World-class service. No hassle closings. Expert advice. Unbeatable rates. The Ryan Mortgage Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage is comprised of mortgage experts who are there to provide you with intelligent answers in a timely manner.
Employing a team-based approach ensures that each of our team members is an expert in their area. It also ensures that as our business grows, we are still responsive to our customers.
Nearly 100% of our clients are referred to us. This means that our advertising costs are nearly zero. In fact, the only advertising dollars we spend are here on Kudzu - which is very closely aligned with our word-of-mouth business model. The end result of this is a combination of rate and service that we believe to be unmatched in the industry. But don't take our word for it, check our 100+ reviews from our past clients.
Tara.. Ryan is our lead Mortgage Consultant. She received her MBA from Emory's Goizueta Business School and an undergraduate degree is in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. Tara has closed nearly 2,000 mortgages in her career and is your expert "pilot" on your journey.
Dijana Saric is our Loan Partner 1. Dijana will assist you in getting pre-approved and help you while shopping for a new home.
Lee Freeman is our Loan Analyst. Lee is the key to getting your loan from contract to the closing table.
Melissa Hefner is our Setup Specialist. She handles all of the behind the scenes work to get the paperwork in place to allow you to close.
Richard Ryan, also an Electrical Engineering graduate of Georgia Tech, is our branch and operations manager.
RYAN MORTGAGE TEAM ADVANTAGES
* We offer an extremely competitive combination of rate and costs.
* We return phone calls and emails promptly and we take our commitments very seriously. Our team has been assembled to handle a large number of client requests in an efficient and professional manner.
* We don't hide our profit under a pile of junk fees. We work only with top notch attorneys, appraisers, and credit vendors who share our low cost philosophies and we pass those savings along to you.
OUR BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS
* Treat our customers well and our excellent reputation will quickly spread.
* Keep advertising and overhead costs low and pass those savings along to our customers.
* Employ a team based approach which allows us to do a high volume of business in an efficient and accurate manner.
Tara Ryan NMLS #233792
Richard Ryan NMLS #169310
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. NMLS Entity ID#2289
4720 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Ste 105, Norcross, GA 30071
Office: (678) 248-4050
A Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee
The Ryan Mortgage Team took excellent care of my wife and I in our house purchase from pre-approval to final closing and everything in between. Tara and her staff were always friendly and quick to respond to any questions and concerns. What really helped me were the Tuesday and Friday updates every week of where they were at in their process and what I could do to help from my end. They got the job done in a timely manner and I got my house. Thank you Ryan Mortgage Team!
Area Marietta, GA
Date October 2016
Posted: 11/02/2016 • Link to this review
I can't say enough about how wonderful my mortgage loan and home-buying experience was with Tara and the team. The video explanations of the documents line-by-line was a game-changer and something I hadn't experienced before anywhere else. Tara thoroughly informed me about and throughout the entire process without making me feel silly for not knowing anything about mortgages or home-buying. Everything was done quickly and closing was incredibly smooth. The estimates provided at my initial inquiry ended up being true to nature--no surprises!
Area Atlanta, GA
Date September 2016
Posted: 11/02/2016 • Link to this review
I sold my home in 4 days and they wanted a quick close. That sounds great but I didn't have a home to go to yet. I had been preapprovald so I knew what I could afford so I quickly set out on a home search. Well lucky for me I found a new home. A new Fisher home. Fisher wanted me to use there lender and I thought new big deal since I had already been approved. I knew nothing had changed on my credit report or bank statement so I would be fine. Well I was declined! I had less than 20 days to the closing of my home and I was declined after I had already been approved by one lender...I was in tears at 10 o'clock at night!! I called my realtor and she said don't worry. I will call Tara. We'll I'm thinking who is Tara? Well Tara is a angel from heaven.she called me the next morning. She calmed my nerves and said don't worry I will take care of you and we will get this done. I asked are you sure we can get it done in such a short time and she said yes. Not only was the process easy and organized it was complete several days before the closing date. I feel like I had a true friend on my side. So if you are buying a Fisher home and they want you to use their lender you can try because they offer you a discount but I would tell them you would prefer to use a lender who you know can get the job done. Oh and by the way Igot the discount using Tara because Fisher knew their lender screwed up. I would never use anyone else for any home loan.
Posted: 8/27/2016 • Link to this review
Its my first mortgage in the US. I consider myself really lucky to be referred to Tara by my agent. Fast, accurate and best of all, no surprises. Tara herself is very professional as well as courteous. Highly recommended!
Area Alpharetta, GA
Date May 2016
Posted: 7/21/2016 • Link to this review
Having worked with Tara and her team twice, for both purchase and refi, we can't say enough positive things about them! They have been attentive and helpful both times guiding us through challenges and providing solutions. Working with Tara and her folks will make a stressful time smooth, with a very productive result. I will continue to refer others to work with her for mortgages and underwriting.
