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‘Unwinding’ a Reverse Mortgage: Heirs Need Assistance

‘Unwinding’ a Reverse Mortgage: Heirs Need Assistance

Shannon Hicks June 29, 2015 4

Bankrate Article Highlights Challenges of Heirs Settling Reverse Mortgages It’s no secret. Many of our past borrowers will pass away during our tenure as reverse mortgage professionals. Knowing this shouldn’t we prepare our borrowers

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7 Tips to be More Persuasive

7 Tips to be More Persuasive

Shannon Hicks June 26, 2015 4

To save you the cost of an all day event let’s look at seven ways we can be more persuasive in our daily business and yes, even our personal life. The following is from

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Is the Battle Over?

Is the Battle Over?

Shannon Hicks June 22, 2015 3

Is the battle over? HUD’s recent change to non borrowing spouse policy for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages is lauded by consumer advocates. June 12th may mark the end of the long fought battle between

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Got Skills?

Got Skills?

Shannon Hicks June 19, 2015 1

You got skills? Working hard may look good but it may not be enough to ensure your success. Truth be told many work hard and yet fail to achieve their goals.

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Transparency Needed for Improvement

Transparency Needed for Improvement

Shannon Hicks June 15, 2015 3

CFPB Not Releasing Ad Data at Core of Recently Released Study After releasing a consumer advisory and the results of focus group findings of reverse mortgage ads that were deemed misleading, ambiguous or difficult

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Changemasters

Changemasters

Shannon Hicks June 12, 2015 0

There is a national professional group called Toastmasters that helps their members improve their speaking and communication skills. Perhaps our industry needs a ChangeMasters group. One centered on the key skills needed to adapt

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CFPB Report Says Reverse Mortgage Ads Misleading

CFPB Report Says Reverse Mortgage Ads Misleading

Shannon Hicks June 8, 2015 13

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released the results of a focus group finding that many reverse mortgage ads are either inaccurate, confusing or misleading

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A Damaged Name?

A Damaged Name?

Shannon Hicks June 5, 2015 17

Do you ever feel prejudged as a reverse mortgage professional when interacting with the general public? It’s unfortunate but true: the words reverse mortgage have become synonymous with poor cash-hungry seniors, questionable loans and

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