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Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: Dan Green from Growella

Geek Estate Founding Member Spotlight: Dan Green from Growella

We’ve now published seven Geek Estate founding member interviews; Jennifer Kjellgren, Sep Niakan, Eileen Romito, Ryan Coon, Caroline Pinal, Joel Leslie, David Marc Harris, and Seth Siegler. The interviews are meant to give you a taste of current business priorities, products and trends to watch in 2018, and what they enjoy about being a Geek Estate mastermind…

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FlyHomes Offers Sellers Guaranteed Closing

FlyHomes Offers Sellers Guaranteed Closing

How often do deals fall through due to financing? 5%? 10%? 20%? FlyHomes is guaranteeing the financing for their buyers to give them an edge in a bidding war (via GeekWire). If a seller agrees to an offer and the deal falls through for any reason,…

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Maxwell – Anonymously Ask a Loan Officer

Maxwell – Anonymously Ask a Loan Officer

Finally. Someone is headed the right direction with giving consumers what they want: access to advice from trusted experts, on their terms (NOT giving up their contact information). See the ask a loan officer page on Maxwell: Well done. Granted, Maxwell only covers mortgages. Now, if…

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Innovate for Consumer Mortgage Experience–Not Lead Generation

Innovate for Consumer Mortgage Experience–Not Lead Generation

Google announced a new mortgage shopping product in late November. Partly powered by Zillow, it’s an advertising tool for lenders and a product comparison tool for consumers. Zillow already has the products, interest rates, and reviews of nationwide lenders across its mortgage shopping system. It…

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Mortgage Data on Google Compare Powered by Zillow

Mortgage Data on Google Compare Powered by Zillow

While most of the industry conversation centers around Zillow’s focus on high performing agent teams, Zillow keeps plugging away with business development efforts to gain more distribution for their mortgage offering. This week’s news was that Zillow Group partnered with Google Compare for mortgage data (press…

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The Sleeper to the Trulia Acquisition: Mortgages

The Sleeper to the Trulia Acquisition: Mortgages

This isn’t really news anymore (I meant to finish this post earlier this week), but wanted to call attention to the fact that Zillow Mortgage Marketplace recorded over $10M in revenue this past quarter (see press release here). I’ve long thought mortgages was the massive sleeper component of…

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MRIS Teams With Federal Title On Closing Apps

MRIS Teams With Federal Title On Closing Apps

Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MRIS), and Federal Title & Escrow Co. have launched MRIS Close It!, a desktop and mobile app that provides quick and concise closing cost estimates. http://www.mris.com/CloseIt“MRIS Close It! accurately answers questions real estate agents commonly hear such as ‘how much cash…

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Cap Rate, GRM (Gross Rent Multiple) Etc.

Cap Rate, GRM (Gross Rent Multiple) Etc.

Recently I had a conversation with a loan originator and thought of sharing it with our readers here to see their take on it. According to this originator, most of the online information on commercial properties is inaccurate. He showed me a list of properties…

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List of Mortgage Website Technology Providers

List of Mortgage Website Technology Providers

For the mortgage lenders and brokers reading this, I wanted to inquire as to who you use as your website vendor. Here are some of the companies I found that offer website solutions for mortgage lenders: 220 Marketing LeadPress LenderHomePage LionMTS Loan Site Plus Loans…

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Podcast Interview: Jeff Corbett of Ratespeed.Com

Podcast Interview: Jeff Corbett of Ratespeed.Com

What’s the best way to describe a new product that is somewhat controversial? Start by describing what it isn’t. Jeff Corbett of Ratespeed took some time to speak with me yesterday about the service they describe as “the transparent mortgage search engine”. Also known as…

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