Sometimes it feels like finding your dream home is the easy part. The hard part is making it yours. These local professionals are some of the best in the area at making that dream a reality. 

Little Rock Soirée surveyed recent homebuyers and financial peers to compile this list of the metro's top mortgage professionals, all currently licensed and registered with the state regulatory board.

In the linked profiles below, you'll meet some of these professionals through paid promotional content. Whether they choose to advertise in the magazine has no bearing on this list. For more information on how we put together this list, see List Methodology & Disclaimers at the bottom of this page.

  • Rabih Aboukheir, Verity Mortgage 

  • Jake Arey, Verity Mortgage - Jake Arey Mortgage Team
  • Jeff Baggett, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Jennifer Ballheimer, Mortgage Financial Services
  • Tiffany Barger, Simmons Bank
  • Kimberly Benson, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Tracy Bentley, U.S. Bank 
  • Savannah Bowers, Arkansas Federal Credit Union
  • Keith Carlson, Guaranteed Rate
  • Kristy Cockrum, Centennial Bank
  • Robby Cole, Benchmark Home Loans
  • Joshua Colvin, Highlands Mortgage
  • Justin Cotton, Cornerstone Home Lending
  • Olivia Davis, Arvest Bank
  • Patrick Dennis, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Kedrick Dobbins, Simmons Bank
  • Lauren Felton, Gateway Mortgage
  • Matthew Finley, Regions Bank
  • Steve Fischer, Highlands Mortgage
  • Lisa Gornatti, Highlands Mortgage
  • Frank Hall, First Horizon Bank
  • Jacob Hall, Regions Bank
  • Russell Hampton, Arkansas Community Finance & Investment
  • Allan Huddleston, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Matt Kaczor, First Horizon Bank
  • John Kerr, Bank of England Mortgage
  • Tyler Keszeg, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Christopher Ledbetter, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Shane T. Lester, Wonder State Mortgage
  • Matthew Lewis, Regions Bank
  • Zack Lovett, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
  • Lee Maris, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Eli Mason, American Financial Network
  • GG Millard, Benchmark Home Loans
  • Samuel Moore, Simmons Bank
  • Zachary Neel, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Lisa Nichols, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
  • Shayna Oltmans, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Duke Pearson, FirstTrust Home Loans
  • Greg Ramer, Gateway Mortgage
  • Steven Reynolds, Eagle Bank Mortgage
  • Jacob Rice, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Kathy Rice, Gateway Mortgage
  • Kimberly Schleider, Bank of England Mortgage
  • Hunter Scott, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
  • Amanda Shelnut, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage
  • Michael Sparks, Arvest Bank
  • Courtney Tate, Bank of England Mortgage
  • Scott Taylor, Mortgage Financial Services
  • A.J. Thomas, Centennial Bank
  • April Thomas, Guaranteed Rate
  • Dio Vannucci, Cornerstone Home Lending
  • Jessica Velez, Arvest Bank
  • Michael Wallace, New American Funding
  • Lee Welfel, Community Mortgage
  • Brock Whisenhunt, Encore Bank
  • Thomas Williams Jr., Arvest Bank
  • Evelyn Witham, Arkansas Federal Credit Union
  • Gabriel Womack, Guaranteed Rate
  • Bob Worthington, Bank of Little Rock Mortgage

List Methodology & Disclaimers:

Little Rock Soirée partnered with DataJoe Research, a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, to conduct a survey on our behalf. To create this list, DataJoe Research facilitated an online peer-voting process. DataJoe also conducted extensive media analysis to factor in community perception and achievements to collect additional data for scoring. 

After collecting nominations and factoring additional information from the media analysis, DataJoe checked and confirmed that each published winner had a current, active license status with the state regulatory board. If we were not able to find evidence of a mortgage professional's current, active registration with the state regulatory board, that mortgage professional was excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to the magazine for our final review and adjustments.

We recognize there are many quality mortgage professionals who are not shown in this list. This is a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the responses collected through our survey. 

Little Rock Soirée and DataJoe use best practices and exercise great care in assembling content for this list. We do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. All rights reserved.