About John

For over 19 years, John Snell has been educating, counseling, and even inspiring couples and individuals to make wise financial decisions about their mortgage needs.

When working with John, you can count on the following:

  • Straight talk, honest answers, and a thorough education on the mortgage process
  • Availability after “bankers hours” and on weekends to fit your schedule
  • Guaranteed lender fees when most others offer only “estimates”
  • Attendance at your closing to ensure everything goes smoothly
  • A long list of references (good lenders have references, make sure you ask)

The process of obtaining a mortgage has become increasingly complex over the last two years. Whether it be harsh government regulations with unintended consequences or ever-tightening underwriting requirements, you cannot afford to trust anyone but a true professional to handle your financing needs. John is that professional.


M.B.A. – University of Michigan, 1985, real estate/finance concentration

M. Architecture – University of Michigan, 1985

B.S. – University of Michigan, 1980, architecture concentration


Recognized in 2009 by Best of Plano for Mortgage Brokers Arranging for Loans category.

Recipient of the 2005 Bob Neville Service Award, awarded annually by the Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Mortgage Brokers to the individual who demonstrates the highest level of volunteerism toward the advancement of the mortgage industry.

In 2001 and 2002, Integra Mortgage, Inc. (founded by John) ranked 25th and 23rd, respectively, in the Dallas Business Journal’s Largest Residential Mortgage Lenders list, with origination volume exceeding $47 million for each year.


Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Mortgage Brokers, 2002 President, Current Board Member

D.I.V.A.S. (Divorcing Independent Very Able Survivors), Current Board Member

Woman’s Council of Realtors, Collin County Chapter

Collin County Association of Realtors, Affiliate Member

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Operation Christmas Child


John is an avid sports enthusiast, particularly of college football and hockey. In his spare time, you will likely find him on the golf course. He is an active member of Prestonwood Baptist Church. John and his wife, Cherie, have been married for 23 years. They have two children, Hannah, 20, and Parker, 18, and make their home in Frisco, Texas.