Branch Operations Manager for Fairway in Hawaii, Katrina Mizuuchi has been in the mortgage and real estate industry since 2004. Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, Katrina and her husband Chad enjoy spending their free time with their five children, singing karaoke, playing games or just hanging out. As a family-operated branch, Katrina and Chad understand the meaning of ‘Ohana (family) and Laulima (working together), which shows in the faces of their many satisfied clients and business partners.
Having worked as a licensed real estate salesperson and escrow coordinator prior to becoming a full-time mortgage loan officer, Katrina has a comprehensive knowledge of the industry. This helps to provide her clients with true full-service support by being able to effectively communicate and work with many skilled professionals in the industry. Katrina assists her clients in meeting their overall financial goals through proper planning and education. “It’s not about getting you a mortgage, it’s about getting you to your goals, whatever they may be – in the best way possible. That’s my job. I don’t want to be just your loan officer, I want to be your trusted advisor and hopefully your friend – someone you can turn to and know that you are being taken care of. I want to make your home financing needs one less thing that you need to worry about because you know you have someone to turn to.”
As a branch manager, Katrina’s goal is to serve her team and help them to become successful in both their career and personal goals because the two oftentimes go hand in hand. She believes in providing her team with the resources and education necessary to grow and become stronger every day. Katrina wants to see the people around her succeed, so she works to help each member of their branch to be better equipped in helping homeowners achieve their financial goals.
Katrina came to Fairway because of their Core Values. She believes it’s easy to find a company that will SAY they work for you, but it’s really hard to find a company that actually DOES work for you. Everyone at Fairway truly embraces the Core Values. Katrina says that this is a direct result of the CEO following the same values every day, and leading by example.