James D. Hampton, Senior Home Lending Advisor

Chase Bank

Not only did James Hampton spend this past year mentoring new associates, he also had his best year in business yet. Throughout the past 19 years, Hampton has shown clients just how much attention to detail, patience and professionalism can shape the transaction process.

Hampton has held a lifelong passion for real estate. He worked as both a real estate agent and investor before making his way to mortgage lending. As a senior home lending advisor with Chase Bank, Hampton works with any client who needs his services, including first-time homebuyers, step-up buyers and investors. He offers low- to moderate-income lending programs, government financing, conforming loan amounts, and jumbo mortgages. As a whole, having diverse experience within the real estate industry has allowed Hampton to garner the skills necessary to assist others in the pursuit of homeownership.

Recently, Hampton taught two new home lending associates how to succeed in the industry. Today, those former co-workers are flourishing senior home lending advisors. Meanwhile, Hampton celebrated a record year in business, with $69 million in funded loans. At the end of the day, his ability to ensure both a fun and process-driven experience for all involved has led to a business that comes solely from referrals from internal bank partners, agents and clients. “My clients can feel confident that they are working with a true professional, one who has their best interests in mind,” he says. “I pride myself on simplifying the mortgage process, which ensures that they have a full understanding of the process from beginning to end.”

Throughout his career, Hampton has received his fair share of praise for his excellent client service. For example, he earned recognition as a three-year national achiever, an award Chase grants to its top salespeople. Outside of work, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife of 25 years, three sons and grandchildren.

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