One Step At a Time (Advice for LO's, Rookies & Vets)

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One Step At a Time (Advice for Loan Officers)



     Scotsman Guide is one of the most well know publications in the mortgage world - I was fortunate enough to contribute to the April 2016 edition of the print & digital magazine.  While I can't reproduce the article in it's entirety here (yet) , you can give it a read at the link below.  I'd love to get some feedback from loan officers (or anyone else) here in the rain.



Scotsman Guide Mortgage Advice


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Jack Tenold
Caliber Home Loans, Inc. NMLS 15622 - Spokane, WA
Conventional and Reverse

Just received my Scotsman today and there you are on page 98.  I am sending it on to my daughter who is just getting into the business.  I hear you....10,000 steps and counting!  

Apr 01, 2016 06:39 AM #1
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Excellent comparison.  I really like comparisons, they tend to bring a point home if done well.  As you certainly have with this article.  Kudos John.  Make it a great weekend.  Mark

Apr 01, 2016 08:25 AM #2
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

This is great, John.  I'd see if you can get your picture in there.  Next time, try to get a link back to your site (or else AR blog) as that will help w/ your traffic and SEO.

Apr 01, 2016 08:53 PM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations on the article. You always provide good information.

Apr 01, 2016 08:53 PM #4
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Very nice, John.  I am with Debbie Gartner on the photo.  Absent that, they need to remove the icon for the photo ... it does not look good with the shadow head. 

Fat chance on getting a linkback ... but you never know unless you ask

Apr 02, 2016 01:36 AM #5
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Beautifully written and spot on article regarding the extras it takes to be a successful LO (and other professions too), John Meussner.  You prove once again why you are successful, both in servicing and writing.

I do think that for such a well-written post the Scotsman Guide could at minimum show your face!  

Sharing so as many people as possible will see the article ... and know of your successes!


                                                  FEATURED IN BANANATUDE!




                                        CONGRATULATIONS!  WELL DONE!



Apr 02, 2016 01:54 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

John I get the Scotsman Guide, but have not read the April addition yet, so I am glad you pointed out the article.  Your article is excellent, and this statement you made summed it up for me.

" It’s impossible to keep up with all of the changes, but the goal is to research and learn as much as you can, so the competition falls farther and farther behind you.

Apr 02, 2016 02:16 AM #7
Joy Bender
Pacific Sotheby's - La Jolla, CA
#1 San Diego Luxury Real Estate Digital Marketer

John Meussner congratulations on the published article with Scotsman Guide. Hopefully they'll add your photo 

Apr 03, 2016 02:19 PM #8
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Meussner some of the great quotes like this from the article --

" It's impossible to keep up with all of the changes, but the goal is to research and learn as much as you can, so the competition falls farther and farther behind you. "

Apr 03, 2016 02:59 PM #9
Greg Miller
Ruoff Home Mortgage - Sarasota, FL
Florida Home Loans - Conventional,FHA,USDA,VA

Great article John, very well written.

Apr 03, 2016 08:57 PM #10
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

Very nice.. well thought out and well spoken.  You should be very pleased.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is one of those steps that gains you some new clients.  Congratulations.

btw... your photo doesn't show up in the article... (or am I having an issue with my browser?)

Apr 03, 2016 10:45 PM #11
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

John Meussner Congratulation on the very good article.

Apr 04, 2016 09:13 AM #12
Paul McFadden
Paratex - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Congratulations! That mantra is true for everything. After all, patience is a virtue!

Apr 05, 2016 01:11 AM #13
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Congratulations, John, on being published in the Scotsman Guide. As always your information is clear, well thought out and useful


Apr 05, 2016 01:23 AM #14
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Great written post John, you are so good with that. I congratulate you on being published.  You could get reprints and send them to your past clients and current clients.  It may remind them to call you!

Apr 14, 2016 12:41 PM #15
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