Mortgage forbearance pace continues to slow, MBA says

The pace of borrowers seeking delayed mortgage payments is slowing, according to data released Monday by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

The number of loans in forbearance increased 10 basis points for the week ending May 24, to 8.46% of outstanding home loans from 8.36% the prior week, the MBA said. That’s the smallest increase reported week-over-week since the week of March 9.

About 4.2 million mortgages are in forbearance, the report said.

“MBA’s survey continues to indicate that fewer homeowners are seeking forbearance as more states across the country reopen their economies and prospects begin to improve,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s chief economist, in a statement. “Policy support for households, including expanded unemployment insurance benefits and other transfers, have helped many stay on their feet during this crisis.”

About one in every four workers, or about 40 million Americans, filed for unemployment benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic started, according to last week’s data from the Labor Department. The $2.2 trillion CARES Act, passed in late March, expanded jobless benefits by adding $600 a week to state payouts.

Broken out by investor type, Ginnie Mae mortgages – primarily backed by the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration – had the largest overall share of loans in forbearance.

“With 11.82% of Ginnie Mae loans currently in forbearance, FHA and VA borrowers are struggling the most,” Fratantoni said. That’s up from 11.6% the prior week.

The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance increased week-over-week by three basis points, to 6.39% from 6.36%.

For other mortgages held by lenders, such as private-label securities and portfolio loans, the forbearance share rose to 9.67% from 9.54% the previous week.

By comparison, the overall forbearance rate was 0.25% before the coronavirus shut down the U.S. economy, MBA has said.

Forbearance requests dropped across all investor types for the sixth consecutive week versus the prior week, to 0.2% from 0.28% of servicing portfolio volume, Monday’s report said.

Weekly call center volume has also declined to the lowest level since the forbearance survey series started the week of March 2, MBA said, to 6.6% from 8.6% of servicing portfolio volume. That’s led to further declines in wait times and abandonment rates, Fratantoni said.

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June 2: Sales mgt., Ops, LO jobs; CRM, broker, eClosing products; events for LOs; servicing tactics continue to impact market

Curfews and civil unrest have replaced COVID in the news. Meanwhile, investors are watching record low debt issuance yields from companies like Amazon and Costco (1.50-1.62 percent 10-year notes, lowering their cost of capital dramatically). Low rates for a mortgage these days are certainly more common than finding a jumbo investor offering a 20 percent down product. And those rates could be with us for a long time, impacting LO business and servicing values. Many believe that the Federal Reserve will basically repeat its “postcrisis playbook” from ten years ago and leave the overnight Fed Funds rate near zero for several years. A spike in inflation has not been an issue for decades. (In fact, consumer price increases have been very steady.) What may not be steady is individual states dealing with forbearance or loan modifications from individual servicers. Can you imagine that quagmire (and potential lawsuits) that may result for national servicers if there are 50 different sets of rules, regulations, and governing bodies? More on how servicing strategy is impacting the industry below.

Employment & transitions

Sutherland Mortgage Services Inc. is a premier nationwide provider of end to end mortgage solutions including originations, underwriting, processing, closing, post-closing and loan servicing support. With over 30 years of experience we have developed an integrated BPO platform. Sutherland has built mutually beneficial relationships with some of the world’s most recognized companies. Sutherland Mortgage Services’ Team Players work throughout the country with our state-of-the-art Work at Home (WAH) Program. We offer an unmatched ability to deliver the highest value and greatest returns to our customers. We are a collaborative, considerate and friendly team. Having a diverse, inclusive, and respectful workplace is important to us. And we support your career development, internal mobility, and work-life balance. Sutherland is currently offering lucrative compensation packages for experienced Work At Home GSE Underwriters and Senior Loan Processors. If you’re interested, submit your resume to Lee Quinn or apply now GSE Underwriter or Senior Loan Processor.”

“Local Experts. Local Respect. Have you been frustrated by decisions made at a corporate headquarters far from the local market and customers you serve? Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI) is a national organization that believes in the power of local connections. We know the best way to serve our customers is by empowering those nearest our borrower: the local managers and originators who understand their markets best. At PRMI, you’ll always have the liberty and autonomy you need to do what is right for your borrowers. Join PRMI to get the entrepreneurial freedom you deserve. Visit branchpartner.com or contact Amy Gallow, VP of Business Development, to learn more.”

