We were first introduced to Mike from Connect Me Mortgages back in 2018 when we were in the process of buying our first home. Since then he has been by our side when we've had our loans come off fixed rates, or needed some help with a mortgage top up to work on renovations. Our experience has always been really positive and professional, and it's made a big difference to what can be a stressful process on your own. We would recommend to anyone wanting to buy or re-finance to go through Connect Me, as the support from a good broker is so valuable.
Mike is very knowledgeable and helpful. He will guide you through the whole process and let you know what your next steps are, making the whole process stress free.
I can't recommend Mike enough, we fell in love with a house and Mike helped us get it! The process to put in our offer was very time sensitive so we needed his help quickly. Mike was always quick to respond and worked incredibly efficiently to help us put in an offer in an extremely short time period. We are so grateful that he acted in this way for us and it made all difference! He's very thorough and you know he's really on your team to get the best result.
Unbelievably helpful and patient. Thanks a million Mike!
04:19 11 Apr 22
Brodie helped us with securing our first mortgage and I couldn’t be more pleased with the effort he put into this. He was very easy to deal with, was always easy to contact which resulted in excellent communication, professionalism, and most of all a high level of commitment always! Brodie is very knowledgeable around many aspects and made the home buying journey a breeze! Couldn’t recommend him enough! Worked round the clock to get it done. Brodie, Thank you so much. Our family can’t wait to move into our first home!
Emma Johnston was brilliant to deal with. She is really knowledgeable and insightful to our needs. Emma made the refinancing/restricting process so easy, quick and seamless, and got us such a great result! I would happily recommend her services to everyone, no matter how simple or complex your needs are, she will smash it out of the park.
EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE WHICH SAVED US $800 EVERY 4 WEEKS ON OUR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS. We cannot recommend Emma Johnston - Mortgage Broker at Connect Me Mortgages enough -or speak more highly of the exceptional service she recently provided to me and my husband which saved us over $800 every 4 weeks on our home loan for a period of 2 years.My husband and I moved to NZ 4 years ago and went to our (BNZ) bank last year for help to finance a home loan to build our new home. We were given a "special discounted rate" of 4.88% interest by our current bank as a construction loan which we did not question.When we were recommended Emma by my work colleague at the beginning of this year - she advised us that we should have been eligible for a Blue Print to Build Scheme - which would see us receive a discount of 2.88% on our monthly mortgage payments for 2 years. Emma arranged for our home loan to be transferred to a provider who provided this scheme (our current bank didn't). Emma took care of all the paperwork and negotiation with the new lender, ANZ, and kept us fully informed throughout the process of changing our loan over. Emma was always contactable and quick in her responses to any queries we had. With Emma's help our loan was transferred saving us over $800 every four weeks for the next two years. Emma's help has ensured that over the next two years we will be paying a total of $20,800 less in our interest payments. Mind-blowing and we cannot thank her enough. Needless to say we most certainly will have Emma as our mortgage broker for life.
Brodie helped us in securing the mortgage for our first home. It couldn't be as easy as this. Brodie brought the best deals to us in a quick timeframe. He was very professional and fully met our expectations. Would highly recommend Brodie for his services 👌
Brodie Sadgrove from ConnectMe Mortgages is approachable, patient and resourceful with every house we sent to him - and we came across heaps. He answered all of our questions and pointed us to the right people if we were struggling with different aspects of house hunting e.g. insurance, builder's report, etc. We definitely felt more confident in our search and we knew he had our back.He advocated for us and was very pro-active with communicating with the bank, even in times of short-notice on our part due to it being a seller's market. We have lost out on several houses before this one, but we were able to remain hopeful due to his help and guidance.He made our search as smooth and as efficient as possible by explaining things in layman terms. He also provided a wealth of knowledge especially to us as First-Home Buyers.He helped us get our dream house after 2 months of solid searching and viewings. Even in finalizing our mortgage and sorting out everything before settlement - he was there every step of the way.We definitely couldn't have done it without Brodie as our advisor and I will be personally recommending him to everyone I know.If you're a FHB or someone who's unsure about what a mortgage advisor can do for you, contact Brodie and you won't regret it! Thank you Brodie!
Faifili Levave was incredibly patient, methodical and helpful with my loan request. He was always courteous, professional and I felt he had my best interests at heart. Thank you so much for your assistance with my complicated situation!
A friend recommended we talk to Mike at Connect Me Mortgages to arrange a somewhat complicated multi-generational joint ownership type of mortgage situation on the purchase of our first home, and he proved to be a great guy to deal with. Very clear, responsive, and efficient, and got us a good result. Would recommend.
01:33 14 Jan 22
Mike from Connect Me Mortgages helped us secure a good mortgage for purchase of our first home in New Zealand. We have received a very professional service and excellent advice. Mike made sure we understand all the options, and shared useful links explaining how offset and other types of mortgages work. We felt well informed and confident when signing the documents. Communication was excellent throughout, thanks again!
Mike was an absolute pleasure to deal with. As first home buyers we had a lot of questions and he was always happy to answer them through an email or phone call. He was extremely professional helped us understand the process of buying a house and structuring our mortgage to fit our goals.
