How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

From overcoming huge struggles that let us appreciate the little things to simply basking in the mundane interactions so many of us take for granted, lessons on gratefulness, joy and what really matters can come from any source, any time, any place and anybody.


It was always about the small things Not every inspirational blog needs to be written by a guru. There is absolutely value in hearing the sage wisdom of those who have devoted their lives to enhancing the well-being of others through their words, but the truth is, opportunities to expand our minds and hearts are […]

Why Should They Hire You?

Take a look for yourself, and determine whether you not only embody, but exude the traits likely to lead to loan officer success. If not, note the direction of the wind and adjust your sails.


In this market, customer satisfaction is priority #1 Customer service is always the No. 1 priority of FAM and many other service-oriented, sales-driven businesses. That goes without saying. But there are times in the market cycle where customer service isn’t just the top initiative, but absolutely essential to long-term success. Mortgage industry consultant  Stratmor Group […]

Preventing a Q4 Slump

While I would never discourage someone from reveling in holiday cheer, enjoying time off, and spending quality hours with friends and family, I want you to be cautious of how easy it is to slide through time. This is particularly true of the second half of the year.


Don’t let holiday fun detract from your personal success There is always something on the horizon. Whether it’s Memorial Day weekend, an upcoming vacation or end-of-year celebrations, it seems our schedules are always packed with distractions. Don’t get me wrong. Holidays and celebrations are wonderful! They break up the monotony of the day-to-day grind and […]

‘Routine’ Success

What regularly scheduled activities keep you focused and on the path to achieving your goals, both large and small, throughout the year?


We’re well into the summer months, a time when many people opt for shorter workdays and longer vacations. A recharge every now and then is fine – it’s even encouraged, as we can disconnect, soak up whatever it is that we enjoy and emerge re-energized, re-committed and ready to work! The only downside to this […]

Google Data Shows Home Buying Searches are On the Rise

About 44 percent of searches within the mortgage category were for “first-time buyer mortgages.” This search term was up 11 percent from 2016, when interest rates were much lower!


Technology can be grand sometimes. This is especially true when you’re able to “pull back the curtain” on a certain population of people – say, prospective homebuyers – to get into their heads and see what they really think about this subject. That’s exactly what Google did recently. The search engine giant collaborated within the […]