Puyallup, WA

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April Janas

Phone: 206-841-7825
Fax: 253-251-7425
E-mail: ajanas@bayeq.com

Puyallup Branch
311 River Road, Suite 208
Puyallup, WA 98371

April Janas

Area Sales Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry I have been involved first-hand in literally every facet of residential lending. As a Loan Officer I pride myself on building strong relationships with my clients and realtors based on integrity, commitment to excellence, overall industry & product knowledge, and superior client experience.

I am responsive, organized, and utilize various cutting edge technology implementations to maximize efficiency and follow up. At Bay Equity we have streamlined the mortgage process with our secure online borrower portal, paperless loan process, electronic signing options, and digital mortgage process; providing you access to your loan 24-7 from your smart phone or computer. 

I strive to make buying or refinancing a home a positive and stress free experience, My team and I love helping people and want to impact your life in a meaningful way. My vast exposure to the totality of the industry has given me a broad understanding of what it takes to ensure a loan transaction is smooth and successful. 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We love fishing, boating, hiking with our dog, playing softball, and going to local sporting events and concerts as often as we can. 

My #1 goal is to help clients make informed decisions, facilitate a smooth transaction, and build long lasting relationships while helping clients achieve their real estate goals. 

“I truly don't have enough words to express the amazing job that April and her team at Bay Equity did for my family. My family and I are truly grateful. Everything that April did after we were promised a SUPER low rate from the big national bank and then they couldn't come through, April and Bay equity matched that rate and we closed precisely on time. Truly a wonderful professional and a very thorough, thoughtful and kind person and business over there. I couldn't be happier with how everything finished on closing our home. I was shown that the initial flashy low number, isn't worth the hassle of chasing a rainbow, when the promise is made, matched and finished correctly. Thank you once again April, from myself and my family.”

Zillow Reviewer

“I went to April and her team again because of the outstanding service she provide when I made my first home purchase, what a great birthday gift to receive approval on my bday and when it came time to refinance I did not hesitate to look anywhere else. She gave me the same outstanding service, quick response time, warm, friendly and profession. She and Bay Equity team answered all my questions in a timely manner to ensure I received a smooth and timely transaction, just as her mission says. ”

MaShawnda G.

“April stays connected to you throughout the process and makes sure you know where you are and what’s next. She’s keeps promises and follows through. We had a great experience with her and bay equity.”

Sarah S.

“Exceptional service and a great team! April and her team at Bay Equity were simply amazing throughout the entire home loan process. From pre-qualifying through making offers and the closing process, April was there to guide us into our new home. We highly recommend her and Bay Equity!”

David M.

“I have had the pleasure of working with April Janas and her team on many transactions professionally. Everyone has always been thrilled with the experience. Recently, my husband and I decided to refinance our existing adjustable rate mortgage to a fixed rate loan. As a real estate agent I was aware of the new rules instated a couple of years ago but my husband was surprised at how much documentation was needed. April and her team were so patient and thorough in explaining everything (he is very detail oriented engineer). The terms were fantastic and we couldn't be happier with the experience. I will continue recommending Bay Equity and specifically April's team whenever possible. Thank you April!”

Maureen D.

“Great! We are first time home buyers, and April and her team made our process SO EASY. Makes me wonder why we didn’t do this sooner. April answered any questions we had and made us feel safe in our choices. We highly recommend her!”

Alison W.

“Fantastic. She was easy to work with and was able to answer all of my questions as a first time home buyer! She streamlined the loan process for me, I would recommend her to anyone!”

Ben H.

“My wife and I are first time home buyers. We hadn't a clue about buying our first home. April could not have been more helpful, kind and knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions no matter what they where. We are forever grateful for her and Bay Equity staff!!”

Dan & Merrily G.

“Couldn't of had a better house buying experience! April is super hands on and quick to respond, very upfront about the timeline of the whole process, what to expect, and there were no surprises. Highly recommend!”

Madison C.

