Leveraging peers, mentors, and coaches is considered to be the fastest way to learn and grow in the mortgage industry. However, it isn’t always easy to find a willing and affordable mentor or coach when you’re just starting out. This is where podcasts come into play. A good mortgage podcast is an invaluable device to quickly understand lessons that others have learned the hard way. The key here? Podcasts are free! You can even bring them on the go and listen to them at convenient moments.
Which Mortgage Podcast is Worth a Listen?
One mortgage podcast we’ve been paying attention to is the I Love Mortgage Brokering podcast that is managed by Canadian mortgage broker, Scott Peckford. Scott has spent the last few years interviewing successful mortgage brokers. Because of this, he has amassed over 150 insight-packed episodes, adding more each week.
Take for example a recent episode with Austin, Texas-based loan officer Melanie Taliaferro, who has 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry to pull from. This interview focuses on concepts related to building a team (hiring, roles, culture, structure). For a loan officer who strives to grow their business, this is incredible helpful information to know. Taliaferro also covers a number of other topics, such as:
- tools and tips for staying organized
- the process for evaluating a company you might want to work for
- lessons learned from a mortgage coaching company
Overall, these are valuable lessons and business insights that are free to access. You can even consume them in less than 30 minutes in most cases. The collection of interviews on the ILMB podcast coves a wide landscape of mortgage-related topics, from how the LO being interviewed got started in the industry (Melanie learned the processing side first) — to what is the hot mortgage software they’re using to improve their business.
If you’re a loan officer or aspiring loan officer, looking to grow your skills and your business, having an experienced mentor or coach to guide you helps fast-track the learning curve. If you’re struggling to build one of those relationships, or if you’re looking to supplement with other perspectives, a mortgage podcast is a free and flexible vehicle to learn from some of the best in the industry.
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