Olan Carder

Sr. Mortgage Planner

NMLS# 97565
Weddington, NC
Direct 980.721.7478


Olan Carder started in the mortgage industry back in 1997. He has built his business on long-term relationships and referrals from local Realtors, builders and his clients. Nothing is more important to Olan and his team than doing the job right and ensuring that every client obtains the best mortgage plan for their family!


  • September 5, 2021

    C C.
  • September 2, 2021

    Constant communication.

    Tania C.
  • August 10, 2021

    Efficient, strong communications, very professional in every way

    David R.
  • August 7, 2021

    First of all, I do not work for Chick-fil-A, or ever have, but it has been,"MY PLEASURE", working with each, and everyone at the Fairway Independent Mortgage Company. Keep doing the exceptional job you are doing. If I do another Refinance, or sell my 🏠, you all are my go to Company! Have a pleasant day!

    Lisa N.
  • July 31, 2021

    Efficient process under an accelerated time line to close

    Roddy L.
  • July 4, 2021

    Olan and everyone at Fairway Mortgage were super responsive, reliable, and fast moving and made closing on my new home a breeze! This was my first home purchase and they guided me through the lending and purchasing process in a way that made me feel well informed and comfortable with every step from start to finish. I will definitely be recommending and using them in the future.

    Eric H.
  • April 28, 2021

    Great group to work with. Very helpful and knowledgeable. This was our 2nd time using them and will use them again it the future. They made the process very easy and fast.

    Louis T.
  • April 28, 2021

    Very convenient

    Melissa V.
  • April 13, 2021


    Winston W.
  • February 14, 2021

    Olan’s team made my refinance process quick and easy. They were available to answer any of my questions.

    Devin M.
  • January 23, 2021

    Olan and his team made my home refi easy to navigate in this virtual environment. I even had a home visit closing! Talk about convenience! Great people, great planning, great refi price! Who could ask for anything more?!?

    Deborah B.
  • December 29, 2020

    Great service, easy processing, convenient scheduling for my re-finance!

    Rachel C.
  • December 15, 2020

    Olan and his firm provides help advice and professional services.

    Christopher C.
  • October 14, 2020

    Olan and his team make the refi process a breeze... Even with a hectic schedule - their customer service team was understanding and extremely helpful the entire journey!

    Bradley C.
  • October 12, 2020

    The follow up by Olan is spectacular, if you have a question he or his team will find the answer.

    Warren D.
  • October 11, 2020

    Olan, Susan, Jeff and Jacob are fantastic! Professional, knowledgeable and friendly happy people. So easy to deal with. The whole experience was wonderful. Highly recommended!

    Emily O.
  • October 3, 2020

    Professionalism and follow through

    Vicki D.
  • September 1, 2020

    Everyone worked together as a team.

    Lorreta E.
  • September 1, 2020

    He is hard working

    Dennis B.
  • August 29, 2020

    Customer service was very good. You were all very understanding to situations that we were unable to do, and got us through it all. Contact even with Jacob was great he was always there for us! We were getting frustrating with some things we had to do , but JACOB was awesome! Made us calm down and relax that he would help and get it done. Also not having to drive for our closing g was the top!

    Dolores S.
  • August 12, 2020

    The Fairway team was on the ball and the end result was a smooth home purchase.

    Zechariah W.
  • June 5, 2020

    Great group of folks to work with . They made it easy and had a great interest rate as well! Would definitely use their services again for a third time .

    Raymond R.
  • May 21, 2020

    Olan and his team were in it for me... not what they stood to gain. They are genuine and caring!! A trait that unfortunately escapes many in the business world today. My circumstances were "not the norm", and they went above and beyond for me in countless ways... To say thank you seems inadequate. I was truly BLESSED!!

    Janice S.
  • April 26, 2020

    Very simple, you got the job done. There were some minor hiccups that could have been avoided with better communications but all in all the loan was handled very professionally.

    Joseph F.
  • April 2, 2020

    Olan and his team do a great job in assisting clients. I would highly recommend them.

    Stephanie B.
  • March 27, 2020

    Great team effort and determination to get the job done.