“April works hard to help you in your quest to get a loan for your perfect home. April answers all your questions in a timely manner. She has even helped us on weekends when we had some confusion she cleared right up. We really thought that there was no hope for us due to credit problems but April can help with even the most helpless seeming situations.”

Tamara D.

“This is our first home and we were completely clueless as to the process. April walked us through it step by step and made it very easy. She is always available and returns her emails and phone calls same day. We really lucked out being able to work with her. She’s awesome. Highly recommended.”

Summer Q.

“April Janas and her whole team at Bay Equity are absolutely fantastic. They are organized, passionate, and extremely good at what they do. I have had the pleasure of working with April on many transaction and I have been blown away every time with how much she cares about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone looking to purchase or re-finance!”

Zillow Reviewer

“April not only helped me finance my house originally but also helped me refinance it. I cannot say enough great things about April! She was always available to answer questions, always there to calm my nerves during the process, did an outstanding job getting me the best deals, and, both during the original purchase and refi closed earlier than expected. I recommend April to everyone who’s buying a house.”

Jason S.

“I knew absolutely nothing about home buying but with this team I didn't have to. I could go about my daily business knowing the machinery of financing was running smoothly in the background.”

Peter B.

“April is very knowledgeable and hard working. Her team is really involved in the process and there is someone always available to answer questions. I’d recommend her as a mortgage lender to anyone looking to buy or refinance!”

Zillow Reviewer

“My experience with April was more than I expected. I was impressed by April's knowledge and level of service to her customers. I appreciated the time she spent explaining the processes and what to expect moving through our transaction. I am thankful I had a professional like April in my corner!! Thank you!!”

Zillow Reviewer

“Very helpful and easy to get a hold of. April handled our loan for our house extremely well. She always was fast to respond to the million harassing calls and emails we sent her. She was great to work with and was awesome to help deal with credit issues.”

Kyle P.

“April is the best! April made our home buying experience virtually stress free and simple from the first phone call til the finish line. She explained everything thoroughly, went over our options kept us informed each step of the way. We will definitely be referring our friends and family to April for their home purchases.”

Zillow Reviewer

“By far the best experience I have had with any lender regardless of the business type, the response time on all aspects of the home lending process. I really appreciate everyone I got to work with in the office. During the entire process all documents were thoroughly reviewed and explained. April broke down the different options as far as down payment, PMI etc. which really helped me feel comfortable in making the financial decision that I did.”

Jacob T.

“Got me the loan i wanted when everybody else said that nobody could do what i was asking for. Every person I went to said that there was no way to avoid putting money down no matter how good my credit might be. April didn't make any promises until she knew for sure and then she delivered the goods. A true professional and expert in her field.”

Amrik N.

“April and her team were extremely helpful and patient with what turned out to be a very long process (seller's part). Once everything was in they were lightning fast!”

David C.

“Working with April and her team at Bay Equity was the best decision we could have made. I am thankful our realtor Stephanie reccomended April to us. She said she was the best in the business and I would have to agree. She had great communication skills, made herself available to answer our questions and provided us with manageable deadlines. April thank you for guiding us through the process on our loan.”

Candyce S.

“April made the First time home buying process one of the easiest experiences I've ever gone through and I will always be truly grateful to her for that. Everything was layed out for me plain and simple so I could understand it and actually feel confident throughout this whole massive life changing transition. NIGHT OR DAY any Email I sent, concern, worry or freak out i had she would always respond within 15 minutes which I thought was absolutely Amazing.”

Josh U.

“April and her team were exceptional with their communication throughout the process of the loan. April was always quick to respond to any questions I had (over the past year as I was contemplating a second home) and moved quickly when an opportunity became available. She was highly knowledgeable on all things related to the loan I was applying for (yes, I had many questions as I Google everything). I would absolutely recommend working with April and her team to anyone...you won't be disappointed!”

Molly P.

“April's response time was amazing. Throughout the loans process, my questions were responded to within minutes (many times after normal business hours). April was efficient in walking my wife and I through the loan process, we never had any doubt on where we were in the process. I would highly recommend her to family and friends.”

