Some seemed surprised!

Written by Posted On Monday, 06 May 2024 00:00
Some seemed surprised! Photo by Andrea Piacquadio:

The FED didn’t cut rates and some seemed surprised. Inflation is still an issue, and some seem surprised. Stagflation is now a strong possibility, but some seem surprised. The Treasury department is struggling how to continue to borrow money to feed the debt, but some seem surprised. Housing prices and rents continue to rise, but some seem surprised. Credit card debt keeps setting new records, and yet some seem surprised. Job creation keeps growing, but we have fewer full-time workers than we had prior to covid and some seem surprised. There has yet to be any ruling from the judge dealing with the NAR settlement, and yet some seem surprised. It is very important that each of us stay connected to information we can trust so we don’t get surprised!

More information that can move the market happens this morning with initial and continuing jobless claims, and Friday morning we will see the April Jobs Report, and as we have seen in the past, these numbers can make the markets move! So, pay attention this morning and Friday morning to these numbers.

I wanted to take a minute to congratulate Megan Cloud of San Antonio Texas for be recognized by Scotsman’s Guide as the #41 ranked in dollar volume in the country for female loan originators, and #15 in units closed. Far too often, women in the mortgage industry are not properly recognized for their accomplishments. I met Megan a number of years ago when my wife met her at a convention and told me that Megan could be a superstar in the industry with just a little help. Since I never argue with my wife’s opinion about people, it was important for me to speak with her and understand what her vision was for the future. I believed after speaking with her that she was selling herself short in what was possible.

While I have been fortunate to have worked with some of the top producers in this industry over the years, being part of the Megan Cloud story is a true highlight of a more than 40-year connection to mortgage and real estate! Congratulations Megan, there is so much more you can achieve, as long as you believe!

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Michael White

After 18 years working in all phases of mortgage originations, Mike left day to day originations to start his consulting and coaching company. Now, more than 18+ years later, Mike is working with clients across the country in all markets, big and small, that have generated more than three billion dollars in loan originations within a year.

Mike teaches a system that is focused on time management, action planning, marketing a message, and creating value for both clients and referral sources alike. Quite simply, providing more value leads to more opportunities, more income, less time, and a systematic approach that begs to be duplicated.


By breaking down individual aspects of the mortgage business and providing a step by step approach to creating a consistent flow of opportunities that can lead to a highly successful mortgage practice. That is why people who incorporate these strategies out produce the national averages by almost 3 to 1!

Fundamentals and simple strategies provide day to day activities that help provide a “scheduled success” philosophy. It’s all about identifying, targeting, and establishing profitable referral relationships using exceptional value to keep you in the center of your own referral triangle.

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