Loan Officers

10 Things That Will Make You a Better Collaborator

Technology enables us to collaborate with people across the hall and around the world. Whether it's software development or customer support, the ability to collaborate effectively is critical. As a loan officer, you work with real estate agents, title companies, attorneys, underwriters, and marketers; you're the project manager and single point of contact for [...]

By |2020-01-20T10:27:16-05:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

How to Combine Video and Your Love of Talking to Make Money

The beauty of the symbiotic relationship between loan officers and real estate agents is that both possess strong communication skills. Since both players have a very specific role, each offers their unique take on their particular area of expertise in the home buying and mortgage approval process. But, while real estate agents have slowly [...]

By |2020-01-20T10:05:45-05:00January 18th, 2020|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

2020 Goal Setting: What Elite Performers Are Doing Right Now

It's time for loan originators to set goals and define strategies and tactics for the new year. Experienced and successful LOs recognize the importance of not only setting goals, but ultimately attaining them. This requires an aggressive plan — one that's realistic and doable. The basics of settings goals for 2020 Goals should be [...]

By |2019-12-19T10:26:47-05:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , |

3 Ways Your Branch Manager Should Be Supporting Your Career

Most branch managers will tell you that building a great team of loan originators is never easy. It's not just about skill set. It's about finding players with the right fit. A great team plays to its strengths when it has what it needs and knows what it wants. It's the branch manager's responsibility [...]

By |2019-12-18T16:24:54-05:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , , |

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Laugh at Work

Nothing relieves stress and decreases tension like a good laugh — and there's data to prove it. The short and long-term benefits of laughing According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter has both short and long-term benefits. In the short-term, "Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs, and muscles, and increases [...]

By |2019-12-19T10:27:47-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

How Practicing Gratitude Can Positively Impact Your Career

The beauty of the Thanksgiving holiday is that it's the one holiday that manages to avoid gift-giving. Instead, we come together with family and friends to reflect on those things we're most grateful for. In the true spirit of thanks, we break bread together. But giving thanks and being truly grateful shouldn't be something [...]

By |2020-01-16T00:34:24-05:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

9 Ways to Break Out of a Rut at Work

No matter how much we love our work, there's no escaping the fact that, from time-to-time, we find the enthusiasm for our job waning. There can be any number of reasons why this happens, but the bottom line is we're not firing on all cylinders. Instead of excitement, there's boredom. Problems are no longer [...]

By |2020-01-15T07:56:37-05:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

Tips for Generating Business During Slow Times in the Mortgage Industry

Like most businesses, the mortgage industry follows a fairly predictable cycle. Spring and summer are peak times for home shopping, while fall and winter (with some exceptions) see a slow down in new home purchases. Of course, purchase loans are only part of a loan officer's business. Refinancing existing mortgages for new and current [...]

By |2020-01-15T07:58:19-05:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |