A Loan Officer Who Makes House Calls? Differentiate Yourself! Get Noticed!

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Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171)

Mike in Tucson: VA Financing

A Loan Officer who makes house calls?

You bet!  I go the extra mile for my REALTOR friends because they remember me.  It's a recipe for success that will work for you, too.

  1. Get Noticed!
  2. Stand out from the crowd.
  3. Solve problems for your business referral partners.
  4. Remember their birthdays and special occasions with a unique greeting card.
  5. Be available to answer questions.
  6. See "opportunities to serve" instead of complaining about what others should be doing to earn THEIR commission.

I wrote a featured post about VA lending today.  VA and FHA loans have quirks, especially when it comes to the appraisal, which can trip up a listing agent.

I'll make house calls with the listing agent or the selling agent to help them keep from getting tripped up by maintenance items or other appraisal snafus.  It helps the Agent, and they remember me. 

Both of us look better to our clients!

What can you do today to get noticed?

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p.s.  Wondering about that chicken?  It's our BNI mascot for the Thomas Morgan Professional Partners Chapter in Tucson.

__________________________

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Nogales, and Albuquerque, NM.

 

 

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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522

Mike, you certainly do set yourself apart!  What a terrific service you offer your clients and agents. 

Was in your part of the world and had really wanted to connect.  Unfortunately when we are in Tucson it's to help my folks!  Dad turned 92 on Sunday...  we spent the visit sorting through 20 years of accumulated stuff in their garage!  Now that was a job...  Hopefully one of these trips we can grab a coffee!

October 07, 2010 12:58 PM
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Kim McMahon
Executive Realty Group

Mike! Great Advice, something we all could live by.  I like the graphic too!!

October 07, 2010 01:03 PM
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Donne Knudsen
CalState Realty Services
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA

Mike - Yep, been there done that!  I make house calls too as well as office calls to my clients office or their Realtors office.  I don't mind.  Whatever it takes to get the job done and let everyone know I'm a team player.

October 07, 2010 01:04 PM
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Cynthia Bartch
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Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio

Since house calls are part of my job Mike, I think if I had worn a hat w/ your friend pictured in the photo it could get me noticed a bit more!

In all seriousness, I have my ways in extended follow w/ out the meter running that my clients appreciate and spread the word around.

October 07, 2010 02:02 PM
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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Hi Mike, I like your BNI mascot!  Hmmm a bookworm with glasses. Cute!

October 07, 2010 03:01 PM
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William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute

Mike,

Very good advice!

I had my LO's take as many applications as possible at the clients homes. Home is where the client keeps all the exhibits you'll need! My people rarely took apt's in our office, I was there I didn't need them there. Our applications were split about even between the buyer's homes and the selling brokers office.

I've attended many an open house with my REALTORS, but never that I can recall a listing appointment.

Bill

October 07, 2010 03:16 PM
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Juli Vosmik
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Hey, Mike, timing is everything.  I was going to call you today and got busy - you know the drill.  Do they still have the FHA/VA combined loan for the veterans who only have partial entitlement?  I didn't have time to check my websites and, honestly, it's just a curiosity thing.  Maybe ask Elizabeth?  She's always up on things. 

October 08, 2010 01:39 AM
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Kate Bourland
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Mike, that sounds like a great book.  Definitely something that I will add to my reading list. Thanks for sharing this.  I'm not big on house calls but have done them in the past.  They work.

October 08, 2010 02:47 PM
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Joan Mirantz
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire
Homequest Real Estate

Somehow it doesn't surprise me that this is how you run your business!

October 08, 2010 04:21 PM
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Doreen McPherson
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe

That chicken is such a book worm.  He keeps busy reading and going to BNI meetings.  What a life.

October 09, 2010 01:19 AM
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
Broker/Owner
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

HI MIKE!  I am living proof that you make house calls -- it was a WOW for me and the clients! -- Gab

October 11, 2010 05:37 PM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Mike - you are once again proving that you go above and beyond what others do! wonderful!

October 16, 2010 04:13 PM
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
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REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156

Wonderful post Mike and I love the photo, your post has been featured at one of my favorite groups ...

SELF HELP ADVICE AT ACTIVERAIN 

VB ;~)

November 05, 2010 11:20 PM
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Mike Jones
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SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171)

Robert,

Thanks for the feature!

Barbara-Jo,

I'm glad you think so.  LOL

Gab,

Thanks for your testimonial!  Happy Sunday to you.

Doreen,

...and he has a cushy seat to sit in!

Joanie,

Thanks!

Kate,

That they do!

Juli,

I've never done one of these, and I'll find out.

Bill,

I'm not surprised!  Thanks for stopping by.

April,

It made a good card for my Send Out Cards business.

Cynthia,

There's nothing like a referral!

Donne,

It works, doesn't it?!

Kim,

Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Lee & Pamela,

Sorry to have missed you; thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

November 07, 2010 09:37 AM
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John Mosier
Prescott's Patriot REALTOR & Land Man 928 533-8142
High Country Realty - Prescott - AZ

Mike, You are the Purple Cow! That kind of service will definitely get you noticed.

August 09, 2012 12:17 AM
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