Testimonials

  • Reviews for Derek Fertig

    Margarita M

    October 26,2020

    The process was seamless and very easy! Responses to all my questions were done quickly. The whole team was attentive and very helpful!

  • Michael T

    October 24,2020

    When I talked to Derek he was able to show me how I could save several thousand dollars on closing costs and he got me a lower rate than I was expecting. The speed of the process was measured in days whereas other lenders were taking months. There communications plan across all channels was fantastic and their follow up top tier. I cannot say enough good things about Derek and everyone at Fairway.

  • Michael T

    October 20,2020

    Derek and his team are experienced professional with awesome thoroughness, situational awareness, competitive rates and more. He was able to save me money and time. Other lenders wasted over 2 months with a terrible underwriting process and came out on the wrong end of it with incorrect numbers and a generally poor experience. From my first phone call to closing Derek had me approved in less than 2 weeks and closed 3 days later. With their strong communication standards, including explanation videos delivered at every step of my journey with Fairway, I have never seen a team provide a more significant level of satisfaction with my refinancing needs. If or when I need mortgage services in the future I know exactly who I am calling first and that is Derek and his team. Thank you.

  • Todd A

    October 6,2020

    Very east, very fast! Seemless!

  • zuser201403310640265

    August 19,2020

    Smooth process from beginning to end! Derek is the man when it comes to home loans. He’s helped my family and I on countless occasions between refinancing and buying my first home, highly recommend consulting with him.

  • Luiz L

    August 18,2020

    Easy process, professional advice, professional handling of the entire process, friendly team and an amazing service.

  • Carolyn S

    August 15,2020

    Lots of communication, personalized and quick responses to questions.

  • Ericleide L

    August 15,2020

    Excellent services!!!

  • Scott S

    August 12,2020

    The Fairway team were on point through every step of our loan process. Hands down one of the best customer experiences, informative, transparent, and simple! Derek, Billy, Susy and Cheri thank you for the exceptional customer service and team effort! Sincerely, Scott and Emily

  • Bridget G

    August 7,2020

    Great communication and answered all our questions! Very streamlined process too

  • Bridget G

    August 6,2020

    Derek was so great! He kept us posted with each step of the process. He also answered all of our (many) questions. Made the entire process very smooth - highly recommend!

  • Vincent F

    July 31,2020

    Excellent service and follow up

  • Jennifer M

    July 21,2020

    Very easy to communicate with Derek and his office. Walked me through the process so I was very comfortable and answered any and all questions very quickly.

  • Anthony F

    July 18,2020

    Buying a first home during a pandemic has been nothing short of stressful aggravation. Thanks to Derek and his team it’s been a pleasure and a breeze since they assume all the hard work from the financial side of the purchase. Highly recommended and Derek will always have my business. Thanks Derek & Fairway!

  • Anthony

    July 18,2020

    Buying a first home during a pandemic has been nothing short of stressful aggravation. Thanks to Derek and his team it’s been a pleasure and a breeze since they assume all the hard work from the financial side of the purchase. Highly recommended and Derek will always have my business. Thanks Derek

  • Chris M

    July 14,2020

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  • Brittany L

    July 8,2020

    Derek Fertig and his team takes the stress and worry out of home buying/refinancing. Back in 2013 when we first purchased our home our experience with Derek and his team could not have gone better. I strongly believe we wouldn't be in the home we are in without him. Years later when it came time to refinance, I knew exactly who i was going to. He was able to secure the best rate and terms as well as close us in record time! Don't give it another thought... reach out to Derek and his team - you wont regret it!

  • Justin G

    June 25,2020

    It was a smooth process.

  • Noelle G

    June 23,2020

    Quick and thorough responses

  • Arthur W

    June 22,2020

    The loan was closed in an expedited manner. Great service all the way around.

  • Michael H

    June 7,2020

    Derek is very knowledgeable and helped us every step of the way.

  • Roberto M

    June 5,2020

    Always a pleasure to work with Derek. He definitely is a true professional and knows this business very well. He answers every question you have in a timely manner. Which is hard to do in today’s day and age. I do appreciate all the work Derek and his team put together for a quick closing. Thank you again team! you guys are the best

  • James F

    June 4,2020

    Speedy. Accurate. Easy. Pleasant. No hassle. Informative

  • rondavisjr10

    May 18,2020

    During these trying times with Coronavirus and social distancing we were able to close very quickly on my refinance. Derek provided multiple options which made it much easier to decide the most beneficial route for myself.

