professional development

5 Thank You Note Templates for Loan Officers

5 Thank You Note Templates for Loan Officers

By Erin Ollila / May 17, 2020
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When was the last time you took a moment to send a thank you note to a lead, customer, or someone who referred business to you? Of course, you’re appreciative of their business or kind recommendations, but you’re also extremely…

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Social Media for Loan Officers: What's the Best Platform for You?

Social Media for Loan Officers: What’s the Best Platform for You?

By Erin Ollila / May 16, 2020
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You know the importance of marketing yourself as a way to attract more leads. But, with all the options out there, where do you even start? There are so many social media networks for loan officers to use, but you…

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Will the Pomodoro® Technique Work for You?

By Erin Ollila / April 12, 2020
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You’re overwhelmed. Your to-do list is a mile long, and you’re frustrated that your productivity seems to have taken a nosedive recently. A new email comes in, and you respond. The phone rings, and you pick it up. You end…

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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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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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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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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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