Contact Michael Rakeman
Registered with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System NMLS ID 60134.
About Michael Rakeman
If you’ve been in touch with Fellowship Home Loans, then you’re no doubt familiar with Mike. Growing up in Rockville Center, NY, Mike began working toward a career in mortgages early by attending college for finance and economics. After graduating, his first job was for a retail mortgage bank, where he helped originate mortgage loans. Once he started working, he realized quickly the impact and potential of mortgages to change people’s lives. Finding satisfaction in helping people, Mike began to explore how he could take mortgages a step further, and bring it closer to his vision of what they could be. “With Fellowship, I was motivated to begin a new undertaking where we could put customers needs first. Having the ability to impact people’s lives is so rewarding,” said Mike in an interview. Through what Mike learned, he noticed a few things that he wished to do differently. The customer’s needs always came second to profit, but Mike knew there had to be a different way. This critical attention to the value of the customer’s experience is what lies behind his work ethic every day. Mike and Brian crossed paths in 2003 when they were first working at a retail bank. They learned that they had played against one another in their church’s youth basketball league. Ironically enough, they were raised no more than ten minutes away from one another on Long Island. Sharing the same interests and values, and coming from the same community made the rest easy; there was an instant friendship and fellowship. “When I started out, I barely knew what a mortgage was. Now, more people are learning about Fellowship. I often hear, ‘I wish I knew about you when I bought my house,’ which is why we are starting a campaign to take this to a national scale,” added Mike.