Vendor Surf Blog

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...

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...