Lunch & Learn: Are appraisals the next big opportunity in mortgage fulfillment?

This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

Why brokerages and mortgage lenders are rushing into JVs

Joint ventures are suddenly stitched into the fabric of a handful of national brokerages. But the idea of the joint venture collides with the loose, informal networks that color the American housing economy.

How to simplify the appraisal process for everyone in today’s hot market

While the world might be slowly getting back to normal, the housing boom is far from over. Appraisers need to make sure they have the right tools to manage the high demand.

Robert Dietz on why the single-family rental market is growing

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, NAHB's Robert Dietz explains why the marketshare of single-family rentals is growing despite strong homebuyer demand. He also discusses the NAHB’s latest Housing Market index.

Awards

2020 HW Rising Star: Clay McMurray

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Chief Marketing Officer

Clay McMurray
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. Chief Marketing Officer, Age: 38

As Fairway Independent Mortgage’s first chief marketing officer, Clay McMurray scaled the marketing team from seven to more than 30 teammates supporting over 2,700 loan officers at over 650 branches. McMurray’s team provides unparalleled support to the company’s 2,700 plus career-professional loan officers and established Fairway as one of the nation’s largest retail lenders. McMurray spearheaded a program which created a 239% increase in branch visits and 159% increase in phone calls. He also led the creative vision and direction for Fairway’s rebrand and website design, successfully sourced and launched marketing tech that has resulted in exponential growth and leads the company’s on-demand marketing platform, which in 2019, delivered over 9 million emails—about 3.8 pieces for each Fairway loan officer. His expertise has led recognition as No. 1 USDA purchase units and volume 2019, No. 1 Federal Housing Administration purchase volume in 2018, and No. 1 mortgage company to work for, five years in a row. 

What is one habit that has helped you succeed? 
“‘Always finish what you start.’ This phrase was very popular in my home growing up, and it’s helped guide me throughout my life. School, sports, marriage, parenting, work…it’s a discipline that applies across the board, and it’s something I practice every day.” 

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