Julias B.

“April and her team helped us every step of the way. They kept us updated and maintained communications with us throughout the process. They were professional and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home!”

Cheryl P.

“Our purchase was an as-is estate sale. There were several complicating factors but April navigated them like a true professional. Communication was excellent and she and the agent worked very well in sending out documents quickly for e-signing. I'm very happy with our choice.”

Zillow User martinamyo

“Amazing response time and top notch customer service all around! April is at the top of her game 24/7, she's the best in her field in providing amazing response time to any questions, providing fantastic customer service, and making it as easy as she can to buy a home. Impressive communication skills makes the goal of closing on time very attainable.”

Marisa M.

“April Janas was amazing!! My husband and I were very apprehensive about starting the loan process. April was right there the entire time helping us and answering questions!! She was patient and reassuring through the whole process.”

Andrea B.

“From the moment my wife and I even thought about buying a home, April and her team were right there with us. Not only did she prequalify us, she helped us strategize the best game plan to raise our credit scores and qualify for the best loan type for my wife and I's future. Through the entire process, she and her team were available, and prompt to all our needs. Once we found our home, and offer was accepted, it was amazing how hard they worked to get the financing done, and the home closed. I wouldn't ever even consider using another lender in the future. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you April, and your Bay Equity Team!”

Clayton H.

“I highly recommend April Janas and her team for a new home loan. My pre-approval process went very smooth. My closing went even smoother. April took my phone calls and e-mails and answered my questions within the same day. Most important ready to close on time. She was able to meet a 30 day close. In King County's hot market that is extremely important. ”

Laura J.

“Where do I begin? April was absolutely INCREDIBLE! She is very knowledgeable and precise. She was always willing and ready to help with any questions and last minute offer letter requests. She went above and beyond any expectations I had. She gave a detailed step by step process of how everything would pan out. This was my first time purchasing a home and I will definitely continue going through April & her team in the future. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home. Thank you April for making my first time home buying process a breeze!”

Irina N.

“I cannot put into words how easy April made the journey for me. She was quick to answer all of my questions and always had a solution for this process. I would recommend April to anyone who is looking for financing a home.”

Kendra L.

“April has been amazing throughout our home purchase. Always available to answer questions and is extremely flexible with our needs. Her and her entire team at Bay Equity are true professionals.”

Michael R.

“April was able to help me rebuild my credit and buy a house in 6 months. She was fast to answer any question I asked along the way. We are thankful for Bay Equity and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Travis F.

“We've used April for 2 purchases and a refi and have now had family and several friends go through April, as well. You won't find anyone more on the ball than this woman. she stays on top of each clients loan to ensure closing when promised (if not earlier) and she's answered any questions I've had, even after hours.”

Manny E.

“April was amazing! She kept things moving, and was so helpful and reassuring. She what could have been a very stressful experience into a pleasant one.”

Shirley B.

“Whenever I have any questions about anything on my pre approval, she calls me within minutes to make sure I understand, no matter how long it takes. She is very knowledgable and very personable. Would definitely recommend her to anyone of my family or friends. Feels like a partnership over a business transaction.”

Aaron M.

“April and her team were Awesome! We had the great pleasure in working with her and will continue to do so at any chance we get in the future. We strongly encourage April and her team to anyone because you will be truly satisfied from beginning to end. As First time homebuyers we had nothing but fear of the process going in. But provided with the best team that covered every aspect along the way. The whole experience was Smooth and a Successful one.”

Edward S.

“Anytime I had a question, which was often, April was available. She never seemed bothered or too busy, just very helpful and understanding that the process is confusing.”

Charles H.

“April and her team are the best at what they do! They are leading the industry with helping buyers with their home loans and sellers with refinancing! They always take the time to answer our questions, they respond quickly and you can tell they truly care about our needs! Thank you for being awesome and helping my husband and I!”

Toril S.

“April Janas and her team were absolutely 100% with it!! They took care of everything for us and handled all of the stress for us.. A+ to April Janas & her entire team!!! :)”

Mechelle M.

