Matthew O'Connor

Matthew O'Connor

Branch Manager

NMLS# 142602
Wilmington, NC
Office 910.679.6833
Cell 910.789.9236


Matthew O’Connor began his career in the mortgage industry as a mortgage loan originator in 2000, successfully assisting his clients in the Piedmont and Raleigh areas of North Carolina. Being a native New Yorker, Matthew returned to his home state in 2002 and worked to become a top loan consultant. In 2004, he moved back to North Carolina and now resides in the beach community of Topsail Island. Matthew joined the team at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation as a mortgage professional and looks forward to providing exceptional service to his clients.

  • June 28, 2021

    Such a great experience.

    Patricia D.
  • June 22, 2021

    Matthew was great and I had no problems dealing with him. I think it is the company itself. And all the documentation needed pertaining to my finances this was very frustrating for me.

    Julie L.
  • May 18, 2021

    Every step of the process Mat let you know exactly where and what was going on. Never did I have to wonder what was going on with my mortgage because every single time Mat was either calling me or sending me a email on what to expect. If you want the best look no further than Mat O' Connor

    Thomas S.
  • May 11, 2021

    Matthew thoroughly communicated throughout the process and set clear expectations. He was always easy and pleasant to work with.

    Leah C.
  • May 11, 2021

    Matt was great. He kept up to date and well informed every step of the way.

    Geraldine D.
  • May 8, 2021

    This is my second closing with Matt and he continues to be the best!

    Cynthia D.
  • April 28, 2021

    I was deployed for the majority of this process and my wife was home to take on much of this alone unfortunately. Matthew made it as easy as possible and was a great help during an otherwise difficult and stressful situation

    David R.
  • April 18, 2021

    Matt communicates extremely well and makes every client feel like priority. He understands that working together with the agent makes a great experience for everyone involved

    Denise S.
  • April 14, 2021

    Matt was very responsive at all times, truly cared, and was in constant contact with me to make purchasing my first home an easy experience.

    Jake O.
  • April 10, 2021

    I could call Matt anytime

    Darren L.
  • February 20, 2021

    Matt and the Fairway Mortgage team recognized ways to make loan requirements to work to the benefit of the borrower. Every mortgage loan is going to be different, but Matt will start with what is possible and look for ways to qualify the loan instead of looking for a factor that may disqualify a borrower. All mortgage loans start with an application and collecting personal finance documents. They also leverage technology to organize and modernize the loan process seamlessly. Call/contact Matt!

    Jon D.
  • February 17, 2021

    It was the most painless mortgage process that we ever experienced I would recommend Matthew to anyone looking for a mortgage

    Richard D.
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    Alyce D.
  • January 10, 2021

    Matthew was able to help my client when three other loan officers could not. He was in constant communication to keep us informed of what was happening.

    Vicki L.
  • January 8, 2021

    Matthew was very honest and straight forward with the different things that had to be done and he kept me updated and informed of what I needed to do in a timely manner. He ironed out a lot of wrinkles from the previous mortgage companies that lead me to dead-end roads that took my money and never closed me. I am grateful that I met Matt and the journey we had together. I would truly recommend him to family and friends. Matt was awesome throughout the whole process.He knew exactly what to do.

    Cassandra F.
  • January 8, 2021

    Matt was very involved every step of the process. His communication was excellent. He made sure we understood all documents. I can’t speak high enough of Matt, Charity and their team.

    Warren S.
  • December 23, 2020

    Matt was fantastic, an absolute pleasure to work with! His experience and knowledge was a necessary advantage to the process. I would highly recommend Matt to family & friends and will personally use him for any future transactions.

    Nealie W.
  • December 1, 2020

    excellent service from Matthew and his crew. Very pleasant and fast as well as through.

    Patricia O.
  • November 30, 2020

    Matt is extremely personable and knowledgeable. He made my home refinance process easy.

    Kevin C.
  • November 29, 2020

    Very knowledgeable, personable and caring professional.

    Diane C.
  • November 18, 2020


    Geraldine D.
  • November 16, 2020

    Awesome experience with every step!

    Emily C.
  • November 14, 2020

    Mat was very knowledgeable and always available for a question. Our loan was done in a timely manner with no problems. Mat is a very pleasant person which made for a great experience.

