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 Date  Episode
 11/17/2022

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...

 10/19/2022

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...

 06/21/2022

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...

 05/05/2022

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...            
 03/16/2022

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...

 02/15/2022

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...

 01/12/2022

“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...

 11/10/2021

“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...

 10/27/2021

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...

 10/13/2021

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...

 09/22/2021

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... 

 09/08/2021

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...

 08/25/2021

"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...     

 08/11/2021

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...

 07/28/2021

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... 

 07/14/2021

“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...

 06/14/2021

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...

 06/14/2021

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...

 06/14/2021

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...  

 06/14/2021

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

 06/14/2021

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...

 06/14/2021

Spending your time wisely to maximize your social outreach - Ep. 1 with Kyle Draper, Founder of KyleDraper.com & 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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