Selling Mortgages Ain't Rocket Science: Get Things Done Quicker-Speed Will Be The Key To Success In The Future

Selling Mortgages Ain't Rocket Science: Get Things Done Quicker-Speed Will Be The Key To Success In The Future

December 28, 2004

Holiday networking party brings cheer to Texas brokersMike BelmonteTAMB, networking, CampusMBA, Option One Mortgage, Ron Vaimberg, InterBay Funding, Warehouse One, Gary Hoyer, Art "Ski" Swiatkowski, Robert Trahan, American Brokers Conduit, Choice Series Program, IndyMac Bank, SouthStar Funding
On Dec. 9, Texas mortgage brokers received a special dose of
holiday cheer at the First Annual Texas Mortgage Broker Holiday
Networking Party, co-hosted by the Texas Association of Mortgage
Brokers and The Texas Mortgage Press. Attendees kicked
off the holiday season in grand Texas fashion, as more than 2,400
brokers came out to the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Irving, Texas for
valuable education seminars, networking with lenders and
colleagues, and simply to celebrate a truly successful year for the
industry. Best of all, admission was free for mortgage brokers and
their loan originators.
The day started out with a series of education sessions. CampusMBA offered a
presentation on the importance of your client base in creating new
business and increasing production, sponsored by Option One Mortgage. National
training consultant Ron
Vaimberg was on hand to discuss lead generation, referrals and
how to improve your purchase-based business. Gary Hoyer of Warehouse One explained the
benefits of the broker-to-banker relationship during his session,
while Art Ski Swiatkowski of InterBay Funding LLC outlined
the benefits of small commercial lending. American Brokers Conduit also
presented a seminar on their Choice Series Program.
With the education sessions completed, attendees were then
invited to the Phoenix Ballroom for the First Annual Holiday
Networking Party. Nearly 100 exhibitors displayed the very latest
in loan products and programs, and two hospitality suites were
hosted by IndyMac Bank and SouthStar Funding LLC. A buffet
of delicious food and holiday music added to the holiday
atmosphere, and the U.S. Marines were also on hand to collect
donations for Toys for
Tots. Thanks to the generosity of those in attendance, the
Marines collected more than $1,200 and a truckload of toys for
children in need.
The First Annual Texas Mortgage Broker Holiday Networking Party
was a huge success, so much so that the Sheraton Grand Hotel had to
direct brokers to alternate parking lots when theirs was filled to
capacity. There is no doubt that next years party will be even
bigger and better. More information will be available in future
issues of The Texas Mortgage Press.