Greg Laks

National Sales Leader (Reverse Mortgage) Open Mortgage, LLC #2975 NMLS #374658
Thank you for visiting my customer experience page. I specialize in Reverse Mortgages and properly utilizing home equity in the context of retirement income solutions here at Open Mortgage. I have received top producer awards every year I have been in this business with some of the top lenders nationwide and for good reason. I abide by the same ethical and moral standards set in place by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA), also help educate loan originators and business partners on this extremely important retirement planning tool. There is nothing more gratifying than getting to work in a field where I can truly make a difference in others lives. I absolutely love what I do and look forward in working with you!

Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act #: 4170030
3 days ago
If you are a senior citizen contemplating applying for a reverse mortgage and you need help with the process, there is no one better to assist you than Greg Laks. Greg was one of several agents who contacted me about a reverse mortgage and I was lucky to have selected him. I will always be most grateful for the help he gave me negotiating a jumbo reverse mortgage on my house in Pasadena. He took care of everything, from securing a favorable appraisal to overseeing minor repairs before the appraisal, to guiding me through the mountain of paper work involved in the application. Everything worked out great and I cannot thank him enough. He is the best !
Mar 3, 2019
Greg Laks handled my sisters jumbo reverse mortgage. Throughout the process he kept us well informed. During the process we had a hiccup that Greg was able to circumvent. We shopped around in the beginning and glad we found him. We could not imagine proceeding with anyone else and will gladly refer anyone we notice looking for the reverse loan.
Feb 6, 2019
We are extremely grateful to have met Greg Laks. My mother, who is elderly, had a very complex scenario and multi million dollar property. This was her largest asset and it was handled with confidence, care, passion. We believed that Greg would have treated his own family the same way. Thank you again Greg!
Jan 14, 2019
CEO of The Rich Group
I had a difficult decision to make . The whole process from A-Z was thoroughly explained. All questions were answered , most often before they were even asked.
I would gladly recommend Greg to my clients, friends or family.
Jan 13, 2019
home owner
I highly recommend Greg, based on our experience with him and his company. He was patient, informative and attendant to details.
Jan 2, 2019
Greg provided me a jumbo reverse loan over a year ago.
A couple months ago he informed me that my home value has risen and rates have fallen.
We took advantage of the opportunity and all worked out perfectly.
It’s nice to know I have someone watching me and has my best interests at heart.
Greg is a good person and can’t imagine working with anyone else. I wholly recommend him.
Jan 2, 2019
Daughter of Client
Greg Laks has done an exceptional job helping my mother through the reverse mortgage process. He went out of his way to let her know every option and to select the one that was best for her situation. Not only was she able to pay off her bills, she gets a monthly stipend, and she never has to worry about paying the monthly mortgage again! Greg even took the time to make calls while on Christmas vacation to everything was done to expedite her funding before the new year. Our family is appreciative of all Greg has done for my mom.
Nov 16, 2018
I contacted Greg and we believe he did all he could to help us obtain a reverse mortgage. No other lender or person spent the time or effort that he put in. He did an excellent job of anticipating what an “underwriter looks for”. We have been contacted by so many different companies from all over the United States. After realizing and having been communicated what the proces entails we would have wasted time and money with those other companies. Greg Laks knew the answers after he went overboard with his research due to our unique situation. Ultimately we knew up front things would not work out for us. We now know how to get there. We are grateful, Greg.
Oct 26, 2018
I found Greg Laks from a friend of mine who completed a reverse loan years ago. I was having issues with a lender and moved to Greg and Open Mortgage. It was night and day. Greg is quick to react, communicates well and often, and he is a PROBLEM SOLVER. I’m glad to have met him and referred Greg a dear friend of mine who has a reverse mortgage here in Los Angeles.
Thank you!
Oct 8, 2018
We met Greg through are Financial Advisor and we are certainly happy we did. He was with us every step of the way and kept us abreast on any item needed in advance. He was able to anticipate all that happened in advance. My wife and I agreed that he is a bright young man. Very efficient and enjoys his work. We recommend, Greg!

Sep 26, 2018
I can't say enough about the job Greg did for us. We needed to refinance my mother's reverse mortgage in order to continue her in-home care and he made it happen. He was with me every step of the way, finding a solution for every problem and making sure every detail was taken care of. He made extra trips to my mother's home (at least 45-minutes away), found notaries who would come to her home, searched for a less expensive insurance policy for her and generally went "above and beyond" throughout the entire process. Every call and text was returned immediately, which is something I value a great deal. I have confidence that he will be there if I have any questions or issues in the months to come. It is rare to find people who provide outstanding service in today's world and I feel lucky to have found such a person in Greg Laks. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
Sep 14, 2018
Greg Laks helped me obtain a jumbo reverse mortgage recently. He has been flawless with his communication and expertise. We attempted this process and we were not satisfied with previous lenders. Greg and his team at Open had us more than satisfied from the start. What stood out the most was how he anticipated everything needed before it was actually required. You get a work horse that knows everyone job, which ultimately makes for a smooth transaction.

