Erin Ollila

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How to Network When You’re Practicing Social Distancing

By Erin Ollila / April 11, 2020
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Wondering where your next lead is coming from? Wishing you could just get out there and get to know new-to-you professionals? Without the opportunity to attend in-person networking events, loan officers, like you, may find themselves wondering where their next…

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Are LinkedIn Recommendations Important for Your Career?

By Erin Ollila / April 10, 2020
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You’ve been on LinkedIn for a while now, but you’ve never thought much about using it as a way to grow your business or show your strengths. Yet, the other day, someone gave you a recommendation, and you thought, Should…

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Sharing the Load: Fostering Teamwork in the Home During a Pandemic

By Erin Ollila / April 8, 2020
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Your entire family is suddenly spending the entire day at home. There’s no traveling to work. There’s no school. Heck, there’s not even errands for the most part since you’re working hard to limit the amount of times you go…

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Practicing Self Care During a Pandemic

By Erin Ollila / April 1, 2020
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In just a few short weeks, your entire world has been turned upside down. Your children’s schools were closed. Your employer asked you to work remotely. Your state may have issued a shelter-in-place order, or in the least, your communities…

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How to Bring Your In-Office Work Online Because of COVID-19

By Erin Ollila / March 25, 2020
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You’ve worked in an office for years, and sure, you’ve brought some work home a few times here and there to catch up or stay up-to-date. But never in your career did you think you’d be trying to replicate your…

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Working From Home With Children During COVID-19: How to Survive and Thrive

By Erin Ollila / March 19, 2020
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We understand these are difficult times right now and we’re so grateful that you’re taking the time to read this blog. We will keep posting content that we hope inspires and entertains as we all wait this out together. Just…

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How to Ask for Testimonials

How to Ask for Testimonials from Your Clients

By Erin Ollila / March 15, 2020
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Social recommendations sway consumers, and your prospects want to know that other people loved working with you so that they feel safe teaming up with you, too. But how do you get testimonials to share with these leads? If you…

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Pitching yourself as an Expert on Podcasts

Why You Want to Pitch Yourself as an Expert on Blogs, Podcasts, and More

By Erin Ollila / March 14, 2020
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You understand that putting yourself out there is what helps to grow your client base. You attend networking events, volunteer for community events, and even speak on a local radio station from time to time.  Yet, you’re still wishing that…

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Calming the Anxiety in Networking

5 Tips to Calm Anxiety and Be the Best Networker in the Room

By Erin Ollila / March 13, 2020
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You understand the importance of networking, but if you’re being honest with yourself, the idea of meeting new people, putting on your best self, and truly connecting with them makes you nervous. In fact, networking seems to bring up more…

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Why In-Person Networking Is a Must for Any Loan Officer

By Erin Ollila / February 16, 2020
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Consumers want a personal connection to the company originating their loans. They’re borrowing large amounts of money, and even if it’s for something they’re excited about, like buying a new home, the loan origination process still comes with a lot…

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