Mack F. Blankenship Jr., Vice President of Mortgage Lending

Guaranteed Rate


In the busy mortgage lending landscape of Houston, Mack Blankenship, Jr., affectionately known as “#MortgageMack,” has been making homebuyers’ dreams come true for more than three decades. As the vice president of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate, Blankenship has earned a reputation as a luminary in the industry. 

“I started my career meeting families at their kitchen tables,” says Blankenship. “Now I meet with buyers via video.” He is more than just a mortgage lender; he is also a trusted adviser, a problem-solver and a visionary. One of Blankenship’s secret weapons is what he calls his #mortgagemack 5/10/15 Offer Strategy, a game-changer in the competitive industry with buyers and their agents needing to offer real and tangible value to the listing agent and seller. This strategy, coupled with Guaranteed Rate’s same-day mortgage, not only streamlines the process but also maximizes negotiations for repairs and price concessions.

Blankenship found himself in the lending business after a chance encounter during his days as an ad salesman. “Before I knew it, I was beginning to plan my new start in lending,” he says. In the eyes of his clients, “#MortgageMack” stands out for his stellar service. One satisfied borrower states, “Five stars isn’t enough,” while another raves that Blankenship is “nothing short of exceptional.” 

Amidst the challenges of the past year, Blankenship leads a dedicated team. With most of his clients coming from Realtor referrals and past client databases, his approach is refreshingly different. “We plan to be successful before writing a contract,” he says, emphasizing the importance of preparation and foresight in the lending process. 

Outside of his professional pursuits, Blankenship’s involvement in philanthropy, including previous volunteer efforts guiding blind athletes in marathons and triathlons, reflects his commitment to helping others reach their goals. As a husband, father, grandfather and proud Iron Man enthusiast, his dedication to discipline, perseverence and excellence is evident in every aspect of his life. Whether it’s navigating the complexities of the lending business or giving back to his community, Blankenship approaches each day with passion, purpose and a refreshingly optimistic outlook on life. 

Guaranteed Rate, Inc. is a private corporation organized under the laws of the state of Delaware. It has no affiliation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or any other government agency.

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