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Succeeding in Tough Times: An Interview with Tom O’Donoghue


Tom O’Donoghue shares how he’s consistently closing several loans each month

Our industry is rich with experienced and ethical professionals. Tom O’Donoghue of Reverse Loans Now is just such a person. In Part 1 of our exclusive interview Tom shares exactly how he’s built relationships with area professionals, maintains those relationships, and what every originator should do when the borrower has a CPA.


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As a prominent commentator and Editor in Chief at, Shannon Hicks has played a pivotal role in reshaping the conversation around reverse mortgages. His unique perspectives and deep understanding of the industry have not only educated countless readers but has also contributed to introducing practical strategies utilizing housing wealth with a reverse mortgage.
Shannon’s journey into the world of reverse mortgages began in 2002 as an originator and his prior work in the financial services industry. Shannon has been covering reverse mortgage news stories since 2008 when he launched the podcast HECMWorld Weekly. Later, in 2010 he began producing the weekly video series The Industry Leader Update and Friday’s Food for Thought.
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  1. Shannon,

    A great interview. Tom is quite the marketer. I like his aggressive outlook and attitude.

    I had some problems with the audio and even earphones did not get rid of everything. Could you provide us with a written copy of the entire interview.

    It seems like Tom lives in the Porter Ranch/Chatsworth/Northridge area of the San Fernando Valley. The SFV has almost 1.8 million residents and if it was one city, it would be the fifth largest city in the US. In that northwest corridor, there are many affluent and almost affluent seniors. Most of it is part of the City of Los Angeles. The south end of the SFV along Ventura Boulevard is where most of the CPAs and financial advisers are concentrated. Tom is in a great area to provide reverse mortgages.

    I look forward to part II.

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