About Sharla Jolley Ellis



Meet Sharla

Producing Branch Manager

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Years of Valuable Experience

My Favorite Fairway Core Value:


Sharla is a well-known and deservedly well-respected mortgage professional with a contagious enthusiasm and a compassionate desire to help make her clients’ home-buying dreams come true! 

When asked what she values most, Sharla is quick to reply, “My family, my church and my clients.” That her top life priorities all involve helping others comes as no surprise to those who know her well. Professionally, Sharla is committed to her clients’ best interests. She is, to say the least, loyal---and in the most positive sense, driven. Her professional desire has always been to provide increasingly better customer experiences for clients, and her business model is designed at delivering the best client services possible. 

Throughout her 30+ year career, Sharla has consistently ranked as an industry top 1% producer and received numerous awards and accolades. She has been a President’s Club qualifier since 1992. Sharla has more than $2.8 Billion in personal career closed-volume production and has helped over 9,800 families realize their homeownership goals and dreams.

Though stellar and impressive, rankings and production are not what is important to Sharla. What is important are the clients those numbers and rankings represent. The greatest honor she has received professionally is her #1 ranking in the nation for customer service scores via client surveys. Sharla’s unique approach to mortgage lending creates high trust and lasting relationships. Her systematic approach ensures that every experience is as hassle-free as possible and that the clients’ expectations are met. She and her team are also experts in the analysis of sophisticated financial data, and they have an in-depth understanding of credit loan programs and parameters. All of this has proven to be key in their quest to create raving fans!   

A native of Utah, Sharla grew up in the beautiful Cache Valley. Sharla has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. She lives in Farmington, Utah. Sharla and her family love spending time together. In her spare time, Sharla loves creative activities such as writing, playing the piano and baking (she’s a master at her specialty recipes for homemade bread and jumbo chocolate chip cookies). Sharla and her husband of 38 years, Steve, have two children – Judd (23), married to Sarah, and Lexi (18). Sharla recently became a grandma to the cutest baby boy ever, and she absolutely cherishes that special title!

Speaker and Coach

Sharla has helped countless individuals unlock their drive to accomplish great things and to live out their dreams. She delights and engages her audiences with her infectious smile, her positive energy, her uplifting humor, her stories and actionable takeaways. As a respected speaker, Sharla Ellis has delivered inspiring presentations to both small, intimate groups and large leadership conferences and has had the privilege of speaking with some of the biggest names in the mortgage industry. Her topics center around peak performance, thriving in a challenging environment, delivering 5-Star customer service, building a world-class team, the value of a positive mindset, the importance of Vision and many other similar themes. As a trusted coach, Sharla listens, motivates and supports. She freely provides “tried and true” counsel and strategies from the successes that she has experienced to help her coaching clients realize the highest growth and improvement in their own lives.

Our Core Values

Every team member is guided by our Core Values, which define how we work and how we interact with each other. These values also guide us in determining how we best serve our customers, referral partners, vendors and community. We strive to make those we serve feel part of the Fairway family, all while providing exceptional customer service, speed and support — and doing it in a kind and humble way. Giving 100% every day is WHAT we do and WHO we are.

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You can count on us to provide great loan options and rates, while offering some of the fastest turn times in the industry. Our goal is to act as trusted advisors, providing highly personalized service, helping our borrowers and sources through every step of the loan process – from application to closing and beyond. We have always believed that each client and each loan are precious, and we are fortunate to have the continued support of many satisfied clients. We will work hard to navigate successfully and efficiently through the current environment, as we help a regulated and complicated process seem just a little easier. We look forward to earning your business and having you as one of our “raving fans”! Let’s connect!

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