From her hidden talent and her favorite book to her thoughts about the future of the reverse mortgage industry, we get the personal and professional facts from Sherry Apanay, managing director and head of sales for Urban Financial Group, in our monthly edition of The Hot Seat.
You can't always be right.
Something nobody knows about me is that I used to have my own cake and catering business and I’ve created some pretty cool wedding cakes.
My favorite vacation was a family vacation with our teenage boys in Hawaii.
My celebrity crush is Angelina Jolie.
My first car was a 1967 VW Beetle—the original.
My favorite recent movie is Trouble With the Curve.
I never miss an episode
When I was younger I wanted to be a flight attendant…. wonder if that’s why I’m always on a plane these days!
Every morning I give thanks.
I can't go without bottled water.
I'll never forget giving birth to my three sons.
My parents taught me how to be a responsible adult.
My favorite time of the day is the morning.
My iPod go-to is Pink, Rihanna, Tori Amos and Andrea Bocelli.
I've never lived with regret.
I always live in the moment.
The best lesson I've ever learned was not to hold a grudge.
The worst purchase I've ever made was uncomfortable designer shoes!
The best purchase I've ever made was my Benz SL55 AMG hardtop convertible.
Currently, my favorite nonfiction book is Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.
The biggest challenge in the
reverse mortgage industry is
reverse mortgage industry isnavigating through all the compliance and regulatory issues we face.
People should seek a career in the reverse mortgage industry because it’s great to feel good about what you do every day.
I am optimistic about the reverse mortgage industry because the industry over the past 20-plus years has proved to be very resilient and the demographics prove the product will be needed.
Reverse mortgage professionals can best support the public image of reverse mortgages by holding themselves to the highest standard, ethically and professionally, and always doing what is in the best interest of the senior.
In shaping appropriate regulation of the reverse mortgage industry, government officials need to understand how a reverse mortgage differs from a forward mortgage. Reverse mortgage origination is already disclosure-heavy. Simplifying or combining disclosures would also be very helpful.