 

Would you like the opportunity to sell the most disruptive technology in the mortgage industry space? If you are self-motivated, a team player, able to communicate clearly, and have sales and mortgage experience, Indecomm wants you. Indecomm is looking to hire a dynamic Sales Director to represent Indecomm’s automation and outsourcing platforms. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please email your resume to Linda Bomar.

Atlanta’s First Option Mortgage has tapped Fobby Naghmi as EVP, National Sales Manager, and James Carroll as Retail Operations Director to enhance operations, and create training & transition programs for new hires.

Lender services and products

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Just in time for what could be the best purchase season our industry has ever seen, UWM has launched Conquest, a program designed to help brokers win new business by offering competitive rates at the lowest rate ranges on all purchases and on many refinances. With 30-year fixed rates ranging from 2.5-3.0% on purchases and rate/term refinances, it’s a great way to add new borrowers to your roster, build new relationships with real estate professionals and wow them all with UWM’s fast turn times, elite service, and groundbreaking technology. Talk to your UWM account executive or sign up today at uwm.com.

Digital lending platform developer Blend has spent years enabling consumers to get pre-approved in one-tap, apply for loans, sign disclosures, and complete follow-ups from any device at any time. Actually closing a mortgage, however, has remained a singularly unpleasant event. Until now. With variation in closing processes and constant changes to regulations and technology, it can be difficult to figure out how to get started. How do lenders translate the various closing processes and map this to the different types of eClosings to begin transitioning from a traditional mortgage closing to a more modern digital experience? With Blend Close lenders have a host of feature options to best serve the borrower’s eClosing digital experience while reducing close times and increasing pull-through rates. Share this visual tour of the mortgage closing process with your teams as a refresher on the types of eClosing and how they compare to traditional closings.

 

“Your time is valuable and your CRM needs to work for your business. Our training options and customer support are one of many reasons to adopt UNIFY CRM for your sales and marketing needs. “Thank you for sending me to The Next Level my friends. These were both super helpful! Thank you and I will look forward to Episode 3. Love the format and short nugget style. I’ve been using the refi tool a lot more after this webinar. It was great to be able to go back when doing hands on to re-watch also.” (Mortgage Specialist, The Mortgage Firm.) With recorded feature trainings, live full feature training, best practices, and our commitment to customer support, UNIFY CRM wants to be your partner for the long haul. You need more than the right tool; you need a trusted partner. Client success is our success. Work Smart. Manage Better. Sell More. Schedule a Demo today.”

Events!

Don’t miss this FREE Live Workshop tomorrow, June 3. Experts Alex Kutsishin, Co-Found and CEO of Sales Boomerang, and Paul Harrington, Director of Business Development for Usherpa, explain how Loan Officers can provide value to their Realtor partners and build mutually-beneficial relationships by utilizing authentic data intelligence. Authentic intelligence linked to powerful CRM and Marketing systems give Loan Officers the opportunity to share actionable buyer data that Realtors can use to grow their business. By providing value to Realtors, LOs can cultivate crucial professional relationships and establish rock-solid referral pipelines. It’s a win, win, win. LOs win, Realtors win, and borrowers win. Register Now: The Holy Grail- Lenders are Now the Referral Source for Realtors.

 

Two industry powerhouses have teamed up to bring women in the mortgage industry together from coast to coast. XINNIX Founder & CEO, Casey Cunningham, and New American Funding President & Co-Founder, Patty Arvielo, have joined forces to create Breakthrough: A movement of women in the mortgage industry empowering and encouraging one another to break through the personal and professional barriers to success. Registration is now open for Breakthrough’s first-of-its-kind live “Ask Us Anything” event with Co-Founders Patty and Casey on Wednesday, June 17 at 1 PM ET. Questions can be submitted in advance on the Breakthrough Facebook event or by using the hashtag #BreakthroughAUA on social media. Join in the conversation by following Breakthrough on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram!

Join National Mortgage Professional Magazine and Global DMS on Thursday, June 4 at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific, for “Optimizing Your Appraisal Management in Turbulent Times.” As the U.S. emerges from the devastation of the Global COVID-19 pandemic the need for financial services will be paramount. Lenders and AMCs that are prepared to meet the challenge in the age of social distancing will gain a significant competitive advantage. Join us to learn more about the latest collateral valuation management best practices and their application to allow enhanced operational performance for both internal and remote staff. Topics will include enhanced vendor management, configurable automation, guaranteed appraisal compliance, review modernization, external data sources and reporting. *Amazon gift card will be given to the attendee with the best question during the webinar. Click here to register.

