Good Managers and the Remote Working World

  Every day, we are witnessing changes that many predicted would be coming to the mortgage landscape, but now they have arrived. From online loan processing to video conferencing, our industry is undergoing a fundamental shift. While it is hard to concentrate on the future when the present is so robust with refinance volume, mortgage […]

How to Conduct Training According to Quicken

  Last week, I discussed highlights from Quicken’s IPO  and how the company has achieved record growth by having a defined sales process; and training and developing employees. While these are certainly not new concepts, they are rarely practiced at mortgage banking firms. While a number of lenders claim to provide employees with a structured […]

Two Essential Keys to Quicken’s Success

Last Tuesday, the Quicken IPO was finally filed after countless rumors that it would happen. Based on my recent conversations with sales leaders, there is no question that Quicken’s S-1 was read closely by mortgage executives across the board. Much of the material from ISMs was well known in the industry, but some statements were […]

It is Never the Right Time . . .

There is never a perfect time to make changes to your sales process. In the current marketplace, where volume is overwhelming and many lenders are turning away business, it may seem counterintuitive to discuss what it will take to succeed in a 2021 purchase money environment. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to […]

Sales Success Starts with “Know Thyself!”

Selling is an emotional business that requires sales professionals to have a high level of emotional intelligence if they want to succeed. Emotional intelligence refers to originators’ ability to recognize, understand, and manage their emotions as well as those of their prospects and customers. This is not news. While sales candidates might be attracted to […]