Tim Barnes, President
Phone: (925)820-5557 x358
Tim was born and raised in Pleasanton California; He attended Foothill High and later went on to earn a BS degree at California State University Sacramento in 1993. He obtained his Real Estate license in 1997, and from there decided to place it with Preferred Financial.
In 1997 when he got into the mortgage industry, rather than starting to originate loans in a retail setting right away, he decided that he could learn more about the business by working with lenders as a Mortgage Broker Representative. He worked for four different banks over a 4 year period, which allowed him to experience more loan situations, and embody a greater understanding of the mortgage industry. This experience in turn made him a better loan officer, and those four years made him who he is today as Mortgage Broker. He is able to better serve his clients because of this base of knowledge, and the experience he gained helps him in negotiating with lenders in order to arrange better pricing and programs for Preferred’s clients.
Since coming to Preferred Financial full time in 2001 he quickly became one of the top loan officers. In 2006 he was promoted to VP of Preferred and then in October of 2009 promoted to President.
HERE ARE SOME OF TIM’S FAVORITES
Sports: Golfing, skiing, biking, indoor soccer & fishing
Hobbies: Home improvement projects & Building things
Places: Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Venice & Hawaii