Testimonials for Quontic Bank
"Abdul Rehman was the best to work with. He was patient, responsive, professional, accessible and guided me every step of the mortgage process. These qualities were especially important for a first-time homebuyer such as myself. Abdul truly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth transition to homeownership for me."
By Mir F. Islam. Date: 11/13/17
"Abdul Rehman has been helpful and professional throughout the mortgage process for the purchase of our property. We enjoyed the service we got due to immediate response time to all emails and telephone."
By Faraz & Aliza Kayani. Date: 11/8/17
"We had a great experience with Quontic Bank during our mortgage process. Kimberly Sheppard-Hope was fantastic! She was very personable and available to us at all hours. We will highly recommend Kimberly and Quontic Bank to all of our friends and colleagues."
By Ryan Munson. Date: 11/6/17
"This is my first time doing a reverse mortgage and Jennifer Donoho helped me through the entire process with advice, help and encouragement. She was always responsive and available, always answered my questions. By the time the process was completed, I felt that I not only had a competent, reliable contact at Quontic Bank, but I had made a friend. Her persona comes through as someone who truly cares and is working hard to make the entire process work to a satisfactory conclusion. In closing, I just want to say that it has been a long time since I have felt good about a complicated business transaction. Jennifer has been a pleasure to work with in every way."
By Paul LaVere. Date: 10/4/17
"My husband Paul and I were contacted by Evan Russell at the suggestion of our attorney. We were looking to refinance my dad's property in Brooklyn. Living in New Jersey and having Power of Attorney, we were unfamiliar with New York State guidelines. Evan patiently explained and walked us through every single detail of the mortgage loan from day one. There was never a time that we felt we couldn't reach out to him, even for the smallest question. He kept us abreast of the progress of the loan almost daily. It was a great experience and Evan helped make the mortgage process as "painless" as possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a mortgage."
By Marie Bongiorno. Date: 10/2/17
"In the last year we have tried to refinance our home with two agencies ... [the first] withdrew our application a week before closing--telling us they could not do business in Texas. [The second] made us feel uncomfortable with actions and narrative going on so we withdrew. A third try this summer gave us Quontic Bank and Megan Hardin. Our first conversation with Megan gave us a good feeling that she is someone who understands what we’ve been going through and would do all she could do to refinance our home. From the first conversation to our closing, Megan was there every minute with us and was super responsive to all our questions and concerns. In these days of very poor customer service, we found Megan as a shining light for us and meeting our dreams of refinancing and getting our lives on a strong financial foundation. She has been a blessing and we our most grateful for her dedicated professionalism. Thank you, Megan!"
By James Whittaker and Alfredo Chagoya. Date: 9/28/17
"My experience with Quontic Bank was nothing short of exceptional. The people I dealt with, George and Steve, were all very professional and extremely nice. I had an overall great experience. I would definitely do business with Quontic Bank again."
By Angelo Theodosiou. Date: 9/26/17
"Very good closing. No problems. Excellent service!"
By Lakhwinder Singh. Date: 9/21/17
"Very professional and fast. Great to work with. Thank you!"
By Flora Sakellis, owner of FMG Realty Associates. Date: 9/20/17
"Excellent. Very thorough. Very professional. Pleasure working with!"
By Michael Weathers. Date: 9/20/17
"Thank you for your amazing service! Mr. Rehman was very patient in working with us as we were first-time buyers. Thank you for your patience, thank you for your flexibility, and above all, guidance!"
By Amina K. Virani. Date: 9/12/17
"Abdul Rehman has been helpful throughout the whole mortgage process. He was available on weekends when I had time available. He was always straightforward with the facts. I appreciate all that he has done and the time he takes out to help whenever I had requested it. He advised through the beginning about the whole process when we had absolutely no knowledge; showed us step-by-step process of the whole loan process and I am really thankful for all he has done."
By Muhmmad Ahmed & Danyal Ahmed. Date: 9/6/17
"Quontic Bank has great customer service and a home-like environment."
By Mahmud Sultan, owner of Fresh Fruit & Cafe Organic. Date: 8/23/17
"When Chris contacted me after my inquiry about doing a reverse mortgage, I was apprehensive about talking to a complete stranger and wondering if I was doing the right thing by giving him such personal information. But as we went through the process and talking with Chris, he was so pleasant to talk to and he took the time to hear about my situation and walk me through the process. He was processional and courteous and truly seemed to care about my needs. In this day and age when everyone is just an email address to someone else, it was nice to know that Chris took the time to counsel me and help me make this decision to do a reverse mortgage. If Chris is the level of employees that Quontic Bank employs, then I will be recommending this bank to all my friends and family. Again, thank you Chris for being there for me through this whole thing. You are a special young man."
