James Shytle

NMLS#169298 - Branch Manager Open Mortgage #2975 GA Residential Mtg Licensee Lic #: 25078 / Corp Lic #: 29264
I was born in Ft. Knox, KY. Moved to Columbus, GA in 1967 and have lived here pretty much ever since. I served in the United States Army for 4 years and earned the Army Achievement Medal (2) and the Army Commendation Medal. I have a BBA in Finance from Columbus State University. I am a Federally and State licensed Mortgage Loan Originator in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.. My product offerings include; Conventional, VA, FHA, USDA and Reverse Mortgage loans.

With over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry one of my most important duties is to educate you on the various mortgage loan programs you qualify for. This will allow you to make an “informed” decision as to the best loan for you. To give you full disclosure on the loan of your choice. No games, gimmicks or hidden fees!
Nov 28, 2018
Captain, US Army
James was extremely helpful and patient throughout the loan application and approval process. Being a first time home buyer left me with a lot of questions but James walked me through it. Thanks again!
Nov 27, 2018
Home buyer
I cannot express enough how AMAZING James is, we came in asking for what seen like the impossible and he managed to help us get moved in the day before Thanksgiving!! And he was soooo beyond helpful along the way, nothing would of gotten done if it wasn’t for him!
Sep 25, 2018
Mr. Shytle was great to work with. He was always professional and ensured that he explained every document that he sent to us for review and signature. If we had any question he was always there with a helpful answer. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and colleagues if they were interested in purchasing a house
Aug 31, 2018
Administrative Supervisor
James was excellent!!! If you are looking for someone that's very knowledgeable and experienced, I highly recommend him.

Thank you James for all of your hard work!!!!
Jun 18, 2018
Home Buyee
James Shytle did a great job helping us with our loan. He was very tentative and diligent throughout the whole process. We highly recommend him and will use him again.
May 24, 2018
Home buyer
Absolutely by far the best experience of buying a home!! I will refer James to anyone looking for a home! Customer service and common sense were the top two things that stood out! This man has a great way of doing what others say cant be done! So greatful for James and his team for helping us!!!
May 17, 2018
Home owner
James was very easy to work with. He kept me well informed through the home buying process.
May 16, 2018
James is on outstanding guy. He hustled to get my loan approved and we had 3 weeks to spare when we got the clear to close. This is my second time doing business with James. Once on a refinance and this time on a home purchase. If I ever need to buy another home I will not hesitate to contact James first.
May 1, 2018
Matthew Laird
James went out of his way to make sure my process went smoothly as possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone with Mortage needs. I would like to thank him again on making my first time home buying experience the best. I give him 10 star rating.
Mar 26, 2018
It was such a pleasure working with James Shytle. He answered all of my questions, responded to my emails quickly and kept me informed throughout the process. I appreciate all of the hard work that he and his staff did for me. They really went above and beyond.
Mar 13, 2018
Anesthesia Assistant
Where do i start if James cannot get it done no one can he is GREAT at what he does a very nice and patient person he bent over backwards for us i can't thank him enough for getting us our loan i will definitely be telling everyone i know about James and Open Mortgage i guarantee if you go to Open Mortgage he can get the job done
Feb 8, 2018
I highly recommend James for your mortgage lending needs. What a very large bank/lender couldnt complete in 6 months, he did in under 30 days! Don't waste your time with anyone else. James Shytle is the man and he won't let you down. If you're looking to finance a property CALL HIM NOW!
Feb 7, 2018
Thank you James for the outstanding service you gave us while refinancing our mortgage. You were very patient and explained everything so that we understood what was going on. We will definitely work with you if we ever purchase again and will recommend you to our friends!!! We truly appreciate everything you did for us!
Dec 18, 2017
Goverment Employee
James is a great Branch Manager. My loan process was quick and easy. I will be recommending him to my friends. Thanks James and Staff. Happy holidays.
Dec 5, 2017
Oh My! I do not even know where to start. James and Dagmar are both heaven sent. When I tell you James went above and beyond the call of duty.... trust me he did. Everything that you could imagine going left during the process for me happened to include a change in employment/income. Several things that others told me I would not be able to do or get approved with James guidance and assistance happened. I have already referred him to others and will continue to do so. If you do not have James Shytle on your team.... condolences to you.
Delayed but NOT Denied!
Oct 30, 2017
Director of Sales
I was pleased all the way through the home buying process. James was helpful and informative at every step. I will definitely recommend James to all me friends and family.
Aug 21, 2017
Safety Officier
James was always on top of everything and promptly returned my calls and answered any questions that I might have had and brought up stuff that I didn't think about during my loan process he went above and beyond the call of duty and helped my family purchase our first home. I would recommend if your in this area to call James he will help you glide through your loan process.
Jul 31, 2017
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to Mr. James Shytle and Open Mortgage for their help with the refinance of my current mortgage.

I have called upon James several times to help me take advantage of the best possible mortgage program and each time he has proven to have considerable expertise in pairing me with the best terms available to meet my goals.

Based on the positive results I have received working with James, it is my recommendation that anyone looking for excellent service in the mortgage industry consider teaming up with James and Open Mortgage.
Jul 14, 2017
Optometric Physician
James did an outstanding job throughout my loan process. He was available for questions and alway willing to communicate with me and my realtor. We were able to close on a tight schedule without any problems.
Jun 23, 2017
James did a wonderful job! He take his time to explain how closing work and everything. He's very patience with us. Big helper! There is no word to describe how much he had help us! Highly recommendation!
May 24, 2017
Administrative Assistant
Thank you so very much for all of your help in securing my loan for my new home. You were organized, knowledgeable, reliable, honest, thorough & very professional, as well as kind which made all of the difference in the world to me. I put my trust in you and you most definitely came through. Thank you for your patience as well as treating me like a close friend rather than just a home loan customer. You stand above and beyond the rest, James Shytle!! I will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends.
Apr 30, 2017
James and Dagmar:
Did an absolutely outstanding job. They are to be completed for their extreme professionalism throughout the process even though we have to change properties several times they were unwavering in their desire to ensure we could complete the process in the most expedient and detailed manner as possible. I have and will continue to strongly recommend them to others-none better!


Will & Silky Thigpen
Apr 21, 2017
James was beyond amazing. From start to finish and even after. Any question or concern I had, he was always readily available. I never knew lenders were so vital in the home buying process until buying my first home. Making the biggest purchase of your life, you definitely need the best by your side, James is the best!
Apr 5, 2017
James did an outstanding job on helping me close my loan. He went the extra mile to ensure that I understood all aspects of the loan. He kept me updated on all information that was available to me to help with closing . I sure that he will do the same for all his customers.
Mar 24, 2017
Community Education Coordinator
Being a first time homebuyer, I was unaware of how vital a lender is to the process. I unfortunately had a bad experience with the first lender and was on the verge of giving up house hunting all together. When one of my best friends advised me to contact James before I completely gave up. After many years of friendship, that was one of the best pieces of advice, she’s ever given me. James immediately took all my worries away after our first conversation. He was transparent, informative, and thorough every step of the way. Although some my questions may have been redundant or obvious, he patiently answered every single one of them. He also has great relationships with the underwriters, so if there is an answer he is unsure of he will find out before misleading you. James literally took so much unwarranted stress out of this process for me; I had to publicly acknowledge him. Thank you again James, for the crucial role you played in the most momentous purchase of my life.

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