Meet Team Inlanta! Part 2

 

If there’s one thing we know to be true it’s that, it’s the people, that truly makes Inlanta a great place to work! We love our team and appreciate all that they do for our organization, so this month, we want to highlight the stars of our organization.

 

Team HR: Our HR Pro’s have a long-standing commitment to ensure our employees are thriving personally and professionally! Thanks #TeamHR for all you do!

 

Team Marketing: Our marketing department’s creative & strategic focus help us stand out and grow as a company every day! Special thanks to this awesome team for all their hard work!

 

Team Post-Closing: Where would we be without our awesome Post-Closing team? Thanks for all that you do to help Inlanta achieve success!

 

Team Secondary Marketing: We want to recognize Inlanta’s Secondary Marketing team for always keeping us up to date on the latest industry news and rates. This team rocks!

 

Team Systems: This highly trained group are masters of their craft and our LOS experts! Thanks to our systems team for always making it happen!

 

Team TPO: This dynamic duo helps Inlanta build strong partnerships within our communities and ensures our TPO customers are top priority! We love Team TPO!

 

Team Production Services: We want to thank our amazing Appraisal/Production Services Team for all of the great work they do for us, our customers, and our community!

 

Want to join #TeamInlanta? Contact us today for opportunities in your area!  

Missed part 1 of our post? Click here to see more awesome team photos!

Third Party Origination Solutions Q/A Part 2

Earlier this month, we answered some of your top questions about our TPO Program in our blog post, Third Party Origination Solutions Q/A Part 1. Now, we are excited to bring you part 2 in the series to answer even more questions about our program and the services we offer!

Q: Why should we use TPO?

A: Rising costs of origination and compliance worries are a couple of the main reasons. Considering most banks do not offer government loans, it is another opportunity to expand your product offering and help more of your customers/members.

Q: Why Inlanta’s TPO?

A: Inlanta offers a full-service TPO experience which includes issuing disclosures, processing, underwriting, and closing docs. With our full suite of government and conventional programs, we offer a cost-effective method to deliver options to your customers/members quickly and easily. Product training and marketing support are included in the agreement at no additional cost.

Q: Do you have a dedicated processing staff?

A: Inlanta offers best in class service to our partners. We do have a dedicated staff that will work with your Loan Officers to ensure the best experience for the customer.

Q: Is there a cost savings in TPO?

A: In March 2016, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported loan production expenses of $7,747 per loan, and that number is only going to increase. If compliance worries or staffing is currently an issue with your institution, TPO is a logical partnership that offers a full team of support behind you, minus any additional overhead.

Q: Do you offer training for your programs?

A: Yes! Training is very important to Inlanta and our culture.  It is important that each partner have basic understanding of all products available to be able to identify the best fit when meeting with customers/members or referral partners.  Even if your institution has never originated government loans, we can bring your staff up to speed.

Q: Do you offer an easy solution for borrowers to apply?

A: Yes, we offer an online application, which you can have placed on your Institution’s website. Loan Officers can also take face-to-face applications using the TPO Portal.  The Portal also offers document upload and status on your current applications.

Q: Who is a good candidate for a partnership?

A: Ideal TPO candidates are banks and credit unions that would like to offer additional mortgage loan programs to their customers while reducing expenses and compliance burden and increasing income.

Contact us today for more details about our TPO program! We can’t wait to help you originate more and worry less.

Meet Team Inlanta! Part 1

What makes Inlanta great? Simple. It’s the people! We love our team and appreciate all that they do for our organization, so this month, we want to highlight the stars of our organization.

 

Team Underwriting: Our Underwriting team’s unwavering dedication to successfully streamlining the application process for our customers, originators, and referral partners is key to our success.

 

Team CP: Meet our tight-knit Central Processing Team whose continued efforts help support our loan officers by providing top quality service to our customers! We know that outstanding processing makes a difference and it sure shows with this outstanding team!

 

Team Business Development: This team’s hard work and dedication to grow our company and share our mission has been a key part of our success and strong culture! Thank you to our Business Development team for all that they do!

 

Team Accounting: We want to highlight our amazing Accounting Department for their ongoing mission to provide superior service & support!

 

Team IT: We want to recognize this awesome group of individuals for keeping us on the cutting edge of technology in our industry and for helping our offices operate efficiently every day!

 

Team Compliance: Strong compliance support is a must in our industry and we wouldn’t be as strong as we are without this team!

 

Team Funding: We want to thank our dedicated Funding/Closing team for always going the extra mile for our customers to ensure complete confidence in their closings!

 

Stay tuned for our next blog post to meet even more of our awesome members of #TeamInlanta! 

 

Third Party Origination Solutions Q/A Part 1

You’ve got questions about our TPO program and we’ve got answers. Below are a few common inquiries we receive about our Third Party Origination Solutions program that we are happy to answer.

Q: What is TPO?

A: A third-party origination agreement with Inlanta Mortgage will allow your company to originate mortgage loans you might not currently offer. Participating TPO partners perform a defined set of settlement services then deliver the loan to Inlanta Mortgage’s experienced operations team for processing, underwriting, and funding. Inlanta pays a fee per loan funded.

Q: What products do you offer?

