Branch Manager & Senior Loan Consultant
- Cell: (808) 347-1028
- Fax: (808) 237-5786
- Office: (808) 254-3300
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://tiarefullerton.com
- NMLS #: 301072
What makes a great mortgage lender? Experience, service, and a good reputation for starters. But there is so much more. She has to be honest and detailed; your financial advisor, psychologist, counselor, negotiator, educator and friend all rolled into one very compassionate, but tenacious woman – one who exceeds all expectations – all the reasons necessary to refer her to your friends, family, or clients who are considering buying a home, or your neighbor looking to re-fi.
Tiare Fullerton is this person. Ninety-seven percent of her clients are referrals – a compliment within itself! Tiare is the Realtor’s loan advisor. Oahu’s Realtors prefer Tiare as the loan officer they can trust because she has extraordinary industry knowledge, is a creative problem solver, believes in doing it the right way the first time, and, above all else, she cares. Realtors know that they can count on Tiare to help their clients close on their home purchases with as little stress as possible. Tiare states, “Will it be stress-free? Not quite, but this is mortgage-lending in the 21st century. I reduce the stress as much as possible by walking you through the process, step-by-step so you are informed with no surprises.”
Unique among loan officers, once the home closes, Tiare remains in touch, always informing and educating about loans and what may help you down the road. Tiare didn’t just walk into this profession; she literally started on the ground floor of the industry in 1992. She worked in the accounting department of a nonprofit, a loan processor for IMC Funding Group, a vault teller for Bank of America in Japan, and a loan processor (knowing how to present the loan papers for an underwriter to review and approve) and senior loan officer for Bank of Hawaii; which all led up to being the Branch Manager of Mortgage Associates of Hawaii.
Always continuing her education to better help her clients, Tiare is a member of the Brian Buffini’s Business Coaching Community. This association has given her the ability to develop a nationwide network of loan officers and Realtors to help families as they transition to or from Hawaii. Tiare specializes in home loans for Veterans, the self-employed, and the financially sophisticated clientele.
When asked what she likes best about her work, Tiare says, “There is nothing more important than educating a client so they’re comfortable with their loan choices. Giving them every tool necessary to make educated, informed decisions is very important to me. And, most of all, I just love helping people.”
As an extra service, her way of saying thank you, Tiare enjoys helping military Vets with special financing. She also supports the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, and the Hawaiian Humane Society; she is a member of Bishop Museum and the Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium and is on the Advisory Council of the Windward Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Professionally, she is President of the Hawaii Association of Mortgage Brokers and is a Board Member and Treasurer of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and the Kina`ole Chapter of Business Network International.
Tiare is big on families too. Although she was raised as an only child, in the last ten years she has been able to connect with four half-siblings, adding them to her growing family which includes her husband, their two sons, and her stepson. When she is not spending time with her husband and sons creating wonderful family memories, you will find her relaxing with a good book or, more likely, actively exploring the ocean while scuba diving.
It is fitting that Tiare Fullerton’s daily reminder lies in the words of Mahatma Ghandi,
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Tiare is absolutely someone I would recommend to my ohana and friends. She carries herself as a very professional, knowledgable, caring individual. She is one who treats you as family and wants to get things done in an orderly matter. Tiare is very personable and makes sure every detail is presented correctly. She gives her 100%+ “Can do attitude,” along with a touch of Aloha Spirit. I have been blessed and worry free, since day one, on the most important matter, of refinancing my home. I so grateful for what she has accomplished for me. Mahalo’s Tiare.