Shashank Shekhar

Shashank Shekhar

Shashank Shekhar is the CEO of Arcus Lending, one of Inc. 500's fastest-growing companies in America. Author of the best-selling book "My First Home," he is a sought-after speaker at industry events and is frequently quoted in major media networks like CBS, FOX, The Washington Post and Bankrate.

ARTICLES

  • [Pulse] Were prime borrowers actually the ones responsible for the housing crisis?

    MIT research says the crisis was triggered by prime borrowers' housing expectations. Here's what we should learn from this
    The role of mortgage-backed securities, rating agencies, prudential regulations, and housing policies have been debated at length and quick conclusions rather than a much-needed empirical evaluation have led economists and market pundits to dub the Great Recession a Subprime Crisis. But a recent paper by MIT researchers says they’re wrong. Here’s why, and what it means for the future.
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  • [Pulse] 5 actionable tips on building a personal brand for real estate and mortgage professionals

    Here's how I became a $180-million-per-year producer, and how you can do it, too
    I got into the mortgage business in 2008, possibly the worst year for the financial markets. I was armed with three people in my sphere of influence and $1,900 in capital. Fast-forward a couple of years, and my company posted an astronomic three-year growth of 987%. While most successes can't be attributed to just one factor, in my case, personal branding played a huge role. Here's how I did it, and some tips on how you can do it, too.
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