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How Big Data Can Help Your Tiny Real Estate Business      I'm just going to get the pitch out of the way.  The data I have available (and perhaps even more importantly, the data I know how to translate and effectively communicate to clients) can help you close more real estate transactions.  It c...
07/29/2019
 "How can I help?"      That one question is how I've built the majority of my career . "How can I help" make the loan process easier for borrowers?  "How can I help" real estate agents improve their business in a way that's different than other lenders?      Well one way I've been helping over t...
07/05/2019
10 Years of Change This month Jeff Dowler, CRS asked us to take a trip down memory lane and think about what's changed - 10 years ago feels like a lifetime, and so much has changed I could probably write a book (and maybe I will!), but professionally, 10 years has moved the needle a lot.  Persona...
07/01/2019
The Kind of Guy That Would Wait Around "The friend that would pick you up from the airport, wait around for a couple of hours because you told him the wrong flight time, and still be there when the plane landed to greet you with a smile and comforting words"       Those are the words written by a...
05/24/2019
Experian Boost - Don't  Do It!        EDIT: 10/14/2020: in our everchanging industry, things change regularly.  This article cites one example - we can now process a mortgage application with Experian BOOST updates on credit - - HOWEVER, keep in mind, lenders use the MIDDLE FICO score, so if only...
05/15/2019
Real Estate is No Longer Local Real Estate is local!  It's a term that's been thrown around for decades, and in fact, there's been a lot of truth to it for a long time, because the reality is that different locales have HUGE differences in not only how things are done, but what things are done, a...
05/06/2019
2nd Home Purchase in Tennessee      Recently, our team was fortunate enough to get a call from one of our favorite clients - think kind, generous, and SO fast at getting any and everything needed for a transaction to move seamlessly.  That's these folks.  Over the years, we've worked together a f...
05/06/2019
Recently Closed  -VA Mortgage New Construction in Oregon      Recently my team was fortunate enough to be introduced to a couple who decided to have their dream home built in Oregon.  Originally from Hawaii, work brought this couple to the mainland, and they decided to buy a new construction home...
04/29/2019
Don't Trust The Builder      Shiny objects.  Fancy Counters.  "Design credits".  Closing cost help.  All this can be yours, if you just trust the builder.  Their escrow/title company.  Their lender.  Your own representation?  You don't need that!  Someone with a fiduciary duty to you?  Don't worr...
04/14/2019
Get Your FHA Buyers RE-Pre-Approved Have you heard the latest fashion trend in the mortgage industry?  Re-Pre-Approval?  No?  Well, that's OK, because it's not really a thing.    BUT, FHA recently changed the way they score mortgage loans, and this month, the new rules/algorithms are in full swin...
04/08/2019
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