    Kenneth H.
  • March 18, 2020

    Great rates, and very easy to work with. Jacob Lowder was always very responsive. Every time I had a question sent via email to him, he would take the time to call me instead of responding to an email. That was a great personal touch that was very appreciated.

    Wilfredo R.
  • March 5, 2020

    Have worked with Olan several times. Only negative was an unexpected lock extension fee

    Chadwick M.
  • March 5, 2020

    Everyone y great to work with highly recommend

    Jack P.
  • February 24, 2020

    Everything was easy and smooth! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

    Hayley P.
  • December 9, 2019

    There were no surprises at all when I work with Olan. He is calm and patient and he has a great team to work with.

    Kimberly S.
  • November 27, 2019


    Jonathan W.
  • November 27, 2019

    Everyone on the team was always available to talk and answer any questions that I had. I had a lot of question too.

    Noah S.
  • November 8, 2019

    They made this process very easy for me by keeping in contact. I never had to wonder what was going on with my mortgage. It gave me peace of mind knowing that everything was being handled.

    Kelsey P.
  • October 28, 2019

    Easy process and straightforward

    David A.
  • October 5, 2019

    The emails and texts every week keeping us informed on things.

    Robert M.
  • September 19, 2019

    Thanks very much for all you did for us !!!

    Keith A.
  • September 18, 2019

    What made our experience with Olan Carder and h team was their communication with us & letting us know every step of the way what was happening with our refinance loan. He and his team are second to None! Two thumbs up!

    Sherrill A.
  • September 11, 2019

    Everyone was helpful and informative, professional and friendly! The entire process was made as stress free and easy as possible!

    Monique P.
  • August 25, 2019

    Amazing staff, great communication, fast service. Everything went perfectly.

    Spencer S.
  • August 23, 2019

    I loved how easy the process was as a first time home buyer.

    Margaret D.
  • August 11, 2019

    Fairway did the work for me and was more than willing to break down the information and explain it so that I could understand everything.

    Jonathan D.
  • August 6, 2019

    Loved every part of the process working with this team! Super informative and whenever my wife and I had a question someone was there to help us out on the first call. Never, at any point, did we not know what was going on with our loan. We also loved our Friday afternoon video updates Highly recommend this team to anybody! Thanks for everything!

    Richard G.
  • July 24, 2019

    Everyone at Fairway was friendly and acted like they were glad to help. They took time to answer all my questions. I will recommend you to others.9

    Charlie S.
  • July 20, 2019

    Olan was very knowledgeable about the entire home lending process and was quick to provide options and updates as things progressed.

    Levi P.
  • July 3, 2019

    The entire staff is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful in every step of the process.

    Robert C.
  • June 26, 2019

    Everyone at Fairway Mortgage were extremely helpful, prompt with email responses, and very easy to reach on the phone!

    Hazel W.
  • June 16, 2019

    Great team! From the beginning to the end i have had nothing but great service! Each member took the time to answer all my questions and walk me through the entire process. I will and have already referred anyone i know who is looking to purchase a home to my Fairway team! Carrie M.

    Carrie M.
  • June 16, 2019

    Great team! From the beginning to the end i have had nothing but great service! Each member took the time to answer all my questions and walk me through the entire process. I will and have already referred anyone i know who is looking to purchase a home to my Fairway team!Carrie M.

    krowler2006 .
  • June 12, 2019

    Frequent communication, transparency, customer service.

    Boyd R.
  • June 12, 2019

    You guys really made us feel like you cared and that you had our best interest in mind!

    Mathew K.
  • June 10, 2019

    Olan is a fine person and runs a first class operation

    David R.
  • June 9, 2019

    The communication and always being available when we had a question. We had a great experience! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

    Jonathan P.
  • June 2, 2019

    Reliable and quick.

    Semen M.
  • May 22, 2019

    Susan Hawkins is an incredible part of this team. The personalized services and the level of communication is unmatched. This team provided excellent customer service.

