Vendor Surf Blog

Mortgage Vendor Search Engine Adds Key Outsourcer

March 9, 2021 — Today we are pleased to welcome a Plano, TX, vendor partner to the Vendor Surf platform... Orchestrate Mortgage and Title Solutions. Orchestrate spans eight different vendor categories on our...

MSAs — Easily Stay on the Right Side of RESPA

February 2, 2021 — Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs) always seem to be shrouded by confusion and misunderstanding. However, in our humble opinion, the rules are very straightforward and they are a...

New Year — New Vendor Options to Celebrate a BOOMing 2021

January 7, 2021  — Happy to announce we celebrated our third anniversary last month, ending the year with records all across the board… ✅ Vendor Sign-ups ✅ Searcher Visitors ✅ # Page views  

WEBINAR: How to Stay Compliant — Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs)

October 14, 2020 — Fact is, we don't sponsor many webinars.  This one is a noteworthy exception, especially with the recent CFPB update on Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs). AcuAuditor is an automated...

Chatbots vs. Virtual Assistants: Differences — and how they help

October 15, 2020 — Many of us have gotten comfortable throwing around terms like: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Virtual Assistant and similar.  For many, we talk about them more than...

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...