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The Loan Officer Hub mortgage blog is designed to be a one-stop-shop for leading mortgage insights for loan officers who are interested in increasing their knowledge in areas related to mortgage trends, referral strategies, real estate insights, consumer content and social media tips. Discover valuable information on how you can increase your mortgage business with these exclusive loan officer blog insights.
Real Estate and Builder Referral Strategies for Loan Officers
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.
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.
Consumer Strategies for Loan Officers
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?
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.
Discover the truth about Millennials in the mortgage and housing industry by correcting three common misconceptions about the largest living generation in this exclusive Homebuyer Generational Series.
Don’t let the hype of Millennials and Baby Boomers in the mortgage industry distract you from the many opportunities that Baby Boomers present. Discover three things you need to know about Baby Boomers in this exclusive Homebuyer Generational Series.
Homebuyer Generational Series: The Loan Officer’s Incredible Opportunity with (the Neglected) Generation X
Generation X is the “forgotten middle child” of the mortgage industry. In this exclusive Homebuyer Generational Series learn how loan officers can boost their business growth opportunities by helping this often forgotten generation.
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.