For professionals stuck in a standard 9-to-5 job, the professional road ahead may look bleak. However, mortgage loan originators are offered competitive pay, flexible hours and a sense of fulfillment from putting people into homes, without needing a four-year degree.
Do you have what it takes to become a Mortgage Loan Originator? This week we discuss MLO certification and what it takes to get into the rewarding industry.
If someone asked you what type of home you would like to buy, you’d probably know the answer. But if someone asked you what type of mortgage you want, could you answer the question just as quickly?
What’s the secret to building a successful company? Make your employees happy. A happy workforce raises sales by 37 percent, productivity by 31 percent and accuracy on tasks by 19 percent.
If you want someone to renovate your house, you don’t just hire a neighborhood kid with a decent set of tools. You get references from your neighbors and hire a professional who is experienced at home renovation. So why should applying for a mortgage be any different? As we’ve written in a past Thought Leadership […]
By Cal Haupt, president and CEO of Southeast Mortgage Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced their proposed rules to protect homeowners and increase mortgage servicer accountability. The CFPB asked consumers, a Small Business Review Panel and mortgage industry professionals for their input while developing their proposed rules. The public has 60 […]
Every month a few members of the Client Relationship Management team from Southeast Mortgage pack up their professional photography equipment and head to Alpharetta where they host a social for Realtors and take new headshot portraits of anyone who wants one. The events have been very well received, as the Realtors and real estate agents […]
A homeowner in Florida was puzzled to receive a condolence letter for his wife’s death from his mortgage lender. Why were they sorry for his loss? His wife was very much alive. But because their lender declared her deceased, they were unable to get a loan modification and despite repeated phone calls and a visit […]
Prior to the financial crisis, mortgages were sold and delivered nearly as easily as filling out a change of address slip at the post office for your new home. Anyone could choose to sell mortgages and anyone with a small bond could open a mortgage company. This was our industry from 1993 to 2008. Today, the landscape […]