“Based on her availability and communication skills. She got me in my home asap and closed early. When we found our home during after hours within an hour we had our offer in and the home was pending. We also closed a week early which was huge. She always answered my many questions immediately even during after hours and on the weekends without getting frustrated even though i had so many questions that i was probably annoying.”

Bryan M.

“Did a very good job of explaning the process. As a first time home buyer i had plenty of questions she was both informitive an patient as she walked me through the pro's & con's of each option. Very grateful ..”

Steve K.

“April was the best at communicating Wachovia and every detail of my home buying process. She was supportive and hardworking. I could not recommend anyone else to get the job done. She was terrific. ”

Shannon L.

“April did a very good job keeping me informed of the loan process and was very expedient when replying to any questions I may have had. I would recommend her services to friends and family.”

Nevin G.

“As a first time home buyer I had many questions and was not familiar with the entire home buying process but April was fantastic and there for me each step of the way and her support team is great as well, always quick to respond and knowledgeable.”

Chris B.

“Very quick to respond to questions via email, even in the evening hours when you wouldn't expect a response until the next day. Top notch service and knowledge. ”

Hannah L.

“April was recommended by a realtor from another state that had attended a seminar she had given. He had never met a more knowledgable loan agent and was highly impressed with her. She did not disappoint! From the very beginning she was communicative with both my husband and I along the entire process. We knew what stages our contract went in every step of the way. AND she sent videos and explanations of the process so we knew exactly what was happening. She was incredible. ”

Cade S.

“April Janas was a pleasure to work with. She and her team guided us easily through the home buying process. Every time we had questions they were promptly answered. We are now in an amazing house we are proud to call home. Thanks April!”

Britt C.

“April was extremely helpful and responsive in our home purchase process. She even spoke with the agents of the sellers during evening hours and assured them our loan was sound, which helped us beat an all-cash offer! We would absolutely recommend April to anyone. ”

Peter M.

“I've worked with a few lenders and April was the best! She either had answered the phone when I called or was very quick to return my call. This was a tough bank owned property with some oddities but the sale closed with the expertise and knowledge from April and her team. ”

Stacey K.

“April was absolutely invaluable. She is knowledgable, experienced, and handles everything from start to finish. I would recommend April to anyone looking for a mortgage broker. ”

James P.

“While working with April on my current loan, I have had all questions answered right away. She has provided ample details on all aspects of the loan process thus far and we are on track to close in less than 30 days. Update: April worked quickly, but thoroughly, and got our purchase to closing in less than 30 days! I will certainly recommend her to anyone attempting to buy a home. ”

Robert S.

“April and her team at Bay Equity were truly amazing. They walked me through each step and were on top of my home loan every step of the way. It was a very smooth process and I was aware of every step. They made buying my first house a stress-free process (where loans were concerned). I was also qualified for a home loan from them, after many attempts to be pre-approved elsewhere and denied because of my student loans. They are a caring and amazing bunch!”

Jasmine D.

“We will recommend April and Bay Equity to everyone we know! She made our home buying process smooth. She was great to work with, and the whole experience was easy. We were anxious home buyers, and she was ALWAYS available when needed, and provided us with all the answers we needed. April is the best! ”

Shelly O.

“April and her team at Bay Equity exceeded all expectation I had for a lender. April worked seamlessly with all involved to get us into our home. Our escrow extended to 53 days with all the problems we had with the seller. April made sure nothing with a 30 day time limit lapsed, she pulled our VA certificate and got approval within days working out all the issues that we had from a previous deed in leu with the VA. Every question we threw at her, she had the answer and her answer was dead on. She answered her phone day and night. I can not remember ever having to leave a voicemail. Her emails were answered within minutes even in the evenings. The attention to detail that she gave our purchase was amazing. The knowledge that she brought to the table was a key part in finally closing. I have nothing but good things to say about April and her entire team. ”

Mechelle G.

