Vendor Surf Blog & Articles

Innovative Solutions for Lenders, Servicers & Secondary Markets

June 23, 2021 —Today we proudly announce two sensational additions to the Vendor Surf search engine platform. Enjoying our fourth year of operations, and boasting nearly 800 vendor listings across 65...

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...

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'...

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 – Remote Online Notarization (RON)…background music playing ‘Everybody Wants You’ by Billy Squire (1982).  Necessity is the mother of all invention, so the saying goes. No, not exactly true...

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...