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Derlin 'Dee' van Tienen


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4.9/5 From 131 Reviews

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Dee has been helping us for all the properties we have bought over the years. She is very professional and excellent at what she does. She gives us very good and personal advices on finances matters. She always listens to you and takes good care of all our concerns and questions.
Highly recommended

16 May 2024  


Throughout our journey of moving places and property settlements, Dee provides helpful suggestions and excellent services. Highly recommended

13 May 2024  


Derlin Aka Dee once again help me refinanced my loan. Always very informative and helpful. I've known Dee for many years and will continue to rely on her for any mortgage assistance that I will need.

Thank you again

05 April 2024  


Dee is the best mortgage broker we have ever worked with. She was recommended to me by my family and I am glad I chose her to be my mortgage broker. Very professional and patient. Always on my side when I was having trouble choosing my home and always responded promptly to calls. Very flexible to accommodate requests. Gave instructions and steps clearly in advance so I dont have surprises.
I will choose her again for my next home and recommend her to every home buyer.

14 March 2024  


For the past 10 years, Dee Van Tienen and her team at Mortgage Choice have been very helpful, keep us up to date with every step of the process.
We have referred her services to many people who have also shared their positive experiences with her helpful business.

We can strongly recommend Dee and her team to help you with your financial needs.

Ben Liz Inman.

25 February 2024  


Quick to respond and willing to go the extra mile to make sure youre comfortable and organised.

06 February 2024  


I am thankful to mortgage choice for help me buying my property. Dee from the mortgage choice was our point of contact and she helped us a lot since beginning and until end of the entire process. She very subtly explained for all the processes and was always open to answer our queries. She extended her help for the things which were not directly related to her and kept us aware of any critical things. She tried her best for everything. I feel really happy choosing my mortgage broker.

22 December 2023  


I am thankful to mortgage choice for help me buying my property. Dee from the mortgage choice was our point of contact and she helped us a lot since beginning and until end of the entire process. She very subtly explained for all the processes and was always open to answer our queries. She extended her help for the things which were not directly related to her and kept us aware of any critical things. She tried her best for everything. I feel really happy choosing my mortgage broker.

22 December 2023  


Dee was fantastic helping myself out. I was recommend from friends who used her services previously and Dee helped secure me a first home through looking at different lenders to types of loan options she would always be able to fit me in around a busy schedule and would answer any q's I have If you're after a loan I advise to get in touch

08 December 2023  


08 November 2023  


I am a returning customer of Dee and team, this is our third time seeking her services. They have been consistently awesome every time we've needed a home loan for buying or refinancing. Friendly, professional, efficient and very knowledgeable

09 October 2023  


Derlin is very friendly and professional. She is always available to answer questions. She is also a justice of the peace, which is very handy when it comes to witnessing documents, and make the whole process easy.

22 September 2023  


12 September 2023  


We have had the pleasure of working with Dee on numerous occasions over the years, and without a doubt, we can confidently say that she has consistently surpassed our expectations. She is always flexible in accommodating our busy schedule, making the process smooth and hassle-free.

Dees patient and attentive approach has been reassuring. She takes the time to understand our specific needs and always clarifies any questions we may have.

Moreover, her proactive review of our loan interest rates has been incredibly helpful, saving us both time and money.

We wholeheartedly recommend Dee's services to anyone in need of a dedicated and trustworthy mortgage broker.

29 July 2023  


Dee has been an incredible help over the past couple of years, leading us to our first home in 2022. Her expertise and dedication made the process smooth and stress-free. Dee's genuine care for her clients and attention to detail set her apart. We highly recommend Dee for anyone looking to achieve their home ownership dreams. Thank you, Dee

27 July 2023  


Dee, help us build our new home last 2017, but until now she never forget to remind us about new deal, and she take care of us, easy to ask about we dont know about mortgages, we refer her to some of our friends and my son, and they are vary satisfied and happy about the result they get.

25 July 2023  


Dee has always given us a quick response. Being our first home loan, she's always answered the 100s of questions we have asked and explained things thoroughly.

19 July 2023  


We have been seeking help from Dee in securing home loans since 2018. Being born overseas and new to the financial and credit system in Australia, her help throughout those years gave us confidence in going into property market. Thank you , Dee

14 July 2023  


Dee has been great with us. We met with Dee and immediately connected, very open and service oriented. Dee has helped us all of the way along through to buying our first house. Could not recommend Dee more. It's a stressful, anxious period but Dee was there at every corner and providing great advice, connected us with other good people along our journey and just made the whole process trouble free and seamless. Oh, and solutions based, never saw a problem just had solutions - a great quality.

15 June 2023  


Dee is absolutely fantastic She has assisted us with 2 loans now and always has current and easy to understand information and goes above and beyond. Highly recommend her services

22 May 2023  


Dee was very helpful and patient as we worked through a number of scenarios to get me into the market. I dont think I would have been able to secure my purchase without her. She assisted me right through to settlement which was great. Thanks Dee.

22 May 2023  


Dee makes the whole process of purchasing a property very easy and stress-free. She presented various options and we came out with the best solution for me. I doubt I would have had such a good outcome if not for her help and guidance. This is the second time Dee has helped me with a purchase and, of course, if I were to purchase again, I will be making a beeline for Dee Highly recommend.

26 March 2023  


Dee has been a great mortage broker for our place
Will definitely recommend and work with her again.

Thanks Dee

07 February 2023  


Dee is extremely professional and detail oriented. She is extremely quick to respond to queries and very proactive. I highly recommend her for any mortgage and lending as she will no doubt look after you well.

17 January 2023  


Dee has been amazing all the way through, can’t thank her enough

19 October 2022  


05 October 2022  


Dee Van Tienen is absolutely amazing. She always makes our life easier for any transactions ie home loan, investment property loan, refinancing etc that we have requested from her. She is always available and have time for our queries and enlighten us for some challenging part of the loan process. We really appreciate her support and assistance in every step of a way regarding our loans.

29 September 2022  


Dee is pretty helpful and responsive in all our queries. She showed us the best bank loan options and helped us to complete the process. We would be lost without any assistance from Dee. I highly recommended Dee & Smartline for people buying property as their first home or an investment.

15 September 2022  


she was the best adviser we have.

07 July 2022  


Hi, we have had Dee (Derlin van Tienen) guide us through our loan process a few times now. Dee is A1 when it comes to giving advice and guiding us through the processes. She is easy an 11/10. When i first met Dee i had consulted other Advisers in an effort to find the right one. I found that Dee was always two steps ahead of the others which saved several weeks worth of time. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to.
We are very grateful for Dee's continual support as we build our portfolio and will continue to highly recommend Dee to friends and family.

08 March 2022  


Dee was very helpful, ensuring the process ran smoothly, in a timely manner with constant communication, also saving us thousands over the course of our loan. I have and will continue to recommend her to friends and family.

05 January 2022  


21 November 2021  


Dee made the whole process so smooth. I’d absolutely recommend her. When you’re so new to everything it’s a blessing to have such great service and support!

14 November 2021  


Dee has been an amazing help with buying our first home! Dee was always available and willing to answer our questions or concerns, friendly, reliable, and knowledgable. We will definitely recommend her services to friends and family. Thanks Dee!

02 November 2021  


Dee was very helpful with the entire loan process and I will happily recommend her to my family and friends.

02 July 2021  


Dee has been great throughout this whole process, we would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends.



13 June 2021  


We are glad to have Derlin as our adviser. She listen and understand our needs and make the best recommendation. She is also always reachable and turnaround is fast! This is the reason why we engaged Derlin twice on the investment we made.

19 May 2021  


I really appreciated the service provided by Dee, who was efficient, accurate, provided quick responses and really made the whole process of refinancing easy and manageable. Thanks very much I will recommend her service to my colleagues.

12 March 2021  


I give nines because most things like this don't count 10's. Dee is a really good representative for smartline.

23 February 2021  


my adviser Derlin provides very good services. She also witness documents for me which is very convenient.

20 January 2021  


14 December 2020  


02 November 2020  


Very responsive and helpful service. Would recommend Dee to friends and family.

28 October 2020  


Dee is dependable, efficient and easy to deal with. She is hardworking and always available to answer your enquiries. Her work is exceptional. Very recommended.

26 October 2020  


Dee (Derlin) has been absolutely amazing and her help was invaluable during our entire home-buying experience, from start to finish. I would 100% recommend her as a home loan advisor- as first home buyers we couldn't have done it without her advise!

23 October 2020  


Derlin helped me with my original home loan and the recent refinance. Very helpful and made the process smooth and efficient. Very good and explaining things to consumers.

Glad to have her as my broken and will seek her help with all my loan needs

29 August 2020  


23 August 2020  


03 August 2020  


29 June 2020  


Derlin really made this happen. She had great ideas, was helpful on existing loan rates and helped me through every step of the way. She is amazing!

27 June 2020  


Dee was fantastic! This is the second time that we have used her and both times she has gone above and beyond, finding us suitable loans, explaining things thoroughly, keeping us up to date & walking us through the whole process.

12 April 2020  


Dee has been great and pleasurable to deal with. She has assisted us with our home loan and done a fantastic job. The whole process was stress free. I would highly recommend Dee for your home loans.

09 March 2020  


Thank you for Dee’s help. She is nice, helpful and professional!

23 February 2020  


02 January 2020  


Dee was extremely helpful and understanding. She help guide us through every step. She made the whole process go incredibly smoothly. Thanks Dee.

01 January 2020  


Derlin is amazing - she made a complex process easier. I trust her advice too.

26 December 2019  


Dee has been very helpful throughout the whole process and overcome any and all obstacles with no fuss. Would highly recommend her services.

20 December 2019  


I can not think of a better broker than Dee. She is very fast, accurate, informative, very helpful throughout the process. She follows up with me in every step of my loan and change to suit my situation change until I get the most suitable home loan for me. Now I have my dream home construct and due to finish by June 2010. I would love to recommend Dee to my friends, staff, and customers if they want the best broker for their new home. Thank you so much.

11 December 2019  


I have know Dee now for in excess of 5 years. This is the second home loan she has assisted me with. I have always found her to be extremely efficient, polite and extremely knowledgeable. I feel I am in good hands with Dee and would not consider another broker. I would also highly recommend Dee to anyone interest in looking at taking the headache out of finding the right home loan to best suit their needs.

26 November 2019  


All good and very professional thank you regards Andrew

22 November 2019  


19 November 2019  


Dee has been wonderful to work with and has been so patient with our process as we have a complicated structure and circumstances!

17 November 2019  


06 November 2019  


17 September 2019  


13 September 2019  


Dee is brilliant! She recently helped us with our loans, and we couldn't be any happier. She was always contactable and very efficient. She knew products really well and gave us good advices. The whole process was going smoothly and stress-free. We will definitely work with her again in future and recommend to anyone

05 August 2019  


As usual, Dee is always there to help us with all our loan requirements. She always makes our life easier, we really appreciate it.

19 June 2019  


Derlin is very outstanding adviser will definitely (and already) recommend her to my friends ???? Thank you very much Dee!

23 April 2019  


Derlin achieved for us what no other mortgage broker said they could do. It has helped us move in the right direction and we will always be grateful.

23 February 2019  


Dee has always been helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. A real asset to us to achieve our goals. Dee has been unrelenting in helping us achieve loan approval in a challenging market location.
One of a kind.

12 February 2019  


Dee was always readily contactable which I feel is very important, I have and will continue to recommend Dee to friends and family.

24 January 2019  


03 November 2018  


11 July 2018  


17 June 2018  


Thank you for diligently following up my loan application all the way to settlement process. Your services were over and above customer services Dee. I will definitely use your other services. Many thanks , Kind Regards, Cora.

11 May 2018  


Dee was very helpful from the moment I first made an inquiry regarding refinancing our home Loan, would not have been able to do it without her help.
Michael Niethe

11 May 2018  


Thank you for diligently following up my loan application all the way to settlement process. Your services were over and above customer services Dee. I will definitely use your other services. Many thanks , Kind Regards, Cora.

28 April 2018  


Dee has always been helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. A real asset to us to achieve our goals. Dee has been unrelenting in helping us achieve loan approval in a challenging market location.
One of a kind.

20 November 2017  


The service provided by Dee was exceptional in guiding me through the loan process and this meant i was succesful in securing the property that i wanted. Thank you very much Dee van Tienen!

19 November 2017  


07 July 2017  


Dee has been an outstanding Adviser in relation to obtaining our home loan. She has been always promptly replying to all our enquiries and returning our calls without any delays.
She has dealt with all maters professionally and was very helpful at every stage of the process.
We have no hesitation recommending Dee to anyone requiring financial advice.

25 June 2017  


Thank you again for all your help with our mortgage and the insurance. You made it so easy for us. We really do appreciate it!

30 May 2017  


Just wanna thanks my adviser for the help she done to us,give her big thumbs up and she the best.

13 April 2017  


16 March 2017  


14 February 2017  


I always received a prompt replies and was always kept up-dated throughout the process. The consultant had strong experience and knowledge - overall, a very professional and efficient service provided.

Moreover, Dee really took ownership of the whole process and was always willing and happy to make a special efforts, even outside her normal office hours - mothing was too much trouble for her.

Thank you for your support and effort Dee.

12 October 2016  


Dee provided excellent service as always and persevered in arranging finance for us in a very complex transaction. We will continue to refer our friends and clients to her as we are confident that Dee will look after them.

19 August 2016  


Dee made it as simple and stress-free as possible

03 May 2016  


14 January 2016  


08 January 2016  


we just can\'t thank Dee enough for her guidance all through the process.
we had been in touch with her since an year while we were still looking for our dream home.
she had been very prompt in helping us whenever we approached her and resolved our queries.
we would highly recommend her to any of our friends and relatives who are wanting to be buy their next house

23 October 2015  


23 July 2015  


Dee took the time to talk to me and find the home loan that was right for me to re-finance my existing property. She was always contactable and kept me up to date with the progress of the loan. I am thinking of purchasing a 2nd property within the next couple of years and will definitely be contacting Dee again to assist with that process. She is knowledgeable, not only about the home loan market, but also the local real estate market and I am happy to be guided by her.

25 June 2015  


08 May 2015  


great service and readily available to answer any queries.

02 May 2015  


Very happy with Dee and we would recommend to others as she was recommended to us through my sister and brother in law. Thank you

01 May 2015  


Dee helped us during a difficult time. I was impressed by her knowledge and she always kept us in the loop as to where things were at. Dee is definitely an asset to the smartline team.

30 April 2015  


I have already recommended Dee to my brother.

28 March 2015  


Derlin was very helpful, approachable and very knowledgeable about the products and options available to us.We had previously approached our bank for our loans in the past but if we have any future financial needs we will certainly contact Derlin first.

27 February 2015  


11 February 2015  


24 January 2015  


01 December 2014  


Dee was awesome. She was recommended to us by the lawyer we were using and she helped us on VERY short notice. She was very patient in explaining things to me and she got us get into our first home with very little fuss (not to mention a great mortgage rate). Very efficient and fantastic service!

15 November 2014  


It would be useful if you could extend your broking service to include all lenders, e.g. HSBC, etc.

