Born and raised in Worcester, Bill Murphy earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Worcester State University (class of 1993) and his graduate degree from Framingham State University. He graduated from Worcester’s North High School in 1989.
Bill has been in the mortgage industry 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. Bill was named Affiliate of the Year for RACM in 2007 and again in 2017. In 2007, Bill was chairman and in 2008 he received the Most Prestigious Award for “GIVERS GAIN” in the state of Massachusetts.
In November 2007, Bill opened his own branch with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. Since joining Fairway, Bill has consistently been among the top five producing branch managers. He was among the country’s top 200 producers in the Scotsman Guide in 2009 and 2010 and was in Mortgage Executive Magazine’s top 1% in the country the past five years, from 2012 to 2017. Bill has found the mortgage business to be tremendously satisfying because it’s allowed him to counsel 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 was named top loan originator in Central Massachusetts by “Bankers & Tradesman” for the past five years. In 2017, Bill was honored with the Daryll E. Jacobson Award for courage in business. Bill is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce, and is an affiliate member of the Worcester Board of Realtors. He is also a founding member and former president of his Business Networking International (BNI) Auburn Chapter, where he is a consistent top giver of business referrals.
Bill received the “The Young Distinguished Alumnus Award” from Worcester State University in May 2007, and he started the “William Murphy Scholarship Fund” in 2008. This scholarship fund gives a $1,000 scholarship every year for five years to two Worcester City High School students who are graduates of Worcester’s North High School and are 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 his proceeds to making wishes come true. As of 2018, he had raised over $175,000 since 2006, and granted over 23 wishes on behalf of Make-A-Wish. Bill has also held annual client appreciation nights at the DCU Center in support of Make-A-Wish and the children of “Why Me.” In 2016, he partnered with Make a Wish again for the First Annual Fairway Mortgage “Walk, Run, & Roll for Wishes.” In 2018, Bill sponsored a child for Make-A-Wish and had a “Sendoff Party” with balloons, cake and luggage filled with gifts for her Disney Cruise!
Bill has supported the Dana Farber Organization as a member of the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge Team. Bill ran this marathon in 2008, 2009 and 2011, raising over $15,000 for charity. In addition, Bill donates a portion of proceeds to the “American Warrior Initiative” through Fairway, a program for Veterans which helps support our wounded warriors. He supports “Fairway Cares,” the charitable arm of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. This program supports individuals and families battling critical illness and loss.
Bill is a great sports enthusiast and has played football in the Worcester Parks League. He coaches his children’s sports teams and is a past president of the Charlton Little League. For the past 13 years, Bill has shared his love of sports with his clients by holding annual Red Sox and Patriot ticket giveaways as well as sponsoring different sports events for his clients. He is a proud sponsor of many youth sports in surrounding towns and communities.
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