John H. May II

Loan Officer Guaranteed Rate Affinity NMLS #1058713
In 23 years as a loan officer, John May has served the needs of clients in every part of Los Angeles County. Repeat business and referrals from those same clients have enabled him to close loans in Texas, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. He attributes his success to a simple but effective formula:

I’m a problem solver and have a genuine concern about what is best for my clients. I enjoy helping people, and my goal is to help as many people as possible realize their dream of homeownership and meet their retirement goals.” –John May

John has been recognized for outstanding achievement multiple times over the course of his career. He takes particular pride in awards for customer service and top referrals to business partners, as these validate his focus on service.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, with additional emphasis in Marketing, Business Communication, and Business Law, from California State University, Los Angeles. He is a past board member, mentor, and community advisory council member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his daughter, playing golf, reading, gardening, walking and playing with his dog.


Oct 8, 2017
John is incredible at being there every step of the way. Not once did we ever not know what was going on through our loan process. He is someone I will use in the future.
Aug 6, 2017
Software Engineer
John was the loan officer for my first home purchase. He did a great job answering the questions I had and taking care of the little issues that popped up along the way for me. I would definitely recommend working with John to anyone looking for a mortgage.
Jul 24, 2017
John, was tenacious, professional and a pleasure to work with. My refinance was complex but he took all the strain out and got it done. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
Jun 26, 2017
John was the best. He kept me updated every step of the way. I have used him before, and will do so again if needed. He is a man of his word. You couldn’t ask for a better person.
May 28, 2017
I would highly recommend John May to handle any of your financing needs. It was such a pleasure working with him. He was extremely professional, very knowledgeable and made himself available to answer any questions. He definetly made the entire process seem effortless.
Mar 20, 2017
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. May for his professionalism in helping me through the refinance of my home. I can't think of anyone else that I would rather work with. His main objective is to make sure the customer is totally satisfied. Job well done.

Feb 22, 2017
Accounting Clerk
John did a great job in handling my loan process. He always kept me updated on my status. I always had prompt responses and was a great help on things I was unsure of. It was a pleasure working with John I would surely recommend him to others. Thanks John!
Feb 21, 2017
Elementary School Teacher
It was my great fortune to work with John May. John was exceptionally patient and understanding throughout the entire refinance experience. He was professional, knowledgeable and very client-centered. Thank you John!
Dec 12, 2016
Managing Director
John did an exceptional job of keeping me apprised of my loan status. He was also right on target as to the likely escrow closing date. He maintained a professional demeanor throughout the process. I would certainly recommend John to my friends and colleagues.
Nov 22, 2016
Art Director
Buying a home from the get go is not an easy process. The hurdles can seem endless and become daunting, leaving you exhausted to say the least. John went above and beyond at every crossroad to get the job done and get us in our home. Whether it took a little bit of hand holding or the big push to the finish line, John got it done.

We would absolutely use John again! Don't hesitate to do the same.
Nov 17, 2016
Realtor, Coldwell Banker - Venice
John May is the perfect combination of brains, hard work and good, old-fashioned honesty. But what puts John head and shoulders above the rest is his communication skill. John has an incredibly full work load, but he made everyone on our transaction feel like we were the only loan he was working on. I don’t know when this guy sleeps, but he was available when we needed him and he did a brilliant job. Put quite simply, John May is great at what he does. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
Nov 15, 2016
Mortgage Refinance
Good Evening Mr May,

My husband and I would like to thank you for all your help in assisting us with our Mortgage Refinance.

We appreciate your patience with us as we started this process well over 5 months ago, (I have the emails and fax confirmations to prove it). I realize that I may have pushed you to the edge at times about the process, and I want to thank you for being patient with me. You guided us every step of the way. We are pleased with your service including your timely responses, attention to detail, and follow through. Together we made it happen.

We will recommend you to people we know, and if in the future we need another loan or re-finance, you will be on our list to call.

Thanks again for everything,

Clifford and Arlene Gamble
Oct 26, 2016
Sr. Manager
I just completed my first home buying process, and it had plenty of ups and downs, and being the "Type A" personality that I am, my poor team definitely had their hands full. John was a key member of that home purchase team, he was fair and upfront with rates from the beginning, patience and understanding as the stress came and went with me, but more importantly, he was tenacious in his follow up. Not just with me, but with all parties to ensure everything was moving along and not only did we close without any major hiccups, we did so early!
Oct 24, 2016
John May is a consummate professional in every sense of the word. As a Realtor, I work constantly with loan officers, mortgage brokers and direct lenders. They are integral to my business, and I will tell you they are not all equal. As I navigate my clients though the sales and purchases of their homes, there can be set backs, making it extremely important to work with an experienced loan person like John.

