Retaining Talented Team Members/Assistants; Profit Sharing & Culture

We constantly see loan officers and realtors build and train highly talented teams only to see them leave as soon as they hit their peak. In contrast, we have many friends who have extremely talented team members who never leave. Here are the reasons why: 1. Sharing the Wealth/Profit Sharing: This was one of the […]Read More

Veterans Day; Most Lenders/Lock Desks Closed; Something Positive

JVM Lending is closing today at Noon, and our Mortgage Banking arm is closed altogether. Here is some positive news to brighten up this Veteran’s Day. The outlook for a continued robust purchase market is extremely good. This is b/c so many “millennials,” who have been sitting on the sidelines and not buying homes, are […]Read More

Job Change While In Contract? Keep Current Job If At All Possible

According to a Forbes article, the average millennial will have between 15 to 20 jobs during their career, with most expecting to hold a particular job for three years or less. Gone are the days of the 40 year career and the gold-watch retirement. This is particularly the case in the Bay Area, where the […]Read More

Millennials Are Coming/Are Here; Will Dominate Market; Be Ready

I have written several times about the need to be ready for “Millennials,” (young adults who came of age around the year 2000). They are here, and if you are not ready, your business will die. To be ready, you need to be especially tech and social media (Yelp, Facebook, etc.) savvy, and you need […]Read More