Donald E. Sharpe

Loan Officer

NMLS ID #117767

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"Let Donald E. get you home!"


Donald E. Sharpe, Loan Officer at FM Home Loans, has been a mortgage broker since 1987, first working with several local independent firms in Tampa, Florida before starting his own firm, Sharpe Mortgage, in 1993. Donald has personally performed thousands of mortgage closing transactions as well as overseen tens of thousands throughout his career, and launched the careers of numerous protégés who are still successful to this date. After selling Sharpe Mortgage to his employees in 2010, Donald spent a few years in real estate sales, allowing him the opportunity to learn another aspect of the real estate industry. This gave him a great perspective on the industry as a whole.  The lure of the mortgage business called Donald back to the field in 2016 when approached with a Loan Officer position by veteran broker Melissa Cohn. An offer he could not refuse.  

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Experienced, knowledgeable and professional 


 from 15 reviews


12/09/2019 | A.O.
Donald and Chanelle were great, they are very professional and made our home buy experience smooth even in the most difficult moments. Thank you so much and have a wonderful Holiday season.


12/03/2019 | G.R.
Donald Sharpe provided excellent service when I refinanced my home recently. He communicated my options clearly and effectively so that I could make the best decision for my family. His communication throughout the process was impeccable. He communicated often and regularly and always answered my questions with expertise. I knew I had selected the best lender when I realized he had my best interest at heart. His years of experience really allowed me to fully trust him. He's the best!


11/05/2019 | E.S.
This is the second time we used Donald, this time for a refinancing of our mortgage. His rates are unbeatable and his service is first-class. We would highly recommend him, especially for first-time home buyers in need of guidance and hand-holding along the way. Thank you Donald!


05/26/2019 | S.M.
Donald and Chanelle were amazing! They were extremely responsive, and went above and beyond to personalize our home-buying experience. I recommend them without hesitation.


05/07/2019 | C.P.


03/11/2019 | H.M.
Our experience with Donald Sharpe, Chanelle Nardella and FM Loans was quick, streamlined, seamless and pleasant. I will certainly recommend their services to friends and clients!


02/25/2019 | G.B.
Donald was a pleasure to work with. As a first time buyer, he made the process less complex and attended to every question and need. He was extremely helpful and empathetic when setbacks occurred. I would not hesitate in the slightest to recommend him to any one!


11/07/2018 | M.J.
Donald makes a complicated and lengthy process simple and efficient. He lays out clearly what is needed and the best approach for meeting your individual needs. It is the second time we have used Donald. I hope that we have the opportunity to use him again!


10/16/2018 | F.D.
Donald is very knowledgeable and gives great advice. Also he is easy to work with.


10/13/2018 | K.J.
Donald was always responsive to calls, informative when I had questions, provided excellent advice about mortgage and home-buying matters, and went above and beyond when it came to helping me understand the mortgage process and where I stood within it. He's a patient and hugely creative guy who treated me with respect and helped me feel ready to own a home. Thanks Donald!


08/18/2018 | M.B.


07/09/2018 | E.S.
Donald and his team were exceptional from start to finish. As first-time home buyers, he was always available to answer any question we had, and would drop what he was doing to assist us at any time of the day or evening. He was communicative, informative, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone.


04/28/2018 | K.L.
This was not an easy process. Sticky,slippery and complicated. Donald was able to navigate through the roadblocks and talk me off the edge to a successful conclusion. A+ from us, Donald,


04/14/2018 | S.E.
Donald's professionalism and expertise as well as staying on top of everything ensured a seemless experience for the customer. Also, major kudos to Chanel for first class and exceptional processing and communication. I will not hesitate to recommend your services. Thank you Scott Ennis


02/20/2018 | M.M.
Donald made every effort to ensure the loan process was as smooth as possible for us by providing swift and efficient support throughout the whole loan process. He made himself available at any time to answer questions and provide guidance when needed. We were very pleased with the excellent customer service and professionalism of the FM Home Loans team. Best experience ever on processing a mortgage from loan application to closing.