Investors shifting servicing strategy

As rumors continue to have Chase’s correspondent group rolling out its own bifurcation program (NOT “bifornication” as some have mis-named it) to add servicing, other investors and wholesalers continue to see servicing values prompt strategy shifts. The servicing market has indeed recovered, or partially recovered, from the dramatic drop we saw in March. Who’s doing what?

Penny Mac saw raised forward estimates to incorporate stronger mortgage banking trends including strong gain-on-sale margins through the rest of the year, which should help offset higher servicing costs. The company is expected to not only continue to effectively hedge any negative impact on the MSR from falling interest rates, but also grow market share as volatility in the market puts pressure on smaller and less efficient originators and servicers. Losses were mostly driven by Agency CRT assets, though the company has had term financing in place for the asset, and therefore didn’t need to sell the position at a realized loss to generate liquidity to meet margin calls during 1Q.

New Residential provided good detail on the earnings call to help ease some concerns surrounding liquidity and funding, particularly relating to funding advance obligations on its $450 billion Agency MSR portfolio. Even though servicing expenses will likely rise near term, capital and liquidity required from New Residential should be manageable, even if delinquency & forbearance rates rise further. There is still uncertainty around credit performance, however, per KBW.

Two Harbors looks well-prepared to meet the liquidity demand of advancing cashflows to Agency MBS holders while loans are in forbearance. KBW believes that ROEs are expected to remain below normalized levels, however, as the company preserves liquidity in case forbearances come in higher than expected. Estimates were raised to reflect lower funding costs, and some strengthening on incremental returns for Agency MBS paired with MSR versus previous estimates. The company met all margin calls during 1Q and had $1.2 billion in unrestricted cash at quarter-end. Additionally, the company is now funding all of its MSR with term notes or revolving credit facilities versus at year-end when it still carried $262.6 million in repo funding for MSR.

Black Knight cut 2020 guidance for revenue and for AEBITDA/EPS. The company’s Specialty Servicing business effectively comprises everything in Servicing (within Software Solutions) that is not MSP. Foreclosure starts reached all-time lows in February before bouncing up modestly in March. The company noted foreclosure volumes at the peak of the financial crisis were 4-5x the levels seen in 2019. So while the national moratorium on foreclosures will be a revenue headwind for the rest of this year, a rise in foreclosures following the moratorium should drive a notable revenue lift from this business. The company’s foreclosure platform has an 80 percent market share. While loan modifications also present incremental revenue opportunities, management clarified that the pricing is higher for foreclosures.

Don’t forget that Ginnie Mae approved the inclusion of a servicing advance financing facility under its Acknowledgment Agreement program. Read the press release for details.

AmeriHome’s monthly newsletter, The AmeriHome Angle, discusses COVID-19 Critical Loan Servicing Impacts in its April edition

Lakeview Loan Servicing announced that the Maricopa and Phoenix IDAs have expanded the Home in Five Advantage program to include a new level of assistance on its conventional loans. The new product will add a 5% assistance option to the three-year forgivable second mortgage for both the Fannie Mae HFA Preferred and the Freddie Mac HFA Advantage first loans. Refer to the product matrix and down payment assistance documents on the Home in Five website for full details and the applicable product codes.

Do lenders have exposure to regulatory action due to their servicer’s failure to process the transfer of data? The answer is yes, per Lenders Compliance Group in a post from late last year. Regulators expect findings of an annual review to be made available during an examination, and without an annual audit of the servicer, the lender is going to come under intense regulatory scrutiny. Common servicer violations include the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X), and the Truth in Lending Act. In a recent example where the CFPB came down hard on a servicer, the servicer failed to acquire or transfer loss mitigation data and certain other information. The servicer did not review loan data provided by prior servicers for accuracy and completeness before putting the loans on its system.

The servicer also did not transfer to its system loss mitigation information from prior servicers in a fully automated manner. Therefore, some consumers who had loan modifications in process or were engaged in pending loss mitigation when the servicing was transferred had incomplete information in their files, and in some cases, their permanent loan modifications were not honored. In other instances, the servicer failed to evaluate consumers’ pending loss mitigation applications for loan modifications or failed to offer permanent loan modifications upon consumers’ completion of loan modifications in process.

