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Real Estate and Builder Referral Strategies for Loan Officers
In a recent survey, 96% of top originators said that real estate agents are one of their best sources for generating referrals. Here’s how they make those connections.
REFERRAL STRATEGIES The Surprising Way to Avoid Burnout AND Win Bidding WarsGibran Nicholas, CEOA whopping 74% of real estate agents experienced burnout recently, according to a survey we conducted at a recent Inman Connect event. Agents also reported bidding wars as...
Everyone wants to know how to close more loans in their market. So, let me ask you, are you the hero, the villain or the guide in the story your clients and referral partners are telling themselves?
31% of millennial homebuyers are planning to use a first-time homebuyer assistance program to help with their down payment. Learn how to reach to them.
Learn how to plan a successful business strategy with these mortgage expert insights from mortgage influencers, top producing loan officers, real estate experts and industry leaders.
Read these expert tips to learn how to succeed in a cooling housing market. Transfering succcess from a hot market to a cool one isn’t guaranteed!
Consumer Construction-to-Permanent (CTP) loans are arguably a smart space for any loan originator to enter as soon as possible. Follow these tips for successful construction loans.
Mortgage loan officers can use the selfie stick as an easy opportunity to have a little fun with your referral partners the next time you see them out and about or at a function. Here are some key tips to take better selfies with a selfie stick.
Do you have a meeting with a Realtor or real estate agent but aren’t quite sure what you want to say? Ask these 3 simple questions to strengthen your relationship every time you meet.
Insights for Young Mortgage Professionals from David Stevens, President and CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with David Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association. He shared his insights on how today’s young mortgage professionals can grow their mortgage business for future success in the mortgage industry.
A friend and I were discussing our jobs over lunch last week. I mentioned that I was working with Amy, a recent college-graduate who wanted to buy her first home rather than continue to pay rent. He nodded when I said it was going to be a lot of work guiding her through the process.
The perfect storm has formed, and the time to get into construction-to-perm lending is now. Single-family construction is taking off, despite the fact that interest rates are rising and market forces, such as lack of inventory, have all had a hand in the metaphorical construction-to-perm (CP) storm.
Consumer Strategies for Loan Officers
Down payment programs are alive and well across the country, and demand for them is at a record high. Why do loan officers balk at taking advantage of these opportunities?
The year 2021 is going to be another unique and challenging one. Refis are projected to drop 40% to 50%, while purchases are only going to grow 10%. Is your business ready for that kind of shift?
Learn how to reduce burnout while also bringing the most value to the most people in the least amount of time.
Make the most of your closing as a loan officer by leveraging the closing to build relationships, strengthen your brand and generate referrals
Learn 3 simple ways loan officers can help speed up the underwriting process, close more loans faster and be more organized while doing it.
Learn the 3 simple ways lenders can attract more Asian American & Pacific Islander homebuyers from Mortgage Collaborative CEO Jim Park
Using technology to grow a personal brand in the mortgage industry is a key component to a loan officer’s success. When a loan officer takes the time to build a personal brand, it is a calculated activity designed to increase visibility and ultimately close more loans in today’s business climate. Here’s the technology you need to get started.
The first step for a loan officer to become a trusted financial planner to a borrower is to reframe your mindset. Be an advisor, not an order taker.
As a loan officer, making your mortgage advice a competitive advantage is key to securing more mortgage business. Most borrowers make mortgage decisions based on an interest rate quote from a loan officer. Consider using your mortgage advice as a competitive advantage to educate the borrower and secure more business.
Learn about a fundamental element of American’s favorite pastime, baseball, that can help loan officers become better sales professionals.
Representing over $2 trillion in consumer buying power, the Hispanic homebuyer market is huge. Learn how to authentically engage with them all year long.
Whether you’re in the process or have already helped your borrower secure their new home, you should consider suggesting these easy smart home upgrades for borrowers on a budget. In fact, some of these low-cost smart home upgrades may even save your borrowers money – and what kind of loan officer doesn’t want that?