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BNI: My First Referral That Became A Client - 04/24/08 06:33 AM
Well, a seed I have sown has finally shown some financial life. BNI (Business Network International) is a referral based network organization. There are a couple of blogs about it in the Rain if you would like more information or Google it. Great concept. I joined in February and have received a few referrals, but Tuesday was my first client. And it wasn't an easy sale. The scenario: Client was in the middle of a refi of his pool hall. Mid-score 638. Everything was fine until an old and PAID utility bill appeared on his report. Concurrently, the criteria for his loan changed from (23 comments)
Buckle Your Seat Belts: Advertising and Credit - 04/21/08 11:18 PM
Just a little observation. Most car insurance commercials talk about their rates and how a good driving record is rewarded. I must admit, I don't really hear them anymore. Except the Allstate guy. What a voice. But I heard something today that caught my attention. We don't check your credit. It is well known in the industry that your credit is a factor in, well, everything. But it is not mentioned in 'polite' company. But this insurance company has found a marketing slogan that will garner them record calls. Now, I have no idea of their rates. But the fact is with so many people's (15 comments)
On The Radio Whoa Oh Oh - 04/05/08 06:24 AM
Donna Summers, circa late 70s No, I can't sing, but I can talk. I can talk alot. And my business passion is helping people purchase their first home or an investment property. Today at 3pm, EST I will be On The Radio Whoa Oh Oh. It's not my first time being on the air, but considering I was the person that just last year hypervented (well, almost) when on a podcast I think I have come a long way. It will be fun. And, of course, I will be talking about credit. Join me on the Royal Bay Mortgage Show on 900AM, WURD (20 comments)
Poor Credit? Don't Bank On It - 04/02/08 05:59 AM
Most people usually think about their credit when they have to use it. Particularly when they are about to purchase a home. However, in today's climate, credit can be the difference between employment and unemployment. Particularly in certain fields. Yesterday, Good Morning America commented that 200,000 banking jobs would be lost over the next year. I know for certain how this can affect those employees. Case 1: My fellow BNI member is paying a debt she is disputing simply because as a VP she can't afford any derogatory items on her report. Case 2: A caller on a radio show stated she was denied (18 comments)
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