My wife and I first worked with Chris back in 2003 on the purchase of a new home. His professionalism and knowledge of the mortgage process was unmatched from any of the other lenders we used. Since then, we have used Chris on several more purchases and refinances, and his service was outstanding in every case. Due to his fantastic service, I have recommended Chris to several people. Each one of them has reiterated that Chris was the best mortgage person that they had ever used.
– Brian W.


Chris is an EXCELLENT loan officer. Very professional. He is greatly skilled in managing the loan process and the stresses (of the buyer) that may come along with the process. Very knowledgeable guy. His dedication and professionalism are a few of many key attributes that contributed to completing the process (closing). I can’t say enough about Chris! I won’t use any one else for my future home purchases! Know that he is a great asset to your company.
– Farisa J.


Chris Shumate kept his promises. He diligently inquired about my personal financial situation, provided appropriate solutions, and did what he said he would do. He also arranged a good insurance provider for the property. He worked hard and surprisingly processed the loan in record time, as I had asked for.
– Harold B.


The entire Fairway team, from beginning to end, was exceptional, professional, and patient. I cannot thank Chris Shumate enough; there is no one better than him. Thanks, Chris!
– Alexandria D.


Chris, I must tell you that the entire process [was] nothing short of amazing. Everything went better than I had expected and it demonstrated to me the true professionals you are. I will most certainly recommend your services, and those of Justine’s, given the first opportunity. Thanks again for all of your help.
– Scott U.


Between my husband and me, we have bought 5 houses in our collective lifetime. And we can both say we have never had such a smooth experience with financing as we experienced with Chris Shumate. Chris and his team were professional, quick, thorough, and personable. We had a lot of questions, and Chris was available to answer them all. There were no surprises, and we were fully informed throughout the process. When we showed up to closing, I honestly expected something to come up…as is typical when trying to buy a house. Instead, we walked in, Chris was there for support…and signed our paperwork. Less than an hour and we were proud homeowners. I would recommend Chris Shumate and his team to anyone looking for financing. You won’t have a better experience any where else.
– Bettina M.


Chris recently helped me through the process of applying for a loan for the purchase of my first home in Atlanta, GA. Chris’ expertise and advice as invaluable. He was very patient and helpful in answering all my questions, and maintained great communication throughout the entire process.
– Denise S.


As first-time home buyers, we had only a cursory understanding of how the home-financing process worked. So, for us, it was really important that we found a mortgage lender we could trust and who made us feel confident we were making the right decisions. When it came time to make an offer on a home in East Atlanta, we contacted three local lenders recommended by our real estate agent. One of these loan officers, Chris Shumate, stood above the rest. Chris was incredibly responsive to our needs, which especially became evident when we needed a loan approval over the weekend to make a competitive offer on a home receiving multiple offers. He worked through the weekend and late evening to get our loan request processed. Additionally, he took care to walk us through every aspect of the home-buying process, explaining the different part of the loan disclosure, and providing us a competitive interest rate. Simply put, Chris is fast, responsive, and professional. For those reason, we highly recommend Chris!
– Timothy K.


Chris stuck with me through out my very complicated house search and not once made me feel rushed or ignored. Anytime that I had a question or concern, day or night, he was always available. I am so grateful to Chris and can not thank him enough.
– Kaitlin A.


Chris Shumate, Angela Durden, Debbie. Made buying my new house a wonderful experience. I was kept informed along the way. Very professional staff. I am very appreciative and thankful to the entire Fairway staff. Thank you!!
– Teressa T.