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Real Estate and Builder Referral Strategies for Loan Officers
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.
Money-making strategies are always front-and-center for truly competitive loan officers in the mortgage industry. Here’s a few key strategies you can try.
Several years ago, a colleague of mine met with top loan officers from around the country to find out how they achieved their coveted status. Turns out, all top loan officers have one thing in common.
Expanding referral sources for loan officers means being open to new ways of increasing your presence with key referral partners. Here are a few examples.
The National Association of Realtors® shows that there has been a significant jump in the number of years families remain in their homes. Regardless of the reason to stay rather than sell, what this represents is pent-up demand — and a great mortgage opportunity.
Here are 4 tips to help you build a foundation and improve your interactions with real estate agents, as well as help you stand out from the competition.
Consumer Strategies for Loan Officers
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?
As a mortgage loan officer, you’re uniquely positioned to help your mortgage borrowers manage or eliminate their debt. Use these 5 tips to set your borrowers on the path towards a debt-free future.
The CFPB recently announced a fix for the so-called “Black Hole Issue,” a byproduct of amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Form (TRID 2.0). See how this fix works in 5 different examples.
Up your at-home game with expert tips about working remotely as a loan officer, straight from top loan officers in the mortgage & housing industry.
My shoulder was sore by noon, and it’s all because I’m a Millennial. Let me explain: I was at a conference on marketing to Millennials for financial institutions, and almost every presentation started by asking all the Millennials in the room to raise their hand. Spoiler alert: over half of the room raised their hand.
Hispanic Millennial homebuyers are set to be a dominating force in the mortgage industry. However, many Loan Officers have failed to connect with this crucial demographic, and as a result have missed out on increasing their business volume.
As a loan officer you understand details like property type, loan amount, credit score etc., is the key to providing your customers great service. But to keep your business healthy, you also need a steady flow of new and repeat customers coming through your door.
Consider prospective first-time homebuyers. They want to buy a house, and you want to help them secure financing in a responsible fashion. You know what it takes to get that done in today’s market — but do they?
With the prevalence of Millennial-speak that has bombarded the news and headlines for the past 24 months, you might be (rightfully) confused as to what to believe about this misunderstood generation, also known as Gen Y.
I’m an advocate of credit score awareness. It’s important — no make that imperative — to know your credit score, how it’s derived and that it is to be protected and nurtured.