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At Finance of America Mortgage, we don’t see customers as numbers and paperwork. For us, doing business is about making human connections. We listen to the people we serve. We find the right mortgage solution for their specific needs. And we help them achieve their dreams of homeownership. You’ll see it in everything we do.
About Jake Wade
Let’s Make Your Next Real Estate Transaction a WIN! As a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS) I become a personal Loan Strategist to not only execute on contract timelines but to help you navigate product & pricing for the optimal mortgage for your unique financial profile. About Jake I was born and raised on 40 acres in Sonoma, California so I grew up spending much of my childhood playing outdoors. I was raised by a family of entrepreneurs and got my first taste when I started working in my father’s pasta shop at seven years old. I would go sweep my stepfather’s lumberyard and take on any side jobs for family friends that came about, I don’t really ever remember a time when I wasn’t working to some extent- I enjoyed it. It is safe to say that my tenacity for working hard and earning money was instilled in me at a young age. I remember never wanting to ask my parents to buy me toys. Which, as I grew up, went from toys, then a skateboard, and eventually Cars. I wanted to earn the money to buy those things for myself. It was something I wanted to earn myself. My start in the mortgage business was somewhat a fluke. To help put me through college, I was bartending in the financial district of San Francisco and was getting by on the standard college “top ramen diet”. A regular would come into the bar every Thursday for a lunch appointment. We would chit chat for about 30 minutes before his appointment when I came in for my shift. I began to notice that at every lunch he would order an expensive bottle of wine. So I finally asked him what he did for a living. He responded, “Come to my officeMonday morning, I think you would be really good at what I do.” Thirty-eight days later, I closed my first mortgage. I took a picture of the check, sent it to my dad, and said, “I think I figured out what I’m going to do”. That was in 2005. I was twenty-two years old. “I wake up at 5am every morning and work 10-14 hours a day, I do this because I truly love my clients and love what I do, I am not a “Finance Guy”, “Mortgage Broker” or “Loan Dude”, I am a person who likes helping people that has a certain unique skill set with numbers that help people achieve their Dreams through Real Estate. “– Jake Wade