  • Vincent F

    April 24,2020

    The entire process was handled with the highest professionalism and speed. The email responses where amazing and the entire team went above and beyond to make this transaction as easy for my wife and I as they could. Thank you to Derek Fertig and the entire team at Fairway. I plan on using The Fertig Team at Fairway handling the financing of my retirement home soon!

  • Carla C

    April 21,2020

    Derek was very responsive to all my inquiries. By rhe time of closing my questions were clarified. He offered a competitive rate. Also when requested an earlier closing date the time move as fast as possible and we were able to close 10 days than expected!! Im very grateful for that. Im very happy with the whole process.

  • Carla

    April 20,2020

    Derek answered all my questions, I should say my very detailed email questions. Every aspect of the loan was clear to me before the closing. Emails were often sent to keep me updated on the loan application status with videos explaining the next step.

  • Luis P

    April 16,2020

    Derek has always and continues to be a professional at providing mortgage services to his customers. I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of using his services for the last three home purchases here in Florida.

  • Edward B

    April 9,2020

    Derek and his team made it possible and easy process to refinance. This is my 2nd time I used them and I recommend them everyone. Professional all the way. Thanks Derek and your team. Ed B.

  • Steven M

    April 7,2020

    constant contact and great teamwork.

  • Ilianna P

    April 1,2020

    Prompt communication is what made the process GREAT! I loved the updates - this way we didn't have to wonder what was going on or badger anyone for information. All the staff was professional and flexible. This has actually been the smoothest and less stressful closing I have ever had!

  • Siv T

    March 31,2020

    Efficient team, advanced tools and very well organized

  • Dany G

    March 30,2020

    Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Elizabeth N

    March 29,2020

    Derek was always available and took the time to explain everything. With my difficult schedule, he made the whole process smooth and easy. Derek and his team's efficiency and dedication even helped me to close earlier than expected. They were all great!

  • Liz

    March 29,2020

    Derek was amazing to work with! He went above and beyond with accommodating my hectic schedule and always being available for any questions (including weekends). His videos that explained the process and what to expect were incredibly helpful. He was available from start to finish and even after my closing. He may have been doing this a long time, but he did not act like I was just another client. I've heard many negative stories about the home buying process, but Derek and his team were very helpful and truly seemed to enjoy what they do. I would definitely recommend.

  • Ainsley Z

    March 26,2020

    As a first-time home buyer, I was a bit nervous about all that was going to come. Though with the help of Derek, the process went very smoothly. Derek was always there to assist at any time of the day and worked diligently to make sure all was taken care of in a timely manner.

  • zuser201511140702304

    March 21,2020

    His level of knowledge and integrity are what keeps me from using his services. His team is a great group of professional always ready to help and make the process a breeze

  • zuser201404090730300

    March 12,2020

    Derek was amazing I am so impressed! So knowledgeable and extremely helpful and professional throughout this whole process. I’m definitely the type of person who needs constant communication and he certainly provided that. I never had questions go unanswered or left not understanding something. He went above and beyond was a pleasure to work with!

  • David D

    February 24,2020

    This was the second time I have used Derek for a Mortgage. He is a true professional. From the beginning emails and conversations anytime of the day or night, daily status updates during the process, right down to the quick painless loan closing, Derek and his team have it all under control. His dedication and incredible customer service cannot be matched. He will be getting all my future business and I will highly recommend him to all my friends and family.

  • Mitchel R

    February 16,2020

    He was great in keeping me posted and helping me as much as he could with everything I would recommend him anytime to anyone

  • Melissa M

    February 7,2020

    Communication was amazing. The process was easy and seamless. Derek answered all my questions, even if sometimes I asked more than once. All the pertinent information for closing that was given to me at the beginning matched and even exceeded my expectations at closing.

  • MeliM

    February 7,2020

    Wow-what an incredible experience!! Buying a home is such an exciting experience and it's usually ruined by the loan process. Not with Derek at Fairway. Somehow they made this the best experience. Derek and his team stayed in touch with me nearly every day, provided me progress reports via email and text. Took all my calls and answered all my questions. I really didn't know this could be this easy. I also had an insanely fast and seamless closing experience. I've already told everyone I know about them. They are the only lender I will ever work with again! Thanks so much Derek- I'm living my dream because of you

  • Christian P

    January 28,2020

    Derek was very helpful and very responsive. This is the second time we used his services and we are again happy with the overall process. I Highly recommend him!

  • Brian &

    January 27,2020

    Derek was there for us every step of the way. Knowledgeable, professional & made us comfortable with all our fears of buying our first home. 10/10 would recommend to anyone

  • Jenn

    January 21,2020

    Derek was amazing for the purchase of my home 2 years ago and was just as helpful for my refinance a few weeks ago. He helped me save lots of money each month, which in today’s world, is key!