    Fariesa B.
  • May 8, 2019

    Okay, it sounds hokey to say a mortgage company can give amazing service. I mean usually it's just one of the millions of contacts you juggle during the process of buying a home and you probably don't remember it within a month or so of moving in. Not so with Olan and his team. Such great service- definitely over and above what I expected!

    user1035947 .
  • May 7, 2019

    Clear communication & updates

    Julie C.
  • April 6, 2019

    The professional team that assisted me from Jacob to Susan Jennifer everyone was very informative and made me comfortable in this transition to a home owner for that I am thankful

    Keyonta L.
  • April 3, 2019

    High efficiency and great communication

    Rachel C.
  • April 2, 2019

    Great team and pleasure to work with. Easiet loan process for sure!!!

    Michael O.
  • April 1, 2019

    This was my third time going through a mortgage application process... This was by far the best experience ever. Every step of the way the team was incredibly helpful. I can't recommend Olan and the team enough.

    Bradley C.
  • March 6, 2019

    Friendly service Quick responses Detailed information Very informant to myself and my agent

    Kenneth L.
  • March 3, 2019

    The people we worked with (Susan, Jacob and Jennifer) were extremely knowledgeable and professional. They made us feel like we were thier only clients. I can't imagine using anyone else in the future.

    Keenan R.
  • February 11, 2019

    Great service!!!

    Anthony G.
  • February 10, 2019

    I definitely appreciated the frequent communication and willingness to answer any and all questions that I had throughout this process! Thank you!

    Amanda K.
  • February 9, 2019

    In a world of answering machines and impersonal technology, Fairway Mortgage was a, good old-fashioned, face to face Oasis as we walked through the confusing mortgage hunting and closing process. We could not have been more pleased with their service and attention to us. We would highly recommend them to anyone needing mortgage help.

    Jon M.
  • January 18, 2019

    Susan kept calling and her pleasentness helped throughout the stress of purchasing my first home.

    Amado L.
  • January 18, 2019

    Susan kept calling and her pleasentness helped throughout the stress of purchasing my first home. The information was portrayed in an excellent manor. The amount of set up that came with working with this team made my next steps almost impossible to miss.

    amadoluna61 .
  • January 8, 2019

    Olan was creative and worked closely with us and the underwriting team to find a solution.

    Nancy O.
  • November 16, 2018

    Customer service and personal attention was great.

    Serita A.
  • November 11, 2018

    Should have listened to Beth Ivey a little closer

    William M.
  • October 22, 2018

    Diligent and responsive. Great lines of communication.

    Ryan P.
  • October 19, 2018

    Everyone worked together like a well oiled machine. Couple hiccups but all in all great experience. Staff were exceptional esp. Jennifer she made me feel like I was the only person she was taking care of. She was great along with all other staff.

    Deborah M.
  • October 5, 2018

    You always had several people working on my loan . I was always able to get ahold of you and you returned my call. Since I used you before it seamed it was a lot easier.

    Rebecca H.
  • October 2, 2018

    Very attentive and pleasant to work with. The group as a whole was very prompt and on top of their game. Thankful for the services

    Joshua M.
  • September 22, 2018

    I had never heard of Fairway Independent Mortgage Company before, but I decided to call to see where it would lead me. I spoke to Olan Carder, and after our initial conversation I knew I was in good hands. Olan is knowledgeable, and made Home Ownership easy, educational, and exciting. The client service, processing, and underwriting team was amicable, helpful, and very patient with me during the process. I would like to Thank you all, and pray blessings upon the Company's future success!

    Lisa N.
  • September 12, 2018

    Thank you for your help.

    Elizabeth B.
  • September 7, 2018

    they Made the Process extremely easy. Olan kept me well informed about every step.

    Gianni G.
  • September 7, 2018

    If you want someone who is professional and cares, make sure Olan is your Broker!

    Kristofor F.
  • August 21, 2018

    Olan would answer all my questions, made me feel secure,when you are a first time homeowners we had lots of questions, and also the way he explain everything, the team also like Jennifer and Melinda they were awesome, thanks Olan

    Jesus D.
  • August 18, 2018

    Very good experience!

    Nicole H.
  • August 15, 2018

    From the first time I spoke with Olan, he explained the process and put me at ease. I really enjoyed working with his entire team and I will definitely recommend Fairway to family and friends.