    Thomas S.
  • October 31, 2020

    The way Matthew kept in touch with us.

    Owen M.
  • October 6, 2020

    He was very invested in getting my mortgage approved. He kept me constantly updated with the progress of the mortgage and ALL of the government hurdles

    Katherine A.
  • September 19, 2020

    Matt was very communicative and always returned messages in a timely fashion and took into account that buyers in this remote purchase were in time zones up to 6 hours apart. He was also very easy to deal with and was upbeat and friendly. His processor Charity was also responsive and nice to work with. Overall a good experience.

    Richard K.
  • September 17, 2020

    Matt is awesome at communicating and keeping you updated on where the process is. He goes beyond expectation and always follows through with what he says.

    Nicholas B.
  • September 1, 2020

    Matt's work on credit report.issues always a live person answering phone calls don't remember getting many voice mails and when I did response was a always prompt close contact a real ally

    Kevin P.
  • August 30, 2020

    Matt was on top of everything in order to get us a timely and smooth closing. He checked in almost daily and when he wasn't in touch, his assistant (Charity) took over. He even attended our closing (first time we've ever seen this type of service). His passion for excellence is to be commended. Thank you, Matt and our team for the best mortgage experience we have ever had (and we've had many!).

    Patricia B.
  • August 29, 2020

    Already did. Honesty. Diligence... Every encounter. Every conversation. Every exchange. Every day. Set expectations. Met expectations. Exceeded expectations. Matt came to the closing to offer his Support and expertise as well as making certain ALL items were properly handled.

    Michael B.
  • August 8, 2020

    Excellent communication from beginning to end. Responsive to my emails and texts. Explained everything in detail and made sure we were kept in the loop.

    Warren S.
  • August 1, 2020

    Communicating with us making us feel like a friend not a client all around great man

    Donald P.
  • August 1, 2020

    Matthew was very responsive. He was ALWAYS available anytime I had a question. His knowledge and expertise far surpasses expectations. He truly cares about helping people achieve their goals!

    Barbara P.
  • July 16, 2020

    Matthew helped us close on time and took the time to thoroughly explain everything in the process for a new home buyer. He offered a lot of support and made himself available around our schedules.

    April H.
  • July 14, 2020

    Matthew went way beyond any expectations to assist us with our loan. He helped us work through a mountain of problems to include credit problems as well as problems in dealing with a difficult seller. All during a national crisis that had most business shut down! Our loan would not have happened without Matthew O'Connor!!! Thanks Matt!!!

    Frank B.
  • June 19, 2020

    He was easy to talk to

    Matthew J.
  • June 19, 2020

    Matthew was always available when we had questions. Took time to explain in detail. Very pleasant!!

    Kellie M.
  • June 18, 2020

    Matthew is totally accommodating and goes the extra step!

    Cheryl M.
  • June 8, 2020

    Matthew’s effort and attention to detail made the experience as painless as possible.

    Robert C.
  • June 5, 2020

    What made this experience great was dealing with such a professional and hard working staff. They made the process for my wife and I.

    Kurtis C.
  • May 22, 2020

    Matthew was very helpful and understanding to ensure everything was done correctly a nd that I felt comfortable throughout the process.

    Hortencia E.
  • May 5, 2020

    Matthew made my home buying experience as easy and stress free as possible . He is responsive, informative, and honest.

    Troy S.
  • March 28, 2020

    Matthew was top notch in service, responsiveness, and urgency. My girlfriend and I were put into a situation that we were not sure that we could get out of and matt pulled us through and got us closed in just 14 days... incredible service. Will recommend to anyone in need of a lender

    Cody T.
  • March 26, 2020

    Paul B.
  • March 18, 2020

    Matthew went the extra mile. he was great about responding to calls and texts. He even hand delivered paperwork , when I could not get it to download! He was prompt , excellent and knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with.

    Susie S.
  • February 8, 2020

    Matthew was great to work with. Above all, the constant availability for communication was outstanding. As a Realtor, we believe open communication between clients and pros (lenders, Realtors, lawyers, inspectors etc) is very important to a smooth and successful transaction. Matthew and his team exceeded expectations. Looking forward to working with Matthew and Fairway in the future.

