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Jim Blackburn
Originating Branch Manager,  CrossCountry Mortgage
6750 N. Andrews Avenue,  Suite 200 Office 2039
Ft. Lauderdale,  Florida  33309
About Me
Jim Blackburn's team is the top 1% mortgage loan origination team in the United States for 4 consecutive years running with over $200 million in funded loans. He's been in the mortgage business for 7 years and financial planning in general for two decades. Jim prides himself in helping his clients not only to achieve the dream of home ownership, but also to understand how their mortgage choice integrates into their other financial goals like saving for retirement or children's college, accumulating investment real estate, and protecting their assets & income from life's risks.
Jim has consistently been recognized for his high level of production and superior customer service, and prides himself on being one of the best in the business. Most recently, Jim was ranked in National Mortgage News 2018 Top Producers List for funding 146 loans for $48m. With access to loan programs from 150+ different banks, Jim is always able to find the most competitive combination of down payment, term, rate, & cost credits available.
SOURCES:
https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/2018-top-producers-nos-1-400
License Information
NMLS1072866, NMLS929506, NMLS3029
Employment History
Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, Guaranteed Rate
Privately Held;101-250 employees;Mortgage
May 2012 - May 2020 (8 Years 1 Month)
Learned how to write mortgage loans. Doubled mortgage volume every year from 2013-2016. Achieve top 1% mortgage loan originator in the United States 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Changes in the company B/W 2019-2020 influenced Jim to begin a new partnership at CCM on May 15 2020.
Originating Branch Manager, CrossCountry Mortgage
Privately Held;500 + employees;Agents and Brokers
May 2020 - Present (11 Months)
Assist Americans to buy, sell and re-finance real estate in a way that aligns with their personal mission and financial goals.
Education
1997 - 2001
Michigan State University  - East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts
2002 - 2004
The American College of Finance - Bryn Mawr, PA
Certified Financial Planer Curriculum
Client Testimonials