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Bridging cultures and building trust with Hispanic homebuyers - Ep. 32 with Daniel Gomez, DHI Mortgage Branch Manager (21:44)

In recognition and honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, MGIC’s Mortgage Connects podcast host Concepcion Guerrero interviews Daniel Gomez...


“A winning mindset”: Adding value to referral partners to earn their business - Ep. 31 with Matt Weaver, CrossCountry Mortgage Vice President of Mortgage Sales (37:39)


We discuss referral partner relationships and strategies with CrossCountry Mortgage VP of Mortgage Sales Matt Weaver...


PAL Kaua’i Founder Jim Edmonds on affordable housing and financial services in Hawai’i - Ep. 30 with Jim Edmonds, PAL Kaua’i Executive Director and Founder (52:22) 

We interview Jim Edmonds, PAL Kaua’i executive director and founder, in honor of AAPI Heritage Month...


Connecting, leading and growing a diverse future for the mortgage industry - Ep. 29 with Jade Winfrey, NAMMBA Director of Corporate Solutions (15:16)


NAMMBA is dedicated to the enrichment and betterment of women and minorities who work in the real estate industry... 


Evaluating self-employed borrower income for tax year 2022 - Ep. 28 with Sandra Sweeney, MGIC Customer Trainer (8:19)

How MGIC’s comprehensive self-employed borrower resource program, including cash flow worksheets updated for 2022, can help you analyze self-employed borrower income...


Credit Conversations - Ep. 27 with Mike Olden, American Reporting Company's VP of Sales and Education (6:47)


Learn about credit-related topics, including talking about credit reports with borrowers ahead of time to avoid surprises...


Building confidence and knowledge to prep future homebuyers for success - Ep. 26 with Trena Bond, Housing Resources, Inc.'s Executive Director (14:21)

In honor of International Women’s Day, we interviewed Executive Director Trena Bond of Housing Resources, Inc...


What changes can mortgage pros expect from the new credit score models? - Ep. 25 with Jeff Platfoot, MGIC Customer Trainer (5:17)


We interview Jeff Platfoot, MGIC Customer Trainer, for a quick update on a topic of interest to many of our listeners...


Connecting mortgage pros and homebuyers with down payment assistance programs - Ep. 24 with Sean Moss, EVP of Product and Operations at Down Payment Resource (31:00)

We cover the topic of down payment assistance (DPA) with Down Payment Resource...


A sneak peek at insights from MGIC's latest Loan Originators Survey Report - Ep. 23 with Stephanie Budnik, Senior Business Partner at MGIC (10:08)

We take a look at the findings from MGIC's annual Loan Originators Survey Report...


United Way’s efforts to improve housing and financial security, including ending family homelessness - Ep. 22 with Krystina Kohler, Financial Stability Portfolio Manager at United Way (20:18)

We interview Krystina Kohler from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County...


Cultural nuance and how to speak the same language as Asian American borrowers - Ep. 21 with Karen Chui, Builder Development Manager at New American Funding (19:12)

We interview top mortgage originator Karen Chiu to learn from her experience and gain insight...     

 04/21/2022 “We are more alike than we are different”: Creating an inclusive workplace - Ep. 20 with Amber Lawrence, Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Mortgage Bankers Association (19:00)

A conversation with Amber Lawrence, who develops organizational-wide diversity and inclusion framework goals and equitable practices for the MBA... 
 04/13/2022 Finding opportunity in adversity: A conversation with top originator and content creator Ryan Hills - Ep. 19 with Ryan Hills, Regional Director of Movement Mortgage and CEO/Host of The RE Source TV (52:00)

An interview with top producer and content creator Ryan Hills...            

Looking at self-employed borrower income for tax year 2021 - Ep. 18 with Jeff Platfoot, MGIC Customer Trainer (4:50)

Every year mortgage professionals work with self-employed borrowers to determine their taxable income...


Education is key to boosting Black homeownership rates in America today - Ep. 17 with Lenny McNeill, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage Executive Vice President (42:16)

Lenny McNeill addresses housing, sustainability and affordability issues on a national level...


