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Before You Hit “Publish”

This just in: mainstream media is heavily focused on the negative. This is what we humans crave, a constant stream of warnings of impending doom. Financial doom, real estate doom, celebrity doom, personal doom, etc. Your brain will be better for ignoring it. All of it. Yes, stay current through reputable sources (books) and of […]

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Industry Relationships

Every interaction you have with an underwriter, a Business Development Manager, a team lead, a lender VP and so on during the processing of a file, or even just in a casual conversation at a trade show, is you either building or burning bridges. Your primary goal is to recognize that everyone involved in the […]

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Why Subsidize The Cost of A Lawyer?

“Real estate is the last bastion of caveat emptor.”– anonymous I’ve used that quote twice—to hammer the point home. In real estate transactions, there is risk. The Broker’s role is to help mitigate that risk wherever you can. Caveat emptor is Latin for “let the buyer beware.” You do not want to let your clients […]

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Scare The Tourists!

Preparedness, consistencey, and concise, up front communication are all key in this deadline-driven business. […]

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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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Chapter 43: Scripts Gone Wrong

Cover of Be the Better Broker by Dustan Woodhouse, Mortgage Broker

My verbal script had fallen into a rut of repetition. And clearly my brain had shifted into cruise control. Four years after the event my face is still reflexively flushes a bit just recalling it. This was one of my all-time highs, as in the heights of stupidity. […]

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Subject Free Offers – Another Landmine Lurking

60-day notice to vacate… …words every Mortgage Broker longs to see in an offer written on a tenanted property, in particular when the buyer has less than a 20% down payment. For a client putting less than 20% down, (or for a purchase requiring Mortgage Insurance) the approval hinges on the blessing of one of […]

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