I make it to a fair share of networking events and conferences but, like the rest of us, I can’t be everywhere at all times. That’s why I rely on industry coverage and reputable sources like HousingWire to fill me in. They rarely disappoint, and this week’s coverage of MBA’s National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo, held at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Chicago, was no exception.
My eyes and ears are always wide open when it comes to best practices and hiring trends within our industry. After all, it’s my goal to surround Finance of America and our wonderful associates with the best and brightest out there. Well, seeing as how this conference focused on technology, HousingWire confirmed a trend I’ve been following as well.
Two trends, actually. One is how much more effective our industry is with the adoption of technology. The other is how much easier it is for technology-forward companies to recruit the top talent out there, particularly among the younger generation, often referred to as Millennials.
With these thoughts in mind, Finance of America is working hard to grow our digital presence and platforms in an effort to make the application process as quick and painless as it can be for potential borrowers, loan officers and the younger generation who may be interested in a mortgage lending career.
We’ve developed a sophisticated Loan Origination System (LOS), along with our internal website to provide the resources and support you need to thrive. Don’t forget about our real-time client presentation tools, as well as the consumer-friendly Finance of America website, which can provide borrowers with lots of useful information 24/7.
Aside from their love of technology, another fact about the younger generation is their interest and passion for philanthropy. Many Millennials purposely align themselves with companies that make a difference, and I’m proud to say Finance of America is one of them. We are very involved at the ground level in many of our communities throughout the nation. While some firms choose just one charitable endeavor or fundraiser each year, Finance of America is committed to making a difference however it can throughout the year.
I was happy to see that so many of our firm’s beliefs, goals and efforts align with much of what the top industry experts are saying at conferences like MBA’s National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo. However, there is always room for improvement. That’s where you come in.
While we’re always concerned with recruiting, crafting and supporting the premier talent out there, that all starts internally with ensuring the satisfaction of our current associates. After all, it does us little good to supply you with additional resources or human support if we don’t know where you could use an extra boost.
In addition to my eyes and ears, please remember that my door – even the virtual one – is always open. Never hesitate to reach out and let me know how I can help you be the best loan officer you can be!