Tara Bianco Krieg

Senior Mortgage Loan Officer AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. NMLS 215386 | AZ LIC 0912750
It may seem strange for a Senior Loan Officer with Amerifirst Financial Inc. to suggest that my primary job is to listen, but it’s true. My commitment to personalized customer service starts by fully understanding your specific needs and individual situation. This is not a job where ‘one-size-fits-all’.

I’m passionate about helping others achieve their dream of home ownership; I truly love what I do because it gives me the opportunity assist my clients in all the areas of their life that affect credit and finance. From credit education, to budgeting, to overall mortgage planning – I need to understand your personal situation before I can help provide a solution – and that’s why listening is step one.

My approach includes an evaluation of the big picture – your overall financial situation; I then build a mortgage plan that complements your goals. Whether you’re purchasing or refinancing the home of your dreams, my objective is to structure a mortgage finance plan that lowers costs and saves you money over the long term. With a full menu of loan programs to work from, I can tailor loans and services to meet your needs while providing you with the best possible customer service in the industry.

Licensed to provide mortgages and loan programs for home owners and buyers within Arizona, I have over 12 years’ experience in all aspects of real estate finance, real estate investing, mortgage planning, and business planning. My specialties include loan origination, credit education, mortgage related financial consulting and planning, and personal coaching of Junior Loan Officers.

I’ve found that my broad experience is very beneficial to clients when discussing all aspects of their finances. Prior to joining the mortgage industry exclusively ten years ago, I worked in credit card services (from collections to customer service) and in retail banking. My previous role was a management position at Washington Mutual.
Yesterday
Assistant Superintendent
Tara was amazing. She was extremely professional. When we reached out to her she always responded promptly, even outside of her working hours. Working with Tara was a true joy!
Jun 13, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Tara, Tara and Sheena. They all made me feel comfortable in a sometimes stressful situation. I thank them for all the kind help in purchasing my new home.
Jun 12, 2020
Operations Lead
I am recommending Tara as your lending consultant for the following reasons:
1. Energy - When Tara reaches out to you, it is always with a smile
2. Communication - I know she has multiple clients that she works with daily... you wouldn’t know it by how quickly she responds.
3. Transparency - I knew exactly where I was throughout the whole loan process in real-time
4. Team oriented - Tara’s whole team mirrors the sentiments I shared above
5. Awareness - Even though we are all in the middle of a pandemic & worldly views crisis, Tara & her team was able to help us navigate through this process with tact, while keeping us safe (virtual communication)

Overall thank you for making our first home buying experience pleasant and painless!

John-Jason Strawder V
Jun 10, 2020
Realtor
Tara and her team have always been a huge asset in servicing my clients. My husband and I had the privilege of experiencing her service from a customer's viewpoint. Our refi's went smoothly, any problems were dealt with in a professional manner. Tara helped us get the best interest rate and lower our payment. We are now on a fast track to paying off our mortgages and being completely debt free. YIPEEEEE!!!!!!
Jun 10, 2020
Retired
We looked for a house for about a year, and during that time we need several pre-qual letters. Each time one expired her organization was quick to respond to our request. Once we found the home we wanted to purchase her staff did an outstanding job in processing our loan. I have already recommended her to friends because of her outstanding attention to detail and her excellent customer service.
Jun 8, 2020
Retired
Tara and team provided exceptional service! She was very professional throughout the process, highly professional, and made the purchasing process easy.
Jun 8, 2020
New Home Owner
Tara was awesome every step of the way, this was my first home and she made sure I knew everything I need to know and helped with all the questions I had! She consistently fought to get us the best rate and anything else that could help!
Jun 8, 2020
Real estate agent
Tara did a wonderful job with my re-fi. She has helped numerous clients from our office with ways to get their financing done when others said no way.

