New England Mortgage Expo Arms Attendees With a Day of Education and Networking
January 29, 2018
The 2018 New England Mortgage Expo recently wrapped up at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. The event brought together the New England area’s top lenders and speakers for a day of networking, speaker sessions and education.
Kicking things off, J. David Motley, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), headlined a panel discussion, where topics ranged from the latest happenings in D.C., to the newest trends in the industry.
Throughout the day, the Exhibit Hall was open for business, as nearly 80 of the industry’s wholesalers, software providers, and service providers were on hand to chat and demo their latest product offerings.
Concurrent sessions were held throughout the day, on a variety of industry topics. Dan McGrew, COO of Pavaso, presented “The Digital Mortgage Experience That Changes Everything,” addressing the proliferation of the digital mortgage experience. Richard J. Bryan of QuickSilva discussed how to assemble the ideal team in his session, “Yes You Can! How to Find, Hire and Maximize Top Performers.” Mortgage fraud that has plagued the industry was addressed by Mike Krone, Vice President of Kriss Law, during his presentation, “Scams, Shams and Cons: How the Fraudsters Are Going After Your Mortgage Proceeds.” The rise of the Millennial market was tackled by Sarah Federico, SVP of Sales for Xinnix, in her insightful presentation “Millennials in the Mortgage Business.”
The afternoon continued as Jeffrey Tesch, Managing Director of RCN Capital, discussed ways in which to diversify your product offerings during his presentation, “Boost Your Business With Fix & Flip Loans and Private Lending.” To piggyback on the previous session on fraud, Colleen M. Caposella, President of CATICPro Inc., detailed safeguards against cybercrime in her session, “Cyber Security Awareness: Strengthen Your Business.” Brad Smith, Managing Director of Renovation Sales with Home Point Financial, explained the ins and outs of renovation lending during his informative presentation. The CMBA Legislative and Regulatory Update featured a panel of legal experts discussing what’s in store for the industry over the next 12 months.
After a buffet lunch inside the Exhibit Hall, the breakout sessions convened, as Marissa Blundell, Principal and COO with CLA Bankers Advisory presented “2018 HMDA Impact on Fair Lending Compliance.” Mark Daniels, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Info-Pro Lender Services, discussed escrow processing in the New England region during his presentation. Meghan Handy, Marketing Manager for Embrace Home Loans, tackled emerging social media trends in her session “Social, Mobile and Local: Digital Marketing for Loan Originators.” The afternoon concluded with a forum discussing the Dodd-Frank Act and the CFPB, moderated by, from the University of Connecticut, Stephen Ross, Professor of Economics, and Phillip A. Austin, Chair of Public Policy.
Attendees walked away from the event, armed with a wealth of knowledge to carry into 2018, benefitting from the knowledge and ideas brought together for the one-day New England Mortgage Expo.
Scott Koondel of Mortgage News Network stops by the Residential Home Funding booth for a chat with Anthony Pepe
Brad Smith, Managing Director of Renovation Sales with Home Point Financial, details the ins and outs of renovation lending during his Breakout Session
Reps from REMN Wholesale on the Exhibit Hall floor of Mohegan Sun
The crew from United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) were on hand at the New England Mortgage Expo to detail their company's product offerings
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