A: We offer Conforming, Jumbo, FHA, VA, USDA and state bond programs as allowable. We also offer renovation lending via Fannie Mae’s Homestyle and FHA 203K.

Q: Do you have a dedicated processing staff?

A: Inlanta offers best in class service to our partners. We do have a dedicated staff that will work with your Loan Officers to ensure the best experience for the customer.

Q: Do you offer marketing support?

A: Yes! We have a full Marketing department that will work with you on flyers and brochures that you can share with your customers/members and your referral partners.

Q: Are you affiliated with a bank?

A: No. Inlanta Mortgage is an award- winning independent mortgage banking firm. We are not associated with any banks, so your customers are safe from direct solicitation.

Contact us today for more details about our TPO program! We can’t wait to help you originate more and worry less.

All About Improvement – Inlanta Attends MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference in NYC

Earlier this month, our Chief Financial Officer, John Watry, and Chief Operations Officer, Paul Buege, had the pleasure of attending The Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference in New York, NY.

We recently sat down with our Inlanta representatives and while our CFO and COO primarily enjoyed networking with fellow mortgage professionals and vendor partners, they shared some key takeaways they experienced at this year’s event.

Watry and Buege noted that while the conference did not focus on a particular industry theme or hot button topic aside from GSE reform, there was an underlying consensus centered around improvement.

“If there was a theme,” Watry says, “It would be improvement.”

“Improvement, and focusing more on consumer experience,” Buege added as he shared more on Inlanta’s goals to create a positive overall experience for our consumers and Realtor partners. “During the conference, it was validated over and over that the entire industry, like Inlanta, has proven successful in speeding up the process and becoming more efficient. But now, maybe, more importantly, lenders are recognizing that it’s really the experience that’s important through the transaction. At Inlanta, we know how important that is which is why we get business done, ahead of schedule, always on-time, creating an awesome experience for all stakeholders involved in the transaction.”

From vendors to lenders, everyone at the conference seemed to be striving ahead to do things better, faster, smoother, stronger. Industry leader, Rob Chrisman, had the same take on the “non-themed” theme of the conference that he expressed in his Daily Mortgage News and Commentary on May 3rd.

Chrisman states, “As the 1,400 or so registered participants in the MBA’s Secondary Marketing conference head home, bleary-eyed, the tagline for the conference could have been, ’Just Do It Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper… the Order is Up to You.’”

With Inlanta’s goal in mind of continuing to better ourselves in order to serve more customers, a lot of time at the conference, Watry noted, was spent discussing our goals with some of our current and potential partners.

Watry said, “It was exciting to meet with strong Inlanta partners and service providers whom we have built relationships with over time to discuss our common goal in finding better ways to serve our customers. To be able to talk to our great partners that we enjoy doing business with and to celebrate the successful work we’ve been able to accomplish together was really the highlight of our trip.”

Buege agreed stating that, “We met with the top investors and correspondent vendors in America at the event and it again validated that we are partnering up with the right companies that can get us the products and services that we need to advance the growth of Inlanta in 2017.”

As far as what’s to come for the future of the mortgage industry, Watry’s answer was simple: “Technology!”

Buege and Watry continued on to discuss the opportunities our Inlanta reps had to talk with many new technology companies and vendors who are proving, without a doubt, that they are advancing the software and tools that will most certainly help lenders, like Inlanta, continue to advance their success in creating a faster, better, stronger mortgage lending experience.

As far as the outlook on the market, Buege remains positive.

“Attending the conference really validated what many of us have been hearing and seeing in that the outlook for the purchase market is going to be very strong and remain strong for a long time, even though interest rates could potentially put a damper on homebuyer enthusiasm.”

Buege and Watry agreed that despite what one may think about higher rates leading to less opportunity for home buyers, it will actually only continue to drive more potential buyers into the marketplace; so, the outlook for purchase business remains positive.

“Coming off the National Secondary Conference,” Buege says, “we are excited that our business model was validated, that a company like Inlanta that is 90% purchase focus, that has the right design with street originators working strongly in partnership with Realtors will be an advantage to really win market share in 2017 and the years to come.”

“Our speed in the delivery of services is currently exceeding industry standards, which affords us the ability to go into a tight housing market knowing that we can really compete because we’ve got the services, we’ve got the products, and we’re proud to say that we can win business every day”

What’s in store for Inlanta? Both our CFO and COO agreed that the independent mortgage banking model that we operate in will “only become stronger” in 2017 and future years to come. Our business model at Inlanta has proven to and will continue to be great for our consumers and the market’s insatiable appetite as long as we continue to put our customer’s first.

Watry and Buege were also thrilled with the positive recognition Inlanta received at this year’s event for being a top-tier lender in originating and delivering high-quality mortgage products in the secondary market. They discussed how this will reward Inlanta in the coming year and years to come, opening up more opportunities for our company to build more relationships with vendor partners.

As the Inlanta brand continues to grow, industry professionals at the conference were not shy on sharing with Watry and Buege their knowledge of our company along with kudos to our marketing department for growing and developing the brand on a national level.

“It’s pretty cool,” Beuge said, “to be able to come back from the conference and congratulate the entire organization because it is the entire organization, all of the professionals that in 2016 set and developed great impressions, that the Inlanta brand is now on the national stage.”