#ThursdaysThoughts – We’re back! That’s right #MortgageBrokers are BACK!! Today marks November 1st, a day in history when there WILL be ton’s of LO’s and Broker’s filing for their MU4/MU2! Yep, filing to open their own mortgage brokerage shop or filing to be state licensed instead of federally licensed. A WAVE is about to hit and we’ve been seeing all year! More and more people are going back to brokering!
Why today? Well if you filed prior to November 1st, you had to still “re-new” this year yet again. So many around August decided to wait till today to make it worth while and not have to pay NMLS two times in one year. If you pay the NMLS for your filing today or after you are set for the year and the next time you have to re-new is next year. In the mortgage world, there is CE (continued education) of 8 hours and a fee that’s paid to the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) once a year to hold a license to do mortgage loans.
So what’s the big deal? Well as I said in the video, more and more people are filing to start their own small business (mortgage brokerage) or coming over to the mortgage broker side from the retail banks. As rates are rising banks are bleeding to gain market share, and overall in growth numbers, the only real outlet that has lead growth this year is mortgage brokers. Retail is down in numbers, and more than likely will stay down. Rates are higher on retail due to overhead from big buildings, fat CEO pay grades, and the need for layered departments within a big corporation. Their profit margin is thinner this year with rates rising, and many have even started to change compensation structures to their loan officers. That and various other indicators are a deal killer with good sales people, and more and more are seeing the light with wholesale yet again. There’s more control, more options and more success being seen as the small independent mortgage broker again. Want to know more about starting a brokerage or the steps for licensing? Click here – And pick your state.
And this time, it’s better than 2008, the wholesale relationships are stronger to support these small businesses of America, brokering loans is sought after even in real estate now. And I happen to be one of the various options independent mortgage brokers can partner with to help more clients. #GetOnPoint with #BluePointMtg and partner with a true wholesale partner to help you close more loans! CLICK HERE!
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