Business Development

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Why a Weakening Housing Market Could Be Good News for Fix and Flip Investors

Business Development, Upcoming Trends & Changes

A recent BiggerPockets’ blog post carried the headline “Why I’ll Never Fix and Flip Houses Again.” The writer lamented about the HGTV factor:...

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What Seismic Retrofit Requirements Mean for Lenders and Investors

Business Development, Upcoming Trends & Changes

As seismic retrofit programs on the West Coast begin a new phase of migrating from voluntary programs to mandatory programs, lenders, investors, and...

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Three Business Lessons Learned in 12 Days Off the Grid

Business Development

In June 2016, I was lucky enough to accompany my 15-year-old son and his troop on a rite of passage with the Boy...

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Lend to an IRA…with your IRA

Business Development, Upcoming Trends & Changes

A solid private lending strategy can persevere through any market. The United States economy has been chugging along and the stock market has...

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The Future of Lending is Through Automation and AI

Automation in Today’s Evolving Society, Business Development, Essential Tools & Technologies, Technology, Upcoming Trends & Changes

When mortgage professionals gather for an industry conference it’s usually not long before someone jokes (or moans) about how slow the industry moves...

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Will Consumers Seek Mortgage Alternatives as Interest Rates Rise?

Business Development, Upcoming Trends & Changes

Earlier this year, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25 basis points, bringing their benchmark rate to 1.75%-2.00%. It was the second...

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Perception as Reality

Business Development, Leadership

Thoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter your thoughts, alter your reality. – William James Value-first is a perception. If your customer does...

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Strengthen Your Brand by Emphasizing Customer Data Protection

Business Development, Essential Tools & Technologies

Utilizing the internet to establish and cultivate relationships is a necessity in today’s business environment. However, headlines have highlighted the somewhat dubious ways...

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Goals Aren’t Enough if They Aren’t SMART

Business Development

I have to admit something. I was never a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. The story was great and all, but the...

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Success is Learned Behavior

Business Development

Edwin D. Epperson III has a lot of stories to tell: as a U.S. Army Infantry veteran who served multiple tours of combat, from 2003...