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: Phil Sparling

First American Mortgage Solutions Senior Director, Head of Centralized Title and Settlement Operations

Phil Sparling
First American Mortgage Solutions Senior Director, Head of Centralized Title and Settlement Operations, Age: 33

Phil Sparling’s leadership in First American Mortgage Solutions’ title and settlement business line has driven substantial market share improvement from 2018 to 2019. His focus helped this business line increase revenue per employee, while at the same time reducing total costs per open order. Sparling’s leadership in the company’s Clear2Go title automation and innovation project, which automates title search and clearance, resulted in a faster, more efficient underwriting process. Sparling’s strong contributions to First American Mortgage Solutions are not limited to the centralized title and settlement business. He also leads implementation of company projects to enhance customer service. Additionally, under Sparling’s leadership, revenue for the fulfillment services business line significantly grew in 2019, driven by First American Mortgage Solution’s ability to provide top lenders with temporary staff during spikes in refinance volume. Sparling’s ability to cultivate relationships, drive technology innovation, and work seamlessly across company divisions while upholding rigorous quality standards, make him a “rising star” within First American Mortgage Solutions.

What is one habit that has helped you succeed?
“Always be looking to take on the ‘Next’. My boss and peers know I am always ready and willing for the next responsibility, project, opportunity or new client engagement.”

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