The latest economic and policy trends facing mortgage servicers

Join this webinar for an in-depth roundtable discussion on economic and policy trends impacting servicers as well as a look ahead at strategies servicers should employ in the next year.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.

A real estate professor weighs in on the future of MLSs

According to research done by Sonia Gilbukh, a real estate professor at Baruch College, there are some reasons to be concerned about the current number of real estate agents and the future of MLSs.

Lenders, it’s time to consider offering non-QM products

The non-QM market is making a comeback following a pause in 2020. As lenders rush to implement, Angel Oak is helping them adopt these new lending products.

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Even with high expectations for digital, homebuyers want a human touch

Partnering with an independent mortgage broker delivers the expertise buyers are looking for

In the era of Amazon and one-click purchases, buyers are looking for easier digital experiences when they shop — including when they shop for homes. The mortgage industry has recognized that desire and continues to make the process of applying, getting approved, and closing on a loan faster and more digital than ever before.

But the demand for digital options doesn’t eclipse a much more fundamental need, revealed in Ellie Mae’s 2019 Borrower Insights Survey: borrowers still crave human interaction in the midst of a digitally-driven loan origination process. After all, this is one of the biggest financial transactions they will make in their lives.

“Direct communication with a lender can be especially important to younger borrowers and those who are applying for a mortgage for the first time, as they can have their questions answered and feel reassured that the loan process is on track in real-time,” the Ellie Mae report states.

Real estate agents provide the high-touch experience buyers need to navigate finding a home and negotiating the final price. By partnering with an independent mortgage broker, agents can give their buyers access to that same kind of personalized service to secure a loan.

Independent mortgage brokers are not limited to one set of products or underwriting guidelines, but instead have access to loan products offered by hundreds of lenders — allowing them to find a loan that meets each individual buyer’s needs. It’s all part of a deeper relationship forged by mortgage brokers that goes beyond just knowing their borrower’s credit score or income level.

But how does a busy real estate agent locate a mortgage broker? Fortunately, makes it easy and convenient.

At, real estate agents can easily find a mortgage broker in their local community who can help create a faster and more personal experience for their buyers — something that is often sacrificed when dealing with an online retail lender or a big bank.

Rooted in the local communities of homebuyers, mortgage brokers offer guidance to both the real estate agent and the buyer throughout the entire home buying process — providing human interaction and customer service in the midst of a technology-driven market.

With these benefits, every real estate professional should consider partnering with a mortgage broker to provide the human touch their buyers need, and the ease of technology they expect. Unsure where to start? Visit to learn more about the advantages of partnering with an independent mortgage broker.

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