It’s hard to believe that we are already a few days into 2021. And while 2020 can be characterized as a year of unprecedented challenging twists and turns, we hope it was still a productive and successful one for you.
As a very challenging year for all of us is drawing to a close, we thought it would be nice to invite our partners to take a little breather and enjoy some fun facts about mortgages.
Real Estate is a transaction-based business, and your success as an agent hinges on your ability to sell … or that’s the most basic view of this business, anyway. But in reality, agents do so much more for their clients than accept their check.
While many methods of communication are effective in real estate, the truth is that phone calls still help you find the most success in our business. Avoid the risk of allowing communication to slip with some simple, tried-and-true tips for following up successfully …
Chances are you’ve heard of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, or RESPA. The regulations defined in this act have far-reaching implications for the real estate industry. And while you may be familiar with RESPA in general, you might not be as brushed up on the Do’s and Don'ts outlined by RESPA for co-marketing.
While there's no shortage of “must-know” info available when it comes to home loans, it's still safe to say you'll never honestly know everything there is to know about mortgages – as rules, regulations and product offerings tend to be updated on a relatively frequent basis.
There's no shortage of advice for anyone buying a home, especially on the internet. And it's okay for homebuyers to seek advice online, especially if they're in the early stages of their search. However, as they get further along in their search, and are in a position to make an offer, they really should consult the trusted advice of the mortgage company they chose.
Real estate is an industry built on relationships. As Mortgage Loan Originators, we know it is important you build these relationships to increase your purchase-loan business.
Strong relationships between real estate agents and loan originators (LOs) stand to benefit everyone involved with purchasing a home.
Welcome to our last installment of “What Does My Client’s ____ Do?” Over the last few months we’ve helped you better understand the many different professional roles involved in the mortgage application and closing process.
Closing is such a special moment for you and your clients, and most agents choose to mark the occasion by giving their clients a gift. Let us help you take the guesswork out of the process with this curated list of fun and unique ideas for gifts!
This week on “What Does My Client’s ____ Do?” we uncover the mystery of the Appraisal Desk and Disclosure Desk.
It’s undeniable: We now live in a digital world. For the past several years, professionals that want to stay in business have had to acclimate – and in many cases, radically change – how they go about doing things, and real estate agents are no different.
The Underwriter. Some people may get intimidated when they hear the term “underwriter,” because they know that is the person who makes the final decision on whether a real estate deal can close or not.
We’ve talked about how important relationships are, and in the real estate business it is no different. In fact, they are more than important, they are a crucial element of a successful business. People often think of the key relationships as: agent / buyer and buyer / mortgage provider.
Conducting Business in a Social Distancing World | For better or worse, 2020 is officially becoming the year of social distancing. And as everyone, businesses included, have had to adjust to the current crisis, virtual meetings are more necessary than ever.
Guardian Mortgage is dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service to every one of our clients – buyer, seller, or agent. We aim to make the transaction as painless and effortless as possible.
Spring is here! The days are getting longer. The weather is warmer. Birds are chirping. Everyone feels refreshed as they escape their winter stupor…and of course, we’re all busy cleaning.
Buying a home is a major decision. And since it is something people don’t do every day it’s a transaction most people don’t know a lot about. This is especially true if your clients are first-time homebuyers. Hosting seminars is a great way to help people better understand every detail about buying a home.
If there’s anything more complicated than the real estate business, it’s credit scores. Which, ironically, are one of the more complicated aspects of real estate.
Over the last several years business has been booming for home builders across the country. As communities continue to grow and more people purchase new and custom built homes, builders need a mortgage partner with programs that benefit them and their buyers equally.
In today’s ever-more-competitive market, it’s vital that you’re getting the most out of your reviews and testimonials. Below, we outline some simple, yet crucial, ways you can put your great reviews to work for you.
The internet has changed nearly every industry today, including real estate. In addition to websites like Zillow, Trulia, and others, there are now even sites to help you boost your listings like Tour Factory and Listing Booster.
Your preferred vendor and contractor list can go a long way to ensuring you deliver a top-notch experience for all of your clients. After all, if your clients trust you, they’re more likely to act on your recommendation.
Buying or selling a home is a big deal. For some, it’s one of the biggest decisions they’ll ever make.
Technology is great when it serves to promote the relationships that build your business. But technology evolves so quickly that it can be easy to miss great apps that might make everyday tasks a little easier.
Although Guardian Mortgage Loan Originators are here to guide customers every step of the way, we know that sometimes buyers feel more comfortable in speaking to you, their real estate agent, about the mortgage process first.
The buyer, the lender, and the real estate agent are like the three sides of a triangle— when they come together, there’s tremendous strength in the formation.
Selling real estate is a rewarding career choice, but it's a highly competitive, get-it-done-yesterday business. That's why it's important to team up with a loan originator who works as hard as you do.
Everyone wants to be happy in a new home. The right neighborhood, the right floor plan, and the right sales price go a long way to maximize customer satisfaction.
How do you decide which referral partners deserve your time? Should you spend lots of effort putting together an email for past customers?