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Sam Hansen

RVP, Residential Lending

Gaylord-Hansen Team

NMLS #632837

9255 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 950
San Diego, CA 92121
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(858) 442-1232
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About Sam

Sam is one of the most driven, competitive, and passionate individuals you will meet. Combined with his ingrained integrity, enhanced and developed at the Merchant Marine Academy, there is no one you can trust more to get the job done and ALWAYS do what is in the best interest of the customer.

He has always been a top producer and held numerous leadership positions over the years. At one point, Sam ran the #1 retail branch in California, in addition to managing retail mortgage branches that closed in excess of $1.5 billion annually for a large mortgage bank.

Sam and his wife Mary are blessed with four wonderful children: Jack, Jane, Grace, and Belle. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and golf. He is a sought-after expert speaker in the mortgage industry as well as an avid real estate investor.

Sam’s role at Gaylord-Hansen:

Sam has a background as a college football player and a degree in mechanical systems engineering. This experience has been invaluable for the Gaylord-Hansen Team in setting up the appropriate systems and processes for an ever complex and changing mortgage industry.

Sam focuses on developing and maintaining systems, tools, and resources to serve our clients. This could mean fine-tuning processes to provide a better client experience or improving workflows to keep our organization healthy and thriving. No matter where you’re coming from, you will immediately feel Sam’s genuine passion for serving others.

We are so thankful for his dedication and leadership!


  • Purchase and Refinance
  • First Time Homebuyers
  • Jumbo Loans
  • Referral Partners
  • Renovation Loans
  • VA Loans

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A homeowner with a child on his lap calculating whether to buy a new home or refinance his home loan

Owning a home is fun and fulfilling!

What’s not to love about having a space that is entirely yours? You can paint your bathroom fuchsia, have hardwood in the master, put up a wild Mosaic in the kitchen, install a smart thermostat, you name it. After all, it’s your home!

Equally enjoyable are the other personal and financial advantages of being a homeowner: security and stability, equity and wealth building, and more! I’m here to help you get the most from your home financing — whether you’re buying your first home, moving up or downsizing to match your lifestyle, or refinancing your current mortgage.

Helping your home financing process go smoothly.


  • The Mortgage Process

    There are some major milestones on your road to home financing. As your loan officer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand each one and get through them quickly.

  • Payment Calculator

    How much will your mortgage payment be? How much can you save if you refinance? Is it better to buy than rent? Use these online calculators to crunch the numbers and see for yourself.

  • Find the Right Loan

    I separate myself from other lenders by offering a broader selection of home financing options — from loans for first-time homebuyers to refinance programs for accessing your home’s equity.

  • Home Loan Check List

    Before you explore the endless options of home financing, some preparation is in order. Planning ahead for your mortgage is the key to an easier and more successful home financing process.

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