Vendor Surf Blog

MISMO's RON Certification - What You Need to Know

September 16, 2020 — We recently sat down with Jonathan Kearns at MISMO to learn more about two things: Their new Remote Online Notarization Certification program MISMO's evolution to go beyond just a 'data'...

Loan Officers — High Visibility LOW Effort; Set It & Forget It

September 1, 2020 — While 2020 has been odd and unpredictable on many levels, we continue to see a steady flow of vendors and tools that help overcome some pain points.  To borrow from the legendary Ronco...

Big Data Done Right; And Shifting Compliance Monitoring Needs

August 19, 2020 — One of the biggest revolutionary changes in the end-to-end mortgage and credit union space right now is the convergence of Big Data and multiple new technologies to help mine it –...

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...