  • Tim A

    January 20,2020

    Derek and his team were able to provide a cash out refinance for us within 3 weeks from my call. We were informed all along the way and there was never any doubt in what was required and the overall timing.

  • Xiomara

    January 9,2020

    If you're in the market for a new home loan or refinance look no further than Derek Fertig and his team at Fairway Independent Mortgage. Not only were they dependable and efficient they went above and beyond when it came to communication and the experience provided. Our fees were less than expected, AND we closed early! Having closed multiple loans with multiple lenders in the past and never experiencing even one of these attributes, you can imagine how blown away I was to receive all of that and more from Derek. With a personal background in customer experience and a familial background in real estate I can say without hesitation that Derek checks every box when it comes to what you want from a Mortgage Lender. Thank you Derek and team for EVERYTHING!!

  • James C

    December 29,2019

    Derek is certainly THE BEST Mortgage Broker that I have ever dealt with. I have been in Real Estate for over 47 years (Since I was a Senior in High School) and my wife Pam and I have worked with hundreds of Mortgage Brokers in our 47+ years of owning our own Real Estate Business (Chinelly Real Estate). Being in a service oriented business, we really appreciated Derek and his team for their 5 STAR SERVICE and always keeping us informed. THANK YOU DEREK FERTIG !

  • Pamela C

    December 26,2019

    Our Family was totally Blessed Beyond what any Mortgage Company has done in the past years...A huge Thank You to Derek and His Team for an Excellent Job..walking us through our entire purchase of our Happily Ever After Home in Sunrise Lakes Phase 4...Thank you all at Fairway Mtg. Company..and to our Heavenly Father who lead us to Derek and His Professional Team..May the Lord Bless you and everyone at Fairway Mortgage...<>< The Chinelly Family... Psalm 37:4

  • Ronald P

    December 25,2019

    Derek Was very knowledgeable and helpful the whole process was painless... excellent service will definitely recommend.

  • zuser201905021613470

    December 18,2019

    Derek was the best!!! Obama himself would use this guy for his work. Derek was extremely professional, had a sense of humor and got things done QUICK. This was my first home purchase and my wife and children couldn’t be happier. Derek thank you for everything you have helped us with.

  • Scott C

    December 8,2019

    Derek gets it done. Will do business again

  • Eric D

    December 5,2019

    DEREK WAS GREAT AND MADE IT SO GOOD WILL TELL ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT IT

  • Sherry D

    December 2,2019

    We are first time home buyers and Derek took very good care of us. He answered all our many questions, was very thorough & got the job done! We are very happy and would recommend him to anyone wanting to buy a home!!!

  • Brandon K

    November 22,2019

    Derek exemplifies the very best traits a buyer could ask for in a lender; responsiveness, value and thoroughness. His steadfast determination to win the very best deal for his client is evident from the first conversation you will have. Admittedly, I can be tough on those that I work with; Derek stuck with me every step of the way, ensuring that I was taken care of. A true force-multiplier, Derek has the contacts in south Florida to get you the very best deal. Thank you Derek and sorry I was such a pain! Will repeat and refer!!

  • Andrew Y

    October 23,2019

    It was a smooth experience and all I really had to do was sign the closing documents. By far the easiest closing I’ve been to

  • Elan R

    October 21,2019

    Personalized service to fit our needs Informative Diligent follow ups Prompt responses Great costumer service Accurate information Step by step liaison from inquiry to close As first time home buyers we could not be happier with Derek's service.

  • elanramos83

    October 21,2019

    Personalized service to fit our needs, Informative, Diligent follow ups, Prompt responses, Great costumer service, Accurate information, Step by step liaison from inquiry to close As first time home buyers we could not be happier with Derek's service.

  • Dana N

    October 14,2019

    Start to finish process was smooth and always kept us updated on the progress.

  • Jason N

    October 11,2019

    The entire experience from the initial contact with Derek until the final pen stroke at closing, the entire team and our experience with Fairway Independent Mortgage has exceeded all of our expectations. They have destroyed the competition!...FINISH HIM! Derek and the entire team are ROCK STARS!

  • csigolfguy

    October 10,2019

    From the moment we walked into the open house of our dreams, we immediately fell in love with our home and hired the Listing Agent on the spot. He immediately put us in contact with Derek Fertig and at that moment, the Mortgage Dream Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage was immediately hard at work making our dreams come true. We submitted our initial requested documents and information and Derek got on the ball immediately and advised us that purchasing the home of our dreams was something he could help us with. Derek’s professionalism and communication was top notch. And the other members of the Dream Team he had working with him were all amazing. Every single member of this Fairway Independent Mortgage Team were the best in the business. It was such a pleasure doing business with everyone. Thank you all for making our dreams come true, and at a rapid fire pace at that. Best mortgage company in business!

