In the last few years the mortgage industry has gone through many changes, and it is difficult for a mortgage branch to stay abreast of these changes and thrive. These difficulties can be mitigated when you partner with a lender that is willing to work on all fronts to help you grow your branch. Lenders that are proactive and mean to help you succeed will offer accessible underwriting departments, technology for a smooth branch operation, and an unwavering willingness to help you find answers and guide you during difficult situations. The lender you partner with will greatly influence your mortgage branch experience, and if you care to enjoy what you do and succeed at what you do, you will choose a lender that cares just as much.
Since the underwriter is of crucial importance to the success of the mortgage branch, you will be better off working with lenders that choose their own underwriters. Good lenders facilitate underwriters that are flexible and that exercise common sense. Whenever you are working with applicants that show banking activity that is likely to raise flags, it is better to work with underwriters that have common sense and are willing to consider the various sources of income, review documentation pertaining to peculiar banking activity, and discuss alternatives with you. Good lenders will train their underwriting departments to be accessible and responsive to loan originators, and whenever you have questions regarding the status of an application, their prompt response will spare you and your applicant the limbo of uncertainty.
When you choose to work with a good lender, you will have access to tools that help you operate your branch efficiently and that enable you to help your team with loan generation activities. Lenders that are at the fore of the industry, recognize that you have to stay on top of accounting, payroll, equipment maintenance, and other activities that have no direct effect on production. Responsible lenders equip branch partners with tools that help them run their offices efficiently and that enable them to increase productivity with solutions like real time P&L, payroll preparation, and bundled cloud applications.
Most important of all, when you choose to work with a good lender, you will have access to guidance and expertise during difficult times. Good lenders understand that successful branches need nurturing and attention, and responsible lenders will provide you with channels of communication and quick answers to questions about underwriting, loan product specifications, best practices, opinion on how to overcome hurdles, and a compass when you face new territory.
In short, a good lender has an attitude of service. The best mortgage lenders recognize that the welfare of the branch is necessary for the success of both parties. This is why good lenders work at developing and exercising an attitude of readiness to answer, readiness to understand, and a readiness to figure out solutions. As you look for mortgage branch opportunities, list the things you believe held you back in the past, and you will see that most of these things are connected to the lender you were working with. Leverage your experience and choose right.
At CrossCountry Mortgage, we work to stay up to date with the latest technology. Branch partners benefit from solutions that help them operate their branch efficiently without neglecting loan generation activities. Our mission to thrive along with our branch partners motivates us to hire flexible and responsive staff members that understand the importance of willingness to serve. If you are looking for a mortgage branch opportunity, visit our website to learn more about our solutions, products, and the benefits of our branch partners.
At CrossCountry Branch we want to partner with seasoned mortgage professionals who are looking for a mortgage branch opportunity. We are a direct Fannie Mae lender, and we offer competitive pricing, a complete product portfolio, lencesing in 48 states, and bundled management solutions that help the mortgage branch increase production. Visit our website to learn about the mortgage branch benefits we offer to our partners.