Vendor Surf Blog

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.'

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...