    Eric H.
  • January 31, 2020

    Matthew was great to work with. He made the process easy and seamless. He was able to easily answer all my questions. He went above and beyond helping me get my house. I couldn't be happier with the service.

    Brittny V.
  • December 27, 2019

    Matt is very knowledgeable regarding the mortgage industry and different products available. Excellent communication throughout the entire process. Highly recommend Matthew!

    Catherine N.
  • December 23, 2019

    Fairway was a great company to work with. I'm a truck driver, and that poses it's own challenges. Matt O'Connor and Fairway met the challenge head own and got it done. Great company to have on your side. Thank you again Matthew O'Connor and the Fairway team.

    Chuck C.
  • November 30, 2019


    David A.
  • October 21, 2019

    Never gave up always on point never said surrender and was always very informative a great guy to work under or with would recommend to anyone

    Bernard G.
  • October 19, 2019

    Fast, friendly and thorough.

    Renee R.
  • October 16, 2019

    I’m convinced my loan process wouldn’t have happened had it not been for Matt. If you’re looking for a lender that’s thorough and will exhaust every option to make sure you’re getting what you need, Matt at Fairway is the obvious choice. I’m so grateful for how everything worked out.

    Hannah T.
  • September 12, 2019

    Just the overall experience and professionalism of Matthew O'Connor was on point. Matthew O'Connor made the whole process very understanding and smooth going. And he was very knowledgeable and I could call him with any question and he was there to walk me thru everything. Great experience and wonderful customer service. And thanks to him I was able to get a great deal and save alot of money.

    Jeffrey C.
  • July 23, 2019

    Matthew is very knowledgeable and answered all questions I had. He also kept the lines of communication open with status updates, and was either available or promptly returned my call every time I contacted him. He went the extra mile to ensure I understood the home buying process, and was present at closing to offer his congratulations. He is a true professional that made this whole process stress free.

    Michael W.
  • July 23, 2019

    Matt was easy to work with, kept myself and the buyers informed step by step, never missing a beat! Matt attended to closing as well which most lenders are never present at closing, my buyers were very impressed and pleased!

    Alice B.
  • July 22, 2019

    Matthew's communication was fantastic! I can't believe how fast we were able to close on this transaction!

    Meredith B.
  • April 11, 2019

    The team made this dream come true for us. Something that we never thought possible seemed easy. Thank you for all your time and effort!

    Autumn B.
  • April 5, 2019

    Willing to yeah at anytime about my unique situation.

    David P.
  • February 6, 2019

    Matt O’Connor and charity boswell helped me through the process. Every question was answered quickly and thoroughly. Matt went above and beyond to help me gather all my required paperwork and even met me after hours to make this process as easy as possible. I would highly recommend this firm and team to anyone buying a home.

    Brian T.
  • January 10, 2019

    Professional, knowledgable

    Gregory G.
  • January 9, 2019

    I’ve been in the real estate industry over 31 yrs, I’ve done business with many lenders but Matt got my attention, he’s persistent, consistent, patient and very knowledgeable, I’m looking forward beyond 2019.

    Alice B.
  • January 7, 2019

    Excellent communication and service. Understands what customers need. Would highly recommend Matthew to anyone seeking financing. Alyce Soffer

    Alyce S.
  • August 30, 2018

    A year after working with us to buy our vacation home, Matt was instrumental in helping to solve an insurance issue. He embodies the concept of “service after the sale.”

    Kathy M.
  • August 28, 2018

    We thought relocating from several states away was going to be a nightmare, but Matt made the process so much easier! He was aways available to answer questions and kept us in-the-know the entire time.

    Lauren M.
  • August 23, 2018

    Very professional and great communication. Made the whole process simple.

    Jonathan L.
  • July 22, 2018

    Matt made my first home buying experience so awesome! I had a short time limit to make my move and he made it happen on time. He was super fast to answer back and kept me very well informed in the whole process. I highly recommend his services! He was such a pleasure to work with 🙂 I’m a very happy client.

    Britney A.
  • May 15, 2018

    Matt was extremely responsive, available to answer our questions any time, night or day, weekday or weekend. He was professional, pleasant, patient, and knowledgeable. He made us feel comfortable with the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Matt to friends and family. Thank you!

    Thomas T.

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