Thanks Greg!
Aug 17, 2018
We are very satisfied with our clients outcome after Greg Laks completed their JUMBO reverse mortgage. They did not fit into normal FHA reverse mortgage guidelines and Greg educated our firm, as well as our clients on new JUMBO features and new relaxed qualifications. They will ultimately have more for their retirement and live a better quality of life. A big Thank YOU to Greg and the Open Mortgage team.

Jul 1, 2018
Greg Laks is the most dedicated professional I have seen in the lending business. He and his team leave no stone unturned. We had a very difficult transaction with distance involved. I want to thank them again for their patience and helping me and my family navigate through this important decision. Thank you Greg!
Jun 21, 2018
Greg Laks was simply the best to work with! He has helped two separate friends of mine each obtain a Reverse Mortgage. He was quite communicative throughout our process and we knew our situation was not the norm...but it didn’t matter and he followed through. Hats off to Greg and his team of professionals. We wholly recommend him to anyone wanting information on the HECM. Jean M
May 30, 2018
Greg was referred to us years ago through a previous client of his. We had many concerns going into this. My husband had heart surgery last year and we needed to think long term. All of our expections were exceeded and we just closed our loan. What a great job by a hard working team at Open. If you need Reverse Mortgage or even real estate advice. Please seek Greg Laks and his team of hard working professionals.
May 1, 2018
He is the consummate professional in the reverse mortgage industry. My wife and I spoke to several different companies and found Greg to be the most stand up. Everyone explained why the reverse was our only and best option. Greg did not. We are selling our home and we agree with him wholeheartedly. We can't and couldn't afford to live in our home any longer. Taking a reverse mortgage would have just prolonged the inevitable. Greg...we are forever grateful that you spoke the truth and now we are on the right path. Highly recommend you to anyone we feel can use your expertise.

Patty & Ron
Apr 17, 2018
Greg was introduced to my husband and I through a previous client of his. My husband is not of Reverse Mortgage age, but it didn’t matter. Greg explained the spousal rules to us very clearly. My husband seems adequately protected should something happen to me and for that I am grateful. Thanks Greg for all your help!
Mar 30, 2018
My husband and I were referred to Greg Laks from our financial advisor. We now have a new line of credit which grows every year. We replaced our old line of credit which will reset in the near future. Thank you for making the process free of hassle and better our position.
Mar 29, 2018
From start to finish Greg Laks kept me informed of what was happening and what I needed to do for him re the Reverse Mortgage application process. He anticipates questions and provides very clear answers - an excellent communicator. His attention to detail is unparalleled. I highly recommend him for this process - he will meet your every need.
Mar 19, 2018
Financial Advisor
Mr. Greg Laks is a true professional. I originally contacted one of his ex employees and learned that they left the business. I’m glad I met Greg to handle my clients Reverse Loan process. We had many title and living trust issues that he handled very professionally. The end result will allow our mutual client to stay in her home. Great work!
Feb 14, 2018
I would like to recommend Greg Laks to anyone seeking a HECM. I was referred to Greg through a friend of a friend. I was looking to refinance my existing reverse mortgage and thought it couldn't be done. Greg put me into a wonderful and fairly new instrument that I will be happy with for a long time.
He was thorough, professional, and fun to work with. Put your faith and trust in Greg Laks, You will come out on top!!!
Cheryl Davidman
Nov 8, 2017
Greg Laks won my business out of four Reverse Mortgage Lenders that I pre-screened. Throughout the screening, the loan application, and the closing processes, the following traits are what impressed me about him:

Greg has proven himself to be professional, kind, helpful, patient, smart, attentive, very knowledgeable, a good listener, and a problem solver. He was also engaging, personable, and easy to work with ~ basically, everything you could want in a Reverse Mortgage Specialist!

Retirees, if you are contemplating a Reverse Mortgage or RM Refinance, or perhaps you would just like to speak to someone who will provide you with honest input, then you would be lucky to have Greg Laks in your corner.

I recommend him highly.

In addition, I look forward to reading Greg's informative eNewsletter with very helpful Homeowner and Reverse Mortgage tips.
Nov 3, 2017
Greg Laks helped me with my reverse many years ago and helped me again prior to recent changes. I trust him wholeheartedly and all worked out. We were able to elongate my monthly premiums and add to my nest egg. All at minimal cost! Amazing and glad I picked up the phone when I did.


M. Dean
Nov 2, 2017
I have been doing business with Greg for a few yeas, and I extremely happy with his straight forward, and honest way of doing business with me.

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