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Stress Free Switch/Renewal

The mortgage switch/renewal market is much larger, and lower stress, than the purchase market. There’re no high pressure conditions, firm offer craziness, or down payment docs to deal with. No tight timelines, and often little (initial) competition from the existing lenders retention department. Sounds great; renewals, nice work if you can get it. Although… lenders claim […]

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Things We Wish We’d Been Told

These stats remain unchanged… Nearly half of all new Mortgage Brokers leave the industry inside four years. The numbers are higher where the course is shorter, lower turnover where it is longer, which makes sense. 1 in 3 are gone within the first 2 years on average. The answers below were crowdsourced 6 years ago, […]

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Chapter 99: Appraisals — Know When to Hold ‘Em

An excerpt from the book Be The Better Broker’ Volume 3 Appraisals: Know When to Hold ’Em “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em.” –Kenny Rogers What happens when your client asks for a copy of the appraisal? Short Version Do not release an appraisal report to a client — ever. Long Version Think twice about […]

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A Short Mortgage Story

A short mortgage story. Maybe a lesson or two gleaned, possibly even a useful strategy in dealing with challenging clients. The set up… Working with the clients for 2 yrs.  500+ emails. Countless texts. Dozens and dozens of calls… mostly in the evenings and on weekends OK, Can you guess how the story ends yet? […]

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The Deadly Unasked Question

As a mortgage professional, you have the ability to both save, or potentially cost your clients thousands of dollars. Asking questions will help ensure the best rate, and outcome for your clients. […]

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How Will the New Qualifying Rate Impact Buyers?

Short Version Will the qualifying rate change the government is proposing fix runaway housing prices? No. Will it slow down the multiple offers and condition free craziness? No. Will it create a smokescreen of ‘doing something’? Perhaps. Long Version The proposed changes target only those purchasing with 20% down or more. Yes, that’s right – […]

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Rising Interest Rates

OK, so the news says ‘Mortgage Rates Are Rising’. (Watch my live video here.) What does this actually mean to your clients? Well, here are 4 key points to clarify… The actual cost – the dollar bills, the cash money, the green: Who does this affect? people with a mortgage? NO People shopping for one? […]

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Three Simple Rules: Part III

Maintain Control Focus first and foremost on maintaining control over the one and only thing that is in fact within your control: your reactions. Learning to control your reactions is vital, and no matter our age, all of us generally need continuous work in this area. I am working harder than ever on this, actually […]

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