07 October 2014  


Dee was fantastic. Always helpful even with non-mortgage related questions as I was a first time buyer. Very approachable Will definitely recommend her and contact her again for my next purchase

28 September 2014  


Perhaps I should've done more homework myself about home loan. But sometimes a person like me has quite hard time to understand these kind of stuff. Need eas explanation a little bit. But overall, very good. Thank you Dee!!

19 September 2014  


Re-finance is worry-free with Dee ;)

12 September 2014  


11 September 2014  


The help Dee was in the whole house buying process was remarkable, and i wouldn't know how i would have done with out her.

18 July 2014  


I would highly recommend Dee from Smartline. We had previously had a mortgage adviser and was looking to see if there was other options out there. Dee is so enthusiastic nothing was to much trouble. She would always get straight back to me with any questions or problems I had, I also like the newsletters that we receive via email, always a great read. Smartline I feel is a company that has the customer in mind. Thanks again Dee for your friendly professional way you treated us and looking forward to you continuing handling our mortgage needs.

16 May 2014  


Thanks very much for fullfilling our life with a most wanted
Dream .

01 January 2014  


01 January 2014  


Dee has been provided great service as always :)

09 August 2013  


Hopefully the good service will continue for the life of our loan.

17 June 2013  


Dee was great. I truly appreciate her advise, patients and support.

07 June 2013  


It was easy to get done and Dee was very knowledgeable of the array of products and was understandable of our needs and requirements.

28 May 2013  


Dee was brilliant she was keen to assist me and even collected documents from my home so I didn't have to mail them to her. I will recommend Dee. I also will use Dee in the future for any lending requirements that I may need. Dee is indeed an asset to your business.

27 April 2013  


13 February 2013  


Dee went over and above the call of duty on many occassions. She had an outstanding product knowledg, was always available to answer questions and was extremely efficient. She really took the stress out of choosing a loan and buying a house. I have already recommended Dee to a number of my friends and they have been equally impressed with her professionalism, attention to detail, product knowledge and overall friendly manner. I honestly could not recommend Dee highly enough. Thanks Dee x

07 December 2012  


15 November 2012  


Dee worked closely with me through the process of getting the right solution for the finance of my new apartment in Brisbane CBD. From the initial getting RPData valuation, which I found very helpful I was looking for the right property, through to advising the best solution to fit my needs, helping with the bank application and securing the finance. She has been very helpful in every stage throughout the whole process.

17 October 2012  


Dee was extremely helpful with the changing over of loans. She ensured I was informed every step of the way. She took the time to explain my new loan thoroughly. She worked extremely hard for me, with no fees for all her time. I would definitely recommend Dee to anyone looking for a new loan. She has even contacted me after settlement to ensure it's going well.

16 August 2012  


My adviser made it happened :)

06 June 2012  


Derlin explored quite a few options for me, unfortunately there weren't many banks that would finance this type of investment. But Dee found the 1 bank that would!

08 May 2012  


30 April 2012  


Dee was really a great help in guiding us for our home loan process considering that we are a first home buyers and have not enough ideas on what's going on inside the financial world. Dee enlightened us to all aspects of this world and with this; we understood the pros and cons of different loans. She's always available and finds time whenever we need her expert advice regardless of the day (even on a weekend) and time (beyond office hours). We are really grateful to have Dee on our side during our home loan requirement as this has been very seamless and stress free process. With Dee's help, everything went well to our first home loan and now we are happy with our first home. We will still looking forward to work with Dee in our future loan requirements and recommend her as well to our friends and relatives. Keep up the good work Dee!! We really appreciated all your help and more power to Smartline.

30 April 2012  


09 January 2012  


15 June 2011  


great people skills and very helpful

07 April 2011  


Dee was really helpful and gave us support through the whole process.

27 March 2011  


derlin worked really hard to get the loan ready on time as she only had about a week to do it in. she did it. i liked that i could text her anytime and get a quick response.

28 October 2010  

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