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 Vanguard: Brian Simons

Maxwell, President

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Brian Simons, President, Maxwell

Brian Simons, an industry veteran of more than 25 years, is passionate about reimagining how lenders manufacture loans enabled by the power of modern technology. 

Simons joined Maxwell as president back in January 2020 and has already had an exponential impact in both the organization and the industry. Since joining the company, he has focused on the successful launch of Maxwell’s Fulfillment Platform, an outsourced fulfillment solution built for the 200 small to midsize community banks, credit unions and IMBs that use Maxwell’s point-of-sale platform. 

Simons’ leadership of the fulfillment platform culminated in a launch in May 2020. His skillset has been exemplified through the platform’s tremendous success and reception in the market. Simons has already driven a more than 100% increase in employee headcount, with a projected additional 100% growth again by mid-Q3 2020. 

Growth is expected to continue to increase rapidly as small and midsize lenders seek solutions to manage costs, enhance productivity and improve quality. 

Along with growing the team to meet the market demands for processing, underwriting and closing services, Simons is critical in managing the operation and quality of the work done by the team in a way that reflects Maxwell’s technology foundation. 

The Maxwell Fulfillment Platform provides the highest-quality experience for on-shore, outsourced services, and the quality, speed, communication and partnership with the company’s lenders is where his expertise truly shines. 

The speed and quality of the work is noted by a 190% increase in volume processed through the team in their first quarter of operation. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
My first boss told me that your reputation is all that you have in this industry. My career would only flourish by protecting my reputation, which meant being honest, doing what you say, treating people with respect and living a values-oriented life. It’s basic advice, but it’s true.

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