About John Martin
John started in the mortgage business in 1992 immediately after going through the process of buying his own home. He has become an experienced loan officer working with every type of mortgage and in locations all over the state of Massachusetts, specializing in Hampshire and Franklin counties. John works to educate borrowers, make them comfortable, get them qualified and help them through the entire home purchase or refinance process, from finding the right home to closing. He has a proven ability to work with local realtors, attorneys and other real estate professionals to make the process smoother and easier for every client. John has also spent a number of years working as a controller and compliance officer giving him a unique perspective of every phase of the business.
John was born and raised in Springfield and has lived and worked in the Northampton area for for over 30 years. He graduated Cathedral High in Springfield and Brandeis University with a degree in economics. His work before the mortgage business included playing professional basketball in Europe, then as a carpenter in Atlanta before coming back to Western MA and working in the investment and automotive fields. John spends his off hours time with his wife Sydney and their "kids", 2 Lab mix dogs and 4 cats, all rescues. He also enjoys working around the house and golf.