    Stephanie H.
  • August 11, 2018

    As first time homebuyers, Olan walked us through every step of the lending process. He and his team stayed in touch with us throughout the process, always answered our questions, and funded our loan fast! I’d recommend Olan and his team to anyone!

    Jennifer P.
  • August 3, 2018

    Prompt responses when we needed answers, quality conversations, specific direction when needed, knowledgeable support personnel, and willingness to work situations to accomplish what was needed to finalize our transactions. Just simply great people with whom to work! Could not recommend the Fairway team more highly.

    Edward L.
  • August 3, 2018

    Olan is a professional who consistently gives 110%.

    Stephani L.
  • July 28, 2018

    Buying a house at fairway mortgage was great experience, I would do it again, Olan Carder and his team at fairway mortgage I put my trust, Thank u

    Walter D.
  • July 4, 2018

    Olan Carder and his crew did a Great job getting our VA mortgage for our new townhome!!! Thanks a lot Olan!!

    Keith A.
  • July 4, 2018

    Thank you so much Olan for walking this journey with us in the purchase of our new home! You went above and beyond our expectations working with VA & all the red tape that involved. We appreciated your weekly video updates to us so that we were informed as to the progress of our VA loan. We are grateful for all you and your staff have done for us. You are a fabulous mortgage broker! We definitely will recommend you to our friends who are in the market for buying a home! Two thumbs up!

    Sherrill A.
  • June 30, 2018

    The staff members are GREAT! Each step of the process is explained to you and you never feel lost. All members of Olans team to include him return calls A.S.A.P! There are not enough positive words to say about this company. This is my 2nd time conducting business with them and highly recommend there services. Job Well Done. Thank you. AD Nett

    Adrienne N.
  • June 23, 2018

    The best part about working with Olan is his promptness in returning calls and answering questions. I have been a client for many years and he always has always made time for me even when it was just a question. In the electronic age where everything seems to be done via email and the internet, it is great to be able to get in touch with a person who can answer questions directly. I hope to be able to work with him again in the future.

    Christopher R.
  • June 11, 2018

    Everything was fantastic!

    Tommy O.
  • June 5, 2018

    Thanks for answering all our questions quickly and in understandable terms.

    Amore B.
  • June 4, 2018

    Olan's genuine concern and accessibility made working with Fairway a wonderful experience. I felt like he cared for me personally as an individual homebuyer and not just one of many. Olan was patient and answered every question or concern promptly. I had an exceptional experience with Fairway.

    Leah P.
  • June 4, 2018

    The service was GREAT...but I selected "just ok" because I didn't care for the mass of emails. Not including pre-approval, I counted 22 separate emails. Possibly consolidate emails to try and keep a consistent message topic that can be referenced throughout the process?

    James B.
  • May 28, 2018

    Olan was able to structure the deal so it worked for all of us and was able close quickly, his staff kept me up to date on everything and made the whole process pretty easy. I would also like to commend the references they gave me for doing a great job. Great experience all around.

    Christopher L.
  • May 19, 2018

    Very communicative about the process

    Caroline M.
  • May 18, 2018

    Nothing to add

    Timothy S.
  • May 17, 2018

    Personal desire to see us find the house that was perfect for our family

    Rebecca L.
  • May 16, 2018

    you were prompt and very efficient due to the fact we were doing everything online until he final signing. Especially good since we were in another state and moving to newly built home in another state. I highly recommend ypur service to everyone .

    Dolores G.
  • May 15, 2018

    Smooth process in an out of state transaction; no surprises.

    Clay P.
  • May 15, 2018

    Kept informed of every step along the way.

    JON F.
  • May 15, 2018

    Olan was on top of everything, very patient with all of our questions and incredibly knowledgeable. He was never too busy to make sure we felt comfortable and confident at every step of the process.

    Kristin I.
  • May 14, 2018

    From start to finish I was supported by professionals with a personal touch that made my transition from renter to owner very smooth and pleasant. Thank you

    Manny C.
  • May 13, 2018

    Good Honest and caring people that made our 1st home buying experience easier

    Andrew H.

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