By Dana Tarrant. Date: 8/3/17
"George Stilianudakis was the greatest loan representative I have ever worked with. He made everything very 'clear and precise' and made a somewhat 'stressful' mortgage 'refi' very simple and easy to understand for me!! I would highly recommend Quontic Bank and George for everyone I know with mortgage needs."
By James P. Canora. Date: 7/14/17
"After having a tough time trying to get a mortgage, meeting Liliana Giraldo was a godsend. She went above and beyond for us. She made the process extra simple, extra caring and with a personal touch that not everyone has. Her dedication throughout the process was outstanding. Even though this is not our first experience getting a home loan, it was definitely my first experience with care and love. Thanks a million to Liliana Giraldo. We are extremely happy."
By Dania & Librado Rodriguez. Date: 7/14/17
"It has been a real pleasure to do business with John Rogers of Quontic Bank. We (my wife and I) were apprehensive about a reverse mortgage until we spoke with Mr. Rogers and what a pleasant surprise. A very professional gentleman that made the process simple and easy. We highly recommend anyone interested in this procedure to do business with him. We consider him a friend. Thank you."
By Roy and Beverly Duncan. Date: 7/12/17
"I had a great experience with Quontic Bank. Very fast, professional, and honest!"
By Franky Englezos. Date: 7/7/17
"Great local bank. Always greeted with a smile and everyone knows each other on a first name basis. Very accommodating and knowledgeable on all financial matters. Couldn't recommend Quontic Bank more highly. As a small business owner, it's great to be able to get your questions answered immediately from the branch manager Ara, who does a great job."
By Nathan Finnegan, owner of Icon Astoria and Albatross Bar. Date: 6/29/17
"Our business chose Quontic Bank due to both its community ties to Astoria and its major philanthropic support to communities in need. Romano's Famous Pizza is a strong believer in the strength of meaningful relationships and we are happy to say that Quontic Bank and Romano's share a deep bond. We especially like Quontic Bank because we work together with the same person on a daily basis. Lynda Bernouy has been wonderful and she is part of the reason we are with Quontic Bank."
By Demetrios Kokkiasmenos, co-owner of Romano's Famous Pizza. Date: 6/29/17
"I started banking with Quontic Bank when I had one food cart at the corner of Broadway and 30th Street. From there, I grew one food cart into another until I opened a brick-and-mortar location. Today we are the best falafel and shawarma in town. I picked Quontic Bank because there, you’re not just a number; you’re family. You walk in and they know you by name. And it’s not like that at other banks. I know. Quontic Bank really supports you as a small business owner and helps you grow. Quontic Bank gives you a chance when the big banks won’t."
- Freddy Zeideia, owner of the King of Falafel and Shawarma. Date: 6/29/17
"Astoria branch manager Ara is a sweetheart. Teller Mary Castro is a sweetheart."
By Theresa Maldarelli. Date: 6/16/17
"I had a good experience with Quontic Bank for my mortgage loan application. Liliana Giraldo provided excellent customer service, displayed professionalism and accountability. It was a pleasure working with her for the past few months. Yaneris Vidal also provided good customer service. I had a good experience with Quontic Bank, and will consider this bank for future mortgage transactions."
By Claribel Blake. Date: 6/7/17
"Excellent service; very professional staff and looking forward to working with same bank for future. Ten stars out of ten!"
By Sukhwinder Singh. Date: 5/26/17
"Thank you so much for all the hard work you did for this to happen, George Stilianudakis. You are a very caring and amazing at what you do. We were always communicating back and forth to meet all the deadlines. Very helpful I was guided through this process step-by-step. Thank you again for everything."
By Apostolos Parianos & Joanne Kaiafas. Date: 5/24/17
"As a longtime customer, George has been great throughout the process; always on top of the situation and a great facilitator. I highly recommend him."
By Angelo Chantly. Date: 5/16/17
"I would highly recommend Vasiliki Athanasopoulos for her professionalism, organizational skills and excellent communication. I recently worked with her as a buyer's agent and was notified at each step along the way. It was refreshing after past deals working with unorganized people. Working with Vasiliki was both a pleasure and stress-free experience. Thank you!"
By Rob Moogan, licensed real estate salesperson with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Date: 5/8/17
"Mr. George is the best; the most helpful person I ever saw in my life. He took care of everything. I am very grateful to have him as my mortgage professional."