I simply cannot say too many good things about John. He is knowledgeable, hardworking, and most importantly communicative! He draws from his vast experience to help educate his clients and he is extremely good at addressing any issues quickly, ensuring nothing falls though the cracks.

I highly recommend working with John!
Oct 17, 2016
John did a great job on a complicated and rushed transaction. He kept everyone well informed and was on the ball during the whole process and he is great about answering the phone and returning calls. (this is big one for me) I would highly recommend John and will use him in the future.
Oct 15, 2016
Project Engineer
I recently closed escrow. The escrow was complicated but had a short timeline. John was very meticulous about letting me know what information was required by the lender and getting all the information organized. He always kept me informed and did his best to meet the sometimes difficult timelines. There were times that I thought the escrow would not work out but with help from John and my agents, things worked out. I'm really grateful!
Oct 11, 2016
Associate Manager, Coldwell Banker Venice

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help. This was a difficult escrow and you handled all the issues skillfully and in a timely manner. Both my client and myself want to thank you for five star service. I look forward to working with you again.

Best regards,

Aug 1, 2016
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Wow. My most recent transaction with John May truly exceeded my expectations. John closed a loan in a tight time frame, one that would be unrealistic for most lenders. In a world where lenders often tell you they can do something and then under-deliver or fall short, John made sure he could do what we needed before he made any promises, and he got the job done just as he promised. John's thorough pre-approval and his ability to utilize First Capital's resources ultimately made the difference in my client's getting their offer accepted in a multiple offer situation. Even before my client's submitted an offer, John was proactive, easy to reach, very communicative, calm, and as always, professional. I had 100% confidence in John throughout the loan process and I knew that if anything needed attention, John would reach out to us to ensure that it get addressed quickly and appropriately. I have never worked with a lender that was so easy to reach, and I loved that John kept me up to date without me having to ask. Having John as the lender, allowed me to focus on the other moving parts of our escrow, and I will continue to recommend him to my clients.

I have also had the pleasure of seeing John at work out in the field, as he has helped me with open houses, greeting buyers and answering their questions about home loans. Having John available to talk to potential home buyers about the loan and pre-approval processes adds value to your buyers and to your sellers, who undoubtedly want to ensure that the buyer offering on their home is well qualified to complete the purchase. I view John as an invaluable tool to have with me at an open house.

John goes above and beyond, in the office, at open houses and while in escrow. I would recommend him to anyone: new clients, friends, family and anyone who wants to know they have a great lender and a great company on their side. It truly makes the difference in today's competitive real estate market.

Thank you, John!!
Jul 29, 2016
Branch Manager for Coldwell Banker Venice/Marina Del Rey
It is a pleasure to work with John May.
John knows the lending industry and the market. He is calm, collected, responsible and stays on top of all his transactions. He goes the extra mile for his clients and makes himself available when they need him, including evenings and weekends. I highly recommend John to both agents and clients!
Jul 25, 2016
We met John at an open house and approached him with some basic questions about getting Pre-Approved for a home loan. We were interested in the house we were seeing but had not even begun the process of getting pre-approved for a loan.

We connected immediately with John because of some common experiences of secondary schools in the area that we all were familiar with; he, because of his daughter; we, because we both work in secondary education. We posed John the hypothetical question of what would need to happen if we wanted to buy that house, and if, given the tight timeframe (they were accepting offers over the next few days only), he could get us pre-approved. John assured us calmly that he could do that.

And, boy, did he deliver! The Pre-Approval letter (which he had done within 24 hours) was only the beginning of what it takes to buy a house. My wife and I were planning on getting married at the end of the month and leaving for our honeymoon shortly thereafter, so, were we to have our offer accepted on the house, we would be looking at just a 25 day escrow period -- typically, it is 30-45 days.

Here again, John worked miracles to get us approved for the loan in, possibly, the tightest time frame he'd ever worked with before. He did what it took though, knew the right people to talk to, knew the stakes, and delivered ON TIME. On top of this, John was extremely responsive to us during this highly stressful time. We were knew to the Home Loan process and nervous. Our questions were many, our fears were high, but John was the right guide for us. I don't think I ever waited longer than 30 minutes to receive an email response back from John. He was at our side every step of the way.

We got the loan, we got the house, and we stand by our trust of John May as a Lender who abides by the highest standards of customer service and competence.

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