Vendor Surf Blog

Best & Worst of Vendors; True authenticity in a crisis (and one big OMG!)

March 25, 2020 – Message to the vendors in the mortgage and credit union marketplace – You make me PROUD!  I have no doubt that even Linda Richman is ‘getting a little verklempt’ at this point.  She was the...

Blessed to be an Online Marketplace; Still Prefer Back to Normal

March 24, 2020 – My 'tip of the day' as we sequester.  'If you want your children to listen, just talk very softly to someone else.'

Trade Show Cancellations – How to fill that massive 53% conversion void

March 18, 2020 – Losing 53% of anything is a huge deal.  Figuring out what to do about it might even be the bigger deal.

Vendor Sourcing Has Definitely Changed. But Have You?

February 25, 2020 – Whether you buy and consume vendor services or sell them in the marketplace, the past decade across the mortgage ecosystem has experienced seismic changes.  This blog post is a...

Happy VENDOR-tines Day; Love at First Surf

February 14, 2020 – (singing) Nobody does it better.  Makes me feel sad for the rest.  Nobody does it half as good as you.  Baby, you're the best. (Thank you Carly Simon, from 1977, from 'The Spy Who Loved...

Tech Platforms & Plug-ins; Outsource Options; 100 Countries & 100 Years

February 11, 2020 – The vendor marketplace continues its ebb and flow nature.  Last month alone, we identified SIX merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions – incredibly active.  More to come, no doubt.  And...

Repeat & Referral Leads; AI & Machine Learning; Deluge of Data

January 29, 2020 – Just coming down from the HIGH associated with being David Lykken's 'Hot Topic's' guest on Monday's 'Lykken on Lending' weekly podcast.  LISTEN HERE.  What I'd give to have a fraction of...

Lykken Joins; Your Ads on Streaming TV; Tribal Knowledge Captured

January 15, 2020 – We just logged our best month ever in both dimensions, new vendor partner SIGN-UPS and site TRAFFIC from industry searchers. 

We Asked: Why advertise with us vs. other marketing options?

January 8, 2020 – A New Year's perspective... “For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning."  - T.S. Eliot

Hybrid Vendor Models B2B & B2C -- Borrowers are Center of the Universe

December 30, 2019 – Check out our latest industry article ("Vendor News & Views") within the Mortgage Bankers Association MBA NewsLink publication.  Find the original article from last week HERE