Mike from Connect Me Mortgages is absolutely amazing. Very responsive and informative in helping us secure lending.Thanks heaps Mike we look forward to doing more business with you in the future:)
We came to knowing of Connect Mortgages at the hardest season of our lives. We had just lost our mum and months later we were looking to buy a house. They’re very attentive, professional and gave us sound advise. We had no idea what we were doing but they helped us immensely. A year on they’ve helped us figure out how to structure our mortgage, helped us apply for a mortgage top up. We worked specifically with Mike McGinley and we tell our friends looking to buy a house, all about their services.
22:01 19 Dec 21
Really good service from Mike. Very responsive and timely. Gave good easy to understand advice.
Jemima de L.
21:26 16 Dec 21
I was put on to Mike McGinley by a friend who spoke very highly of him as a Mortgage Broker who had helped her to buy her first house.Mike was very professional, responsive and helpful, and was a great guide in helping me navigate my own first home buying journey. I would recommend Mike's services to anyone in need of a Mortgage Broker.Jemima de Lacey
Adam & Jodi C.
02:35 13 Dec 21
Brodie has become a trusted advisor, and helped us shape our finances to work better for us. He is generous with both his time and knowledge, a quick communicator and provided us great results. Highly reccomend!
Jason “Jason12” H.
10:17 03 Dec 21
Very much liked Mike’s professionalism and knowledge. Efficient and very effective in dealing with any issue that arose. I have already recommended him and ConnectMe Mortgages to 3 friends. Friend while being to the point. Highly recommend if you are in need of a fantastic Broker.
06:00 24 Nov 21
Mike is a fantastic mortgage broker, especially for us as first home buyers. He was exceptionally knowledgeable, helpful and didn’t mind answering our many, many questions. Highly recommend his mortgage broker services, you’ll definitely get the best out of your money and the best experience.
I would highly recommend Emma from Connect Me Mortgages. She is efficient, professional and always fast to respond. Emma provides excellent service and great advice, everything that makes a great mortgage advisor!
Fast, professional and genuine. If I could put 10 stars I would.Brodie's commitment to his clients are unmatched and we can't recommend him enough.
Highly recommend Mike and his team. Really helpful and efficient especially for me and my wife being first time home buyers.
It's been great working with Joshua Logan from Connect Me Mortgages. We updated our insurance policies and Joshua was friendly, helpful and dealt with all the paperwork/process for us. We're confident that we have the correct insurances (life, health) in place.
To say Emma went the extra mile is an understatement. She made the whole mortgage process a breeze.Emma secured two great offers from the banks and locked in an excellent deal within a week of my first contact with her! I’m delighted with the outcome.Emma really cares and listens. She took care of all communications across all parties and attended to every single detail professionally and efficiently!In summary, I cannot recommend Emma highly enough. She provides an exceptional first class and seamless service. Thank you!
Had a fantastic experience with Brodie Sadgrove who helped re-fiannce our mortgage to fund major rennovations. He delivered quick and hassle free service, taking the stress of dealing with the bank and their red tape, out of the equation. Would highly recommend.
05:09 27 Oct 21
I'm a first time home buyer and I cannot speak highly enough on how Brodie Sadgrove made this home buying experience easy and stress-free for me. I know some people who shared stories on how stressful it can be when buying a house especially if it's your first time. I was worried that I was going to go through the same thing and was preparing myself for it. But Brodie was really professional and knowledgeable in his field. He was also very understanding and very patient especially when explaining things to me (so many terms/jargons I didn't understand LOL). Overall, I am very much satisfied with Brodie's service and will highly recommend him to others. Thank you, Brodie! 🙂 Juna
Highly Recommend! Mike and his team are very professional and work to get the best outcome for their customers. Really responsive and great to deal with. Would 100% use them again.
Highly recommend Brodie Sadgrove from ConnectMe mortgages. Brodie helped us buy our first home. He is extremely helpful and provides very good advise on buying a house. His customer service is excellent. Very fast responses, he responds even during weekends and is available to help all the time.
07:41 11 Oct 21
Brodie was excellent to deal with. Was always easy to contact and responded quickly to any questions. Always friendly, polite and helpful.
Just a special word of thanks for all your patience and efforts with securing our mortgage during this daunting process of finding and finally, buying our first property in NZ.Your excellent communication and professionalism made the process super easy!Once again, thank you!
Mike was very helpful in helping me get my first mortgage. He answered all of my questions, talking through any concerns I had and got me the best deal and interest rates. Call Mike!
Kulbhushan (JJ) J.
