data insights

Leveraging BI: A Day in the Life of a Performance-Focused Lender


“The fun part of mortgage lending is taking data, making sense of it and coming up with better ways to leverage it to...

data insights

When it Comes to Industry Forecasts, Your Best Bet is to Read Your Own Tea...


In a recent column for STRATMOR Group, Rob Chrisman pondered whether the industry should even embrace forecasting in a...

incentive compensation

The Silent Cost of Incentive Compensation Overpayments


When mortgage lenders seek compensation management solutions, they’re typically responding to pain points voiced by...

company culture

Chris Gassel on the Unmatched Power of Strong Relationships


The central role that robust relationships play in long-term success is unparalleled, as Chris Gassel, strategic sales...

data insights

What Data Insights Do Mortgage Lenders Need Right Now?


The novel coronavirus outbreak has tested lenders’ ability to adapt to sudden, monumental change. Branch managers are...

incentive compensation

3 Key Considerations for Improving Independent Mortgage Bankers Incentive...


I’ve had the privilege of looking under the hood at dozens of lenders’ compensation plans over the last three years,...

company culture

The secret art of building a thriving team


Here’s a secret: there’s no such thing as a team-building exercise. Teams are not created in a single day. It takes...

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...

performance management

Use Branch Projections to Plan Your Route to Success


In a previous post, we provided guidance on creating annual volume projections for your branch that marry top-down...