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It is evident that there is an increasing need for education on many frontiers in this modern age
The Importance of Continual Education and Training in Our Business
Keeping up with a changing landscape It is evident that there is an increasing need for education on many frontiers in this modern age, particularly the mortgage industry as it can have a direct impact on company growth, and thus the... Read more
Conquer Your Fear
About this time of the year, the mortgage industry is abuzz with talk of upcoming continuing education (CE) requirements. My theme has always been the real life things a CE class does not teach you but should. I usually bore you with an... Read more
The Right Investment in Learning
For the past eight years, building mortgage talent within the mortgage industry has been a roller coaster ride. It started with increased regulatory requirements followed by the bottom dropping out of the talent pool with the recession. As... Read more
E-Sign and Enforcing Electronic Signatures
Question: We recognize the requirements of E-Sign. One subject of discussion has been its role in contractually binding our financial institution in mortgage loan originations, especially in the area of consumer disclosures. How valid are... Read more
NMP Next: The Impact of Social Networks: It’s What’s Next
Summertime used to mean a retreat from the world for some much needed rest and relaxation. People would disappear to some beach or forest retreat and take a paperback novel with them—printed on actual paper. There would be gaping holes in... Read more
Surviving the Social Media Sphere
In today’s challenging and competitive mortgage industry, social media is not an option–it is a requirement to survive in the business world. According to a recent study by Nielsen Ratings, the typical American adult spends an average of... Read more
How Using Social Media Live Streaming Can Generate More Leads
With the skyrocketing popularity of live video broadcasting, the year 2016 has confirmed that video content is king on social media. Companies across the globe are increasingly using the technology to reach fans, support customers and... Read more
Why Loan Officers Leave: Recruiting and Retention in the Mortgage Industry
As national sales manager for Castle & Cooke Mortgage, I have the opportunity to travel the country, meeting one-on-one with branch managers and loan originators in our extensive footprint, while scouting potential markets for... Read more
Don’t Let Fear Impede Your Social Business Strategy
The power of social media to develop business relationships is undeniable. Yet the mortgage industry has been slow to embrace it because of regulatory risk and fear of ever-changing technologies. But it’s time to face the fear and figure... Read more
Negative Equity: Effects, Data and Solutions
Last week, after years of research, I wrote a paper that detailed the urgent need for a refinance for negative equity or “underwater” non-Fannie Mae, non-Freddie Mac first mortgages, second mortgages and home equity lines of credit (HELOC)... Read more