LendSolid was created in 2017 to refocus mortgage lending on what is most important—people. Over the past ten years, the mortgage industry has grown tremendously and changed significantly, but there has been one consistency—an overly complex process for the home buyer. We are committed to changing that by providing transparent information and honest advice to our clients. Through our unique culture, we are improving the experience for our clients and our referring real estate professionals. Our goal is for the mortgage experience to be a positive one, and for our success as a company to be shared through charitable giving. We value people—and that extends from clients to our co-workers, to our partners, and to humanity.
The LendSolid Mission:
We strive to provide a solid mortgage experience for every home buyer, home owner, and real estate professional. With our unique combination of integrity and experience, we promise to deliver simple and transparent mortgage solutions, while creating lifetime relationships based on trust, and our mutual values.
The LendSolid Vision:
100% Client Retention—We believe every first-time LendSolid client will become a life-long advocate.
The LendSolid Team:
Dan Maggin, Owner
- Founded LendSolid in 2017
- 10+ years experience in mortgage industry
- Life-long Montgomery County, MD resident
- 2x graduate of UMD: BA ’04, MBA ’11
- 2x loser on national TV: Jeopardy! ’08, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? ’10
- Father of two: Brody (3), Beckham (1)
- Amateur food critic
In starting LendSolid, Dan’s goal to create not just another mortgage company, but one that simplifies and improves the client and partner experience.
- LendSolid’s funding rate: 100%. Industry average: 87.9%.
- LendSolid’s average days to close: 24 days. Industry average: 42 days.
- LendSolid’s origination-to-Clear to Close: 17 days. Industry average: 33 days.
Dan credits his success to his relentless commitment to his clients. He prides himself on his ability to offer more than just mortgage financing—he works in tandem with his clients to develop creative, transparent, and individualized mortgage solutions that best fit each client’s immediate goals and long-term objectives. Dan currently resides in Kensington, MD, with his wife and two sons.
Licenses: NMLS ID 356114; Maryland (19466); Virginia (MLO-7798VA); Washington, D.C. (MLO356114)
Craig Plucinski, Senior Loan Officer
With over 15 years combined experience in customer service and management, Craig’s primary commitment is establishing long-term relationships with clients and industry partners, forged from a mutual trust. He is a hands-on professional, defined by honesty and integrity, who is known to do what it takes to deliver.
Craig’s dependability and persistence are exemplified by his many achievements. Aside from the numerous five-star reviews, Craig has received numerous sales achievement awards for attaining aggressive production goals. In addition, he attained a 92.3% customer satisfaction rating over a five-year period, while serving over 5,500 clients.
In 2018, Craig partnered with LendSolid, a company whose values of transparency and clarity matched his own. At LendSolid, he continues delivering exceptional and dependable service to his clients.
Aside from pursuing a degree in business management at the University of Tampa, Craig is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, MD. Craig currently resides in Rockville, MD.
Licenses: NMLS ID is 1365319; Maryland (29575), Virginia (MLO-25324VA), Washington D.C. (MLO1365319)
Dan was exceptional. Having someone to walk you through what is usually a very foreign process is very important. He was always very prompt and precise with his emails and made the whole experience a painless one. Refinancing can be very detailed and Dan made it so simple for me and my wife. He obviously has a great deal of experience and it shows!”
My wife and I worked with Craig on financing our first home purchase. He was a pleasure to work with. He was knowledgeable, quick to respond to any questions we had, and was very organized. He made our transaction as stress free as possible. We would definitely work with Craig in the future!”
Dan was quick to respond, answered all of my questions thoroughly and made sure I understood exactly what was happening. I’ve recommended Dan to numerous other friends and family—not only for business, but as a resource should they have any questions about mortgages. I absolutely trust his recommendations and would not hesitate doing business with him again.”
I’ve refinanced with Dan two times after using him for my initial purchase in 2010, which was a short sale and quite a challenging transaction. Each time he was extremely helpful, thorough, and creative in finding the best solution for me. It is comforting to know he is working in the background to find the best deal on my behalf, so I don’t have to invest the time and energy to shop numerous banks. I highly recommend his services.”
I was referred to Craig by my financial advisor. I had decided to re-fi to capitalize on the current low rates. Craig helped me every step of the way. I am a pretty busy individual and that was no issue for Craig or if it was he didn’t let me know. Sometimes we’d be discussing things at 10 PM just to get it done. Things went so well we realized we just needed more space with the dog and new born, Craig was there to help us get into our first single family home and every step of the way he did what was in my best interest even if it wasn’t in his best interest. I will be using him for all my mortgage lending needs. Great guy too.”
Knowledge and experience is one thing, but when you’re working with potential homeowners, especially first-time home buyers, the personal interaction is probably more important. Again, Dan was phenomenal here. He was always very courteous, even when I bothered him at night or on a weekend. He never tried to pressure me into any “BS” loan products, which was a great sign of his character. A lot of times after I work with someone or meet someone, I think about whether or not I would go into business with them in my own job. There’s certain character traits and work ethic that you look for. Dan would be at the top of the list. He is the definition of a class act. If you work with him, you will not be disappointed.”