The Brian McKim Team: Yvonne Valles, Brian McKim, Shant Kazangian

Brian McKim
NMLS 381742

Title: Senior Mortgage Advisor

Mobile: 818-421-4737

Office: 818-844-8207



Having been in the mortgage business for over 17 years, I am passionate about what I do because I am given the privilege to be involved with one of the biggest transactions individuals and families ever make. The weight of that responsibility is something I truly respect, and it makes our efforts very meaningful to me. Of course, meeting new and different people every day is also a lot of fun. I take great interest in knowing and appreciating every client’s unique situation and unique story.

I am married to my beautiful wife for 6 years, and we have a wonderful and happy 3-year-old son. I am a Glendale native and still live nearby. I love Los Angeles! When I am not working, I enjoy running, cycling, reading biographies, and most of all, watching Paw Patrol and Lion King with my son.

“We have many “firsts” throughout life, like the first day of high school, the first kiss, the day you find out that you’re pregnant, and so on! And, well, buying your first home is no exception to the long list of memorable moments. I will always remember Brian and Shant because they held my hand the entire time (figuratively, of course) during this “first” in my life. Brian is kind of a creative miracle maker and Shant is patient, responsive, and calm. Together, they make a killer team for first time home buyers during one of the most stressful 30 consecutive days of an adult’s life. They picked up every phone call, responded to every single text, and cheered us on to the finish line.
I especially liked Brian’s approach to problem-solving: efficient and practical. Plus, he explained every detail every step of the way. Super responsive; super fast; super committed.” -Jeanette K. (Source: Yelp Review)

“Brian Mckim and his team are amazing. They are extremely professional, quick and hassle-free. The Team provided some of the best customer service we have seen. I remember sending a question through an email Sunday evening thinking I would get a response the next morning. Within minutes we got a response from Shant who is completely hands-on with any of your needs or questions. Brian and his team made this loan process hassle and stress-free. The entire process is done through e-sign which made it very easy to complete anywhere. We want to thank you guys for doing such a great job with our home loan. We had the best experience working with you.” -Travis H. (Source: Yelp Review)

“There’s no way around the stress of purchasing your first home- it’s hard! But Brian and Shant made this experience such a great one. To say they exceeded our expectations would be a disservice to the hard work and personal attention we received- they blew my expectations out of the water. They were very communicative, available for questions, patient in explaining the process- upfront about what to expect. We needed a quick escrow, and in the end, we could have closed nearly a week before we did; that’s FAST! Even our Escrow Agent remarked on how quickly and smoothly everything happened. Brian and Team are competent and well prepared; with a huge helping of personal and friendly service. I couldn’t recommend them more.” -Amber L. (Source: Yelp Review)

“Brian is one of those calm and collective people who spends time making sure he crosses his “t” s and dots his “i” s. He will not quote you something unless he can deliver. He has impressed me on numerous occasions and I feel confident referring him to both clients and friends. As a busy real estate broker, having the “right” person on your team is critical when assuring your client’s successful and timely transaction. Brian knows what it takes to step up and make sure all time constraints are catered to efficiently and proactively while getting the client the best rate and terms that are out there. He has a passion for what he does, and it is evident that he has mastered the industry in a way which not only satisfies the borrower but each of the individuals that are involved throughout the whole process.” -Albert H. (Source: Yelp Review)

“Brian and his team provided us with excellent service and a quick and thorough loan process. We were doing a cash-out refinance, and they were able to close for us right at the 1-month mark with competitive rates through a stress-free experience. They sent a mobile notary to us who was well-versed in the loan process and we were able to sign all final documents in the comfort of our own home, after hours. I would recommend Brian and his team to anyone looking for a new mortgage or other real estate-related funding. Just an all-around delight to work with!” -Rachel K. (Source: Yelp Review)

“Brian and his team were great to work with! Brian made sure we understood everything we were agreeing to on the loan side and recommended some options when it came to credits and the check from Redfin to make sure we weren’t losing money anywhere. We first decided to reach out to Brian because of a recommendation through our Redfin agent, Michael Drylie. Brian was everything and more than what Michael hyped him up to be. I would recommend Brian and his team to friends and family. Brian even does the little extra things he doesn’t have to do, but I will say it adds a personal touch of class and makes you feel like number 1 as a client. Him and Shant make themselves available at almost any hour a normal person would be awake, but I never called or texted late because c’mon, these guys are people too. BUT it’s really nice to know they are a phone call away if you really can’t wait to just ask the next day.” -Alhambra, CA (Source: Redfin)