“April was available day or night to answer our questions, Explained to us the process and made it easy to understand. So helpful and friendly :) I will miss working with her!! ”

Tammy Cox

“April was absolutely amazing! I had a horrible experience trying to get a home loan with a big bank in the past, because of that I was very sceptical. April was very patient with me and got me the loan I needed to put my family in the home of our dreams. ”

Thomas H.

“We couldn't be more grateful for April! Out of the three lenders we shopped around with, she was the only one who displayed a genuine interest in our family and our dream to own our first home. She is honest, knowledgable, and very attentive. We told her our goals, and we closed in less than 30 days! If we buy again, we hope to be able to call on April! ”

Chong Y.

“I'm unclear precisely who recommended April Janas, but am most grateful for that referral. I do remember with absolute clarity our first conversation; April was decidedly enthusiastic and positive precisely when that attitude was needed. From that initial contact, April remained the consummate professional. Always quick to offer assistance but honestly was so thorough that there were few unanswered questions for her. We were supremely confident that we were indeed in most capable hands. We received timely updates and always knew just what was expected. In summation, purchasing a house is a stressful experience, April and the staff at Bay Equity did their utmost to ensure it was much less so. I'd enthusiastically recommend Bay Equity to anyone, and thank my lucky stars that April entered into our lives, we're the better as a result.”

Bruce W.

“April was amazing! She was thorough and attentive. I really appreciated that she took me through the buying process from the beginning to end -- answering all of my questions and addressing my concerns along the way. As a first time home buyer, I took comfort in her expertise and diligence! Thanks April!!! ”

Joey S.

“My realtor introduced me to April and I can't thank her enough, April gave me the best birthday gift, my prep-approval, after the initial call with April outlining my goals toward home purchase she provided the best service one can ask for in loan officer, upfront, open, very thorough, and more than earned my trust by answering all my questions and concerns. From start to end, I had my loan for my new condo in 30 days. Thank you April.”

MaShawnda G.

“April is highly professional and personable. She goes above and beyond what is expected to far exceed her competition. April is prompt, thoughtful, trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable. I am a return customer of her and wouldn't consider using anyone else.”

Angie G.

“April was a constant professional through my recent home construction project. She always kept me informed of where we were along the process and ensured that I understood what was happening. She even stayed in contact during the idle time of the construction which I certainly didn't expect. I would recommend April without a second thought. Thank you April!”

Deborah R.

“I can't say enough about April, she was beyond helpful in buying our first home. Very responsive, knowledgeable and took a lot of time to explain things we didn't understand. I highly recommend April and am happy she was recommended by our agent.”

Trevor N.

“April made our home buying experience so easy and wonderful. We had been having a lot of difficulty with a previous lender until our realtor recommended her and I am so glad she did. April is professional and organized. She was always available for any questions or concerns we had. I highly recommend April and Bay Equity!”

Patrick & Shannon M.

“April was amazing! She was on point on getting everything we could of needed right away so it was a smooth process with underwriting. She was so quick to respond and have answers, it made my stress level of first time home buying drop drastically! She was honest and upfront but made sure we wanted to get what we could afford most importantly! I will recommend her to everyone I know when it comes to a lender! Couldn't have been more honored to work with someone who knew her stuff! ”

Amanda P.

“My home closed in less than 30 days. It could not have happened if April wasn't on top of things. She went above and beyond in making phone calls and seeing all the documents were recorded.”


“I was referred to April by my agent, Sheryl McLaren. April was very responsive and worked to quickly get my paperwork prepared so that I could sign, and process time was very fast. She made sure someone in her office was always available for me, even if she was busy. She took time to explain every detail in a way that I could understand. April is also just an all around nice person. I really appreciate her follow up postcards at tax time to remind me of items that I might have otherwise overlooked. Very helpful. Thank you April!”

Cathy S.

“I met April Janas through a Stover Mathis Real Estate Home Buyer Workshop. My husband and I were first time home buyers, and April went out of her way to share her home buying experience and reassure us that she would help us not over buy or under buy. Working with her gave me a peace of mind and April was always patient with answering my mortgage rate questions. She really fought hard to secure the best interest rate on my home. I would definitely work with April again. Her honesty is refreshing! ”

Heather R.

