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N A M B

P E R S P E C T I V E

sure everyone realized what a big deal this was. Can you imagine the
possibilities? There are many things that are unfair to the consumer.
NAMB was able to respond with many changes that we would like to
see. Chris Bettis, NAMB's Government Affairs Committee Chair
worked hard with the GA Committee to give our responses. Chris
would welcome new people to his committee.
It seems like no matter where I turn, we are being forced to choose
sides. In politics, Republican or Democrat, Trump or anti-Trump,
liberal or conservative, this is even tearing up families. There is not
one choice that is better than the other. The only choice that is the
right choice is the one that is best for you and your family. One of my
favorite quotes is, "We are stronger together than we are alone" by
Walter Payton. Whether you are a Mortgage Broker or Mortgage
Banker, let's stand together and become a stronger association.
Michelle Velez, CMC of Supreme Lending is Secretary of
NAMB. She may be reached by e-mail at
Michelle.Velez@NAMB.org.

NAMB Certification
Committee Update
By Linda McCoy, CRMS

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Half of 2018 is over, and there is so much more to do. I have not
accomplished all of my 2018 goals yet, but I still have six months to
go. I am a very competitive person, and I wanted to see a lot more
certified mortgage professionals by the end of the year.
I visited the Web site to view a list of NAMB-certified mortgage
professionals, and Illinois has the most certified mortgage
professionals with 24, California is second with 23, Arizona is third
with 16, Texas is fourth with 15, and Florida is fifth with 11. Illinois is
in the lead for now, but start studying because one person can make
a difference since the race is close. Let's see who is first by the time
we get to Vegas for NAMB National in December.
I want to hold a special event in Las Vegas at NAMB National for
those who have their certifications to socialize and network.
It does matter how you participate in your association. You could
give it your all or just be along for the ride. I choose to get involved
because I feel like we are stronger together. The people who have
their certifications should be role models for new members and
encourage them to get involved. The more you give, the more you will
receive, and if you want to rise up in this organization, the time is
now. We need more members who are passionate about the industry.
Below are a few of questions that you might have about NAMB's
certification programs ...
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Do I have to be a NAMB member to be certified?
Why should I get certified?
How can I prepare for the examination(s)?
When should I start thinking about certification(s)?
Why should consumers look for certified brokers?
Do certified brokers earn more?
What are the eligibility requirements to take the exam?
How do I apply for the exam?
How much do the exams cost?

If you want the answers to these questions, you need to go to
NAMB.org, scroll down to "Certifications," click and look up "Q& A"
to read the answers.
Will you help me accomplish my goals for the remainder of 2018?
Linda McCoy, CRMS of Mobile, Ala.-based Mortgage
Team 1 Inc. is a member of the NAMB Board of Directors,
as well as NAMB Certification Committee Chair. She may
be reached by e-mail at Linda.McCoy@NAMB.org.

NAMB National 2018
Saturday-Monday, December 8-10
Caesar's Palace
3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard * Las Vegas
NAMB is excited to announce that
NAMB National 2018 will be held at
the Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas,
from Saturday-Monday, Dec. 8-10. As
famous as Las Vegas itself, Caesar's
Palace is the best-known casino
resort in the world-and with good
reason. What began as a grand casino honoring the indulgent
luxuries of ancient Rome has somehow evolved into something even
more spectacular. Caesar's Palace is renowned for impeccable
service and attention to detail, and conference exhibitors and
attendees can rightly expect the same. In fact, the only thing that can
ever surpass their commitment to provide an extraordinary
experience for their guests is their commitment to make planning it
simple and effortless for you.
Limited space is available ... sign up today! For more information,
visit NAMB.org.

NAMB Swarms Coming
Soon ...
Join NAMB, the Young
Mortgage Professionals
Association (YMPA) and
National Association of
Professional Mortgage
Women (NAPMW) for the upcoming "NAMB On the Road" events now
titled "NAMB Swarm," sponsored by United Wholesale Mortgage.
This day-long event is filled with a variety of speakers that will provide
those in attendance with great information and useful tools that can be
used to help grow and improve your business! The cost for this session
is only $40 per person and includes breakfast and lunch!
Upcoming NAMB Swarms:
l Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Boston Marriott Burlington in Burlington,
Mass.
l Thursday, Oct. 18 at the West Des Moines Marriott in West Des
Moines, Iowa
For more information on upcoming NAMB Swarm events, visit
NAMB.org.

Save the Date ...
NAMB 2019 Legislative
& Conference
Thank you to all who attended the 2018 NAMB Legislative &
Regulatory Conference in Washington, D.C. Be sure to mark your
calendar for Saturday-Tuesday, May 4-7, 2019 at the Liaison Capitol
Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. for the
NAMB 2019 Legislative & Regulatory Conference!
Details will be made available in the coming months on NAMB.org.


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