• What’s Our Story

    February 12, 2018
  • Dan McIntire and Sherene Gray

    The Dan & Sherene Team Story….

    It’s a privilege to work; it’s a blessing to have a friend. And when you get to work with a friend, it’s a very rare honor indeed! Such it has been for us, now nearing 15 years of business partnership and friendship…

    Through these 15 years the challenges of the home lending landscape have been formidable… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” as our friend Chuck Dickens might say.  And yet, we remained United in Purpose and Passion and Persistence, striving to provide the best home loan experience on the Planet for our Clients and Partners (we will have to expand our team mission statement if Elon Musk colonizes and builds homes on Mars!).  

    We spent all but 3 months of our careers fiercely loyal to one manager, the same man who hired and trained us. Together, we followed him and relied on his business acumen to navigate the industry changes as we went from Broker to a Lender, eventually spending the majority of our careers as direct lenders with a major mortgage company in Roseville, CA.

    Though it was a heart-wrenching decision to leave the company, we had yearnings… To take a risk, To step out of our comfort zone and grow both professionally and personally, To see what other models of lending excellence were out there, To find like-hearted people with new ideas and new strategies to serve, To boldly go where no man has gone before.  Sorry wait, that last one was Star Trek plagiarism, please disregard.

    Although we made a very brief pit-stop with another company along the way, we have found everything we were looking for with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (“Fairway”).

    By joining Fairway, we’re expanding our service area with offices in Rocklin, Roseville, and Folsom, making ourselves easily accessible to meet face-to-face with anyone in Placer, Sacramento, and El Dorado counties.

    We’re expanding our product offerings to feature Jumbo loan programs for Doctors and HERO loan programs for Teachers, Fire Fighters, Officers of the Law, Registered Nurses, and other noble professionals who serve our local communities.

    We’re expanding our options for down payment assistance and First Time Buyer loan programs too. In short, we don’t want to leave anyone behind, and we want to help as many people as possible experience the pride of achieving home ownership!

    Fairway is an employee-owned company. This means not every decision is based purely on profit. The company gives us the freedom and flexibility to do what is right for our Clients and Partners, always!

    And there’s no way to write this without it seeming cliché but it is the People of Fairway that make the difference; they were the biggest intrigue, attraction, and final factor as we made our decision to join the company. From top to bottom, the people of Fairway are hardworking professionals whose integrity is on display in every detail and decision, large or small.

    Joining Fairway is a bit of a reinvention and reinvigoration of our professional selves, but many things remain the same. First and foremost… our commitment to serve Clients and Partners to the best of our abilities every day that they choose to give us that privilege. We do not take being trusted for granted; we will continue to do everything possible to show ourselves worthy.

    Let us prove it.