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Kristen Martinez has been one of the Coachella Valley’s premier mortgage brokers for over fifteen years. She epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of each transaction and her extensive knowledge of the residential mortgage market is unparalleled. Her strong base of loyal repeat customers is one reason Kristen has been so successful in this incredibly competitive sales environment. Time and time again Kristen's customers consistently seek her advice and trust her judgment.

Kristen’s first love is her family. She and her husband have six children and they are passionate about creating treasured family memories whether traveling, enjoying time at Lake Arrowhead, playing a competitive game, or simply hanging out with popcorn and a movie.

Kristen has been trained and inspired in sales by some of the best. She continually seeks knowledge and tools to make her better at what she does. Kristen and her team pride themselves in communication. They discuss every detail of the transaction, from the first phone call all the way to the close. Kristen leads, trains, and motivates her team to accomplish goals. The five qualities which embody Kristen Martinez are: love, commitment, hard work, passion, and fun.


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Carlos Martinez is the full-time branch manager and mortgage adviser for Vanmar Lending and enjoys helping people! He graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Finance and now lives in the Coachella Valley with his wife Kristen and their 6 fun-loving children. He enjoys weekend barbecues while creating memories with his family. 

Carlos enjoys the challenges of structuring a tough file to give his clients the best financing options to make their dreams a reality. He also believes in open, direct communication to proactively prepare his clients for success. This belief is the foundation of Vanmar Lending.

Although lending may be stressful and involves a lot of mutual trust and strong communication, Carlos believes financing a home is one of the most important financial decisions a person can make and would be honored to be a lifelong resource for financing.

Carlos may be reached at (760) 702-0420 via phone or text.



Heidy Tallon is a Jr Loan Partner at Vanmar lending. She got her start in the mortgage business in 2015. As most team members, she started as a receptionist and climbed her way through different roles within the company. She has excelled because of her excellent customer service and the value she brings to all business relationships. 

There are several things which inspire her in life but is most inspired by her daughter and son. Family values are of the utmost importance to Heidy and are one of the reasons why she finds helping families into their new home so gratifying.


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Erika Martinez has just completed her one-year anniversary as the Director of First Impressions and also managed the Funding/Closing Department for Vanmar Lending. She now assists in the Processing Department and will soon be a full-pledged Processor. Erika is full of energy and eager to help with all questions and concerns. 

Prior to joining the Vanmar Lending Team, Erika worked as a short sale specialist for 3 years for a local Real Estate Office. Her experience with short sales has helped her learn and excel in the lending business. Erika was born and raised on the East side of the Coachella Valley, bilingual and currently resides in Indio, CA. with her family.


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Originally from Orange County, Bridgett Domingo has resided in the Coachella Valley for nearly 20 years. Bridgett has worked in property management almost exclusively her entire career; including commercial, residential and vacation rentals. Since joining the Vanmar team, Bridgett has worn a coat of many colors; she prides herself on her versatility, resourcefulness and her can do attitude- all which help to make her hybrid role fun and efficient. Bridgett appreciates the challenge of balancing a healthy home life and a fast-paced work life, always striving towards what is next while remaining rooted in her values.  


Bridgett is a die-hard Raider football fan and enjoys spending her free time with her three daughters. She loves going to concerts, sporting events, and traveling but her ideal day is relaxing poolside with lots of sun and fun!



Yadira Jester is Vanmar Lending’s Processing Manager. She got her start in the mortgage industry in 2006 and now has over 10 years of experience in several different positions in the lending business. Her areas of expertise include Federal Housing Administration (FHA), VA (Veterans Administration), USDA, and Conventional financing. Her extensive knowledge of the home buying process benefits her clients by always providing for a smooth transaction. Additionally, Yadira possesses a “can do” (positive) attitude and is able to structure a loan to get it to the closing table as quickly and efficiently as possible. Her knowledge and personable character help keep her clients at ease during the home buying process. 

Yadira is a perfectionist in both her personal and business life and thrives in a fast-paced environment. She is also an expert in out-of-the-box solutions in the ever-changing financial industry. 

She has lived in the Coachella Valley all her life and loves the Desert Life. Yadira is married and has two children which keep her on her toes.


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