  • jgoodyer

    October 7,2019

    We had the best experiencing closing on a house with Derek - He answered any question we had immediately, and we actually got a video response to a specific inquiry we were stuck on. Our title agent made a point to tell us that Derek was the most responsive and professional lender they have ever worked with! We highly recommend Derek.. You won't be disappointed and you will be blown away by how easy he makes the process of buying a new home.

  • Teofilo G

    September 23,2019

    Thank you very much for all your help specially to Stephano Delia he works with us been available all the time ..

  • Rosa M

    September 23,2019

    Thank you very much for everything you guys did to help you get this mortgage specially Stefano Delia he work one on one and was always available to help us..

  • Jennifer G

    September 12,2019

    Any questions or concerns we had, Derek responded to us immediately and made the entire home buying experience so much easier for us. We felt his support and that he had our back from day one. We were very confident in his knowledge and guidance. Our title company actually made a point at closing to tell us he was one of the best mortgage advisors they had ever worked with.

  • Denise D

    August 6,2019

    Excellent communication and updates during the entire process!

  • Tara L

    August 5,2019

    My husband and I worked with Derek and his team for 8 months while we were waiting for our townhome to sell and purchase a new home at the same time. They made everything seem so seamless. We had lots of ups and downs with the selling and buying process but the financing process was fantastic! Derek was always available by text and email and was quick to respond to my many questions. Derek and his team constantly kept us updated on our loan status. We could have not asked for a better team!

  • Tara L

    August 5,2019

    My husband and I worked with Derek and his team for 8 months while we were waiting for our townhome to sell and purchase a new home at the same time. They made everything seem so seamless. We had lots of ups and downs with the selling and buying process but the financing process was fantastic! Derek was always available by text and email and was quick to respond to my many questions. Derek and his team constantly kept us updated on our loan status. We could have not asked for a better team!

  • Ralph

    July 28,2019

    Derek and his team were there every step of the way and answered all of my questions adequately and timely. It made the home buying experience much easier.

  • Tomas J

    July 26,2019

    Excellent team. They are a very professional team who made all the process easy, simple and clear. They guided and kept us informed throughout the process to get the loan. We did not waste time and we went to the point using all the existing technological resources without risking our security and privacy. It is a reliable team to which I would recommend and return to work without a doubt.

  • John F

    July 23,2019

    Everything was perfect from beginning to end !

  • Allison F

    July 20,2019

    As first time homebuyers, we had assumed this would be a stressful process, but because of Derek and his team, we had an exceptional experience. His personal attention, thoroughness, honesty, and dedication really made our dreams of buying a home come true! I highly recommend Derek and his team and we will not hesitate to use him in the future.

  • restellar1

    July 20,2019

    This was the third time I've used Fairway with homes I've bought. Derek's team was nothing short of the professionalism, organization, communication and courtesy I've come to expect from this company. I started with another lender recommended by our real estate agent, and from the very start I noticed their approach to the mortgage process just wasn't up to snuff. There was no doubt I needed to make that change to Fairway. Kudos to Derek and his team for another job well done!

  • John a

    July 19,2019

    Derek came highly recommended and from day 1, he and his team blew us away. From pre-approval to closing, it was truly a seamless, stress-free process. Not only did we not have ANY issues during the process, but we closed on time and our monthly payment/closing cost were less than we expected !! As first time home buyers, this was huge for us. Their attention to detail, diligence and follow up blew us away. I would highly recommend Derek and his team for any and all of your mortgage needs !!

  • deanefrati

    July 1,2019

    Derek was recommended to me by my title company after having a bad experience with another lender. I started working with him about two and a half weeks before closing on my property and he was able to get us closed ahead of time in under two weeks. Derek and his team are very knowledgeable and professional and get the job done. Highly recommended.

  • Greg R

    May 23,2019

    Derek and the team did a great job of navigating us through a condo deal. The team behind him was very supportive-- from the processing team to the underwriters, all in all great folks that helped us turn on a dime.

  • TJ S

    May 22,2019

    Worked with Derek on financing the purchase of a condo using a conventional mortgage (which isn't easy in Florida). Derek was quickly able to pre-approve our mortgage than worked tirelessly to get everything needed for the loan approval. Hit a last minute snag with the approval, but Derek found a creative solution that worked for both parties. All of our closing documents were ready several days before we were scheduled to close. Great experience and highly recommend Derek

  • Beth S

    May 17,2019

    Derek’s knowledge and professionalism resulted in such a smooth closing for us. We will recommend him to others when the need arises.

