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Volume 10 * Number 2
The Pursuit of Paperless
We cannot run our businesses without technology, and despite the promises mortgage technology
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has made over the years, it appears that we cannot run our businesses without paper either. In this
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issue, we will focus some attention on where we are in the pursuit of paperless lending, what
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benefits we can expect when we get there and what's holding us back.
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Joel M. Berman
This month's focus feature was written by Special Reports Editor Rick Grant, one of the
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industry's most experienced mortgage technology reporters. It's an industry-spanning analysis
designed to show us "Where Paper Still Hides in the Mortgage Business." He spoke to technology
experts working in virtually every sector of our business to bring you one of the most
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comprehensive features we've ever published.
But that's not all we have to offer you on the topic.
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We also spoke to Tim Anderson, DocMagic's Director of eServices, about where the paperless
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process is now and where it is headed down the line. Anderson has been a proponent of what he
calls the world of "e" for longer than many have been in the industry, and his comments should be
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Part of the challenge for originators who want to go paperless is that it is not a decision they can
make unilaterally. As Stanley Street, Manager of the Strategic Vision for Street Resource Group Inc.
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puts it, "We have to build the infrastructure." He describes it in his article "Building a New Mortgage
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Despite the challenges, some lenders are moving headlong into the digital mortgage space and
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they serve as shining examples for the rest of us. For an excellent case in point, see Peter
VP-Sales & Marketing Beverly Bolnick at (516) 409-5555, ext. 316 or e-mail beverlyb@mortgagePescatore's article "The Mortgage Industry's Move to Paperless." Pescatore is Chief Operating
Officer for Jet Direct Mortgage.
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Rounding out this month's Special Focus section, we bring you "Would The Jetsons Get a Loan
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From You?" from Joe Langner, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Sage, and "Where's My Flying Car?"
is the first of the month prior to the target issue.
from Eric Weinstein, because even a subject as serious as this can be fun to read about.
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compelling personal brand. To help you, we bring you "Branding Yourself: How to Create a
Great Elevator Speech," by Kerry Johnson, Ph.D. As Johnson puts it: "A good elevator speech
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We cannot ride the elevator with everyone we want to work with. Many will find us through our Web sites and a host of other marketing channels, but
does your site make use of the most powerful marketing tools available today? In his article, "Is Your Marketing Plan Giving Video the Real Estate It
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And because we still have to work the numbers to achieve our goals, we bring you "How Lenders Can Create an Efficient Commissions Calculations
and Payments Process That Keeps Loan Officers Happy," from Brian D. Lynch, President and Founder of Advantage Systems. Lynch's company
provides accounting and financial management tools for the mortgage industry and he can help you make those numbers work.
As you would expect, we also bring you all of the great departments you see every month in National Mortgage Professional Magazine, including news
from the trade associations, compliance support, advice from top originators and much more. We hope you enjoy this issue.
We also hope to see you in person at an upcoming industry event. The spring conference season is heating up and we're going to be on hand for two
upcoming shows that I expect to be very good and informative networking opportunities.
The first is CONNECT 2018, presented by National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA). This second annual show will be
held at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta on Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15. This was a great show last year and we expect it to be even better
this year. For more information, visit CONNECT2018.org.
And we'll have a team at the NAMB Members Only 2018 Legislative & Regulatory Conference, happening May 5-8, 2018 at The Mayflower Hotel in
Washington, D.C. This is a great opportunity to join your industry peers to march on Capitol Hill and meet with your elected officials. You'll also get
networking opportunities, top industry speakers and the unique opportunity to walk the hallowed halls of Congress. Note that this event is for members of
NAMB only. Visit NAMB.org for more information.
Thanks for reading this edition and be sure to send us your feedback about this issue. All of us here at National Mortgage Professional Magazine hope
it serves you well.
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NMP Media Corp.
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