Richard Barenblatt

NMLS# 52951

I am licensed in California, Connecticut,

Florida, New York, and New Jersey.

About Richard

Richard has been arranging mortgages for over 20 years and has been part of the GuardHill family since 2013. Richard focuses on finding solutions to complicated situations and does that so effectively that he receives referrals from many sources. Richard strongly believes that people do business with those who communicate with confidence, expertise, a clear understanding of the issue at hand, and a temperament that makes a client feel comfortable. Richard grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. When he is not working, Richard enjoys working out in the gym, reading industry news to stay current, and spending time with family at home.


“Richard worked with me to help me find the best solution for my needs. He was patient, reliable, honest, and always accessible. When he was traveling, he’d call me back on the same day even when it was the middle of the night for him. I think there’s a lot of value in working with people you can trust, and Richard will earns that trust in every interaction.”

Janet M.

“Richard found a creative solution saving me from losing my home. I had a complex situation due to a lengthy difficult divorce with an uncooperative x who created extreme obstacles. Richard was diligent and unrelenting. At the 11th hour when it nearly fell apart he managed to push everything through. I am so very grateful. He was also very personable through all the stress and anxiety. I highly recommend him.”

Hubert H.

“We first started using Richard nine years ago when we bought our coop apartment in NYC. We were not familiar with coop financing living in Texas. We also have non conventional sources of income. Richard guided us through the process and was able to educate the underwriters about our income to a successful purchase. We have subsequently used him for two refinancings which went very smoothly and quickly. You will not be disappointed using Richard.”

Denise M.

“I recently closed on a co-op purchase and I highly recommend Richard. I was referred to Richard by my real estate broker and I found him to be friendly, knowledgeable and reliable. Richard understands key elements of the market and works to get you the best interest rates. He’s a great communicator and is always available to answer important questions.”