  • Timothy S

    May 17,2019

    Derek found a loan program that met our needs and worked non-stop to get our approval completed as quickly as possible. He communicated with us regularly throughout the process. When we met a snag during underwriting Derek found a solution that worked for both parties. I highly recommend Derek and his team if you are looking for a mortgage.

  • Gregory R

    May 7,2019

    Great teamwork!

  • Jason B

    May 6,2019

    Thanks for all your help, the process was extremely streamlined!

  • George W

    May 1,2019

    The open line of communication that I had with Derek Fertig.

  • jason g

    May 1,2019

    Great to work with! Friendly, excellent and speedy communication. Closed 7 days AHEAD of schedule! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy a home. We contacted 2 other mortgage companies and Derek and Fairway were on top of things immediately and beat all others to the punch. We felt like we were in good hands the whole time, Derek answered any questions we had thoroughly and promptly. Thank you!

  • David S

    April 3,2019

    Top-notch, professional and friendly service from Derek and his entire team! Quick, seamless process with no surprises; always knew what to expect.

  • user38391677

    March 28,2019

    Derek and team at Fairway Mortgage were amazing! From start to finish; quick, professional and seamless with no surprises. We would definitely recommend Derek to anyone looking for a mortgage or refinance!

  • Zerubabel A

    March 27,2019

    The process was absolutely simplified and organized and every one was a phone call away

  • jcapulong

    March 20,2019

    Derek was extremely helpful and was able to get me a lower fixed rate for my 30 year FHA loan. Always available to answer questions even on weekends and was always on top of the loan process from initial pre-qualification to the closing period.

  • Efren C

    March 14,2019

    Derek is a hands on person and always available even on weekends to answer any questions. He responds to emails and messages quickly and made the whole process easy to understand.

  • dkmoriarty

    March 12,2019

    We were amazed at how streamlined. quick and efficient the whole loan process was with Derek Fertig and the Fairway Mortgage team. Communication was excellent - Derek always returned our emails and phone calls almost immediately making the whole experience less stressful. I would highly recommend him and believe me, I am not easily impressed!

  • Deirdre M

    March 8,2019

    Derek was knowledgeable and quickly returned my phone calls and emails. I always knew the status of my loan application and all requirements were acknowledged. Seriously, he made it an easy and stress free process even though I was out of state and was purchasing a second home. I would highly recommend him and the Fairway team!

  • myounis84

    March 6,2019

    Derek and his team provided very clear communication with convenient online DocuSign process that made document submittal and completion very seamless

  • Mohamed Y

    February 13,2019

    Very clear communications and convenient online document signing made this process very seamless. Thank you.

  • sune419

    February 4,2019

    Derek and his team were absolutely amazing to work with. They made this journey a very smooth and fast process. They provided constant communication on every step of the process. My loan process was approved within 3 weeks. Thank you Derek and his team!!

  • Melissa C

    January 24,2019

    My husband and I are moving to Fort Lauderdale from Chicago. Buying a house is stressful enough to begin with, so being remote for much of the process made me even more anxious. I expressed my nerves to Derek early on, and he assured me I was in good hands- He did not disappoint! Derek was always available to answer my many questions, and to provide transparent feedback and direction throughout the process. Happily moving into the perfect home!!! Thanks Derek!

  • Teresa L

    January 23,2019

    Derek helped every step of the way. Him and his team are second to none. I am a client for life.

  • Melissa

    January 18,2019

    Derek, Cheri, and team are amazing partners for your home buying process! My husband and I came to the Fairway team with a unique set of circumstances (he owns his own business, which always makes the approval process for a mortgage that much more complicated). Derek was able to come up with a creative solution and leverage our assets/my income to secure our beautiful new home in Fort Lauderdale! We are moving to FL from Chicago, so being remote for this whole process made things that much more stressful. Derek and his team were always readily available at all times of the day/week to answer our questions and help guide us through the process in a completely transparent fashion. I highly recommend Derek Fertig and team, especially if you have an "outside the box" financial situation!!

  • James C

    January 16,2019

    Excellent and efficient communication and process!