By Mohammed N. Haque. Date: 5/4/17
"Vasiliki Athanasopoulos was very helpful and welcoming. She stayed in contact with us throughout the whole process and promptly answered any questions we had. She was available anytime of the day."
By Eric Chow. Date: 4/26/17
"My experience with this bank is fantastic!!! Thank you!"
By Ali Monsour. Date: 4/25/17
By Satinderpreet Singh. Date: 4/21/17
"Thanks for being our guide in the mortgage process. You were our map; impossible without you."
By Yasmin Chaljub & Victor Quezada. Date: 4/12/17
"This is to praise and to congratulate Megan H. on the wonderful job she did with my and my wife's recent reverse mortgage. She not only was always available to answer any questions we had but sometimes even anticipated questions. Without her, we definitely would still be looking for a bank to help us with our reverse mortgage."
By Frank Weiss. Date: 4/12/17
"Thanks to the great work of Vasiliki Athanasopoulos and Mel Lev, we were able to finally get a refinance done."
By Earl Simmons. Date: 4/11/17
"Working with Steven Ho for the 3rd time in 3 years has been a pleasure. He is very professional and has great customer service. I would recommend Steven Ho to all my friends and family that are looking to buy a home or do a refinance on there existing home."
By Gerard La Franca. Date: 4/4/17
"Vasiliki Athanasopoulos has gone above and beyond in helping me with the mortgage process. She kept me on track with documents. She was kind of a mortgage coach. Very friendly and always available. A pleasure to work with."
By Megan Finn. Date: 3/22/17
By Xiu & Longguang Lin. Date: 3/21/17
"I need a loan for my first house. My agent gave me a few mortgage banker contacts. I called all the contacts and I feel that Mr. Abdul Rehman is a very nice and professional person. He asked my situation and some documents from me at first. He confirmed me that I can get a loan with a day after evaluate my profile. I am satisfied with the efficiency. He invited me to his office for further discussion. He immediately answered my questions and patiently explained the mortgage concept that I don't understand when I visited the office. He is very responsive in the whole process. I remember I texted him one time asking if he can call me and he returned my call very soon. That was at midnight! Finally, I got my mortgage approved. I even got a very low interest rate. This couldn't be done without Mr. Abdul's work. Overall, I am very satisfied with the mortgage process. I would definitely recommend Quontic Bank and Mr. Abdul Rehman."
By William Zheng. Date: 3/12/17
"This was a great experience. Hope to do business again in the future."
By Malcolm Bouzi. Date: 2/23/17
"George Stilianudakis was a pleasure to work with; very informative. Made it very quick and painless experience."
By Edward & Eileen Coyle. Date: 2/15/17
"Mr. Lombardo was a pleasure to work with. His combination of positive attitude, wise understanding of various pictures, and no nonsense approach really get things done. Our project was non standard and a little complicated and we eventually made a fine deal for everyone and are grateful for the positive experience."
By Randy Polumbo. Date: 2/6/17
"Excellent service! Fabulous staff!"
By Olympia Bardis. Date: 1/24/17
"I had a mortgage [in the] commercial category. It went very smooth back in 2011. I am very pleased with customer [service] I received in Quontic Bank. I thank this bank and all the people in this bank. They are courteous and very helpful. I would refer people to this bank, especially for mortgages. It's very hard to get commercial loans, but the loan officer was very helpful and made it easier than other companies that I had dealt with. They made it easier in every way they were able to and gave me simple instructions. And tellers, customer service and the manager, they were very helpful when I was in a wheelchair."
By Christine Maounis. Date: 1/19/17
"It was such a pleasure working with Andrew. He's extremely knowledgeable, patient and helpful. He has made every step in the process of working with Quontic Bank enjoyable, easy and great. I'm looking forward to continue working with Quontic Bank and with Andrew in particular. I highly recommend him!!"
By Dani Kates. Date: 1/19/17
"Looking back at my home purchase experience, I can only imagine how much more difficult obtaining a mortgage would have been if not for Kimberly's help. I first started out with my credit union and was warned by my real estate agent that the process would be more difficult if I take that route. He was right. Kimberly was always available beyond 9-5 to answer any questions myself, my agent or even the selling agent may have. In fact, as a 5 percent down buyer, I credit Kimberly for making the deal with my current house possible. She informed the selling agent that all my information was accurate and verified and reassured her that the loan would be approved. This is not something that would have been possible with a credit union's limited accessibility. I found Kimberly's personable nature to be exceptional and would feel comfortable recommending her to anyone I know."
