Incredible service with obtaining a mortgage for the new home. I will go to Scott at Fairway any day over any bank! Traditionally I have gone to banks… the what would seem the easiest go to place for a mortgage. I decided this time to walk into Fairway Mortgage to see what they were all about. I was fortunate to have met Scott Wachtel at the blakeney branch. Extremely helpful and informative from the get go. I thought I knew my stuff about mortgages but he shared valuable information which helped me make an informed decision later. We sat for about an hour where he got to know my families’ new home needs. Honestly, I still had my bias in favor of the local bank thinking a mortgage co charges more money etc and I’d be paying more. Wrong again. I actually decided to work with a bank and Scott concurrently still thinking the bank was the way to go. About a month into the process I had no choice but to work with Scott. Why? Scott: 1. Very responsive, Responds promptly through all modes of communication. 2. Assisted and gave incite on the market, buyer and seller “bewares” 3. Very efficient and kept me up to date on my process and what to expect next and what to do next 4. Kept in close touch with my realtor and closing attorney so that all parties had the information they needed. 5. Put out many behind the scenes “fires” on my behalf to go to a smooth closing 6. Had Plan A working but had Plan B ready to go in case there was any holdup anywhere esp with the underwriters. 7. Knew the SC/NC laws and statutes for loans 8. Ended up being less money than my bank. 9. Was treated like an individual to meet my needs. 10. Go back to #1 Bank: 1. Information collectors, just another file on the desk. 2. Kept on telling me that their rates were the best and kept on trying to “sell” their product. 3. Go back to #1 I’m all for Fairway and Scott’s personalized experience. I’ll recommend them anytime for anyone trying to obtain a mortgage.
– Steven G.


Scott: I want to commend you on a job well done! As you know, I have worked in real estate as a paralegal for over thirty years. Drawing from my experience, I can honestly say that this closing was one of the easiest (if not the easiest) that I have ever done. It helps to have people that have the knowledge and knowhow to get things done efficiently and professionally. You exhibited those qualities. I thank you for all your hard work and experience in making the purchase of my new home a breeze.
– Melody D. 


I could not be more grateful for Scott at Fairway Mortgage! Not only did he help get us a great rate on our mortgage, he got us approved months before we thought we could be! Scott guided us throughout the whole process and made it really so easy for us!” We are so happy in our new home… the kids think it’s a mansion…I’m not gonna burst that bubble! 🙂 Thanks for everything!
– Lesley M. 


Scott, you and Fairway were great through the entire process. Communication is the key to any successful real estate transaction and that goes for all parties on deck. You and Fairway’s systems are wonderful and made for a very calming process. Lesley and Andy are absolutely thrilled with their new home and I can’t thank you enough for making this happen and in a very timely manner!
– Michael E.


It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. Thank you Scott for helping me find a home for my daughter and I. I almost gave up on owning a home but you kept fighting to make sure that my daughter and I had a place to call home.
– Judithe L. 


Dear Scott, moving to a different country is tough enough! But getting a loan to build a house in a different country is the hardest! We have been fooled by several banks and almost saw our house being sold to a different family. We have had days and weeks of hopes and great disappointments until a friend suggested you. Once again we had high hopes but at the same time we were so afraid to go through the same issues again. But with you Scott it was different! You cared and worked hard on our case! We cannot thank you enough for getting us in our dream home!
 Chris and Aileen A. 


A big thank to Scott B. Wachtel at Fairway Independence Mortgage Company. Scott, your professionalism was evident in every step of the process and made our mortgage experience seamless and quick!!! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we would highly recommend you to anyone in the market for a mortgage.
 Brad and Melissa R.