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Many originators think their database should only consist of previous customers. But the broader your database is, the more good you’ll get out of it
The average loan officer’s contact database should be in the thousands – but typically it’s only a few hundred
Many times a loan officer will run the numbers and pick the MI option that produces the lowest payment for the client. But payment isn’t the only factor that should be considered
While using a second to avoid mortgage insurance may be a possibility for some, you’re doing your clients a disservice if you don’t explain all their options
Assuming that when you give a referral out, you’ll get one in return is a big mistake. You need to outline your expectations
Typically, when a loan officer offers a referral but doesn’t get anything in return, they’ve chosen the wrong real estate agent to do business with
When you give a lead to a real estate agent who doesn’t return the favor, are you doing something wrong?
Some kinds of insurance are tied to the amount of a home loan – but they’re not necessarily MI
No two credit reports are identical, so no two credit repair strategies will work exactly the same way
The key to successful negotiation is to understand everyone’s position