Fairway Independent Mortgage to train real estate professionals in Atlanta on working with military veterans

ATLANTA, GA (October 3, 2014)  Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, one of the country’s largest mortgage companies, will train Realtors at Boot Camp training events this week in Atlanta, Georgia. As the nation struggles to provide housing opportunities for veterans, the mortgage company will conduct Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS) training for real estate agents, which earns each Realtor® three hours of continuing education.

Veterans face unique challenges when seeking to buy a home, and Fairway’s training program is designed to equip real estate agents with the special skills and knowledge to help meet active military and Veterans’ specific needs.

Joining Fairway for the event is Sean Parnell, author of the NY Times best-selling book Outlaw Platoon, which details Parnell’s experiences serving the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Parnell, a retired Army Ranger and Purple Heart recipient, is an advocate for Fairway’s programs and plays an integral role in the Boot Camps and home-giveaway presentations.

Active duty and veteran service members often face a difficult time when trying to buy a home, noted Fairway CEO Steve Jacobson. Finding employment can be a challenge, and research shows that veterans are more likely than the general population to face poverty and homelessness.

“The objective of Fairway’s CMRS certification program is to train and equip real estate agents to handle with care the home purchase needs of active duty and former military clients,” Jacobson said. Since launching its Boot Camp training two years ago, Fairway has trained almost 3,000 mortgage and real estate professionals.

By the end of 2014, Fairway will have trained more than 4,000 real estate agents.

Fairway Independent Mortgage is a proud supporter of the American military and has helped thousands of active military personnel and veterans nationwide with their home mortgage needs.

The press is invited to the following “Boot Camp” training real estate agents (CMRS):

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA

October 7th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm:     CMRS Certifications
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm:       Sean Parnell to speak, book signing and lunch

Real estate agents interested in attending a Fairway Boot Camp can contact

About Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
Founded in 1996 by Steve Jacobson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a mortgage banker headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The company has 190 locations and approximately 1,600 employees nationwide. The corporate vision is to foster relationships and create a team atmosphere, empowering offices to operate autonomously in their day-to-day operations, while still maintaining strict compliance and consistency across the board. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation provides all necessary support in the areas of personnel, accounting and compliance. For more information, please visit

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