Hammerhouse LLC has released its Third Annual Survey of Originator Opinion, which seeks out originators for their opinions on critical issues facing the mortgage industry and impacting their job performance. The Annual Survey of Originator Opinion has become a key indicator for mortgage lenders on what they need to focus on to attract, hire and retain talent with transferable books of business.
“Hammerhouse is committed to being a key industry resource to originators and mortgage lenders to drive positive change throughout our industry,” said Drew Waterhouse, managing director of Hammerhouse. “The best way to improve our industry is to become part of the discussion. We encourage all originators to spend a few minutes to take this important survey and let their voices be heard.”
Hammerhouse annual comprehensive survey covers six key business components within the mortgage origination industry: Leadership, Culture, Business, Operations, Technology and Geography. All mortgage loan originators (bank, mortgage bank, correspondent or broker) are invited to complete the survey. Answers are confidential and will only appear in an aggregate analysis. Results of the survey are used to educate lenders on the perceptions of loan officers and to advocate for improvements that will benefit loan officers, leaders, lenders and consumers.
In Hammerhouse’s Second Annual Survey of Originator Opinions released in 2012 originators responses indicate a strong preference to:
►See clarification of regulatory issues outstanding in the industry.
►Work with regional rather than national lending organizations.
►Find a home with financially secure lending organizations with effective operations and marketing.
►Value the leadership, communication, integrity and culture of an employer.
►Work with a recruiter to identify potentially better matched opportunities