Some consumers whose loans were transferred out of the servicer’s system experienced delays in obtaining loss mitigation with their new servicers and accrued unnecessary interest and fees. The servicer also failed to adjust the interest rates on borrowers’ adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loans according to the schedule of adjustments under their loan terms and sent borrowers monthly statements that sought to collect inaccurate principal and interest payments. All those violations reflect back on the lender, making the need for an annual review paramount.

Capital markets

Treasury yields across the curve were unchanged to open the week, though the 30-year yield pulled back +4 bps, as mixed headlines dominated the day. On one hand, markets digested the prospect of further domestic unrest and continued tension with China, though on the other, investors focused on signs of economic recovery as U.S. manufacturing rose for the first time in four months. While the manufacturing data was better than expected, and enough to have many market participants under the idea that the worse of the COVID-19 shutdown is in the rear-view mirror, it was not necessarily good. The ISM Manufacturing Index for May ticked up to 43.1 percent, below expectations of 44.0 percent, but up from 41.5 percent in April. It was the third straight reading below 50.0 percent, which is the dividing line between expansion and contraction, but upticks were seen in the key measures of new orders, production, employment, prices, backlog of orders, and new export orders (all were still below 50.0 percent, but up from in April.

As far as other economic releases went, Construction spending declined 2.9 percent m/m in April, though still much better than the 6.0 percent decline expected. Total construction spending is up 3.0 percent yr/yr. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 8.36 percent of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.46 percent as of May 24, 2020. According to MBA’s estimate, just over 4.2 million homeowners are now in forbearance plans. With no data of note today, unless you consider auto and truck sales for May germane to mortgage rates, we begin the day with Agency MBS prices worse/down a few ticks and the 10-year yielding .70 after closing yesterday at 0.65 percent.

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Radian launches new website to showcase all of its companies

After years of acquisitions and rebrandings, Radian launched its newest initiative in the form of a “one-stop-shop” website that caters to its varying real estate products and services. The launch of Radian.com allows customers access to a one-point entry that now redirects all former online branches, such as Radian.Biz and MI Rate Finder, to a single master suite.

The new website mirrors Radian’s 2020 remodel of the company’s two reportable segments from mortgage insurance and services, to mortgage and real estate. 

“With its modern design that reflects our company and culture, the new website offers improved functionality, interactive tools, accessibility and readability on all devices for our customers to connect with us easily and efficiently,” said Eric Ray, senior executive vice president, chief digital officer and co-head of real estate.

The comprehensive suite now houses Radian’s mortgage insurance, mortgage risk services, mortgage services, title services, valuation services, asset management services and real estate agent services.

Radian’s digital transformation arrived on the heels of several other changes the company has seen this year, including the sale of its Clayton services to Covius Holdings in January, and its strategic investment in Covered Insurance Solutions in February.

“We continually evaluate and refine the strategic solutions that we offer across the mortgage and real estate value chain, and part of that evaluation means making adjustments when necessary,” Radian CEO Rick Thornberry added. “We will continue to focus on building our core mortgage and real estate products and services through a data-driven, digital transformation that has come to define our One Radian strategy.” 

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Homebuyers and sellers are ready to return to open houses

Despite open houses pausing over the spread of COVID-19, a new survey from the National Association of Realtors said that 65% of people who attended an open house within the last year would do so now without hesitation, while another 15% said they would feel comfortable resuming this activity if there was an approved COVID-19 vaccine and/or proven medical protocol to mitigate and remedy the effects of the virus.

“The real estate industry – and our country – has endured some very challenging times for several months, but we’re seeing signs of progress and we are earnestly hoping the worst is behind us,” said NAR President Vince Malta.

Also in the survey, 47% of buyers and 53% of sellers said that during the current pandemic, relying on a real estate professional when searching for or selling a home is much more important than before. In addition, 54% of buyers and 62% of sellers said that a real estate agent’s guidance is especially valued right now. Hand-in-hand with that, 59% of buyers and 58% of sellers said that buying and selling real estate is an essential service.

“While we celebrate homeownership month, we embrace today’s version of homeownership and the unique paths homeowners take to realize their dream,” Malta continued. “For prospective buyers, the desire to own a home remains strong and the guidance, expertise and professionalism Realtors provide is more important now than ever.”

Despite the rise of iBuyers and virtual real estate practices, 51% of buyers said an agent is valuable when it comes to gleaning information from online listings rather than uncovering it on their own, and 56% said they believe that an agent can save them time and stress of weeding through listings.

