Suzi Bertino, NMLS #188251

A native of Sacramento with over 30 years of lending experience, I bring expertise, intelligence and skill to your loan transactions.  The majority of my clients are referred by friends, family and loyal satisfied customers.  With a strong traditional belief in integrity, I am dedicated to superior service and consistently committed to helping my customers obtain the best financing possible.

At Big Valley we offer the strength and power of a Banker along with the flexibility of a Broker.  This is the best of both worlds for delivering world class service to our clients.

Our goal is to create a lifetime relationship so you will feel comfortable referring your friends, family and co-workers. Whether your buying your first home or dream home;

Building, investing, or simply refinancing for a lower rate, our mission is the same:

To secure for each and every client the best possible loan at the most favorable rate and terms.

BRE #00615978 | NMLS #188251

Testimonials

5 ★ on Our Website, Dec 13, 2018

Brennan

Absolutely the best lender experience ever!

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 18, 2018

Ashlee

We've used Tara teice now and both times were s smooth and painless experience.

4 ★ on Our Website, Nov 16, 2018

Christopher

Very helpful and knowledgeable and understanding

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 09, 2018

Ted

Tara is great !!!

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 09, 2018

Ted

Tara and Monica are very customer oriented and helpful. I will highly recommend them and the company to my friends.

5 ★ on Our Website, Oct 31, 2018

Brenda

Tara gives amazing service and goes above and beyond for my clients and for my own loan and refinancing needs!

5 ★ on Our Website, Oct 24, 2018

Jennifer

Was a smooth and easy process. Very helpful with any questions.

4 ★ on Our Website, Oct 13, 2018

Mark

Good experience, however, I got the impression that I was the first borrower ever in my field of work. I was asked to explain and re-explain... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 20, 2018

Wendi

Tara was fantastic to work with during our home buying experience!!!

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 20, 2018

Joshua

Thanks Tara

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 17, 2018

Randi

Fabulous experience all around! Tara and her assistant, Monica were so patient with me through all my questions. They helped me pick the rig... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 17, 2018

Michael

Very helpful and kept us in the loop at all times

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 03, 2018

Elizabeth

Tara was a awesome loan officer. Organized, efficient, knowledgeable, a great person to work with! Her assistant Monica R. was just as go... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 02, 2018

Joseph

Professional quick service, will use them again when the need arises...

5 ★ on Our Website, Jul 30, 2018

Linda

Great to work with. Very paitent explaining everything to me. Thinks "out of the box", to help find solutions for my difficulties. if I ev... Read More

4 ★ on Our Website, Jul 23, 2018

John

It was a great experiences and everybody did great for us and we would recommend everyone to you. Thank you for all your help. You did a gre... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jul 20, 2018

Nancy

Excellent job helping us secure a loan for a house. Taking time to help us understand the complicated papers and factors we presented to her... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jul 16, 2018

Tiffany

Tara McCafferty and her team are amazing! They communicate everything that's happening, tell you up front anything and everything to expect ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jul 14, 2018

Linda

Tara and staff have given us 3 perfect mortgages. She is friendly and always helpful giving us the best rates. We do not look anywhere els... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jul 13, 2018

Shahbanou

Tara is great and I will use Tara for my next big purchase as well.

5 ★ on Our Website, Jun 29, 2018

Naseema

The process was seamless. I felt like everyone had a vested interest in making sure I got the best possible experience.

5 ★ on Our Website, Jun 26, 2018

Justin

Tara is amazing! She deserves a raise! I will always use Tara for all of my home purchases and everything else! Tara deserves to be the ceo ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jun 26, 2018

Justin

Tara is amazing! She deserves a raise! I will always use Tara for all of my home purchases and everything else! Tara deserves to be the ceo ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jun 26, 2018

Christina

8 years ago I answered an online ad for a woman who promised to get me into a home for almost no money down...at the time I was living in a ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jun 02, 2018

Darren

Tara is awesome. I really enjoy working with her and always makes things happen.

5 ★ on Our Website, Jun 02, 2018

Mia

Tara and her team were super friendly and helpful!

5 ★ on Our Website, May 31, 2018

Kelly

If I had known how easy and painless this experience could be, I would have bought a new house 5 years ago. I can't say enough good things a... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, May 29, 2018

Julie

communication was clear and timely... they were patient and helped every step of the way.

5 ★ on Our Website, May 21, 2018

Nicholas

The communication, and hand holding when needed was greatly appreciated. We have worked together on a few loans and will probably do many mo... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, May 17, 2018

Louis

Great experience - Tara and Monica were very thorough in taking care of our loan application and all the paperwork involved.

5 ★ on Our Website, May 14, 2018

Maryann

Tara and Monica were wonderful to work with. They provided much needed support.

5 ★ on Our Website, May 01, 2018

Karen

Tara is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She took the time to educate me on all my options and I felt like I was in great hands eve... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Apr 19, 2018

Stacy

Tara brought a remarksble balance of professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail, and personable and genuinely caring warmth to each int... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Apr 04, 2018

Nanette

Great to work with

5 ★ on Our Website, Mar 29, 2018

Christopher

Tara and Monica did a fantastic job. When we had issues we securing a loan through Wells Fargo, on short notice Tara got my loan approved a... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Mar 29, 2018

Christopher

After issues with our loan that we were trying to get with Wells Fargo, Tara was able to get our loan processed, approved, and funded in 13 ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Mar 12, 2018

Jessica

THANK you.

