Mortgage Broker / Consultant

Office: Denver
NMLS: 1277582

Mobile: 303-929-8040
Office/Fax: 720-306-9670
Email: chris_lawhead@excelfg.com

Chris started working with Excel Financial Group 12 years ago as a client when he started in Real Estate as an investor.  After extensive research into Real Estate and financing options, he was convinced that Excel not only provided the best numbers and loan options, they also had the personalized service, integrity, and knowledge base to function as the high end advisors he was looking for.   Chris caught the real estate bug and expanded his investments and skill set by joining Excel Financial Group as a full time Mortgage Broker and Consultant. Chris now is a trusted advisor and team member to real estate investors as well as home buyers.  His specialty is education and is best known for his ability to advise clients on the best financial strategies and loan options available. Whether buying your first home, refinancing to consolidate debt, or buying your 20th investment property, Chris has earned the business and respect of a diverse client base ranging from professional investors to first time home buyers. 

“Chris was able to save my earnest money and quickly secure my family a loan on our desired residence. After a major lending service denied us the day before closing. Chris was diligent, truthful and transparent with his knowledge throughout the process. He even saved me thousands of dollars at closing when compared to the other lending services costs. I strongly encourage you to use Chris Lawhead to facilitate your mortgage.”

-S. Snoy 

Refinancing is a pain, but what we anticipated would be a trial was made so much easier because of Chris’s knowledge and commitment to getting us a better deal. Chris and his colleagues are expert, helpful and a pleasure to work with. They saved us a lot of money, time and heartache. I do not hesitate to recommend Chris, and would work with him again in a heartbeat.

-M Duncan 

Chris is one of the most sincere and intelligent people I know. Every aspect of our interaction was well communicated and transparent. If you are looking for someone who will assist you in perhaps the largest financial decision you will make in a single transaction, Chris is your guy. He has my highest recommendation.

-I. Starr 

Last November, my wife and I bought two 4-plex rental units in Pueblo Colorado. Chris Lawhead handled the financing. He got us a very good rate and was there every step of the way. Two separate loans were required. The process was cumbersome but we always felt we were moving forward. Chris kept us fully informed and continually pushed everyone to complete the loans. We will use Chris for our future borrowing needs.

-D Lee 

I typically don’t see the value in rating things with all “5 stars” — it seems to devalue the product by not being able to rank certain traits or features against each other — but in the case of Chris Lawhead every trait ranks as high as the rest –100%. He comes to the table with an arsenal of research, options and most importantly respect for all parties involved. His professionalism is exceptional and customer service is unseen in our current cut-throat real estate market. The short is simply that Chris is THE game changer in real estate.

-J. Bird 

Chris gets right to the point. I appreciate his direct approach and professionalism. I never feel like he is just trying to get the deal done. I believe he genuinely cares about finding the best long term solution for me. I would refer him to close friends and family members without hesitation. I also love the fact that he works for a Colorado owned and operated company.

-C. Swanson 

Chris has been an endless fount of knowledge about home lending in every aspect, even for my first mortgage, which I unwisely opened with a different company before meeting him. He is full of energy, always responsive and a pleasure to work with. He is a natural teacher and “people person”; able to explain the most complicated concepts of the byzantine mortgage lending industry to a complete newbie, while simultaneously structuring and explaining highly specialized and unusual loans for those special houses and their owners who need it. He is truly a standout in a world of robotic mortgage professionals; that rare individual who really cares about his customers.

-A Kirsch 

Chris Lawhead is a consummate professional. He is knowledgeable about all the ins and outs of the mortgage industry, and is always after the best interest of his customers. He asks appropriate questions to identify their specific goals and needs, and makes recommendations that are in their best interest. Chris is trustworthy and passionate about serving his customers in the best possible way.

-M.Jess 

Chris takes the big numbers and the big picture and makes it easy to understand. My fiancé was looking to make some changes with her mortgage insurance and wasn’t sure if her home had increased in enough value, nor did she really know much about the process. Not only did he speak in “real terms” but he helped us understand what the magic numbers would be. He ended up recommending that we stay where we are. Instead of trying to gain us as a client right away, he showed extremely rare genuineness in simply wanting to help us. We have already recommended him to others.

-S. Hume 

Chris is top notch all the way around. Everything you’d want and expect. We’re in the process of looking and everything has been extremely smooth, no surprises.

-M Hyland 

My wife and I were unsure how our process was going to go with both of us being self-employed, but Chris worked with us patiently (hand held us) through the whole documentation process with complete transparency we’ve never encountered in the past. In the end, we got the great rate we wanted, with a great loan that lets us sleep at night … in our new home!

I highly recommend using Chris Lawhead for your mortgage needs. He’s intelligent, perceptive, and personable.

-J.C. 

My wife and I were unsure how our process was going to go with both of us being self-employed, but Chris worked with us patiently (hand held us) through the whole documentation process with complete transparency we’ve never encountered in the past. In the end, we got the great rate we wanted, with a great loan that lets us sleep at night … in our new home!

I highly recommend using Chris Lawhead for your mortgage needs. He’s intelligent, perceptive, and personable.

-E. Morgan 

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful customer service you and your team provided us with our new home loan. It’s not every day that you can find the best service at the lowest price, but that is what you are providing. I have worked with a handful of other lenders over the years as an investor, and I was really impressed by your professionalism, knowledge, and ability to get the loan closed on time. You also made the process as smooth as I’ve ever experienced, and as a self employed person that is really saying something. I will be referring you to everyone I know needing a loan and I look forward to working with you again on my next deal!”

-Matt Amundson, Investor 

Chris is always attentive and ready for any challenge we threw at him. To get financing for our recent home purchase we had to be as creative as possible to find our funding. He came through by running the numbers multiple times to get us the best deal.

I recommended him to one of my friends and they can’t help gushing about how personable, forward thinking and passionate he is about his job.

If you have the opportunity to work with Chris on your next project, do it.

-A. Ammundson 

I needed to refinance, and I had some hoops to jump through. Excel Financial made it possible, even painless, and got me a great interest rate. Chris is very knowledgeable and helpful. I am grateful to have found him.

-N.T. 

Excel Financial Group, LLC did a fantastic job for us. They helped us navigate our refinancing of our home explaining every step in detail and followed through on everything they told us from beginning to end. Highly recommended!

-M. Parsons

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