“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly – just get started” - Ep. 16 with Steve Kyles, mortgage coach and top producer (35:59)

Steve Kyles is a partner with Mortgage Marketing Animals, one of the top mortgage coaching programs in the country...


“It’s a belief system”: The powerful mindset of top mortgage loan originators - Ep. 15 with Todd Duncan, bestselling author and sales entrepreneur (37:59)

Todd discusses uncovering your “why” so you can make wiser choices on your journey to becoming a top producer...


eClose and the future of the digital mortgage process - Ep. 14 with Ian Kimball and Dee Hoyle, Service First Mortgage (28:21)

We discuss all things “eClose” with Service First Mortgage’s Ian Kimball, Executive Director of Strategy, and Dee Hoyle, Executive Director of Operations...


MI standard coverage 101 - Ep. 13 with Jeff Platfoot, MGIC Customer Trainer (7:47)

We take a deeper dive with MGIC's customer trainer, Jeff Platfoot, to learn what MI standard coverage is...


How you can help the Hispanic demographic prep for homeownership - Ep. 12 with Maria Vergara, Director of Community Lending at Fannie Mae (28:22)

We chat with Maria Vergara, Director of Community Lending at Fannie Mae. She uncovers why you should be paying attention to... 


How lenders can support multicultural growth and incorporate diversity in the workplace - Ep. 11 with Edgar Hernandez, Senior Manager in the Multicultural Center of Expertise (MCOE), CUNA Mutual Group (27:34)

We chat with Edgar Hernandez about how to simplify and create trust with consumers by being transparent, especially in...


"The market will normalize": Being proactive in a seller's market - Ep. 10 with John Donnelly, Service First Mortgage Executive Director of Sales (27:19)

When volume slows, you'll need an effective sales and marketing strategy to grow your business. John Donnelly of Service First Mortgage talks about...     


Is your social presence up to regulatory snuff? - Ep. 9 with Melissa Thomas, Head of Compliance at ActiveComply (25:49)

There’s quite the buzz around “social media” and the importance of using it on a regular basis to grow...


Deconstructing the economic and social challenges facing the post-pandemic mortgage industry - Ep. 8 with Danny Gardner, Freddie Mac’s Senior Vice President of Client and Community Engagement Single-Family Division (27:02)

Get an insider’s scoop on the distinctive economic and social circumstances and challenges facing today’s generation of homebuyers from Freddie Mac’s Danny Gardner... 


“When you do the right thing, the money will come” - Ep. 7 with Joel Mahakian, Loan Officer Premium Mortgage Corporation/NMLS# 467974 (11:00)

We interview top producer Joel Mahakian of Premium Mortgage Corporation, who explains why...


All things “gift” - Ep. 6 with Hali Plachecki, MGIC National Trainer (8:18)

In the mortgage world, when we hear the word “gift,” we think: A gift involves money. In this episode...


COVID-19 underwriting flexibilities: What’s changing? - Ep. 5 with Rebecca Chase, MGIC National Trainer (7:55)

Over the past 14 months, there have been numerous announcements made jointly by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...


Growing your business through the lens of Instagram (IG) - Ep. 4 with Chelsea Peitz, National Director of Social Sales for Fidelity National Financial (29:55)

Chelsea Peitz dives into the essentials you should consider when building your personal brand on Instagram, starting with...  


Diversity and inclusion: Connecting with the Asian American demographic - Ep. 3 with Sean Phalon, Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) National Mortgage Committee Chair (18:44)

We interviewed Sean Phalon, Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Vice Chair, to shed some light


Overcoming industry obstacles while fostering your relationships - Ep. 2 with Phil Treadwell, National Director of Sales Innovation & Strategy for Thrive Mortgage (30:01)

Managing your pipeline in today’s industry can present its own set of challenges. Hear what Phil has to say...


Spending your time wisely to maximize your social outreach - Ep. 1 with Kyle Draper, Founder of & Content Compounding (29:57)

In our society, social media dominates how we reach our customers. Get insights from Kyle Draper, social media guru, about...

"The market will normalize": Being proactive in a seller's market with John Donnelly, Service First Mortgage Executive Director of Sales

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