5 ★ on Our Website, Mar 01, 2018

James

Tara, was excellent. She was very responsive. She worked very hard to help us with our mortgage and went the extra mile. I would highly r... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Feb 02, 2018

Kristopher

This is the second transaction we have had with Tara McCafferty and was very pleasant just like the first time which is why we went back. Ve... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jan 31, 2018

Melissa

Tara was extremely helpful and made the process an easy one for us.

5 ★ on Our Website, Jan 30, 2018

Ashley

Tara had the answers to all my questions and always responded quickly. Wonderful to work with!

5 ★ on Our Website, Jan 26, 2018

Nicholas

Tara is so amazing. This is actually our second time working with her and we are so happy with her service that when we need services again ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jan 19, 2018

DeLynne

So appreciative of all of Tara’s assistance, expertise & support. I’m often surprised at the amount of documentation required but the ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jan 16, 2018

Srikanth

You guys did a Fantastic job and i am really very pleased and happy with your work. I would surely recommend you to my family and friends. T... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Jan 12, 2018

Glenda

Very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Can’t think of a reason for improval

5 ★ on Our Website, Jan 02, 2018

Marcelena

We have worked with you a few times and you are always the one we go back too... many years in between! Thank you for your assistance with ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Dec 14, 2017

Nicole

Tara and her team are the best!

5 ★ on Our Website, Dec 05, 2017

Carolyn

Great job!

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 30, 2017

Susan

Tara's attention to detail and her willingness to talk to us even on the weekends or after office hours is amazing! She's the best!

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 28, 2017

Grace

We could not have been more pleased with you and the great service you applied toward us and the refinance you accomplished for us we really... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 20, 2017

Robert

Tara and Monica are very responsive, helpful, professional, and warm individuals who know their jobs, have great skill sets, and understand ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 09, 2017

Agustin

All I can say is that being a first time buyer. Being scared nervous. Not knowing what to expect. You and your team made it easy and very ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 09, 2017

Fely

I was highly satiafied with your performance and service.

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 03, 2017

Yordanos

It was great!

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 03, 2017

Lisa

Every one was on top of everything and vert respectful in the encouragements to get our end of the work done.

5 ★ on Our Website, Nov 01, 2017

Timothy

Excellent, timely service. Monica the assistant was stellar.

4 ★ on Our Website, Oct 16, 2017

Ramee

Very professional. Worked diligently to address our concerns. Positive attitude through the whole process. Patient with our busy schedules a... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Oct 16, 2017

Camille

Tara is amazing. Easy to work with and everything was done quick and easy.

5 ★ on Our Website, Oct 12, 2017

Carolein

Monica and Tara were available at all times for my numerous questions.

5 ★ on Our Website, Oct 09, 2017

Kelly

Tara is the best. We will give her all our business. We will definitely refer all our friends and family to Tara and BVM.

5 ★ on Our Website, Oct 05, 2017

Justin

Tara is awesome she deserves a raise

5 ★ on Our Website, Oct 04, 2017

William

Tara and Monica were always available, very knowledgeable, and very easy to work with. They are completely professional in their approach t... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Oct 03, 2017

Christina

As with the prior two home loan experiences I have had with Tara she was amazing. Her attention to detail, sense of urgency, knowledge, and ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 29, 2017

Andrey

Great experience with purchasing our second home, fast and smooth. Happy with everything and recommend to anyone!

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 29, 2017

Kimberly

Tara was amazing. We are first time home buyers and she made this process so easy for us.

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 29, 2017

Andrew

Great experience!

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 17, 2017

Rocio P

Tara and her team worked very quickly and were able to close on the sale in a short time frame. Tara and here team were easily accessible w... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 15, 2017

Kathleen

Great to work with

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 15, 2017

Kathleen

Great to work with

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 13, 2017

Diane

Very professional, never a worry when dealing with Tara. She solves every problem with great expertise. A real pleasure every time we do bu... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Sep 13, 2017

Diane

Tara is fantastic! She is very friendly, supportive, and gets things done quickly! She worked directly with us when we had I accidentally... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Aug 17, 2017

Liz

Tara and her Team are the best. Communication is great. All questions were answered so quickly. I will recommend Tara to everyone!!!

5 ★ on Our Website, Aug 17, 2017

Craig

Tara and her team are simply the best.

5 ★ on Our Website, Aug 11, 2017

Lori

Could not have had a better experience. Tara and staff are wonderful and very helpful

5 ★ on Our Website, Aug 05, 2017

David

Tara was wonderful through the whole process. I will recommend her in the future. The process was smooth and great communication during the ... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, Aug 02, 2017

Martin

As a first time home buyer, Tara made this a very easy process. I was walked though every process step by step and was constantly updated on... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, May 31, 2017

Brad & Misty

Tara (& Stacy) were amazing! Easy to work with and made the entire process simple and no stress. Friendly and professional wrapped up in the... Read More

5 ★ on Our Website, May 25, 2017

Patrick

Tara is the best loan officer ever. She is prompt, efficient and competent. We have become good friends during our loan process.

5 ★ on Our Website, Feb 27, 2017

Melissa

Tara is amazing and I wouldn't use anyone else for our home needs. I recommend her to everyone I know who is seeking a home.