Home refi mortgage
Area Alpharetta, GA
Date June 2016
Posted: 7/11/2016 • Link to this review
Great staff. With everything handled electronically, the Ryan Mortgage Team makes getting a mortgage easy. What separates them from others is their honesty and advice. With more than a decade in the industry, they have seen it all before and can guide you through any bumps in the road. Highly recommended.
Posted: 12/31/2015 • Link to this review
The Ryan Mortgage team is a top knotch team. They have an amazing staff who go above and beyond every time. They are dependable and honest and will go out their way for their customers. I always refer people to them because they are the best!
Posted: 12/17/2015 • Link to this review
The Ryan Team made buying a home easy and painless. They made sure we understood what was going on every step of the way. We appreciated the time they took to help us with any questions and concerns. I would use them again, no questions asked.
Posted: 10/20/2014 • Link to this review
As a real estate professional for more than 15 years in Metro Atlanta I've worked with dozens of well know banks and lenders. I understand the value a lender can bring to the table and how they can make or break a home buying experience. I know the difference between "good" and "GREAT". Tara and the Ryan Mortgage Team have consistently displayed their savoir faire when it comes to real estate transactions. Over and over they have delivered. They're competitive, experienced, creative and provide the BEST customer service of any lender I've ever worked with. You will not be disappointed in choosing Tara and her team... and I have no doubt that you too will become a raving fan and recognize integrity in service when you see it.
Posted: 10/18/2014 • Link to this review
I'm a first time home buyer and was nervous about the entire process. Tara was very helpful and broke everything down for me. I especially liked her video's that walked me through what papers I was signing. Tara is also a very nice person and I can tell she cares about her customers. I wasn't just another stack of papers on her desk. I was very happy with her level of service, her methods to educate a first-timer, and her kind nature. Thank you Tara!
Posted: 3/10/2014 • Link to this review
I have worked with Tara on more than one occasion. She has been easy to work with, proactive in her communication, and extremely efficient in ensuring the mortgage and underwriting were completed ahead of schedule. I would definitely recommend Tara to any of my friends and family.
Posted: 3/06/2014 • Link to this review
We worked with Tara and Richard to refinance our home after struggling for 7 months with one of the 'Big Banks.' They were fantastic! Tara helped coach us through the process even while we were still trying to work with our previous lender. They were always very responsive- even after hours and on weekends! When we finally gave up on the previous lender, Tara and Richard had us closed within 30 days! The process was smooth, uncomplicated and easy with them. We have referred several friends since then and look forward to working with them again in the future. Highly Recommended!
Posted: 6/24/2013 • Link to this review
We worked with Tara and her team to refinance our home. The experience was exceptional. Very prompt, professional and service oriented. Application to close was less than one month. The ability to securely apply and share documents electronically was also a plus. We are very satisfied and highly recommend Tara.
Posted: 4/30/2013 • Link to this review
In one word, outstanding! The Envoy team, specifically Tara Ryan, were tremendously courteous, understanding, thorough, patient and forthcoming in all transactions. They really make you feel like you are their only client. Communication is key for us and Envoy epitomized and exceeded our expectations along those lines. Explaining concepts and scenarios multiple times never wavering in responses and consistent with their actions and answers. We cannot express in words how happy and satisfied we are with our decision to partner with Envoy mortgage for our financing needs. Thank you!
Posted: 3/13/2013 • Link to this review
I found Tara's team on Kudzu.com and read every single review about the company. I chose them because they were not a big bank so I felt I would get more personal attention. They also provided in-house processing, underwriting, funding, etc. Tara and her team was great! This was my first home purchase so I was quite nervous about the entire process. The team was very reponsive to my concerns. I had a judgement against me on my credit report and Richard guided me step by step on how to probably take care of the issue. Glad to say that the issue was taken care of. And we had another issue with verify my income but the team came through once again. My loan went to the underwriters and came out in about a week. The only small concern that I had was during the process I never actually met Tara and her team in person. All our interaction was through email, video emails and phone calls. I thought it was a bit odd never meeting my loan officer in person. But I guess that's how things work now in 2013 :) Overall, it was a great experience.
Posted: 2/25/2013 • Link to this review
2012, 2014, 2015
Tara Ryan, 2001 MBA - Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta GA, Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee #18145, Richard Ryan, Florida Mortgage Broker License #0657395
* By Appointment Only
While most of our industry is stuck in the 1980's, we strive to be 100% paperless. We deliver borrowers documents electronically, process all of our files electronically, and deliver all of our loan packages to our underwriters electronically. Our office utilizes the latest in lighting and computing technology to reduce our carbon footprint.