South Carolina, North Carolina
When not at work, Tom wants to be outside – Camping, Rv’ing, or Backpacking (they are all different!), bike riding, skiing, beach, by the pool, and preferably not pushing a lawn mower.
About Tom Tousignant
Regional Manager for Fairway of the Carolinas and Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist, Tom Tousignant, has been in the mortgage industry for over ten years. As a 22-year veteran and former F-16 pilot in the US Air Force, and Pilot at US Airways, Tom adapts to change well, skillfully calculates risks and makes fast decisions. Tom’s better half is Kathy who teaches dance at her studio, Gift of Dance School. They live Waxhaw with their three of their four teenage children (eldest daughter, Sarah, attends college at UNCW.)
Tom is dedicated to helping homeowners reach their financial goals through proper financial planning. He has taken the lessons he learned as a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighter Pilot and adapted them to help homeowners succeed. Tom says, “When you plan for the big stuff, like enemy fighters, Surface to Air Missiles, and bad weather, things like smooth landings come easily. Likewise, when you plan for the “big stuff” of homeownership like obtaining the right mortgage closed on time and with no surprises, it comes easily, too.”
As Branch Manager, Tom’s sole goal is to provide his employees with the right tools so that, as a team, they can provide clients with a plan for their home loan. Those tools help buyers increase their financial safety and net worth, while reducing the money they spend on interest and taxes. Tom added, “My focus is on creating systems so the Mortgage Professionals here can exceed their goals in a low-stress, high productivity environment. We use the latest technology and tools to help our loan officers excel.”
Tom has been married for over 20 years to Kathy (He picked her up in Church while at F-16 School in Tampa, FL) and they have four teenage children.
Presidents Club: 2009, 2010, 2012,2013
2014 Five Star Professional Award
Tom joined Fairway in 2008 with a team of three people at arguably one of the toughest times in the industry. Since then, Tom has grown his office to close to 40 people in 4 locations around Charlotte. He said, “Our success is a testament to the quality of the people here and the support we get corporately from Fairway. From the CEO to the newest Loan Processor, Fairway makes it easy to succeed and the years have flown by!”
The mortgage industry allows for Tom’s creativity, competitiveness, entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills to be used daily leading a team of the best mortgage people anywhere. He added, “I am really proud of all the professionals in our branches, from our director of first impressions to the loan closers, everyone at Fairway is committed to making our loan officers look like heroes to their clients and real estate partners. He continued, “I love this job because we help people improve their finances and help them realize their dreams while always being fast paced, creative, and disciplined. There’s nothing better.”
“Tom is detailed oriented and provides unfailing followup with mortgages. I have recommended Tom to my boss and he thanked me! Plus he continues to utilize Tom’s services for rental properties. If you need a mortgage or re-finance, Tom will make the process easy.”
“The mortgage business is a complex place and Tom makes sense of the many options you have when considering a mortgage. You will appreciate his integrity, timeliness and listening skills… long term you’ll appreciate the quality of your mortgage. Who Benefits? First time buyers? Definitely. Experienced move up and luxury buyers? Absolutely. Jumbo mortgages? You bet.
I’ve referred more than a dozen clients to Tom with nothing but the best experience. In a notoriously difficult business, Tom and Fairway consistently receive high marks from me and my Agents.”
-Terry McDonald, Owner, McDonald Group Brokers at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered. RELO and Luxury real estate specialists.
“If you are looking for someone honest, trustworthy and responsive in the mortgage business Tom is your guy!”
-Jennifer Brookshire Campbell, Membership & Corporate Sales at PartnerMD
“Tom is the only expert my wife and I will consider going forward. His knowledge, communication skills, and attention to detail are top tier. Trust me…hire him and you will find yourself back here recommending him to others.”
– Steve Macomber, SE Regional Sales Manager at Huber Technology