The survey also showed growing comfort with the digitization of the home purchase process. According to the survey, 67% of sellers and 70% of buyers said they are very comfortable with conducting business on a computer, such as reviewing and signing documents electronically.

“Thanks to the internet,” 41% said they could envision themselves buying a house without ever physically stepping foot inside, and 53% of sellers could envision themselves selling to prospective buyers the same way.

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Three mortgage leaders pump up the hiring volume

A trio of leading mortgage companies are wrapping up the first half of the year on a hiring spree, each taking on thousands of new employees to meet the sales demands of their respective operations.

Detroit-headquartered Quicken Loans hired more than 1,500 people since the coronavirus pandemic took root in mid-March. The company is on track to hire and train an additional 1,500 over the next two months.

Austin Niemiec, executive vice president of Quicken Loans Mortgage Services, stated the company’s new push for hiring can be attributed to historically low rates and the strength of the housing market in the midst of the pandemic’s economic turmoil.

“From a QLMS standpoint, brokers are flooding to our platform at a time where they need us and Americans need to save money,” he said, noting QLMS hired 500 of the parent company’s 1,500 new employees. “Our strong foundation has allowed us to help brokers at a record number and, in turn, we need to build a team to support our broker partners.”

Also in Michigan, Pontiac-based United Shore – the parent company of United Wholesale Mortgage, has hired 1,100 new employees since the beginning of the year and is planning to bring 1,500 more into the company over the next 90 days.

“The mortgage broker channels are really growing and we’re obviously the largest wholesale lender by a wide margin,” said CEO Mat Ishbia. “We’re trying to keep up with demand and help our brokers continue to grow.”

New York City-headquartered Better.com is also expanding its workforce.

“We’ve hired over 1,200 people since the beginning of the year,” said Taina Oquendo, Better.com’s director of corporate recruiting. “Since the beginning of COVID, we’re approaching the onboarding of about 500 of those folks. We have really aggressive hiring plans and we probably will look to maintain that trajectory through the end of the year. I wouldn’t be surprised if we added about another 1,000.”

Each of the three companies has its own distinctive hiring strategies. For United Shore, the jobs will be concentrated at its Michigan headquarters.

“It is in every part of the company,” said Ishbia. “There’s technology, operations, sales, executive roles, middle leadership roles, entry-level roles.”

Ishbia added the company is focused on hiring people with mortgage industry experience, but is also reaching out to those who are willing to learn the profession and become team players.

“It’s all about getting great people with a good work ethic and a good attitude to fit into organization,” he said.

Better.com, on the other hand, has been aiming its hiring efforts at the hospitality industry, which has suffered significant job losses during the pandemic.

“We want to focus on who we’re hiring and not their resume or their experience,” stated Oquendo. “We index heavily for the kind of core competencies and the skills that they bring to the table. When you think about folks that have worked in hospitality and customer service jobs, they have a lot of those core skills that we that we’re looking: folks that are directly speaking to our borrowers with a really strong customer service mindset. They have strong stress tolerance, really high work standards and, overall, really strong hustle and grit. And when we think about what will make a really great employee, those are generally the things that we look for both in sales and off, but also like just across the company at large.”

At Quicken Loans, the new hires come in from a wide range of previous jobs.

“We’re looking for good, hard-working team members,” said Niemiec. “It’s great if they have mortgage experience, but it’s not necessary. We have a fantastic training team that’ll train folks up.”

Niemiec pointed out the training process has been adjusted since the pandemic required social distancing and work-from-home protocols.

“We’re not requiring folks to come in, obviously,” he continued. “We’re purchasing computer equipment and telephones, and then we’re shipping it to these folks’ homes and then doing the entire experience virtually.”

But what happens to all of those new jobs if the housing market were to soften? Niemiec believed his company could withstand a downturn.

“We’ve been in business for 35 years,” he said. “There’s slight ebbs and flow from year to year. But we continue to grow and grow and grow and grow and grow. We started as a small mortgage brokerage back in 1985 and now we’re the largest mortgage company in the world. We think long-term.”

Ishbia, who attracted national attention for promising not to lay off any employees at the start of the pandemic, was equally confident that the new jobs will remain.

“When rates go up, what’s going to happen is more loan officers are going to be leaving retail and joining brokers as wholesale is going to grow,” he said. “When rates are down, all the current brokers are doing a lot of business. And so either way, we see the broker channel growing substantially.”

At Better.com, Oquendo pointed out the company’s high-tech focus as ensuring the new hires will not be gone in a down market.

