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As a leader in the mortgage industry, you've probably interviewed your fair share of job candidates. Chances are, you've played a major role in building the team you are currently managing. You know what to look for in a good candidate ... and what to stay away from in a bad one. In all likelihood, you've spent a great deal of time figuring out what makes a qualified employee. But have you ever thought about it from the other end of the spectrum? If your employees were interviewing candidates to lead them, what would they be looking for in a qualified leader?

Submitted by David Lykken on January 12, 2017

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way.  Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by John Councilman on January 06, 2017

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by John Councilman on December 29, 2016

This past week, many people in the world celebrated Christmas. Those who have observed the holiday religiously have spent some time remembering the birth story of Jesus. Regardless of your religious affiliation, I think you would agree that there's something remarkable about the story. A tiny baby born in a manger would turn out to revolutionize Western civilization. How many during that time had heard of Jesus? A few shepherds and perhaps some wise men from the east. How many have heard of him today? Billions.

Submitted by David Lykken on December 28, 2016

Networking is an important part of building relationships in business. Whether you are just starting or you have been in business for years, making the right connection at the right time can dramatically alter your career. Knowing this, many professionals spend a great deal of time at networking events, trying to make such connections. Certainly, I would agree that this sort of network building is generally a good idea. However, I would also offer a word of connection: Making the wrong connections can also alter your career—just not in a very good way.

Submitted by David Lykken on December 23, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by John Councilman on December 22, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by John Councilman on December 16, 2016

On the Dec. 12 episode of my Lykken on Lending podcast, we had the opportunity to discuss sales issues in the mortgage industry with sales trainer Ron Vaimberg. Throughout our conversation, we touched on many different issues faced by loan originators and managers trying to find ways to convert more customers and generate more revenue.

Submitted by David Lykken on December 14, 2016

On the Dec. 5 episode of my Lykken on Lending podcast, we had the opportunity to discuss marketing strategy with Brent Emler of Velma. One of the most interesting things in our conversation was the emphasis on having a marketing strategy that's “integrated.” It's not enough to just pay for some advertising here and there. The best marketers have a cohesive strategy that brings it all together.

Submitted by David Lykken on December 09, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by John Councilman on December 08, 2016