Closing Complex Loans Faster With a Digitized Client Workflow

Join us for a discussion on changes in market demographics, suppliers and how focusing on customer experience and a few simple steps during the mortgage loan process can close deals 3x faster. event: All eyes on purchase

To help power your business forward, we’re bringing together the smartest minds in purchase mortgage marketing to share the insights, tactics and strategies that set leaders apart.

Home appraisal’s ugly history and uncertain future

This is Part I of a deep dive into the home appraisal industry. Today we explore the origins of the appraisal industry and its current lack of diversity.

The digital journey starts at acquisition

Download this white paper to learn how to build a tech-enabled acquisition strategy that will directly contribute to a lender’s ability to maximize profitability and remain competitive.


2019 Woman of Influence: ​​​​​​​Laura Brandao

American Financial Resources president

F1Laura Brandao is president of American Financial Resources, and the driving force that has catapulted AFR to the top of manufactured home, one-time close, and renovation lending in the U.S.

A skilled mortgage industry executive with more than two decades of experience, Bandao seamlessly rolls out new specialty products based on market demand, and is a sought-after speaker for industry events – heralded as a champion for brokers, builders and other partners – where she shares her infectious passion for independent mortgage experts and bringing more families home. Under Brandao’s leadership, AFR has introduced an impressive range of innovative value-added solutions for clients, from technology to professional expertise and convenient education opportunities. Free AFR university training and certification allows clients to become AFR certified, at their own convenience, in unique loan programs for manufactured housing, renovation lending and one-time close construction. Brandao worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the guidelines on their VA Renovation Program, designed to help the men and women who serve our country repair or upgrade their home with low rates.

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