“We’re continuing to kind of invest in building our tech and continuing to find efficiencies in our platform,” she said. “Being able to leverage tech will enable us to continue to automate pieces of the process.”

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MISMO will charge a new fee for every loan registered on MERS

The Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, or MISMO, a subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association that sets rules for handling the registration of home loans, announced Monday it would assess a new fee for every origination.

The fee is just 75 cents per mortgage, but that would add up to more than $4.4 million a year if all purchasers used a home loan, based on Fannie Mae’s projection of 5.8 million sales of new and existing homes in 2021. And, that doesn’t include refinanced mortgages.

The announcement cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to advance technology for electronic mortgages, including remote notarization, although the new fee was approved by the MBA board in October.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our industry significantly, demonstrating the importance of continuing to discover and develop new digital and technology solutions that will benefit our industry and customers alike,” said Bob Broeksmit, MBA’s CEO. “All proceeds collected will go directly to MISMO to advance and accelerate the production of valuable products and services MISMO creates for the industry.”

The fee will be collected by the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems when it registers a new loan on its system.

“MERS will be the billing agent for MISMO and will retain none of the fee,” Broeksmit said. “In this role, it will serve as a utility providing a service to MISMO and the industry.”

MISMO is working to create standards for fully digitizing loan files, common closing datasets, and standardizing servicing files to ensure compliance and make servicing transfers easier, Broeksmit said in the statement.

“The new fee will allow MISMO to move more quickly to better assist mortgage lenders of all sizes and business models by seamlessly blending the integration and sharing of data across the real estate finance landscape, offering a variety of benefits for borrowers and industry,” he said.

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Fairway’s Haley Parker to speak at engage.marketing in June

A solid marketing strategy proves ineffective without a team of finely tuned experts backing it from start to finish. For CMOs, establishing a concrete communication channel across internal teams is essential to promoting content and company value.

That’s why we’ve invited Haley Parker, area business development manager for Fairway Independent Mortgage, to June’s virtual engage.marketing summit. Parker, along with a panel of industry leaders, will discuss how to maximize marketing’s influence as it integrates with internal teams.

With almost six years at Fairway, Parker has dedicated herself to advocating for organic team growth that places a huge emphasis on partnerships, education, and execution.

Ten of Parker’s 19 years in the industry were spent at loanDepot, where she acted as set up manager for compliance logistics, and was a national loan officer trainer. Today, Parker uses her knowledge and understanding of marketing to help Fairway loan officers explore marketing’s “why’s.” She is also the co-host of a podcast, Industry Insiders, that focuses on leaders in the mortgage, real estate, and title industry.

Parker is one of many marketing gurus we have lined up at engage.marketing on June 11-12, including Jake Fehling, Sarah DeCiantis, Bobbi Howe, Barbara Yolles, Rick Arvielo, Chelsea Peitz, Alec Hanson, Brian Covey, Cindy McGovern, Kevin Peranio, Bill Ludwig and many more. Register here.

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TL;DR August 2020

In this TL;DR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) series, we’ll be talking ‘all things BoomTown!’ There’s a little something for everyone, from new features and upcoming releases to success stories, industry news, and of course live Q&A. Consider this your go-to spot for staying in-the-loop with BoomTown.

Reminder! You’re welcome to register for the whole series so you never miss an update. And if you can’t attend the live event, register anyways and we’ll send the recording straight to your inbox.

Topics We’ll Cover This Month:

  • Upcoming Industry Events: Find out where we’ll (virtually) be!
  • New Features & Product Updates: Hear the ins and outs of BoomTown’s latest feature rollouts and find out how you can take advantage of each new release.
  • Live Q&A! Your chance to ask Allison and Dillon anything!

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TL;DR July 2020

In this TL;DR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) series, we’ll be talking ‘all things BoomTown!’ There’s a little something for everyone, from new features and upcoming releases to success stories, industry news, and of course live Q&A. Consider this your go-to spot for staying in-the-loop with BoomTown.

Reminder! You’re welcome to register for the whole series so you never miss an update. And if you can’t attend the live event, register anyways and we’ll send the recording straight to your inbox.

Topics We’ll Cover This Month:

  • Upcoming Industry Events: Find out where we’ll (virtually) be!
  • New Features & Product Updates: Hear the ins and outs of BoomTown’s latest feature rollouts and find out how you can take advantage of each new release.
  • Live Q&A! Your chance to ask Allison and Dillon anything!

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