  • Christina M

    January 10,2019

    After trying for over a year to find a reputable mortgage company able to assist my family in obtaining a loan that would work for us and not have so many stipulations, I was introduced to Dereck Fertig. By the time I meet them, I was exhausted mentally and wondered if my dream of home ownership would ever happen. I felt depleted after all the requirements from other companies and prayed for a miracle. I honestly wasn't expecting much from Derek but I wasn't ready to give up on my dream for my family. Just when it seemed like nothing would work, we got the word that we were approved for a mortgage to get the home of our dreams. Not only did they make the process as easy as possible, but it was quick. No time was wasted, and all information was requested at once to ensure the process was flawless. Our faith in competent, knowledgeable people in the home buying process was restored the day we closed on our new home. Thank you Derek, I can't express my gratitude enough and am guiding everyone I know to you as anyone looking to get a fair, honest and reliable service for the home buying process will get that with your company. Highly Recommend!!

  • jacqueline t

    January 9,2019

    Derek is a True professional. I was very thrilled by his honesty and sense of urgency to get my loan processed on time on my new home in a record time. Thank you Derek for the outstanding experience. Well Done!!

  • Jacqueline T

    December 29,2018

    I would like to to thank Derek for his professionalism and focus driven to meet his customers expectations. He makes sure he meets dateline. Customer service oriented, Derek works with his entire team to ensure they provide an elevated customer experience!

  • Andrew

    December 11,2018

    Derek and his Fairway team absolutely were easy to work with. The entire process was quick and smooth. I never purchased a home before so there were a lot of questions. Before I could even blink, I owned a home.

  • Carlos B

    November 10,2018

    Very painless very easy

  • Danielle D

    November 8,2018

    Derek was amazing. From the day I called him in a panic until closing day, he was calm, cool & collected. He was super efficient processing a tough file & requested only the necessary documents so make sure that the entire 9 days he had the loan were seamless. I have highly recommended him to my colleagues, clients & friends.

  • Stephen S

    October 22,2018

    Loan closed fast!

  • Charles M

    October 22,2018

    From the start Derek and his team top notch professional. You truly felt how much they cared about getting me into my home and most of all the crushed every barrier and road block to make sure I closed on time! Nothing stops Derek from making it happen and I know it’s because how he operates. When you have a team of professionals fighting and working hard for you great things happen. I will truly say they went above and beyond. It’s not just a job to them!

  • Edward C

    October 16,2018

    Fairway was excellent! Very thorough and concise from the underwriting process to the closing table. It was a pleasure working with them and will definitely use/recommend them again and again!

  • Ronald C

    September 21,2018

    Derek and his team go above and beyond!

  • Ron C

    September 19,2018

    Derek and his entire team went above and beyond! They made the whole process fast and painless. I will definitely recommend Derek to everyone. Thank you!!!

  • charlie m

    September 14,2018

    If you do not use Derek and his team at Fairway you are doing yourself a total injustice. Every step of the way Derek and Michelle execute at the highest level possible. I don't know how to explain it. There is no gray area. You are kept up on everything and one step ahead. No matter what I needed they respond immediately. They have handled any problem that has arose from my part. They push and get thru it. They have 1 goal in mind! Get you in the home and make it as easy as possible on you. You feel how they want this for you. They are true playmakers and I will never use anyone else nor will I let any friends or family purchase a home without contacting the best mortgage company. I've purchased over 17 homes now and have never seen this level of commitment and professionalism. Long story short I was originally going to finance with the builder. By finding Derek and his team at Fairway I SAVED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Thank you Derek/Michelle and the rest of the team. I only have 1 place I will do business when purchasing real estate and that is with you. You will see my true appreciation thru ALL the referals coming your way! I cant thank you enough!

  • Martin B

    September 11,2018

    What a great experience working with Derek and his team ! Everything flowed along at an amazing rate of speed and professionalism which helps to make the normal stressful house moving into a very relaxed and trouble free time. Every question I had along the way was answered promptly and efficiently which helps to ease the sleepless nights!! Great job Derek and the team at Fairway.....hope the next one is a while away, but I will have no hesitation in calling when the time does eventually arise!!

  • Raquel J

    September 11,2018

    Great service and quick to reply. My husband and I were always informed with what we needed to do and always knew the status of our house. Will definitely refer to friends and family.

  • user5839496

    September 9,2018

    Derek and his team were amazing every step of the way. They have a unique customer centered approach that is second to none. Most importantly my wife and I got into our dream home quickly and stress free.

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    August 11,2018

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  • Justin J

    August 7,2018

    Derek is incredibly professional and courteous. Communication is outstanding and all aspects of the lending process went smoothly. I would not hesitate to work with Derek and his team again. I would highly recommend Derek and his team to family and friends.

