Senior Home Loan Specialist
Ericka loves being a part of the inspiring and unique artistic culture of Portland. A photographer and film/ music video producer herself (she produced the film, The Lilac Chaser, and has helped produce music videos for Foo Fighters, Menomena to name a couple), a part of the international Q-Doc Film Festival team (something very close to her heart), an avid music and film lover, Ericka never passes up a chance to attend live music events, or participate in local art galleries and live theater productions. Known for her big heart, and even bigger smile, Ericka is truly one in a million.
Motivated by the breathtaking scenery of the Pacific Northwest, Ericka will frequent impromptu road trips throughout the area, leaving no backroad or potential opportunity for adventure unturned. Although a great lover of Portland, Hawaii is her second home and she tries to visit as frequently as she can. In fact, Hawaii is where she got her start in the mortgage business, working as a loan processor for a friend's business, some 16 odd years ago.
Energized by music, gratitude, laughter, dogs (she literally cannot pass a dog on the street and not pet it), a good nights’ sleep, and kicking ass her favorite things include jokes, spontaneous road trips, camping, kayaking, dinner parties and scouring cable for the latest and best documentaries. But most of all singing. “I just love singing...belting it out, mostly in the car. It brings me so much pleasure and brings inner calmness.”
Ericka also loves riding her bike, camping, exploring Oregon's hot springs and watching films. Among a very few of her favorites are The Color Purple, Southwest of Salem, Moonlight, Grey Gardens, Let The Right One in, Paris is Burning, Chinatown, Baraka, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jewel’s Catch One, To Kill a Mockingbird, Chavela, and anything by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.
Ericka would love to help you with your mortgage needs. With 16 years of mortgage loan experience, you can feel good in her hands. Wise-cracking humor and gentle personality are just a couple of her great traits, and going that extra mile is what Ericka is all about. Ericka consistently gets praise from her clients for her knowledge, proactive communication, warmth, prompt response time, friendliness, professionalism, and meticulous attention to detail. Ericka Heidrick adds a dose of fun to her clients’ home-buying experience, eliminating as much stress as possible using her warmth and ability to make people feel comfortable.
NMLS ID: 298221
"Ericka was just what we hoped for. She is an informed professional and a proactive communicator. She anticipated questions with helpful information sheets and returned our texts and emails in a timely manner.
She was quick to get materials to our realtor for our last minute offer. As we approached the Escrow process, she continued to be proactive and timely. We highly recommended her without reservations."
- Mark W
"As first-time home buyers the process was very overwhelming at first and there was a lot we had to learn quickly. Ericka explained everything clearly and made it easy to understand, really putting us at ease.
She was always reachable and offered great advice. She really knows her stuff well and I feel like we got the best loan possible for us. I only wish we hadn't waited so long to buy our first house!"
- Daniel K
"This is our second transaction with Ericka and she is seriously the most FUN mortgage broker we've ever worked with! She's also super competent and communicative, which is awesome considering we asked her to run many, many different scenarios on this latest purchase.
We are thrilled with our new home and the financing that Ericka was able to secure for us. We will be back!"
- Jodi S