By Josian Anazagasty. Date: 1/16/17
"Abdul Rehman is very professional. It never happened that he did not receive my call. One thing I like about him: you tell him something and you don't need to repeat it and remind him. He knows his job!"
By Moiz and Rukhasana Virani. Date: 1/12/17
"I was fortunate and blessed to be introduced to Abdul Rehman when going through the process of applying for our mortgage to buy our new home. He was very professional and efficient working with my son and I diligently in every process to make our experience as a first-time buyer a smooth one. It was very nerve-racking, but he did everything in his power to ease my nervousness. I can't thank him enough for communicating with us in every step of the way until the end; even checking up on us after we moved into the house. With service like this, there is no question about recommending him to family and friends. Thank you!"
By Patty Harricharan. Date: 1/6/17
"This is the second loan that I got with the support of Abdul Rehman. He is very professional and always does his best to help me in the whole mortgage process. Furthermore, when I just got my first loan with him, he made one of my dreams come true, which was to get a loan to purchase my first house. Hence, I trust in him and that's the reason I decided to use his service to get another loan to purchase my second house. In fact, Abdul is not just an excellent professional, but he is also a great human being."
By Henry E. Silva. Date: 12/26/16
"I am delighted to write this testimonial on the behalf of Ms. Vasiliki Athanasopoulos. Ms. Athanasopoulos was my loan officer. She was committed and dedicated to the process of me being the proud owner of my cooperative apartment. There were moments where I felt like I could give up, but her commitment and dedication gave me encouragement to endure. She is indeed an asset to your company!"
By Enzeri Kirlew. Date: 12/22/16
"Huge thank you to Abdul Rehman from Quontic Bank for everything he did for us when going through the mortgage process to buy our new home. He didn't stop even when he was out of work hours. He made the whole process easy and worry-free, communicating with us the whole way through. The professionalism and efficiency throughout was above and beyond and because of Abdul we are now proud homeowners. Thank you so much once again! We are forever humble and grateful for your excellent service. We will highly recommend Abdul to any of our family and friends."
By Conor McKenna. Date: 12/19/16
"When we began our search for the perfect home, it was easy. Finding the right loan officer was not; that is until we met Vasiliki. She made the process quick, easy and painless, but most importantly, Vasiliki put us first; our needs mattered; what we wanted mattered. Best of all, V explained everything so we could understand the entire process and be certain of our choices. She facilitated our dreams into becoming a reality. We are forever grateful to V and the personal attention she provided to us. Purchasing our dream home would not have been possible if it weren't for V's guidance. Thanks, V, for everything!"
By Jennifer Silva and Gilberto Rivas. Date: 12/13/16
"My family and I would like to thank Abdul Rehman for all of his help during the loan process. My mortgage was a complicated and difficult one; but your hard work and dedication to my loan paid off in the end. Anyone I know who needs a home or business loan will be calling you first!"
By Parvinder Singh. Date: 12/5/16
"Angel Cartagena was exceptional. As a first-time homebuyer he guided me through this home mortgage process. He was always available for any questions and very responsive to our needs. I would like to say without a doubt that Angel was the key to the purchase of my new home. He worked hard for me and my family. People like Angel are hard to find. My family and I were extremely lucky to have him on our side. The experience was as positive as it possibly could have been."
By Grisel Erstein. Date: 11/29/16
"Liliana Giraldo has helped me with the process of getting a mortgage to buy a new house when no one was willing to and now we recently refinanced and she helped lower my interest rate. She explained in detail step-by-step, helped with questions and resolved any obstacles we faced. Thanks Liliana!"
By Natasha Caicedo. Date: 11/23/16
"Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have met Vasiliki. I was lost and had no clue of how to find a trustworthy loan officer until I sat down with Vasiliki. She is honest, trustworthy, qualified and most of all, patient. She went out of her way to meet my needs, answering all my questions and always being available for me whether via phone, fax or email. I would not have had the same experience with any other loan officer and I am so pleased I had her on my side. I am so thankful and impressed with her swift services. Highly qualified and recommended!"
By Konstantinos Kyritsis. Date: 11/18/16
"Joseph Allen is great; the loan process was smooth and everything was explained to us. We will return again for our banking needs."
By Joel Guzman. Date: 11/18/16
By Emmanuel Hirakis. Date: 11/17/16
"This is to express our thanks and gratitude to Mr. Abdul Rehman without whose help our mortgage might not have been possible. As a first-time homebuyer and someone without a banking or financial background, his assistance was very handy and insightful. He was so patient and willing to answer any of our queries and doubts even if it was very basic. We sincerely appreciate his help and efforts throughout this journey!"
