Each episode of Clear to Close is a deep dive into topics impacting mortgage and real estate professionals. We’ll be sitting down with industry thought leaders and seasoned mortgage pros to challenge our assumptions and go beyond surface-level discussions for a no-BS view of the issues impacting the industry.
Major Factors That Could Boost (or Derail) 2024's Housing Market
Recent Fed announcements, declining interest rates, and increased loan activity spell an optimistic end to the year. But is the mortgage industry's renewed sense of hope warranted—and is the worst truly behind us? In this episode of Clear to Close, hosts Alan, Bryan, and Anthony dig into their thoughts on 2024's market, including how they believe rates will trend, economic and global factors that could impact housing, and more.
Borrower Segments & Lending Strategies to Incorporate in Your 2024 Plan (ft. Melissa Langdale, President & COO of TMC)
This week on the Clear to Close podcast, we have a special guest: Melissa Langdale, TMC President and COO and a career-long mortgage veteran. In this conversation, Melissa leverages her unique perspective gleaned from interactions with lenders across the industry to provide actionable tips on how to drive revenue and capture market share in 2024.
What's Really Causing Housing Market Woes (& What It'll Take for Conditions to Stabilize)
With Alan Parris freshly back from sabbatical, the Clear to Close team dives into the topic on everyone's minds: housing market challenges. While it's easy to point fingers and ascribe blame at times like these, the truth is that the forces driving today's conditions are varied and complex. In this conversation, we dig into a few of the factors keeping rates high, inventory stifled, and volume low—and talk through what it will take to turn the corner.
Inflation, Rates & Creative Ways to Capture Remaining Borrower Business
As Alan Parris takes a sabbatical from Maxwell, two-thirds of your favorite trio—Bryan Traeger and Anthony Ianni—are back to catch up on the status of inflation, interest rates, and today's market outlook. From the latest CPI numbers to the recent job openings report, Bryan and Anthony talk through economic factors that impact lenders and what they mean for the state of the market as we head into the last month of Q3. Plus, Bryan delves into outside-the-box methods lenders are using to drive leads as tough conditions continue.
The Future of AI in Mortgage
Artificial intelligence: Is it the efficiency-driving copilot you've been waiting for or an increasingly intelligent force vying for your job? To move past polarizing headlines and unpack the truth, we spoke with someone who lives and breathes technology: Maxwell Co-founder & CTO Rutul Davé. In this episode, Rutul breaks down the implications of AI in the mortgage industry in an approachable, easy-to-understand way to help lending professionals understand the best uses cases, opportunities, and limitations of this rapidly-growing technology.
SVB Fallout, Fed Rate Pause & How NOT to Pursue Mortgage Leads (Even if You're Desperate)
Between fallout from Silicon Valley Bank's collapse, the latest Fed announcement, and more news of stubborn inflation, there's plenty of economic drama continuing to unfold. The question on every lender's mind is: Has the market finally bottomed out?
In our new Clear to Close episode, the Maxwell team is back to discuss the industry's biggest happenings and forecasts for the remainder of 2023, including how hosts Alan, Bryan, and AI think loan volume may trend if rates stay near 7%.
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I have been looking for a show like this for a long time. Talking about loans and the industry and all the details around it. This show nails it.
Keep up the great work, but maybe stay away from the group drinking episodes. That one was a little....
Otherwise, totally awesome!
Maxwell does it again
Maxwell consistently puts out high quality mortgage content and if episode 1 is any indication, their podcast will be similarly valuable to mortgage professionals