Meet Jeff Tarbell - Sacramento's Leading Mortgage Professional

My background in real estate started as a youth. I was born and raised in Northern California, grew up in Carmichael and graduated from CSU-Sacramento as a finance/real estate major and met my future wife too. I started around real estate at age 8 following my dad around building homes and small land developments. Ultimately, I joined him in business at age 22.

In 1992, I entered the mortgage field and by December 1993, I started my own company, ATM Mortgage, at the age of 25. Interest rates were 10% that year and we were in the midst of a slow economy. That was a very difficult time to start a business. Eventually we grew to five local offices with about 35 agents. In March 1999, the Sacramento Business Journal included me in their “40 under 40” up and coming business people to watch.

In 2007, I merged ATM Mortgage in with Guild Mortgage and we became one of the largest privately owned mortgage banking firms in Northern CA. with 130 staff.

In 2004, I began a very interesting and fun journey/hobby as the host of “Talkin Money” on CBS radio Sports 1140am. After 11.5 years I retired the show to spend more time with my family.

October of 2014 was a big month. I joined Guild Mortgage as Regional Manager for Inland California and became a member of one of the Nations most respected mortgage banking firms. Guild has a 50 year history of mortgage lending in CA and now nationwide. To assist me in better serving my clients, my wife Kim Tarbell has now joined my team to help grow and support homeowners and home buyers.

Enough about work. I have been happily married since 1992 to my wife Kim and we have 3 daughters. When possible, we like to sneak out and hit the slopes for some snow skiing or take our boat out to the lake in the summer. All 3 of my daughters are accomplished, competitive dancers and great kids.

I hope to hear your story too!


Professional Mortgage Team in Sacramento, Ca

As a Professional Mortgage Banker, I am committed to remaining informed in the rapidly changing world of real estate finance. This dedication includes strict adherence to a precise Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. The result: a lender your can trust.

I am authorized to conduct business in CA state. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. The blog postings on this site represent the positions, strategies or opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of Guild Mortgage Company or its affiliates. Each loan is subject to underwriter final approval. All information, loan programs, interest rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Always consult an accountant or tax advisor for full eligibility requirements on tax deductions.

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