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As the VA loan turns 80, its economic impact is in the trillions

Housing Wire

“The economic impact analysis considers what the economy would have looked like if the VA loan hadn’t existed,“ the report explained. “It It found the loan program has withstood various market changes, accounting for as much as 11% of new home mortgages in the postwar building boom. It originated $17.6 Women veterans owned homes at a 67.3%

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As a ‘higher-for-longer’ rate scenario unfolds, how is the mortgage industry adapting?

Housing Wire

Mortgage experts added that struggling lenders — which laid off staff, received cash infusions and were overly enthusiastic about a market recovery after two years of shrinking originations — may be forced to find other options, such as mergers and acquisitions. Last week, the U.S. in March compared to a year earlier.

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Private-label securities are in demand as investors bet Fed peak is reached

Housing Wire

And so [investors] can start having greater conviction in the future path of interest rates and in the health of the mortgage market.” Non-QM mortgages include loans that cannot command a government, or “agency,” stamp through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. My guess is we’ll do 10 or 11 deals this year in the $5.5

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As mortgage rates decline, the mantra is ‘no buyers left behind’ 

Housing Wire

As mortgage rates continue to decline, Chad Earnest’s mantra with his referral partners in 2023 is “no buyer left behind.” The Montgomery, Texas-based area manager, who moved from AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation to Cardinal Financial Company in November, launched in mid-2022 a platform to help their referral partners succeed.

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The Complete Realtor: Tools to Successfully Manage Your Personal Life, Career, and Health

Speaker: Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR, Keynote Speaker, 4X International Best Selling Author, and Podcaster at ReMarkiTable, LLC

Given the changes that the pandemic has forced real estate agents to make, agents are now under pressure to find a way to keep their health, personal life, and career on track. Flexibility is the key to future-proofing your role as a real estate agent; you must be able to pivot and adapt to succeed in all markets. Have effective Time Management.

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UWM is profitable in Q2 as origination volume jumps to $32B

Housing Wire

“Unlike others that are more reactive to cyclical market conditions, we will continue to be aggressive in our technology and product investments. We are hiring right now, whereas the industry as a whole is continuing to cut back on capacity,” Mat Ishbia, chairman and CEO, said in a statement. UWM originated $31.8 UWM had $294.9

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Unsold homebuilder inventory is ticking up as new home sales slow

Housing Wire

“Homebuilders are still benefiting from very low inventory of existing homes for sale, which has driven more buyers to consider new construction,” Bright MLS Chief Economist Lisa Sturtevant said. The seasonally‐adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of August was 436,000. At the current sales rate, this represents a supply of 7.8

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Real Estate Solutions: How to Crush Your Sales Goals and Fuel Your Pipeline

Speaker: Mary Maloney, Founder & Team Leader at Hometown Realty

The sales cycle in real estate is frequently measured at 3+ months. During this time, real estate agents frequently lose contact with clients and miss out on opportunities because they fail to follow up and provide value to the client. She will discuss: A systematic approach to developing, nurturing, and converting prospects.

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The Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

As we kick off 2022, companies are giving more attention to their Digital/Social Sales Programs. While companies are enabling their sales professionals with coaching and a variety of digital tools to connect with potential customers, they're experiencing fluctuating KPIs. Sales and corporate strategy alignment. Consistent reporting.

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#Trending: How to Leverage Instagram’s Algorithm to Build Your Pipeline

Speaker: Eric Simon, Founder of The Broke Agent Media | Matt Lionetti, Real Estate Salesperson at The Agency

Social Media is one of the most efficient sales tools an agent can use! It has the potential to produce high-quality leads and foster client relationships when used effectively. As new social media tactics flood the market, agents are being inundated with the various apps and trends that could lead to their success.

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Database Restoration: How to Revive Dead Leads and Generate New Ones

Speaker: Rivers Pearce, CEO of W8LESS

Successful real estate professionals know that the most powerful tool in their business (aside from their stellar personality, of course) is maintaining a robust database of past, current, and prospective clients. However, keeping your contacts in a spreadsheet, or worse, sitting in your iPhone, simply won’t cut it in today’s world.

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Get More Referrals from Staying Top of Mind with Your Own Magazine!

Staying top of mind with your sphere is a proven way to gain referrals. Your own branded publication will be received as a gift to your top clients, and creates an easy opportunity for you to follow up and ask for referrals. Get your free magazine sample today!

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

In this era of social media, traditional ways of selling are not as effective as they used to be. As prospects become more proficient on social media, many organizations struggle to keep up, not knowing how to navigate the new digital landscape. In the webinar you will learn: The importance of sales coaching. How to achieve leadership buy-in.

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Millennials are Determined and Prices are Soaring: The Step-by-Step Formula for Closing More Sales to Millennial Buyers Fast!

Speaker: Paul Moya - CEO, Millennial Labs, and The Go-To Performance Marketing Strategist and Realtor Coach for the Best in the World

Today’s real estate market is at the crossroads between Millennials becoming the biggest segment of home buyers across the country and social media becoming the most important platform to attract potential buyers. Pre-pandemic strategies focused on random Facebook posts, videos, and referrals for business, but these are a thing of the past.