I would recommend Tara to all my buyers if they are searching for a loan officer.
Jun 4, 2020
Tara was so easy to work with and her and her team were always available to answer my many questions. They made this process easy and seamless and I would definitely recommend her to others and would use her again in the future if the need arose.
May 15, 2020
Homeowner
Tara and her team did a fantastic job! They were very quick with everything and told me exactly what I needed when I needed it. It was a very smooth and fast processes. I would highly recommend them.
May 15, 2020
General Superintendent
"I don't usually write recommendations but when I do"... It is because I have a high level of confidence that no one who acts on my recommendation will be disappointed. Tara and her team of professionals have proven to me and to several of my friends and associates they can be trusted to provide a level of service and personal attention rarely found in todays business climate. The TK Team is a first class operation.
May 15, 2020
Manager
Tara is a true professional and I would recommend her to all my friends and family.
May 15, 2020
Retired Army 1SG
Tarra is an amazing professional and a great leader. She was able to take us through the process of not only refinancing a home for us, but doing the loan jumbo loan for our new dream home. Tarra insured everything was understood and taken care of ahead of time. It was the smoothest and best experience we have ever had in dealing with purchasing a home or refinancing. I would recommend Tarra anytime you need a loan or refinance done.
May 15, 2020
Sr. Manager, Digital Product Management
Tara and team were excellent! Very thorough and highly professional, they made the buying process easy
May 15, 2020
Tara did a great job and followed through with everything she promised. I would recommend her highly. Tara went out of her way to help with difficult bank situations and navigating accounts, which I could not do alone. She is extremely helpful and adept with all aspects of getting you a great mortgage!!!!
May 12, 2020
VP/Branch MAnager
Tara and her team were absolutely amazing to work with on our refinance. The transaction was seamless and we could not be happier. We would recommend Tara to all our family and friends for their next loan.
May 7, 2020
Buyer
The pre-approval process was easy and the ability for Tara to share her screen provided a higher level of understanding how the DTI ratio is determined to set the approval value. Tara and her team were on top of the deal and three steps ahead at all times. They all were willing to go the extra mile while always being available to answer questions or strategize.

Top notch. A+++. Highly recommended.
May 7, 2020
General Manager
Without question, one of the most professional experiences I have ever encountered is working with Tara and her team! Top notch service with genuine personal care and commitment to serving their clients with the absolute best, that is what folks can expect from Tara and the TK Team! Amazing group of folks, who truly care about doing a great job for those who entrust them! Thank you all!!!!
May 6, 2020
First time homeowners
Tara and her team at Amerifirst Financial were awesome! From the first time we met, we were greeted warmly and treated with courtecy and respect. Tara worked tirelessly to find the best rate for our mortgage, while keeping us im the loop along every step of the process. She patiently answered all of our questions and addressed any concerns we had about the home buying process promptly and thoroughly. Thanks to her hard work, we were able to close in 30 days, and couldn't be happier with our new home and the whole process, from start to end. We highly recommend Tara and her team at Amerifirst Financial as they will work tirelessly for you too! Thanks Tara and team!
Apr 10, 2020
RETIRED FROM CITY OF TEMPE AZ
How I met Ms Tara Krieg was through a friend who gave her a fantastic recommendation. She wasn't wrong!

I felt relaxed and at ease at the initial meeting, saying to myself "no matter how this pans out, I like this lady!" From the very beginning she held our meeting honestly, professionally, with a fundamental understanding of people. She has an ability to draw people toward her. It was obvious that Tara Krieg has put years into refining her craft.

She is a fine professional! I would recommend her to others in a heartbeat.

Thank you!
Apr 6, 2020
As a first home buyer, the whole process was entirely complicated and stressful for me. Tara and her team made the whole experience much more bearable! From my first meeting with Tara to the day I signed on the purchase of my home, Tara and her team were my greatest advocates! I highly recommend her to any home buyers!
Apr 6, 2020
Client
To trust someone with one of the biggest financial dissensions takes a lot of faith that they have your best interests in mind. My family and I have this faith in the TK Team. We have worked with Tara for almost 10 years and have been delighted with every interaction. From Home financing to refinancing she has had our interest at the forefront.
We have recommended all of our family and friends to the TK Team. Give them a call and be prepared for a friendly, professional experience.
Apr 2, 2020
Manager of Risk Management
Tara and her team were great from start to finish! As first time home-buyers, we required a lot of hand-holding, and Tara and her team answered all of our questions. Along with that, they did a great job assisting us with all the paperwork that needed to be done. I’d recommend them to anyone!
Mar 6, 2020
CEO
Tara was amazing to work with. She made a very difficult transition for my family, as easy as possible.
We had several challenges to overcome during the closing process, Tara was always available and had a solution.
Her team worked well together and our overall experience was excellent.
I highly recommend Tara to anyone who is looking to purchase or refinance a home.
Mar 3, 2020
Stephanie Cao
Our situation was a bit more unique as we just moved from overseas and my husband is self-employed, but Tara helped us figure out how to qualify for a loan so we could buy a house right away. Tara and the whole team were very personable and friendly every time we interacted with them. They were welcoming when we brought our 4 kids to a meeting and helped entertain them with coloring and Disney+. We are enjoying our new house! Thank you Tara and team!

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