Chris Brown
Chris Brown / Branch Manager / Sr. Loan Advisor
CalBRE# 01157253 CO# LMB100009815    NMLS # 253969
Phone: 714.845.5600
Cell: 714.969.2300
Fax: 855.768.5355

Chris recently joined RPM after owning his own mortgage brokerage firm for the past 18 years and starting in the business in 1991. He feels RPM’s “Can Do, Will Do” attitude is a great match for his business model.  Chris’ approach to business is simple: listen intently to the clients’ needs/wishes and then tailor loan options to meet each client’s specific needs.  He also differentiates himself by taking a more holistic approach to the mortgage decision, looking at a mortgage in context to each client’s overall financial situation.  Once an agreement is reached, he has a laser focus to make sure deals always fund on-time and that his client receives excellent communication throughout the loan process.  Chris’ deep knowledge of loan products and underwriting allow him to anticipate issues before they become “issues,” taking care of them early in the process.  His creativity allows him to fund deals that others cannot.

Chris brings to the table a wealth of experience, having funded over $1.5 billion in loans over his career.  He strives to make each client a “Raving Fan” and says it is a great feeling when a client thanks him for contributing to making the ownership of their dream home a reality.

Chris did his undergraduate studies at CU-Boulder (B.S., Business Administration) and his graduate studies at USC (MBA).   When Chris isn’t working, his passion is spending time with his family, wife Sharon and four children, Sachi, Nico, Marcus, and Sammi.

RPM Mortgage distinguishes itself from competitors by only hiring the most professional agents in the industry such as Christopher. RPM Mortgage is a privately owned and operated mortgage lender that produces over $6 billion in loan production each year due to hard working loan agents like Christopher. RPM’s internal mortgage banking operation, exceptional staff, in-house loan servicing and independent appraisal affiliation add value to our company that other competitors cannot offer.

As your professional lending source, RPM makes sure that Christopher has access to the latest in marketing, technology and training in order to focus on being able to do their job quickly and easily. All RPM loan agents go through an extensive proprietary training process which ensures you that Christopher is educated in the latest loan programs and procedures and is capable of giving you the best type of loan for your specific needs. To learn more about Christopher's commitment to help you reach your home financing needs, we encourage you to call at anytime for a free mortgage analysis.

  • Chris, it was a pleasure working with you. Typically I have to keep on top of the loan officer & lender, not so with you. You performed your job admirably and kept me in touch each step of the way. Been too long since I have worked with a lending professional as exceptional as you.
    Phyllis Harb
    Harb & Co./ Prudential California Realty

    Chris, I was quite impressed by you and your team’s ability to keep our recent deal on track. With this purchase, there were many twists and turns after the buyer’s inspection requests, but you were able to put the buyers at ease and deftly keep the deal moving forward so we could close by the contract date. Thanks for the great work!
    Michael Emanuel
    Keller Williams

    I have used Chris for all my mortgage financing needs over the last decade. When dealing with Chris and his team, I KNOW my loan is being expertly-handled, allowing me to focus on my own business.
    Geoff Walker
    Senior Vice President, Fisher-Price Global

    Chris exemplifies professionalism and execution at its best…my deals get done right the first time, all the time.
    Dan Mackechnie
    Executive VP of Finance
    20th Century Fox

    Amazing! I can’t thank you enough for all you have done. Greg & I are both so appreciative of all you have done to rush our new home purchase, enabling us to close early.
    Julia Shapiro
    Senior Legal Counsel, Electus LLC

    Thank you Chris, It has been a pleasure working with you and your team!
    Lori Wolf
    The Batsalkin Group, Keller Williams Luxury Homes International

    Thank you Chris! We felt extremely confident with your team throughout our homebuying process. With the quick close date, I would not have had this confidence going with a larger bank. Thank you for being so fast and responsive.
    Michael Christie
    Corporate Development Manager, Aerojet Rocketdyne

    Wow - so exciting. As we were told, you’re the best in the business Chris.
    Greg Tulloss
    Supervisor, The Walt Disney Co.

    The new home is wonderful! We LOVE it! Thanks so much for all your help and patience. As always you were wonderful and if you ever need references, feel free to send people our way. We have nothing but wonderful things to say. Our realtors also loved you guys and told me they will be recommending you to their clients.
    Judy Cook

    " usual, Debi, Chris & the rest of your team are absolutely wonderful to work with."
    Heather & Kenneth Estensen

    I just wanted to thank you (Chris) for making my refinance a smooth and easy transaction."
    Susan Vavak

    Fantastic – thank you for your great work!
    Paul Nelson

Loan Programs

To help you find the right type of home loan to meet your specific needs, RPM Mortgage offers multiple mortgage programs. This variety of residential mortgage lending solutions puts you in control of your future and enables our knowledgeable, trusted staff to help create a personalized mortgage solution to make your real estate goals a reality.

Our loan programs include, but not limited to: Jumbo loans to $3 million, Agency Conforming, Agency High Balance, FHA Conforming, FHA High Balance, FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM), VA, VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan (IRRL), USDA, Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance (MI) Option, Split, Single and Financed Mortgage Insurance (MI), Concurrent 1st and 2nd, Max Financed Properties (up to 10), Delayed Financing, Fannie Direct Lender, Fannie Mae Service Retained, Freddie Mac Investor Options, DU Refi Plus, HomePath, FHA Flips

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Whether you're looking for security, strength or a sterling reputation, RPM is your powerful ally in today's confusing home mortgage refinancing market.

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RPM Mortgage has grown its reputation by attracting and rewarding the best talent in the communities we serve. Since 1986, RPM has built upon the pillars of trust, knowledge, and community focus, bringing these principles to our colleagues and customers through a tradition of "can do, will do" service. It is this that makes us the independently owned and operated mortgage banking operation and broker of choice from our Alamo, California home office to any of the over 70 markets we serve. Our established position and hard-won reputation for integrity combined with ingenuity have made us the real estate finance partner known for our supportive, collaborative partnerships.

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