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John Thompson SMPL Mortgage - A DBA of C2 Financial

Branch Address:
99 S Lake Ave., Ste 207 Pasadena CA 91101
Company NMLS #:   135622
LO NMLS #:   252514
CA DRE:   01104249

About Me

THIS IS WHO I AM:  Since 1991 my team and I have been showing clients how to make SMART MORTGAGE and real estate decisions.  We are Generational Lending Experts - From First Time buyers through advanced retirement planning strategies involving Reverse Mortgages.

WHO: Our clients are typically couples and families looking to buy real estate OR families that own real estate who may be able to benefit from integrating mortgage planning into their financial goals and plans. 

WHERE:  All over California! 

HOW:  We tend to do a lot of hand-holding and education on how different mortgages strategies work - and teach on how simple decisions about their home, mortgage and debt have both a short term and long term impact on finances! 

WHY:   Because I am a numbers geek and I have seen and made most of the mistakes that people tend to make. I really enjoy understanding what is important to people and helping them see how to get there!

HOW DO WE HELP OUR PARTNERS: Other than taking care of clients and ensuring successful and smooth closings, we are focused on working with our partners, supporting them in Priority Management, marketing, strategic planning and even accountability and coaching!

We are Generational Lending Experts - this does not mean we offer loans for anyone and everyone but we tend to focus on Strategic Planning for the folks who need these types of loans:

 - First Time Home Buyers (Low Down, FHA and VA)

 - Conventional and Jumbo Fixed and ARM Loans

 - Investment and Second home properties

 - HECM and Jumbo Reverse Mortgages

 - Alternative Options for Self-Employed Borrowers


 - Commerical Options Available through referral or C2 Commerical



Types of Home Financing

  • First Time Buyer (Low Down, FHA and VA)
  • Conv. and Jumbo Fixed and ARM Loans
  • Investment and Second homes
  • HECM and Jumbo Reverse Mortgages
  • Alt. Options for Self-Employed Borrowers
  • Commerical Options through referral or C2 Commerical

Why C2?

Working with C2 Financial Corp. as our lending partner provides our clients with access to the best options and best pricing across all product lines.  The flexibility of the C2 platform is a huge win for our team and clients, whether it be for conventional or non-conventional programs.  Our decisions are in perfect alignment with our clients goals and not a company or bank philosophy, program of the month, or sales target goal. We truly represent the client and no one else!

My personal philosophy

I am entirely focused on teaching!  The decisions that we all make around mortgage debt and real estate impact our lifestyle, our financial plans and our ability to enjoy a fantastic life!

Without knowledge and understanding we wander from plan (or not) to plan with no destination in mind.  

I am passionate about helping our clients and partners make good financial decisions - especially around mortgage debt!  

Every conversation, interaction, email, text is an opportunity to impact another human in a positive way.

Every class we teach is an opportunity to make a difference and influence a wider group of people- there is power and responsibility in this and I never take it lightly.

We call ourselves Generational Lending Experts because since 1991 I have been advising families on their first home, their next homes and even their final home.  The rush that comes from helping a First Time Buyer get that American Dream to the life changing Impact of helping a client Right Size or Age in Place with a HECM/Reverse mortgage is what gets me going each and every day! 



What people are saying about me

"John, Kal, Ana, and the entire team were great. They were honest, fair and with us the entire process. We would not be in our home (got the keys today) without their help. A plan was laid out, the plan was followed and we are not in our new house. We are so thankful for the John and the team for their help. I will definitely use them in my future lending needs and will strongly endorse them to my friends and family."

- Brian C.


"You provide the most outstanding personal customer service and looked out for our best interest. The entire process was very streamlined and you kept in the loop every step of the way. The entire process was done in an extremely professional manner."

- Tara B.


"Dealing with all the staff was pure pleasure. My questions were always answered immediately in "financial" language I could understand. Thank you to you all."

- Glen D.


"Thank you very much. Caliber team is fantastic!"

- Michael O.


"Caliber did a great job helping us get a loan for our 1st home. Kal, John, and the team were with us all the way. Thank you!"

- Respect L.


"Everyone we worked with was very professional and provided information when it was requested, they really made the process very easy to complete. Everyone just worked with us to get the best possible deal with us."

- La Monte W.


"Your team has been the most professional, the most diligent, and the friendliest of all of our refi experiences. We appreciate and thank you so much

- Lloyd and Doris G.


"Great service. Very efficient and knowledgeable. I would go to Caliber especially Kal and John again anytime."

- David L.


"The whole team at Caliber Home Loans is wonderful! Treated me with respect, kindness, and understanding! I am very happy with my experience! The whole process was painless and stress free!"

- Martha S.  

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