Humility isn’t just a word at Fairway. It’s a core value on which we base all our business decisions.
For the most part, this blog will be a space to explain the ins and outs of the mortgage and lending industry. It will include news and tips. We’ll answer questions, share insights and breakdown your borrowing options.
However, occasionally we’ll use this space to share things that are a little bit more personal. Why? Because this job we do is personal. If you choose to partner with us for your lending needs, it’s a privilege – one we are honored to have.
In the lending world, loan officers are entrepreneurs. While we are connected to some sort of financial institution, such as Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, our business is our own.
We are not telling you this for a big pat on the back or rah-rah moment. We are telling you this because we want you to know we chose Fairway.
Each of the loan officers here at our Bellevue branch made the conscious decision to join our team. Yes, we all want a paycheck. And yes, we’re glad to report that in 2013 Fairway processed more than $5.5 billion in loans. These are exciting details any lender wants to see before onboarding.
Yet, they aren’t the reason. The reason is much more personal. As a corporation, Fairway has a set of core values which spoke to us as people. They embody the kind of lender each of us strives to be.
Fairway’s First Core Value: Humility
Before the Bellevue office became the Bellevue office, before there was any talk of numbers, lending practices and or protocols – there was talk of humility.
It was presented boldly and proudly. Fairway’s corporate leaders spoke about it with an unabashed commitment.
To us, humility means being grateful for our opportunities, working hard and always striving to do better. It is a driving force for our business practices. It is one of the many reasons we are proud to call ourselves Fairway loan officers.
We’d love to tell you more. Just give Rob Beckner a ring.