data insights

Factors Driving the Shift to a Purchase Market [Expert Predictions & Data]


Now that we’ve exited the wild year of 2020, many are wondering what to expect for 2021. While there’s no crystal ball...

data insights

2020 Mortgage Loan Production and Compensation Benchmarks: How Did Your Company...


This time last year, mortgage rates took a nosedive, fueling a tsunami of refi demand. Around the same time, we...

incentive compensation

Creative and Compliant Incentive Compensation Plans: 10 Things for Lenders to...


As lenders grapple with a shortage of qualified talent, many are turning to incentive compensation plans as a means of...

loan compensation reports

5 Key Takeaways from our Q3 2020 Loan Compensation Report [Infographic]


To date, more than 100 mortgage lenders, including banks, credit unions and independent mortgage companies, have used...

data insights

2019 Year in Review


The end of the year is a fun time for us at LBA Ware, because as a metrics-driven organization, we enjoy the...

company culture

7 ways (other than cash) to recognize loan originators during the holidays


Expressing employee appreciation during the holiday season is a powerful way to build good will that will last into the...

data insights

Six Steps to Building a Data-Driven Loan Originator Retention Strategy


In part one of this blog series, we outlined how much loan originator (LO) turnover costs. With LO churn rates nearly...

performance management

How high is loan originator turnover — and what’s behind it?


Mortgage industry experts are always talking about how to appeal to today’s borrower. But what about appealing to the...

company culture

How Culture Drives Success at LBA Ware


LBA Ware was recently awarded TWO Top Mortgage Workplace awards – both of which cited our company culture as a factor...

incentive compensation

On the Road: Talking LO Comp, Benchmarking and Performance


Fresh off her session on LO Comp and a live CompenSafe demo at the recent MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference,...