As professionals who earn a living in this industry, it’s our responsibility to let our voice be heard as important decisions are made that will shape the future of mortgage banking. The best policy is made when those of us who have the boots on the ground and work with consumers make our voice heard.
More than any other generation of consumers, today’s homebuyer uses the internet and mobile devices to connect with businesses. When buyers look for homes, they’re turning to real estate apps like Zillow, Trulia, or Redfin. These resources can be a key avenue to market yourself because they put you directly in the line of sight of potential buyers. Another option is to align yourself with a mortgage company that provides apps so you can manage your business on-the-go.
The 2018 Rising Stars represent the best young leaders in the mortgage industry. Many of our 46 winners are leading companies as C-level executives, making strategic decisions for their organizations or developing new and inventive ways to get things done. Others are contributing through product development, data management or finding new ways to engage with consumers. Across the board, their efforts and accomplishments are influencing the present and future course of our industry.
The multiple characteristics of blockchain make it an incredibly attractive mechanism across industries. It provides an unchangeable, time-stamped ledger that allows for real-time and simultaneous input. It is the perfect set-up for industries where transactions are routinely moved from entity to entity or business to business and where records need to be verified and audited. Naturally, therefore, in the world of title and real estate, blockchain provides an incredibly innovative platform.
It has been proven time and time again that companies that make an investment in workplace culture attract the industry’s best talent and achieve greater success. For leaders who want to see their business grow to the next level, the solution is to focus on building a great culture — a culture of excellence.