Vendor Surf Blog

Diversity in Vendor Selection - An Inspiring Short Story

July 21, 2020 –  So, I’m Asked: ‘Do I really need to hire diverse vendors?  What do I gain?' YES - You bet your assets! An inspiring short story on diversity, vendors and elegance. Not so long ago, I reached...

An Unmatched Tech Configuration in Mortgage

July 14, 2020 – The MBA NewsLink just published our latest article on three very diversified fintech's that, when used together, give you one of the most savvy tech stacks imaginable in mortgage.  Quite...

Writing the Perfect RFP – A Whitepaper

June 15, 2020 – After a few decades of writing Request for Proposals (RFPs) for our employers, our own companies and our respective clients (lenders and vendors), we have published the ultimate guide to help...

Consultants - From Tune-up to Transformation

June 3, 2020 – We are pleased to announce more vendor partners that have joined the Vendor Surf network, and thrilled to showcase Credit Plus for a third year.  For those of you needing some top-shelf...

Appraisers (AMCs) Recruit Unlikely Allies - The Homeowners

May 21, 2020 – Foes turning friends?  How many times have we seen news headlines similar to the following?  

Remote Online Notarization - You are likely not ready to deploy

May 12, 2020 – Message to lenders: While I truly do appreciate when you reach out for advice and guidance on 'all things vendor,' there's not a lot anyone can do to get your title, settlement and closing...

Our New Normal – Working Remote; Tech to Make it Permanent

April 15, 2020 – One of our fantastic (and innovative) client's, Capacity, asked us to write a guest blog post for them.  We agreed that the work from home (WFH) model thrust upon the whole world seemed like...

You Wanted Innovation – How about Rocket Science in Mortgage?

April 8, 2020 – You’ve heard the remarks before… ‘Our industry is a few decades behind others when it comes to technology advancements and innovation.’  In many cases, there is likely some truth to that. ...

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.'