Experience Mike has been in the financial services industry for more than 25 years, 14 of those in direct retail mortgage lending. Mike has been recognized as one of the top mortgage loan originators in the Houston area by Five Star Professional for five consecutive years (2012-2016), and is among the less than 1% of Mortgage Loan Originators nationally to hold both the Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist (CRMS®) and Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS®) designations. Mike is also the Founder and Owner of Blue Ribbon Agent, a training and continuing education provider for licensed real estate agents. Mike is a published author with contributions to publications such as National Mortgage Professional magazine, and has been a frequent contributor to Houston Real Estate Radio, airing weekly on NewsRadio 740 KTRH.
Biography Mike Lesmeister is a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator with CMG Financial in the Houston, Texas area. Mike has been in the mortgage and financial services industry for more than 25 years and is committed to providing the highest possible service levels and cost-effective mortgage financing solutions to his clients and business partners. Mike is also the Founder and Owner of Blue Ribbon Agent, a training and continuing education provider for licensed real estate agents.
Personal Quote “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place we can go as we are and not be questioned”
– Maya Angelou
My Philosophy Our goal is to provide solid financial advice to homebuyers in the Houston, Texas area that enables them to make good financial decisions regarding one of their largest financial commitments. We provide superior communication, timely closings, highly competitive rates and terms, and a wide variety of loan programs designed to deliver an exceptional home buying experience.
Education Mike holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics from Wake Forest University and an M.S. in Family Financial Planning from Oklahoma State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned membership in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor society. He is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS®), a Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist (CRMS®), and has done post-graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Fiduciary Studies, earning the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he completed the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMS®) program.
Interests Travel, Real Estate, Sports
Community • Member, Knights of Columbus Council 10872
• Former President/Member, Business Networking International (BNI®) – Spring Klein Chapter
• Volunteer, Haude Elementary School – Dad’s of Great Students (DOGS)
• Affiliate Member, Houston Association of Realtors
• Assistant Coach, Klein Girls Lacrosse
Giving back is an important part of CMG Financial’s culture and gives us a “why” to what we do. Since 2011, we have worked to raise nearly $3 million for non-profits that align with our values and are dedicated to improving the lives of those in need. At our annual Wine Tasting and Charity Auction, we sponsor: the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Cancer Support Community, and the MBA Opens Doors Foundation.
The Gary Sinise Foundation creates and supports unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Their R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), builds specially adapted smart homes for America’s most severely wounded defenders, veterans, and first responders.
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Opens Doors Foundation and its Home Grant Program provides mortgage and rental payment assistance to families with critically ill or injured children, allowing families to be by a child's side during treatment.
The Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area’s mission is to provide holistic integrative care services, free of charge, to individuals affected by cancer. This network of support can increase chances of survival while reducing chances of recurrence and ultimately provide for the highest possible quality of life.
Delivering the right loans for the right reasons in a way that exceeds all expectations. That’s our business. Since 1993, CMG Financial, has served home buyers and homeowners nationwide with all of their new purchase and refinance needs. All CMG Loan officers specialize in new purchase and refinance mortgage needs as well as act as a financial counselor to help borrowers make informed decisions.
Our diverse mortgage menu helps us find financing solutions for almost every borrower. We are dedicated to finding more ways to open more doors for home buyers. Find out what “Every Customer, Every Time. No Exceptions, No Excuses.” means to us!