time, they took my clients from loan approval to close in 15 DAYS with overseas currency! This process began with a phone call they answered on a holiday night on the weekend, went to work immediately, and delivered above and beyond what no one thought was possible. From the bottom of my heart I thank you, Mark, for your incredible skill and speed, and Darci, for your top-notch communication and education skills.

Brooke G.

Aviara Real Estate

Mark and Darci are really experts in Loan Processing and Customer Service. Going ‘Above and beyond’ is the norm for them, not the exception. They always kept me informed throughout the whole process, were always available whenever I had a question and even assisted in guiding my buyer since this was a contingent purchase with concurrent closings. I highly recommend Mark and Darci!” They are the “Real Deal” and Fantastic!!!

Stan P.

C21 Everest Real Estate

My wife and I were looking to refinance our mortgage about a year ago. We were recommended to talk with Mark Richardson from a friend at church. They gave us his number and we gave him a call. Within about 10 days we had the paperwork started and our home appraised. Then it only took about another 20 days until we had a new mortgage, with great rates.

Mike & Karen M.

Past Clients

It’s been my pleasure to work with Mark and Darci Richardson of CSMC Mortgage. In today’s fast moving real estate market it is vitally important to deal with professional lenders who know how to get the job done. Fast and efficient loan qualifying is essential. Mark and Darci make it happen. Their follow through and overall communication with the client and the realtor sets them apart. I highly recommend giving them the opportunity to handle your loan requirements.”

Bruce W.

Pinnacle Estate Properties

Mark and Darci made my refinance go very smooth. They are very friendly and helpful. Now I’m saving $250/month.

Heather M.

Past Client

Mark and his team did a great job. We would highly recommend Mark and his team. And if we ever need to get a new mortgage, Mark will be our first call.”


Past Client

Just wanted to say that Mark has always helped me no matter what and I would not go anywhere else.”

Diana F.

Past Client

I have worked with Mark Richardson for many years. Many lending companies changed names, many lenders moved to different companies. But, no matter where Mark was, he always returned my calls and kept in close contact with the buyers. His excellent communication always made the real estate transaction so smooth. His knowledge of the lending field showed his expertise and assisted the buyers in helping make the best decision for their needs. Mark can tackle the most difficult buyers needs. He is steadfast in his commitment to closing the loan, as well as keeping me, the realtor, informed.

Deedee H.

Keller Williams Exclusive Properties

Mark and Darci are amazing to work with. They are always on top of the clients’ loan process, we never have to ask what is going on with the buyer’s loan. They are honest and truly have the clients “Best Interest at Heart”. We would highly recommend Mark and Darci.

Karen & Dwight T.

Pinnacle Estate Properties

I had the opportunity to work Mark in June of 2016. My husband had just passed away after a short battle with cancer and needless to say I was at a loss of where to start and who to trust to refinance my home. I had tried to contact the major banks in the area and they did not even bother to answer my call. Mark was recommended to me by a friend. I called and left a message on Mark’s voicemail, and even though it was late in the evening he called me back. I told him my story and he started the process that night. Mark would always return my calls promptly and was very kind and patient with me, even when I feeling alone and just needed someone to talk to. Mark handled everything for me and in about three weeks my house was refinanced with a great interest rate. Mark not only helped me refi my house but he also helped me through a difficult time in my life. I cannot thank you enough, Mark.

Carol P.

Past Client

I’ve been in Real Estate for 16 years in one way shape or form, from loans, investments, and traditional Real Estate transactions. Mark and Darci are by far the best in the biz. Their attention to detail, work ethic, and follow up, are above and beyond.

Steve C.

Real Estate Agent

The Richardson’s are one of the finest teams I’ve met. We had a very unique refinance and they made it happen with grace and ease. Definitely recommend!

Seth K.

Past Client

Mr. Mark Richardson helped me with the second home purchase. He was very professional and helpful. He was able to find me a home loan with a lower interest rate. Thanks Mark. I would recommend him with great confidence.

Suni E.

Past Client