“Working with April was very refreshing, she was kind, down to earth and very knowledgeable. She always made us feel very comfortable and made herself available to us at any time. We had a very smooth transition from selling our house and releasing our VA loan and transferred it to our new home within 2 days, on the third day we had the keys to our new house in our hand! I am so very pleased with April that I recommended her to my mom to finance a new home. Yes people she is so good she's MOM approved!”

Francine E.

“There is not enough space in this block to adequately describe how helpful April was when it came to purchasing our new home. To a couple of rookies in the home buying business, April was extremely helpful in answering our million and one questions (some more than once.) Her ability to explain each and every page that my wife and I signed made the entire process painless and quick. Additionally, she made herself available for questions even after the entire process was over and we had finished closing. If you want personal and professional service, April is the way to go. :)”

Chris V.

“April Janas was very easy to work with. I did not have to worry about anything. I just got her the info needed and she handled all the rest. My husband was in Germany so they made it very easy to close on our house. I would highly recommend her to work with on home buying. I will definitely recommend her in the future.”

Pamela S.

“We experienced a flawless experience with April. We had one problem just before closing and though it had nothing to do with April's work she worked really hard and helped us through and we still closed on time. Never had a better experience working with a mortgage company.”

Duane E.

“She was such an excellent addition to the home buying experience! Would recommend her and her team to anyone buying a home! She got back to me with any questions I asked, and never ever made me feel like what I asked or needed wasn't important and I love that!”

Jenna K.

“April came highly recommended to us by our Realtor and it is easy to see why. She is an amazing loan officer! Recommending a lending company is not something I would normally do but April made the home buying process incredibly easy and worked hard to get us the best rates possible. She was also able to help us meet a financial contingency deadline that most other loan officers couldn't.”

Becky S.

“My wife and I had a great experience dealing with April. She was extremely responsive and went above and beyond to get us in to the house of our dreams. Could not be happier with the service we received. If you are looking for great customer service, look no further.”

Jorden D.

“April was a joy to work with. She is very knowledgeable about the various loans and programs available. April always responded quickly and never hesitated to go the extra mile to make everything work smoothly. She worked seamlessly with our Real Estate Agent, appraiser and escrow company. Everything came together quickly and there were just no hassle or regrets. We feel we got the best possible loan available. We wholeheartedly recommend April Janas and Bay Equity.”


“April is an amazing loan officer. My loan had its fair share of challenges and she was able to predict and resolve all of them. Because of this, I was able to close 5 days early. As prepared and proactive as I tried to be, she was always one step ahead of me. I would definitely recommend April to handle any home loan-related requests. She champions the term customer service!”

Aaron E - Federal Way, WA

“April made buying our new home nearly stress free. She is knowledgeable about the different loan programs and was dedicated to helping us find the best program to fit our goals. April responded quickly to any question or concern we had and helped put our minds at ease that everything with the process was going the way it was supposed to. Our loan was approved by the underwriting department the first time because she knew what information was needed to make the process as easy as possible. We are impressed with her professionalism and dedication to her clients. April is one of the best and she will definitely be our loan officer for future transactions. ”


“April was a breath of fresh air! Not only was she easy to work with, she was extremely knowledgeable. She did not jump to conclusions, she listened carefully. When I had a question, I got an answer the same day. She is someone I wish I could work with on a full time basis. I am a number cruncher and her attention to detail, follow through & positive attitude are invaluable. Thank you April”

Debbie J.

“I couldn't have asked for more out of a loan officer! Every step along the way in my journy to buy my first home was a confident one as April always seemed to have the answer to every question I would ask right on the tip of her tongue as though she knew I was going to ask it. The house I bought was a H.U.D. home so there were many hoops to jump through and the timing had to be perfect, with April, this wasn't an issue! As fast as I would send an Email she would have a reply! If you want someone who is without question working for you, you will call April Janas without hesitation.”

Justin R.