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Residential Mortgage Loan Underwriter
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Job Summary: The Underwriter is responsible for mortgage loans originated by correspondents according to guidelines set by Vellum Mortgage, FNMA, FHLMC, FHA, and VA, for underwriting loans and ensuring compliance with department guidelines, state and federal laws, and lending regulation. This position will clear conditions…

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Responsiveness is an Absolute Value
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What does it mean to be responsive? First, it doesn’t mean fast. Responsiveness in selling is composed of two inseparable elements: value and speed. They both need to be present to be responsive. Take away one element and you are no longer responsive. If you…

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Personal Branding 101
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Developing a personal brand is similar to product branding. The overall goal with branding is to differentiate yourself (the product) in the market so you can attain your objectives, be those landing your dream job or becoming a famous singer. The process includes defining your…

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8 Ways to Strengthen Referral Relationships
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While there isn’t one “best” way to solidify your connections with referral sources, you can take a number of actions to build goodwill and credibility in those relationships. Here are 8 examples that should give you some ideas. Arrange a one-to-one meeting. Meeting a referral…

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Loan Officers Are Still Necessary, Just Ask a Millennial
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When it comes to mortgage lending from the consumer’s perspective, it’s not often as simple as it seems. To the consumer with several existing loans, several sources of income and a less-than-perfect credit report, the lending process via automated tools may prove to be less…

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5 Tips to Find More Clients
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Expand Your Contact Database Many loan officers and real estate agents always seem to struggle with finding the time and money to market effectively. Expanding a contact database beyond friends, family and close business acquaintances can be a challenge. Here are five helpful tips to…

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Exact Words To Use On Social Media To Get More Engagement
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How you phrase your calls to action on social media can be the difference between just racking up impressions online and actually generating sales. Customers love to learn Research shows that people love to learn. It’s one of the main reasons they come to the…

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4 Ways to Earn More Client Referrals
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What’s the first thing you do when you get a referral from a customer? Chances are, you’re so excited as you build your business that you fire off an email to the new lead hoping to turn them into a new customer. If you want…

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Congratulations Patrick Gardner!
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Congratulations to our very own Patrick Gardner! Last night he was officially inducted as a Residential Board Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) of Metropolitan Washington! About the MBA/WM The Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington is the largest organization representing residential and commercial…

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