Loan Officer Career Advice and Education

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Are Robots Gunning for Your Job?

By Mary Mack / October 6, 2018
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Robots taking over the world has been a common theme in science fiction. But as technology has progressed, much of what used to be viewed as fiction has become reality. Even in our industry, automation is quickly transforming the homebuying…

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3 Keys to Succeeding in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

By Mary Mack / October 4, 2018
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For years, we’ve enjoyed historically low interest rates, but those days seem to be over. As of this writing, the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is inching toward 5%, while the Fed seems poised to raise rates several more times in…

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5 Tips for Successful Social Networking

By Mary Mack / September 15, 2018
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Three-quarters of Americans use some form of social media, spending 90% of their waking hours connected to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram. Along the way, the debate over whether social media is acceptable in the workplace has almost vanished. In…

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Is Your Manager Helping or Hurting Your Career?

By Mary Mack / August 20, 2018
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What makes a good branch manager? The answer may depend on who you ask, but clearly, loan officers are very opinionated about this issue. Among the most frequent complaints about branch managers is that they are slow to act when…

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Ready For Something New? 4 Tips to Change Your Career

By Mary Mack / August 19, 2018
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Changing careers can be a scary and life-changing decision. There is a lot of uncertainty, stress, and fear that come with making that kind of choice, but it may be exactly what you need. The good news? You can take…

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5 Rockstar Productivity Apps to Keep You On-Task

By Mary Mack / August 18, 2018
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With so many things to distract us every single day both at work and at home, it is almost too easy to lose productivity and focus. Since many of us are on our phones throughout the day, why not make…

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Fast Facts About the Housing Market: June 2018

By Mary Mack / August 10, 2018
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In June, the National Association of Realtors saw the median existing-home price for all housing types hit a new all-time high. Sales, however, continued to decline — they’re down 2.2% from a year ago. This discrepancy between prices and sales…

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4 Ways Loan Officers Can Support Real Estate Agents

By Tim Coutis / June 12, 2018
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The relationship between lenders and Realtors® is a symbiotic one. In other words, it’s a relationship that is mutually beneficial. Cultivating this relationship is integral if both of you are to succeed. Realtors® and loan officers, however, don’t always speak…

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