Jamie Kirkegaard has spent more than 40 years mortgage lending and real estate. His career has included both commercial and residential real estate sales, leasing, and mortgage lending, working for such companies as Citibank, Bank of America, and Johnson Bank.
He is currently a loan officer at Guaranteed Rate Affinity, where he provides mortgage loans for home purchases, refinances, and HECM's (reverse). Being responsible for more than 5,000 transactions during his career, there's not much he hasn't seen and knows how to provide the best options for anyone's set of circumstances.
Jamie provides guidance for his clients. He grew up in a time where parents, teachers, and coaches believed in negative reinforcement. But was not often told how to do things…just do it or else. This made him want to be different. His approach to everything he does is to listen and provide guidance. It's this guidance that separates him from the internet lenders and transactional loan officers. He really takes his time to explain things and answers his phone when clients call his personal cell phone.
As a native of Phoenix, Arizona, Jamie's commitment and connection to the community is strong. After graduating from Gerard High School, he remained in state, received a bachelor of science degree from Arizona State University, and still resides in the neighborhood in which he grew up. During college, he was a waiter at the Cork and Cleaver, now Steak 44, where the cleaver style menu from "The Cork" still hangs. He's an amateur silversmith, guitar player, and gardener.