22:19 08 Oct 21
Looking for finance when it comes to lending for a property is not always the easiest and can also be a huge emotional rollercoaster for some people.In some cases, it can be difficult to share lots of case-sensitive personal information with a broker who you never knew or met before.We investigated our options with our first port of call being on Google and contacted the top five listings, which included some of the larger mortgage broker brands including squirrel who placed in the top three on Google.I write this review for Emma at connectme mortgages but also highlight why I did not choose to continue the dealings after two or three phone call conversations and document submissions with others. Therefore this review is comparable to the experience of the last 4 to 5 weeks with all of the selected brokers.Emma made the experience very personal. She allowed us to feel comfortable and shared processes and insights into lenders thinking and her suggestions for us to align with. She took the responsibility to realise the result one way or the other. Constant communications daily allowed us to feel that maybe she was only working for us and no other client.Emma can see the big picture from the small window shared with her as a top-class detective would in a crime scene.Selflessly using her negotiating skills with lenders to even get them to reduce their admin fees including hers because she wanted this to work for us.In comparison to early days whilst still talking to many brokers including Emma, no one at all cut it to the level of her qualities and hence it was not a difficult choice for us to engage the best broker for the job.Thank you Emma you are a true asset to the company and have given confidence to us that we can rely on you, hence next time knowing you are a text message away.Unfortunately, we can only give 5 stars here but no doubt worth 10.JJ
My whānau and I have our dream home - and that’s thanks to Ronnie and Brodie from Connect Me Mortgages. We were new to the selling/buying process and didn’t really understand how it all worked. But they answered every question we had (there were A LOT), their patience and organisation made everything so easy for us. Brodie’s experience and knowledge of the property market and commitment to getting us the best mortgage option was fantastic. They both went above and beyond - and we can’t thank them enough. We know without their help, we wouldn’t be in our beautiful new home.
Brodie Sadgrove was amazing! Don't think we could of successfully bought our first home without him.5 stars! Would definitely recommend.
Bridget & C.
23:48 28 Sep 21
Brodie is amazing.We would not have made it through our first home journey without him! He has a vast knowledge, he is approachable and has a friendly manner, he is very helpful when you are confused by the banks and have no idea what you are doing!I would and do reccommend him to all.- Thank you again Brodie! YOUR A STAR!!!
Met Brodie through a common friend. He was amazing, went above and beyond just sorting my mortgage. He gave great financial advice when requested, was very generous with his time and continues to provide great service post my purchase. Highly recommend!
Excellent service and super efficient to deal with. Made the mortgage process so easy and has a wealth of knowledge. We will definitely be using you in the future. Thanks again!
Five star service from Brodie in assisting with our Morgage. Highly recommend.
Mike from Connect Me Mortgages was brilliant to deal with. I had a couple of slightly complicated scenarios that he gave thorough advice around, and when it came to structuring the final mortgage gave really clear and easily understandable advice and information. He was super responsive, and always has time for my questions. I would not hesitate to work with Mike again, and have already recommended him to friends and family!
Lyzette van N.
06:36 26 Aug 21
Made the process really easy especially being first home buyers.
We have used Brodie for a refinance and a pre-approval for a new purchase. We will use Brodie again without any hesitation.Brodie has always replied quicker than you expect. He is incredibly proactive and guiding throughout the entire process.Along with helping us get a good result, he has also given us ideas for options that we hadn't considered.
Tania Preston (.
00:41 17 Aug 21
Mike from Connect Me Mortgages was beyond helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Other brokers that we spoke to gave us varying degrees of confusing and incorrect information whereas Mike was clear, informative and always responded in a timely manner. Thanks so much for all your help getting us into our first home.
I met Emma through recommendation a few months ago. I was beginning the process of purchasing my first house. This can be a daunting task at times. Emma took me through step by step and had some great industry knowledge which helped me along the way. Emma was very approachable and provides valuable advice whenever needed.I couldn't recommend Emma highly enough. I look forward to working with her in the future.
01:28 02 Aug 21
In today’s market in NZ it is very competitive and difficult to get a foot in the door. We were lucky to have Faifili Levave in our corner to be able to make what seemed impossible, very much possible. Faifili was able to answer all of our questions and helped us understand the process of purchasing a property. Faifili remained calm and worked very well under pressure which we couldn’t be more grateful fo. Faifili was also able to recommend an awesome solicitor and guided us through the whole process and now we own our first home so a big thank you to Faifili Levave for all of his hard work! I highly recommend you get in touch with him to help make your dreams a reality.
Emma has provided outstanding advice to us. We first meet Emma when doing a new build a couple of years ago. She provided great service and always went out of her way to give sound advice. We were delighted to find her at Connect Me and used her services again to restructure our loan. We referred our son to Emma who has just bought his first home and thanks to Emma’s extensive experience and knowledge he is now a proud home owner. We would highly recommend Emma’s services - she is amazing!
Contacting Emma was an absolute game changer in our house buying journey. She went above and beyond to help us throughout the process and kept regular contact to see how we were getting on. I wish we had enlisted her help sooner! Highly recommend
Great experience dealing with both Joshua & Brodie. Would recommend their services to anyone. Both are very professional and we have been very happy with their service.
Emma Johnston is everything you could ever wish for and more in a mortgage advisor.She is professional, friendly and caring.She organises your mortgage like it’s her own, with attention to detail, focus and determination.Emma has been for our advisor for many years now and we wouldn’t dream of going to anyone else.We know we can trust Emma with some of the biggest decisions we have to make and she will do her very best for us and deliver every time.