Born and raised in Worcester, Bill Murphy has been in the mortgage business since 1998. As a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist™, Bill continues to attend workshops and seminars on the mortgage industry to stay abreast of new trends and products. He also teaches monthly Residential Mortgage Loan and Credit Today classes at the Worcester Regional Association of Realtors.
In July 2007, Bill was awarded the ‘Affiliate of The Year’ for the Worcester Association of Realtors and served as Chair that same year. In 2008, he received the Most Prestigious Award for “Givers Gain” in the state of Massachusetts and was also named Fairway’s Top Producer in volume.
In November 2007, Bill opened his own mortgage office with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Since joining Fairway, Bill has been consistently among the top 5 producing branch managers. He was among the country’s 200 top producers in the Scotsman Guide in 2009 and 2010 and was in the top 1% in the country by Mortgage Executive Magazine in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Bill found the mortgage business to be tremendously satisfying because he was counseling people about the most important decision of their lives – buying a home. He was honored as one of Worcester Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in September 2006 for his commitment to the community where he lives and works.
Bill is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce, and an Affiliate Member of the Worcester Board of Realtors. He is also a former president of his Business Networking International (BNI) Auburn Chapter, where he is a consistent top giver of business referrals.
Bill Murphy, class of ’93, received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Worcester State University and his graduate degree from Framingham State University. He graduated from Worcester’s North High School in 1989.
Bill received the “The Young Distinguished Alumnus Award” from Worcester State University in May 2007, and the “William Murphy Scholarship Fund” was started by Bill in 2008 – this scholarship fund gives $1000 to a Worcester City High School student every year for five years who is a graduate of Worcester’s North High School and is planning on attending Worcester State University as a commuter student. Bill understands the financial hardships that many students face while attending college full time and working. He hopes that this scholarship will give students the financial flexibility to join a sports team or become involved in a student club. “Giving back to Worcester State University is important to me. I can’t forget my roots. I feel privileged to be successful and I want to do something remarkable with my success,” he said. Bill has also presented to business students, met individually with students about internships and job interviews, and participated in mentoring events sponsored by the Alumni office and Career Services.
Bill believes in giving back to his community. He sponsors Make-A-Wish, where he gives a portion of proceeds to making wishes come true. As of 2015, he raised over $100,000 since 2006, and granted 20 wishes on behalf of Make-A-Wish. Bill has also held annual client appreciation nights at the DCU Center with the Worcester Sharks in support of Make-A-Wish. Bill donates 5 dollars per attendee, benefiting the children of ‘Why Me.’ In May 2016, he partnered with Make-A-Wish again for the First Annual Fairway Mortgage “Walk, Run & Roll for Wishes.”
Bill is a sports enthusiast and has played football in the Worcester Parks League. He coaches his children’s sports teams and is a past president for the Charlton Little League. For the past 10 years, Bill has shared his love of sports with his clients by holding annual Red Sox and Patriot ticket giveaways.
He also supported the Dana Farber Organization as a member of the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team. Bill ran this marathon in 2008, 2009, and 2011 where he raised over $15,000 for charity. In addition, Bill donates a portion of proceeds to the “boot campaign” through Fairway, which supports wounded warriors.
Bill was named top loan originator in Central Massachusetts by “Bankers & Tradesman” for 2014 loan production and recently ranked #1 Mortgage Originator in Central Mass by “Bankers & Tradesman.”
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