Loan Officer Career Advice and Education

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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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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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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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The 6 Elements Required In Your Email Response to Any New Prospect

By Erin Ollila / February 15, 2020
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A new lead just reached out. They want to know more about who you are and what you can offer them. But guess what? They’re also reaching out to your competitors, too.  This means that you have one opportunity to…

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9 Podcasts Loan Officers Should be Tuning Into in 2020

By Erin Ollila / February 14, 2020
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You’re a busy loan officer, and the last thing you want to do is waste your time searching for content online to help move you forward in your career. Sure, you know there’s a lot of great blogs, courses, and…

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10 Things That Will Make You a Better Collaborator

By Tim Coutis / January 19, 2020
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Technology enables us to collaborate with people across the hall and around the world. Whether it’s software development or customer support, the ability to collaborate effectively is critical. As a loan officer, you work with real estate agents, title companies,…

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How to Combine Video and Your Love of Talking to Make Money

By Tim Coutis / January 18, 2020
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The beauty of the symbiotic relationship between loan officers and real estate agents is that both possess strong communication skills. Since both players have a very specific role, each offers their unique take on their particular area of expertise in…

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11 Quotes to Get You Motivated for a Successful 2020

By Tim Coutis / January 17, 2020
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Ready to make 2020 your best year yet? We love a good motivational quote to get us going when we need it the most. Here are some of our favorites — feel free to print out the images or just…

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