Jay Ogden, Looking to assist with your financial dreams

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Looks like its time to wear out a bit of shoe leather introducing your self personally.

Nov 30, 2017 02:09 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Go to the leaderboard page in Activerain, search for Texas and the appropriate county and city. A list of all Activerain members in that area will pop up.

Nov 30, 2017 02:01 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I would start reaching out to agents in the Dallas area in person, and participating actively here on AR so people get to know you. BTW Welcome! Also be sure to start sharing information about your business, services, community, and other things that will interest those in your market. Perhaps Patricia Feager and Lisa Von Domek  will have some thoughts, along with other agents in the Dallas area.

Nov 30, 2017 09:00 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am sure that they all are, make your presence known, drop them a note from time to time and give their clients excellent service and you will do fine.

Nov 30, 2017 04:29 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Get involved as an affiliate member of the local board and join committees and go to meetings. You need to press the flesh and introduce yourself!

Nov 30, 2017 01:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager may have some suggestions for you.  Or maybe a mortgage expert like John Meussner 

Nov 30, 2017 01:34 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd suggest joining the local realtor associations and going to their mixers and sponsoring events.  That's how I've met the lenders I'm working with now.

Dec 01, 2017 09:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sorry, I can't help you.

Dec 01, 2017 06:21 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I don't know anyone in the Dallas / Fort Worth area that needs a loan officer.

Dec 01, 2017 05:54 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I would suggest you look into becoming an affiliate member of MetroTex Association of REALTORS®.

Dec 01, 2017 05:15 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

You need to start building relationships, do not start calling agents, go visit them. Bring food, agents love food. Go to open houses you see in the paper, introduce yoruself and let them know what type of service you will be offering. You may get a chance and must provide flawless service to keep those referals coming

Dec 01, 2017 05:13 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

EVERY agent has 3 lenders they actively work with and a few more knocking at the door saying 'Give me a try.'

For an agent to introduce you to another they REALLY need something to go along with your name.

For EXAMPLE:

Jay Ogden is a miracle worker getting FHA approvals for non-conforming condos.

Jay Ogden has deep resources for portfolio loans.

Jay Ogden is expert at removing obstacles for those without W2 based income.

Jay Ogden knows where to 'find money' for those without the capital to execute a purchase.

You are just getting your feet wet so any promise of exceptional service is one of good intention without a track record to support it. However, we are ALL looking for solutions! Sometimes you need to show us our problem then reveal your solution in the faster, easier, better, cheaper or newer format.

One lender here has flooded the TV bandwidth with 'No Closing Cost' mortgages. That sounds like CHEAPER. I, as an agent, can work with that.

Dec 01, 2017 05:08 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Dec 01, 2017 04:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Dave Halpern nailed this one!

Dec 01, 2017 03:40 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't. The realtors aren't usually the ones that are in need of a loan officer/lender. Make sure you include buyers in your networking / marketing efforts.

Dec 01, 2017 02:37 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I'm sure,  a lot of realtors in Dallas need a good loan officer. Good luck.

Nov 30, 2017 11:40 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I know a loan officer/lender that needs some referral business from real estate agents.  Get to know some agents in the Rain.  

I wish you all the best getting started in your business.  

Nov 30, 2017 05:56 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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You need to get out and make face to face contacts.

Nov 30, 2017 03:57 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good advice from Joe Pryor ... you need to meet agents face to face.... your business is like our business.... it's not always what you know that counts but who you know is how you'll get off the blocks quickly.....

Nov 30, 2017 03:28 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Go meet them face to face. That is the way it works in my area. Be involved in the Realtor Association so people can get to know you. Best wishes.

Nov 30, 2017 03:27 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Welcome to Active Rain Jay Ogden -- you are a little far out of my reach here in Wisconsin, but I would start by making some personal phone calls and making appointments to meet agents (check with your local board) -- buy them lunch or a cup of coffee -- and have something that is "in it for them" to make it worth their while to meet up.  Hope that helps?  Once you find an agent or two ... try and give them some buyer leads so you can both see how you work together.  If it's a good match you will be getting lots of leads in the future.  Every Realtor wants a reliable, honest and professional lender for their clients.

Nov 30, 2017 03:22 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Sorry, I don't. Most of the top agents I know have their "stable" full.

Nov 30, 2017 03:16 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Mortgage lenders here (in Tallahassee) sponsor classes at the Board Office,  They provide refreshments or lunch; they have B-cards, rate sheets, promotional items like pens and notepads on the tables or desks for everyone.   They get a shout out before the meeting begins, and during the break).   

     Some lenders sponsor "Realtor Socials" after hours, sometimes with drawings for $100 Gift Cards or other enticements (check with your state and local law regarding drawings and sweepstakes).

Nov 30, 2017 02:56 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many answers here.

Nov 30, 2017 02:32 PM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals

Best of luck, a little too far outside my area. Some good answers here already.

Nov 30, 2017 02:06 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

 I do not -but I wanted to extend my welcome to you to ActiveRain!

Nov 30, 2017 01:35 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would start with newer agents, as some of us that have been in the business for years have our tried and true lenders already.

Dec 06, 2017 10:20 AM
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Joe D'Agostino
NMLS# 729950 - Manahawkin, NJ
Mortgage Officer 46 years!

Jay...some advice from someone who has been in this business almost 50 years. Realtors are not going to give up their loyalty to people they have used for years. That is something you must respect and understand. You however can do several things to grow your business. 1)Stop into offices and introduce yourself. 2) See if you can get email addresses from the people you meet. Explain that you would like to keep them up to date on any new programs by email. 3) If you do emails, you must do HTML types. For example, the email will look like a flyer that you may get from Kohls or other companies. 4) Check out this site http://www.lenderdesign.com/. they have templates for email flyers. 5) Ask for any "fallout" business. Maybe you can get a deal that was lost......that makes everyone happy. 5) I tell new people in the business to make yourself a "Positive Pain In The Ass.",by that I mean, stay in touch with your Realtors, but always be a Professional. Dress the part and drive a nice clean and waxed car. In certain areas Realtors notice the real professionals. Good Luck,and feel free to contact me. Joe

Dec 04, 2017 07:45 AM
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Melissa Jackson
United Country Real Estate FW - Fort Worth, TX
REALTOR® Matching Buyers & Sellers

Go to as many networking events as you can!  Introduce yourself  and let agents know what products you offer.  Keep in contact with agents! Nothing worse than getting no responses.  Use your social media to let everyone know what your doing. Explain to prospects & agents WHY they should use YOU!  Stay involved in your community!  Best of luck!

Dec 02, 2017 08:39 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Hi Jay, welcome to the industry and Activerain. You have several suggestions here to which I will add. First thing, you need to do reasearch. Get to know who your competition is. Make a list of why you are better than they are. If you are the same, agents don't need you. Bring something different to the table.  Get a list of Agents in your area, and look at their bios. Maybe there is a common interest or bond to break the ice. Go visit agents and talk to them face to face. Find out what you can do for them. Don't talk about yourself. Have them do the talking, so you can find out what they need. Under promise and over deliver. And one more thing. Do not offer to take them to lunch. Agents love free food, but if you are as good for them as you say you are and can really change their lives, they should be paying your lunch. The agents that work with me, have never started with a free lunch. All you ever get is the bill of the lunch, that's it. Call me anytime and I will be more that happy to answer any questions or give advice 

Dec 02, 2017 08:16 AM