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8 Tips for Perfecting the Follow-Up Call

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 …

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Co-Marketing and RESPA

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.

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10 Mortgage Acronyms Every Real Estate Agent Should Know

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.

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Trusted Mortgage Advice from a Real Estate Agent

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.

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Tips for Building Realtor Relationships

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.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate Agent and Loan Originator Networking

Strong relationships between real estate agents and loan originators (LOs) stand to benefit everyone involved with purchasing a home.

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What Does My Client’s Closer Do?

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.

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Clever Closing Gifts for Your Clients

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!

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What Does My Client’s Appraisal Desk / Disclosure Desk Do?

This week on “What Does My Client’s ____ Do?” we uncover the mystery of the Appraisal Desk and Disclosure Desk.

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How to Reach Millennials with Digital Marketing

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.

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What Does My Client’s Underwriter Do?

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.

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Partnering with Guardian Mortgage’s Loan Originators Can Increase Your Business

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.

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How to Engage Virtually

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.

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What Does Your Client’s Processor Do?

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.

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Spring Clean Your Database

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.

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Host an Effective First-Time Home Buyer Seminar

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 home buyers. Hosting seminars is a great way to help people better understand every detail about buying a home.

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Understanding Credit Scores

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.

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Did You Know? Builder Incentives with Guardian.

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.

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New Year Marketing Checklist

It’s hard to believe that we are already a few days into 2020. Busy days make time fly by. And we certainly hope 2019 was a productive and successful year for you.

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Make Your Reviews Work for You

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.
 

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Create a Listing That Wows

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.

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Is Your Vendor List Up to Par?

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.

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What Clients Really Want

Buying or selling a home is a big deal. For some, it’s one of the biggest decisions they’ll ever make.

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Boost Productivity With Apps

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.

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Expediting a Pre-Qualification

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.

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3 Steps to Facilitate the Communication Between Your Buyer and the Lender

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.

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Does your loan originator work as hard as you do?

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.

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How Much Home Can Your Clients Afford?

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.

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Prioritizing your Referral Partners

How do you decide which referral partners deserve your time? Should you spend lots of effort putting together an email for past customers?