Vendor Surf Blog & Articles

How to Select a Mortgage Point-of-Sale (POS) System

January 19, 2022 — When recently shopping for a new vehicle for my wife, I asked her to create a list of all ‘must-have’ features. God bless her! All she said was a Jeep with a removable hard top and a...

Benefits of Deploying a Mortgage POS

January 16, 2022 — In our first blog post on mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, we describe a POS as the ‘freeway and the GPS’ between lenders and borrowers – the centralized tool for process...

What is a Mortgage POS and Why Lenders Require One

January 15, 2022 — Mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms provide lenders and borrowers with simplicity, speed and transparency. Of course, this is compulsory for the digitally dependent borrowers, never...

The Astonishing Pace of Mortgage Vendor M&A

December 17, 2021 —

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...

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...

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.