Sean McDowell Team

Mortgage Consultant Fairway Mortgage NMLS ID# 196636
Sean McDowell has more than 19 years of experience in the mortgage and lending industry.

In addition to being a top producing loan officer, Sean’s career also includes leadership roles at well-respected companies such as Impac Mortgage and Prospect Mortgage as well as his current role at Fairway Independent Mortgage. He has provided strategic direction and has overseen production at call centers with a focus on refinancing and retail branches servicing realtors and purchase loans. He has also managed entire divisions at publicly traded companies concentrating on mortgage loans, loan modifications, short sales and REO liquidation. Sean’s well-rounded experience in addition to his extensive background in both sales and operations is widely recognized and proves to be extremely vital to fulfill his ambitious vision.

He currently holds his California Brokers license and his NMLS Mortgage license.

Sean resides in Irvine, California and is a proud husband and father. Much of his free time is centered around family activities. He enjoys golfing, water skiing and keeping up on political issues and current events. Additionally, he stays extremely active in his community by working with local organizations and charities to support their causes.

NMLS: 196636
Jun 17, 2019
Sean is friendly and professional. He always got back to me to answer my questions and it was smooth sailing working with him and his team.
May 20, 2019
Sean and his entire team are phenomenal!! they made the process so easy and with very little stress. sean was so accessible for any concerns or questions i had which was unexpected and awesome! they were able to get my loan approved and we closed in 21 days! amazing!!!
Apr 26, 2019
I had a challenging construction loan situation that my credit union wouldn't touch. Sean and his team made it happen. Thanks again!
Apr 9, 2019
My husband and I were first time home buyers. Sean was always available for questions and helped us through the entire process as smoothly as possible. I would highly recommend Sean to other borrowers.
Apr 9, 2019
Home buyer
Everything went impeccably smooth. No bumps, no bruises. :D
Mar 29, 2019
Real Estate Agent
Sean and his team are A#1, First Class, Quick and Ready to Serve! Sean is all about customer service, experience and concierge treatment to help the client feel at ease and understand that they are truly being taken care of. When a client feels, "They have my best interest at heart", that is the feeling we aim to achieve. And Sean has that down. The values behind how he runs his business are the values we share with our own business. Bringing customer service... True Customer Service... back into our business is what is needed and Sean is on it!
Jan 28, 2019
Sean and his team are exceptional. They elevate the customer experience to a level most lenders can’t touch. Sean is proactive in helping me follow up with leads until they become clients and then he continues to flow up with them weekly until we get them under contract. Sean is excellent with communication both to myself and our clients. His team back at the office proactively handle the escrow closing process once we get buyers under contract so that Sean can focus on following up with and converting more of my leads and getting more business. If you want a great lending partner then gove Sean and his team a try.
Dec 14, 2018
Sean and his team did a great job with my client’s loan. Good communication and quick processing. As with many real estate transactions, we had a few hiccups and the team worked through them like champs! They worked hard to make sure we closed on schedule! Big thumbs up!
Dec 14, 2018
Sean kept us informed and follow up was excellently. I highly recommend Sean as a lender . Thank you Sean
Aug 7, 2018
Sean McDowell and his team really take care of our clients, whether it's a purchase loan or a refinance loan. Our clients have such glowing reviews about Sean's professionalism, accessibility, helpfulness, out-of-the-box thinking, and his knowledge and experience regarding mortgages. When our clients are happy, we agents are happy, too.
Jul 24, 2018
Residential Redeveloper
As a residential redevelopment company we must have multi exit strategies, rehab and sell, hold/passive income or wholesale. With Sean on our team, we know we will be working with someone who is professional, knowledgeable and with the experience to get our clients and/or us quickly through the lending process. If you are looking to add someone with these qualities to your team. I highly recommend Sean.
Mar 26, 2018
I don't even know how to begin describing how wonderful this team is! From the initial meeting, I felt completely comfortable at Fairway. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and were always accessible for questions and concerns from a first time home buyer. I felt well taken care of every step of the way. I dealt mostly with Sean and Darcy and they were both absolutely amazing to work with. Sean went above and beyond to make my first home buying experience as smooth as possible and I will forever be grateful!
Mar 16, 2018
Rock solid team. Dealt with Sean and Jamie, and they both got the job done. As a buyer, my main concern was about having someone who is responsive to my endless questions and hold my hand throughout my home purchase.

Immediate responses even in the off hours? Check.
Problem solving skills to ensure that my transaction goes through? Check
Competitive pricing and clear explanation of my options? Check

It was a breath of fresh air to work with competent and clearly seasoned mortgage professionals.
Mar 16, 2018
I've been working with Sean and his team for several years now and they have continually demonstrated exceptional professional service. I confidently recommend them to anyone looking for highly skilled professionals who always put the needs of their clients first. Thank you for your excellent service, Sean.
Mar 16, 2018
As a new buyer, I need to feel that the team I'm working with has my best interests at heart as well as giving me full information so I can make the best decision. Sean & his team can't be more accessible and accommodating with all of my questions. They are very professional and really easy to work with.
Mar 16, 2018
We had a fantastic experience! We were in escrow with two rental properties doing a 1031 exchange and we weren’t getting the service we wanted from the lender we were working with. Sean and his team came recommended from our CPA and they really came through! He started weeks after the other lender and finished way before and delivered exactly what he said they would. Working with Sean and Darcy I was kept informed all along the way and I’ll be recommending them to everyone. Thank you so much!
Mar 16, 2018
I loved how personalized our experience was. Sean and his associates did an outstanding job staying on top of our financial transactions, with the utmost professionalism. We were impressed with how efficient and reliable everyone involved was. To top it all off, we felt so appreciated. We loved the thoughtful gifts every time we completed a milestone in our mortgage process. From an amazing cookie box to a delicious Italian gift basket every member of our family was able to experience the appreciation. To say that it was an enjoyable experience signing our final documents is an understatement. We were received with a personalized welcome sign, refreshments, a tv monitor with a picture of our house in a beautiful office. Everyone was so kind and welcoming giving us an experience like no other. To top it off before we left, we were given a gift that included a watercolor illustration of our new house, personalized change of address cards, and a bottle of champagne. There is no doubt I will recommend Sean and Fairway Mortgage. They are committed to their work and provide a service like no other. Thank you. Dean and Sandie Toohey