Who Is Svetlana Brikina
It’s a beautiful thing when you find a career that aligns with your passion.
My name is Svetlana and I’m your Mortgage Expert, licensed in Washington state. I can help you with your home purchasing or refinancing needs. I always put my clients first, I am here to be your trusted partner to help you navigate the waters in a complex transaction by offering honest advice and providing responsive support throughout your entire loan process.
I strive to make your home purchase as smooth and comfortable of a journey as possible. After all, buying a home is a VERY EXCITING adventure. I will ensure that I am on your level of understanding, and asses your needs accordingly.
I am here to make your home ownership dreams come true and guide you every step of the way, we are in this together!
I was born in a small town called Fergana “Green Valley” in Uzbekistan (Central Asia). Uzbekistan was part of the USSR but became an independent country back in 1991. I graduated high school in Fergana and moved to the big city of Tashkent. Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan. I went to the Institute of Asian (Oriental) Studies in Tashkent for five years where I graduated with honors and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Economy and Asian Studies. While being in school I had an opportunity to study abroad in South Korea, I was one of the top students and won a scholarship allowing me to live and go to Yonsei University in South Korea.
After graduation, I got a job with the Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan. After three years, I decided that I wanted to broaden my horizons with traveling abroad and continue my educational development.
I had the opportunity to move to Seattle and was accepted to to the University of Washington where I studied English. I fell in love with the people and the city.
After I finished my courses at the University of Washington, I was offered employment with Wells Fargo Business Banking Group in Bellevue, Washington. I worked for Wells Fargo for couple of years but had a passion to become a business owner.
I started a coffee company in Everett, Washington. My company signed a large contract with one of the largest local coffee roasters and we created our own coffee line. Most of the coffee was shipped to Moscow, Russia. My father lived in Russia and distributed the coffee products within Russia.
While running the business I met and worked with Leon Hendrix, brother of legendary Jimi Hendrix, guitar player. Our coffee line was created under the name of “Hendrix Brothers Coffee”. I also worked with Phil Harries from the show “Deadliest Catch”. This is when “Deadliest Brew” coffee line was born. Unfortunately, the economy crashed, and the coffee business was no longer the supportive income.
Being so familiar with the banking world I decide to go back. I worked as an assistant manager at US Bank for few years. Working at US Bank was a great experience and I learned a lot, but I started feeling that I wanted to be involved more in the community and wanted to work for a local bank.
I worked for BECU for 5 years. While at BECU, I realized I had a passion to help people qualify for home loans. The idea of joining the mortgage industry was born.
Currently, I’m on the board of Seattle – Tashkent Sister City Association helping to promote intercultural and international communication between Americans and Central Asians. I am also an Ambassador for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Master Builder Association of King and Snohomish county (MBA).
I love helping people achieve their goals and dreams!
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One of the biggest financial decisions a person can make is buying a home. This is why it is important to find a Mortgage Loan Officer that you trust to help you through the process.
There is not much difference between being prequalified and preapproved. Both terms represent initial steps toward getting approved for a home loan, but neither will guarantee loan approval.
One of the biggest benefits of a pre-approval or pre-qualification letter lets the sellers know that you are a serious buyer and have done your homework and know your realistic budget.
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Some of our Awesome Testimonials
Wonderful Loan Officer!!!!!! Svetlana was amazing & a pleasure to work with from the beginning to end of the process of buying…
Svetlana was so thoughtful and understanding through this entire process. Since this was our first home purchase we were obviously nervous and…
She is very detailed oriented and very responsive. She is there for you every step of the process.
Svetlana’s PERSONALLY came to my house to deliver the documents to the next person to make sure my closing happened that day.…
My lender was great. Svetlana made all the tedious details seem tiny, because she is personable and she gives you step-by-step instructions.…
Fantastic loan officer! Working with Svetlana was very easy and educational. We learned new ways to save money on our loans and…
For clients facing any challenges with credit, we offer a free debt consultation where we go deep into your credit options using our Credit Tool Department at Fairway.
We will help clients understand the steps needed in order to improve your credit and be approved for a home mortgage loan.
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