Meet John Wagner of Cardinal Financial

Cardinal Financial, Cincinnati, OhioCardinal Financial is a full-service residential mortgage lender for USDA loans, conventional loans, Veterans’ loans, & FHA. Cardinal services all loans and works directly with the agencies to help their clients buy a home. Cardinal offers loans for 1-4 unit homes anywhere in the 50 states. John Wagner and his team are licensed individually in 7 states. Learn more about OfficeKey client, John Wagner via his Q & A below: 

Q: What differentiates you from other home loan companies? 

A: We own our loan software system Octane that is cutting edge and makes the lending process smooth and seamless for all involved.


Q: What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

A: I help others achieve lifelong goals of homeownership, and help them build wealth by owning real estate. Ultimately, it is achieving lifelong goals and dreams that gets me out of bed, daily.


Q: What do you like most about your partnership with OfficeKey and (how long have you been here)?

A: We moved into OfficeKey on May 7th, 2018. We Love it; amazing friendly staff, very accommodating to whatever the need.


Cardinal Financial in Cincinnati, OhioQ: How do you spend time outside of work?

A: I enjoy spending time with my 2 Great Danes and my 3 kids & wife.


Q: If you could have dinner with one historical figure (living or dead) who would it be and why?

A: So I thought about it and of course it would be my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Why? Because I believe thru him is the only way.


Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be? 

A: It would be to fly. Let’s face it, who wants to sit in traffic, and how cool would it be to lift your arms and fly away to your next destination?


Q: What is your favorite movie or tv show?

A: Duh, Carole Baskins killed her husband so probably Tiger King…#FreeJoe


Q: What is your favorite book?

A: Not a big book reader, but last good read was Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink


Q: What is your favorite singer or band? 

A: Love all music, no fav here


Q: What is your favorite sports team? 

A; Bengals, then Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Love the Red Legs, I have always liked Celtics, and Cyclones & Tampa Bay Lightning


Q: What are some places that you have traveled to and what is one place you would like to travel to and why?

A: I have seen both coasts, and miss the ocean. I’ve Lived in Salem, OR, and San Diego, CA. I grew up in Tampa Fl, and would like to go to Hawaii, as I love the ocean, but have a fear of traveling outside the US, so it’s on my bucket list, soon hopefully.


Q: What words of wisdom would you like to share?

A: It’s the one thing you CAN control. You are responsible for how people remember you — or DON’T. So don’t take that lightly. – Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020 


Connect with John on LinkedIn or via his website