Brenda Valdez Schafer

Mortgage Loan Originator
NMLS # 763213
State Lic CO #100505635
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Se habla español.


Hello, I’m Brenda Valdez-Schafer. If you’re looking for a bilingual loan officer, I’m here to help. At Academy, our mission is to be your 1st CHOICE in lending. We want to see you achieve the dream of homeownership. We are a direct lender. This means all of Academy’s loan underwriting, processing, and funding happens here in-house in Grand Junction. We pride ourselves on quick turn times.

I love working for a company that was created with a strong foundation of values, relationships, and service. The dream of homeownership is within reach for you. It would be my privilege to be a part of such an important milestone in your families lives. With my experience and Academy’s large array of mortgage solutions to choose from, I will make every effort to find the best loan program for your situation. It’s all about service at Academy Mortgage, and I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.

Hablo Espanol!

I invite you to put us to the test. Let me show you how simple and easy securing a mortgage can be.

Hablo Espanol!

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Brenda Valdez Schafer was great. Very professional, always kind about the million questions we had. She was always on top of her game with quick responses and details about everything. We definitely enjoyed our experience with her and academy and will use her and recommend her and the company in the future.

—Robert Lovelace

—Sherry silva

Brenda did an excellent job, this was the first time I did this and she was very patient with me and explained everything to me. Brenda made this a very positive experience for me, she made me feel that there was no dumb question.

—Paula A Trujillo

Brenda Valdez Schafer was wonderful. Very efficient, very good at problem solving. Very pleasant.

—Beverly Cormier

My experience with Brenda was amazing, but stressful all at the same time no fault of her own. The whole buying/selling was a big learning experience she definitely went above and beyond for us.She was always available to answer any questions. I even got annoyed with the underwriting and all there requirements but she kept me calm and made sure I focused on the end result.

—Alicia Ramirez

Brenda was so good to us. She checked up on us making sure we were still on board and helped us with gathering all documents. She really made this whole experience a piece of cake and really went above and beyond our expectations.

—Norma Serna