By Vandana Maheshwari. Date: 11/10/16
"We were extremely satisfied with all aspects of our mortgage application. The experience was completely positive. We would recommend Quontic Bank and George Stilianudakis to anyone applying for a mortgage."
By Andy Floricic. Date: 11/9/16
"Mrs. Vasiliki is absolutely amazing. She's extremely informative and knowledgeable; very responsive and an easy person to work with. I look forward to working with Vasiliki in the future. I will recommend and refer her to all of my clients for all their mortgage needs. Vasiliki, thank you for being such a great mortgage broker. Keep up the great job!"
By Mariya Fuzaylova, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Douglas Elliman. Date: 11/4/16
"Mr. Abdul Rehman is really perfect in his job. He knows everything about his job. He knows how to satisfy customers faced with a loan delay. In the end, I say he is perfect and an honest man. Thanks for everything!"
By Manjit Singh. Date: 11/2/16
"Joseph Allen is an unique loan officer. He's very detailed explaining the process and very precise when requesting documents. We felt very confident by having him as our loan officer. If I have to recommend him, I would definitely do it. Joseph is the best!"
By Yesenia Bustamante. Date: 11/2/16
"Vasiliki is not only an amazing asset to the mortgage industry but an amazing person. Vasiliki was calm and peaceful throughout the long process of purchasing my first home. It was the pleasant disposition and clear direction that made a stressing process as easy as possible."
By Thomas Amore. Date: 10/31/16
"Abdul has always explained things very well related to our loan process. Abdul was always available to answer any questions whenever we called him, even if it was after office hours. Highly professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. Thank you for everything."
By Rupali Dhiman. Date: 10/27/16
"Anthony West and Quontic team went the extra mile in working for me. Thank you!!!"
By Salem Almardeai. Date: 10/25/16
"George Stilianudakis was courteous and professional throughout the entire loan process. I have dealt with other mortgage professionals in the past with false promises. However, George from day one gives you the good, the bad and the ugly. He explained to me everything on the first day and answered my questions to the fullest. I would recommend George to anyone wanting a smooth mortgage process."
By Elvis Tominovic. Date: 10/12/16
"My experience with Quontic Bank has been GREAT! The staff has guided me and helped with every step in my financing process. I look forward to working with Mr. George Stilianudakis and the amazing staff at Quontic Bank again! Thank you for your amazing service, George & staff!"
By Fabrizio Randazzo. Date: 10/11/16
"My name is Mike Rosati and I am a retired United States Marine. I served just over eight and a half years in the United States Marine Corps and had the greatest honor of serving beside some of America’s finest special operations men, as a team member within the very seldom publicized, Marine Force Reconnaissance Company./p>
During my combat tour of duty in Iraq in 2004-2005, I was wounded. In 2006, I was formally retired from my military career due to physical injuries sustained in combat. Like many Veterans, I did not have much direction anymore. While undergoing healing, both emotionally and physically, it took me many years to rediscover myself and find my own personal worth again.
In 2011 my wife Cristina and I relocated back to New York from where we were living in Florida. During those initial months back, I decided to take a huge calculated risk and go to school and follow my life long dreams of being in medicine. Over the next four years, we decided that we should start the arduous process of trying to own our own home to raise our family. As a full-time student, being retired from the military, I found it to be very difficult to find a financial institution that would take the time and effort to work with us.
It was at this time that I contacted my high school buddy, Mike Bocelli. Over those next several months, Mike worked day in and day out along side of the Quontic Bank team to help us achieve our dream, of finally having the American dream and owning our own home.
It is to you folks, in which I am truly grateful. To my friend Mike, who never quit and did everything within his ability help us out. We have a saying within our creed as Reconnaissance Marines: “To quit is to surrender, to give up is to fail…sacrificing personal comforts…to overcome and adapt and to do whatever it takes to complete the mission.” It is there, in those words, that I personally thank all of you Quontic Bank team, which never quit and believed in honor and perseverance.
In closing, on behalf of my grateful family, and myself, I salute each and every one of you that made this outcome possible. Veterans like myself contribute to the freedoms that as Americans, we enjoy. However, all of you contributed to a freedom for my family; the freedom to have a place that we can call home."
By Michael J. Rosati Jr., Sergeant, USMC, Retired. Date: 8/20/16
"It is professionals such as you, George Stilianudakis, that enhance our business. We as brokers pride itself on this kind of professionalism. I look forward to many more opportunities to work together."
By Danny Laniado, Broker Associate, Re/Max. Date: 8/29/13