  • Marc A

    August 6,2018

    I have been doing real estate for over 20 years and I have never had such a great experience with a lender on a transaction with a buyer. Derek and his team were the best I've ever seen at communication and keeping us in the loop. I never once had to ask where we were in the loan process because we received communication as soon as it went to the next stage of the process. This was as seamless as you can get. I highly recommend Fairway and Derek! I can't wait to do my next deal with him!

  • Samantha A

    July 19,2018

    Top notch service from start to finish!

  • Donna G

    July 18,2018

    Derek was really helpful throughout the entire process. One thing that stood out to me most was how accessible Derek and his team were. It didn’t matter what time it was, if I needed something or had a question, someone got back with me in record time. I believe this is invaluable when working with a lender. And also very rare! Thank you Derek, and Fairway Mortgage for making the purchase of my new home a smooth process.

  • Erica H

    July 1,2018

    Derek and his associates at Fairway Mortgage are more than a mortgage company and they are a family that works together to ensure that what ever it is that you need, they will do everything they can to make it happen . They did great things for me and my family to ensure a fast closing and walked me through the process of my loan approval and ultimately my closing . Derek’s attention to detail was precise and very accomadating. If you want a mortgage company that will get things done look no more Fairway Independent is the mortgage company for you.

  • Thomas S

    June 2,2018

    Creative and committed. Stephano Delia was excellent!

  • toddjosef

    June 1,2018

    I recently just closed on my home with Derek and his team. I was relocated from South Florida to Southern California and being transferred is already stressful enough, so having a stress free experience was paramount. Derek's team helped me a couple years ago with my mortgage in Miami, so I knew they would be great this time around as well! I’ve never had a better experience than the two mortgages that I did with Fairway, Derek and co. I had a 60 day contract period and was completely done with the process in 14 days. I was updated every step of the way, and every Tuesday and Friday about what was happening. They were extremely professional in every way. My real estate agents even expressed desire to switch to Derek’s team based off of their experience with the transaction. I highly recommend Derek and his team!!

  • Robert M

    May 31,2018

    Great communication!!!

  • Alexander N

    May 4,2018

    Derek did everything in his power to make sure I got into my house and I am forever grateful for what he did.

  • SDA100

    May 1,2018

    As a first time homebuyer, I was looking for a lender who was honest, efficient and easy to work with. Derek and his amazing team were all that an more. Derek is a true professional wo really knows his business and cares about his customers. He was always there for me, even when I had a million questions on Sunday evening. The team kept me and all parties informed every step of the way to ensure all went smoothly and ON TIME. I have since recommended Derek to many people who have all had the same Top a notch experience. If you’re considering a purchase, there is no need to look further. Derek Fertig is the man!

  • Robert W

    April 1,2018

    Derek and his team was a pleasure to work with. They got the deal done as promised. Would definitely refer him to anyone looking to purchase a home.

  • jennkamrad

    March 1,2018

    Derek was always available to answer my “million” questions. His numbers were spot-on...from when we first spoke to the closing day. He knew the best way to work things out to make sure I could get (and afford) my dream home!

  • luckydog23

    February 1,2018

    Very smooth lending experience (one of my best) Communications with the staff every step of the way was awesome. Everyone was professional and helpful at all times.

  • luzmariaquiros

    December 1,2017

    I am amazed by the work done. Everything they promised the accomplished within a record time. Accurate, customer service oriented, worked hard to get me the best possible rate and walked me through the entire process in the most wonderful way. I would highly recommend Derek and his team! Immensely thankful!

  • ginavarese

    November 1,2017

    Derek and his entire staff made us feel like we were their only client. The one-on-one attention was extremely comforting during our loan process. There were several team members from his office who worked around the clock to make sure everything was taken care of in a timely manner and always available for questions at any moment. I highly recommend Derek Fertig and the entire Fairway team!

  • brett o

    October 1,2017

    Derek and his team were terrific to work with. Always responded quickly and available to help with anything we needed. I would definitely recommend him to other buyers.

  • Lucho J

    September 1,2017

    One of the biggest highlights about Derek is that he responds extremely fast to any questions and at almost any time of the day (or night). Derek shows how dedicated he is to working with you on getting your loan closed on time. Throughout the whole process Derek really helped me feel comfortable every step of the way, I didn't have to worry once about the loan not going through. I will be using Derek again for my next home and I recommend everyone I know who is looking to purchase a home to him. Thanks Derek for getting my wife and I in our first home!

  • zuser20170430194944619

    August 1,2017

    i really enjoyed working with Derek on my Mortgage. he was nice and kind with me and help a lot to move forward with all the documents and to be ready before the closing day.

  • bcmaulbach

    May 1,2017

    I was impressed with how organized this office was and the lines of communication were always open. Staff were easy to deal with and they were all friendly, helpful and took the time to explain things and work with you.

