Bulldog Mortgage is owned and operated by
Jeff Schlossberg. Iím Jeff. The dog is Murphy (Brown). Iíll
leave it to you to determine which is which. We are
headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, with another
office in Las Vegas, Nevada. I love my life.
My first career was in law enforcement, as
a crime scene investigator. Believe it or not, this was
great training for a real estate and loan broker. Both
require that you gather facts, evaluate plans, and solve
problems. The number one quality in solving problems is
tenacity: hence Bulldog. We hang in.
After six years with my hometown police
department, I needed a change. I took a long vacation, did a
few photography assignments, and fell into my first real
estate job with Kennedy-Wilson, a real estate auction
company. That was exciting and led to my first license in
After a couple of years I went into
lending with Home Savings of America, H.F. Ahmanson. At the
time, they were the largest savings and loan in the US. My
job was in the Major Loan Department. During this time I
moved to Santa Barbara, and married. I became an instant
step-dad to two beautiful girls.
I joined up with the largest local
commercial real estate broker in Santa Barbara, then went
back to institutional lending, and then FINALLY, in 1992,
went out on my own.
I have had, and still have, several ďdbaísĒ
(doing business as) but except for a brief period, all my
business names have been solo efforts. I am also known as
Exclusive Agents, Flat Rate Mortgage, Platform Services and
Picks & Shovels . I enjoy challenge and variety but am
candid and confidential in all matters.
I love my work and Iíve done it long
enough so that I can usually judge what can or cannot be
done, and how to do it. I will take the time to do it right.
When someone else is better equipped to handle a loan or
real estate project, I refer it to that person. My only
source of business has been referral and repeat business. ITíS
NOT ABOUT THE MONEY; ITíS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP.
I can provide you with blind testimonials
from happy clients if you would like a reference, I will let
you speak with existing clients and you can ask them about
me to get the direct and un-edited scoop.
This is not a difficult job for a mature
person. It helps to listen, take notes and be creative. A
good loan broker needs reasonable intelligence, lots of
experience, and enough patience to see the job through.
Wisdom and caring are helpful. One must be honest and
persistent. There are many details to manage and other
parties to keep on top of. Thatís why a good mortgage
broker is like a bulldog. Dig in, clamp on, and donít let