The NMP Blog

News From NAMB: March 17, 2017

Submitted by John Councilman on March 17, 2017You 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. ... Read More

TGIM: The Opportunity in Employee Engagement

Submitted by David Lykken on March 15, 2017I recently game across a statistic in poll that I found utterly shocking: 85 percent of employees in the workforce feel disengaged in their jobs. 85 percent! That's 17 out of every 20 employees! It's easy to see a statistic like this, shrug our shoulders, and move on, but take a moment and let that sink in. If the trend is consistent in your own organization, that means that you only have a very... Read More

Lead by Listening: Giving Your People a Voice

Submitted by David Lykken on March 10, 2017When we typically think of a leader, we think of the person everyone else is listening to. Whether its the front man for a band, the quarterback for a football team, or an office manager, the story is the same. The leader calls the shots. The leader gives the orders. The leader has the floor.   But is it possible that a leader could be something more? We expect the leader to be in charge, but how... Read More

News From NAMB: March 9, 2017

Submitted by John Councilman on March 09, 2017You 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. ... Read More

Confidence Comes From Preparation

Submitted by David Lykken on March 07, 2017Have you ever had the butterflies before giving a speech? Maybe it was in front of a client, a group of employees, or a room full of investors. Whatever the case happened to be, think back on that occasion. How nervous were you to give you presentation? How well did you end up doing? Now, after taking some time to really think about and answer those questions honestly, ask yourself another... Read More

News From NAMB: March 2, 2017

Submitted by John Councilman on March 02, 2017You 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. ... Read More

News From NAMB: February 22, 2017

Submitted by John Councilman on February 24, 2017You 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. ... Read More

Why Be a Member of the MBA?

Submitted by David Lykken on February 23, 2017On the Feb. 13 episode of my Lykken on Lending podcast, we had the opportunity to interview Tricia Migliazzo, VP of Membership at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Do you need to be a member of the MBA to succeed in the mortgage industry? No, not necessarily. But, during our conversation, Tricia shared some benefits that might just give you a greater chance in doing so ...   First, there... Read More

News From NAMB: February 16, 2017

Submitted by John Councilman on February 16, 2017You 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. ... Read More

All in the Delivery: What You Say Vs How You Say It

Submitted by David Lykken on February 13, 2017No one likes delivering bad news. As much we may agree with the adage “Don't kill the messenger,” the first thing we often want to do when we receive a message we don't like is take out our frustration on the person delivering it to us. In the mortgage industry, we run into this problem as much as anyone. More specifically, the loan originator often has to break news to potential borrowers that... Read More