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

The housing market isn't slowing down anytime soon, and appraisers need to make sure they have the right tools to manage the high demand.

Who’s afraid of the PSPA?

Stakeholders are divided over whether, in light of proposed changes to its capital rule, the FHFA should retool its agreement with the U.S. Treasury and remove policies some say never belonged there in the first place.

Back to the Future of Mortgage Lending

This webinar will discuss what’s to come in the future of mortgage lending by analyzing past trends in the industry, evolving consumer behaviors and demographics of the industry’s production capacity.

Logan Mohtashami on jobs data and the bond market

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, Logan Mohtashami discusses what the jobs data, changes in the bond market, and the Omicron variant could mean for housing.

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2020 HW Rising Star: Sarah Pierce

Better.com Head of Sales

Sarah Pierce
Better.com Head of Sales, Age: 27

Sarah Pierce has hired, trained and built Better.com’s sales team to more than 400 members across four offices in less than two years, leading to revenue gains of 385% year-over-year. Her entrepreneurial experience, coupled with her frontline experience as a loan originator helped catapult Better.com from a startup to an industry disruptor. Pierce partnered with Better.com’s engineers and product team to develop automation and data-driven technology that would streamline her team’s workflow and free them up from the time-consuming paper-heavy tasks. In 2020, the company’s loan originators have an automated workflow system coupled with training and development that, under Pierce’s watch, has allowed Better’s loan officers to outpace the industry by 1,216%. Pierce’s efforts in automation also benefit customers, who close with the company in 21 days versus the industry average of 42 days. The result: increased accuracy, reduced costs for the customer and revenue gains for Better.com.

What is one thing you had to overcome to succeed in this industry?
“When I first joined, I struggled to have my voice heard by those in positions to make change or build the necessary digital products. Rather than demanding my voice be heard, I developed relationships and began to run initiatives, which demonstrated that my on-the-ground insights were key to larger company strategy.”

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