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Branch Manager

Wendee Close

NMLS #234445 | BRE #01329570

Branch Manager • CLS Financial | Los Alamitos, CA

Direct: 562.391.0261
Office: 562.594.6884 ext. 101
Cell: 714.904.5662
Fax: 562.594.6885
Licensed in CA

About Wendee

Wendee Close is the producing branch manager of CLS Financial Services, a direct lender and a Division of American Pacific Mortgage Corporation. She is a business graduate from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a focus in finance and marketing. Wendee began her career as a marketing manager for a major retail corporation, and then transitioned into finance within the mortgage industry in 1997. After years of working for direct lenders and a mortgage broker, she obtained her own mortgage broker’s license and created CLS Financial Services in 2003, which later became a division of American Pacific Mortgage in 2013.

Wendee has been awarded as a Multi-Year Five Star Mortgage Professional for Outstanding Service for 5 years in a row and named one of the Nation’s Top 1% of Mortgage Originators for 2014 by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Wendee prides herself on working a 100% referral based business, specializing in building long lasting relationships with her clients and industry partners. Her primary focus has always been on purchase lending with an expertise in finding ways to help others through refinancing. Wendee is passionate about serving the community in which she works and lives by supporting local businesses and charities, while successfully partnering with a variety of associations and real estate agents. It is her mission to provide service with a personal touch, in turn consistently receiving strong testimonials and maintaining a long standing A+ mortgage rating through the Better Business Bureau. She is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team of licensed loan specialists, helping her and her clients every step of the way during the loan process. Wendee and her team are dedicated to providing the time, options and resources needed to educate each borrower to make sound financial choices with proactive solutions to meet their individual needs.

 Branch Address: 4450 Cerritos Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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