  • user2913998

    March 1,2017

    The reason why I write likely is because I am done purchasing properties. Derek and his team made sure that I was alsways aware and up to date daily on the entire process. They made the purchase process become transparent and the few issues that arose were from outer issues not dealing with his team st all. Would definitely recommend Derek and his team. Semper Fi

  • michael t

    February 1,2017

    It was my first time going through the process of buying a home and having zero knowledge in home mortgage finances. Derek and his team made sure not only the documents were getting done in time but also educated me on the process every step of the way. I would feel a lot more confident about home mortgage finances after going through the process with Derek and the team.

  • wallace3299

    January 1,2017

    excellent service, professional attention prompt to answer questions. always find solutions and always answer my phone calls. They helped me also with Home Insurance

  • jake g

    December 1,2016

    As a first time home buyer I had many questions about how the process of attaining a loan worked and Derek was always there to lend a helping hand. He always made sure that I understood the choices I had. It was a pleasure working with Derek.

  • tokyov

    November 1,2016

    Derek was amazing from start to finish. He actually worked with us over several YEARS while I was looking for a home. When I finally found the one I wanted, he was there, as he had always been. The closing process was quick and everything was taken care of. No last minute surprises. Derek's communication was second to none and he answered all of my questions (as a first time home buyer). Don't go anywhere else.

  • jwesty5978

    October 1,2016

    I just provided the financial documentation and personal information that they requested and they took care of the rest, quick and easy financing. All the employees who worked on my financing where very friendly and helpful throughout the process. Closed on the purchase of my new home time.

  • lisatamblingson

    September 6,2016

    Amazing. Closed on my old home and new home in the same day. A lot of moving parts but he was able to pull if off.Incredible Staff, they are extremely professional, courteous and responsive.

  • MarkleyCD7

    September 4,2016

    I was recommended by my Realitor to go to Derek as she said she would, "trust him with her firstborn." She was on the money. He and his staff were very thorough and had no problems zeroing us into the house in our budget. He is quick to respond to and questions and his moves fast. I had a checklist of items needed and once they were turned in we were approved. I had an fha with 25 day loan commitment with zero problems from this company. The last thing you need when buying a home is more headaches and trouble. Choosing Derek will ensure the mortgage process will go smoothly.

  • user27181215

    September 1,2016

    Derek and his team have my highest recommendations! I was successfully able to close on my first home with their support throughout the process, they made it so easy!

  • beaukemeys

    August 31,2016

    Derek and his team were very professional and knowledgeable. I have already referred him to a friend to use his services. They are very responsive and quick to return calls. An excellent job!

  • jonreich87

    August 22,2016

    Derek is one of the most knowledgeable, professional, and responsive guys in his industry. This was my first home purchase and he made the loan process easy, quick, smooth, and transparent. I HIGHLY recommend Derek & his team, and can't imagine working with anyone else in the future.Thanks Derek!

  • manueljsq73

    August 8,2016

    This is our second experience working with Derek Fertig. The experience was amazing, It's so hard to find a person that is responsible, honest and that answer all your questions almost immediately. He is a really professional guy, that tells you the best option according to your case. I am thankful that a friend referred me to Derek few years ago. Thanks Derek! we appreciate your work and the best is the service you give.

  • fcuellar16

    August 4,2016

    Excellent, excellent service. It was a very interesting experience compared to my prior purchase (pre-construction base) but the patience and guidance made this very easy and provided a level of comfort. The entire team is very professional and knowledgable. Highly recommend!

  • lmontero a

    August 1,2016

    Derek was great in answering all my questions and concerns through the entire process and helping me sorting out my choices. He made sure I got the best possible rate.

  • user5022764

    July 29,2016

    We recently made the move from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale. Despite the long distance, Derek and his team helped to make each step along the way as simple and convenient as possible. We were very appreciative of the personal attention we received, and would definitely recommend Derek to any of our friends moving to the area.

  • zuser20160523143054407

    July 27,2016

    We had an excellent experience with Derek on the house we just purchased. Everything went smooth and there were no issues or mishaps along the way. His quick responses and professional demeanor made this the smoothest house purchase we have ever had. My husband and I would highly recommend him to all of our friends and family. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

  • jlawrence6392

    July 20,2016

    Derek Fertig is the best loan officer we have worked with. My husband and I had a unique circumstance and he ensured us that all would be possible and now we are enjoying our home. Derek and his staff were professional, took the time to answer all of our questions. He was very responsive and always followed through. Our closing was smooth and on time. Thank you again for your excellent service.

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