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February 2017 newsletter

Published by angela.bowden, 2018-03-07 14:25:55

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NORTHWEST REGIONAL NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2018 February was a quick month, 19 work days compared with March which will have 22. Every day counts in the mortgage business. We had an 11% increase over January in closings, applications held steady and locked pipeline has tipped over 50M. As we approach the beginning of Spring it is critical that we are intentional with our time spent during our work week. I am not asking our sales team or operation team to work harder or longer, but to work smarter. The company goal is for us to be able to close a loan in 10 days. This can’t happen unless everyone stays in their lanes and drives towards high end efficiency’s. Speed wins! Hopefully you saw the recent email showing how the company has followed through with reducing and simplifying how we do business. Much more access has been opened up in Encompass for each stride of the relay race, no more red tape. Adam and James have set a goal of 10 closed loans per mo. for our sales team. Last summer our region was averaging 7+ per LO, the goal is reachable but everyone needs to step up their activities. Those in the Torch Bearer class are making 75 calls per week and having 4 face to face meetings. We have 5 LO’s in the class and all have dedicated themselves to lift their business. I appreciate their efforts! Nicole Abraham is back over operations for the company. Many of you know Nicole was our regions ROM a few years back. I am really excited to have her supporting Ev and all of our region again! I want to thank our operations team for keeping an upbeat attitude though the winter. I know the lack of overtime and smaller bonuses hit home. I am optimistic about 2018 and believe we will continue our upward trend despite an increas- ing rate environment. Last year we only closed 14% of our business in refinances which means we are positioned for another strong purchase year. St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon and it’s never too early to look for a little luck of the Irish, “May the Dreams you hold dearest be those which come true and the Kindness you spread keep returning to you!” Unknown Irishman. ~Dave Schile

UPDATE FROM EVELYN COX March brings us many things… March Madness (probably the most watched event – at least at our house) ….St. Patrick’s Day – luck of the Irish; Oscars, Combine- who will go in what round of the NFL draft ….. and of course snow. There is a saying we have here in Idaho –if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes and it will change; which is what we have been experiencing lately. I th know I am looking forward to Spring on the 20 of the month. th Don’t forget about the time change coming on the 11 of March, Spring forward 1 hour. Quotes of the Month “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” ~St. Jerome “The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.” ~Henry Drummond “Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz “Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.”

UPDATE FROM SUSAN HOLMES All of us are looking forward to an increase in loan activity. As we work through this slower time, let’s stay on top of our game. We each need to do our part of the process timely and efficiently. We need to communicate well to all parties on the loan. Let’s use great teamwork to provide great customer service. And not forget that our customer is every person involved in the loan. Borrowers, coworkers, agents and business partners all deserve our best! Congratulations (alphabetically in order) Leon Baker, Tera Davis, Leon McKean, Jason Oswald and Dave Perry for making the Mortgage Executive Magazine’s Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America 2017!!

Huge shout out to Manessa, Angie and Danielle. I would like to send a shout out to Natalie Svaty, she is an amazing team member, she is always ready to jump in and help 11 purchase transactions closed. a fellow co-worker out., she communicates with borrowers in a kind and considerate manner and is always positive and helpful 4 closed on time to borrowers and fellow co-workers. Natalie recently took on the extra duty of helping with our phone issues when we moved 7 closed early---all 7 closed 5 days early, or sooner. to the new branch, she wasn’t asked, just did it, she is amazing and I am lucky to have her as my “Academy Sister”! And of course our ops team---couldn’t have done any of that without them ~Heidi Williamson Scott Petersen Shout out to Dave Schile for organizing our Region meeting yesterday. It was very valuable. ~Ela Conner A BIG THANK YOU to Laura Alexander for always being quick to help, answer questions and offer guidance. I appreciate all you do! SHOUT OUT- Ann Schnibbe is someone very special and always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done! I am so blessed to have her as my processor!!!! KUDOS to Kris Link and Jonathan Michalski! ~Brenda Heller Both of you take time to teach me things and hold my hand while I learn. Thanks for your kindness, patience and humor along the way! ~Monica Pilot I would like to give a shout out to Jenna in the Walla Walla office. Jenna has taken on her new position as processor in our office and is really truly blowing it away. Her ownership in the files, willingness to learn to ways, and dedication to our clients adds a truly unmeasurable value to the clients experience. I could not do what I do without her. ~Tera Davis We would like to give a shout out to CJ for doing a great job, and going above and beyond to help us with our (sometimes crazy) Alaska loans! Thanks from Leon, Mary, and myself. ~Ellie Traeger

The information below was forwarded to me by our Manager, Lynn Hergenreder, as a 'Shout-Out' Loan Officer, Cheryl Lipp of our Colville, Washington Branch received the following note along with a thoughtful bottle of wine from some of her very happy clients. The e-mail from Cheryl is pasted below. Just got a bottle of Vino De Eyzaguirre (bottle of Cab) from the xxxxx’s. A VA loan we closed yesterday and first time home buyer. Their thank you card says, \"Thank you time a thousand, times infinity. Thank you all the way into the future, inside a black whole and back out again. Thank you to the molten center of the earth. Thank you for work- ing with us and MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Truly appreciate all your hard work and time\". ~Linda Bloom Frantastic (Fran Larsh) is fantastic, and supports our efforts to get CDs and closing docs out on with sometimes incredibly short notice. Tak and Zoe have both worked collaboratively with us recently on some challenging files. We appreciate their availability, flexibility and creativity. ~Leon McKean Shout out to Carole Condon, Ann Schnibbe, and Ela Conner for all their help while Manessa was out. Great team work---thank you ladies very much!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Scott Petersen Meet the newest Employee for Academy Mortgage Tanya Eagins joined the Academy team in February 2018 after working in the finance industry for over 11 years. She decided it was time for a change and now is a Processor in our Eagle, Idaho office. She is very excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to see what she can achieve with Academy. Tanya and her husband have been married for 6 years, they have 1 child and 1 fur baby. Tanya loves traveling, cooking and trying new foods and spending time with her family. Send Tanya a welcome email. Tanya Eagins

Walla Walla Washington Wins Award At our local awards banquet with the Walla Walla Association of Realtors Tera Davis received the 2017 Affiliate of the Year award. st February 21 our office attended the Sweetheart Luncheon put on to support and raise money for the Children’s Home Society of Washington. Tera is on the board and was our table host. Not only did our entire office attend as her guests but also some affiliates- Realtor partners, insurance partners, and other financial partners. Pictured is Tera Davis, Janessa Goodson, Jenna Provost- Second Picture is Tera Davis and Jackie Hagerman all of the Walla Walla Branch. Helping Out Animals in Need Mary Sindorff dropping off brand new towels for the animals at Anchorage Animal Care and Control. Their washing machine went on the fritz last month, and they put out a plea to replace the towels ruined by the old machine. VALENTINE’S DAY Meridian, Idaho Office had a Valentine’s Day Potluck.

IRON DOG RACE ALASKA “The Iron Dog course dis- tance is over 2,000 miles, starting in Big Lake with a halfway stop in Nome and finishing in Fairbanks, making it the World’s longest snowmobile race. Participants cover some of Alaska’s the most TEAM STARTING LINE remote and rugged terrain while confronting some the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s toughest snowmobile race. All 2032 MILES LATER AT teams in race classes are THE FINISH LINE a team of two persons and two snowmobiles for safety.” The race field this year began with 27 teams and ended with only 21 teams coming across the finish line 6 days later. Team 23, sponsored by Academy Mortgage, finished strong and proud with a lifetime of stories about traversing the Alaskan wilderness. After riding 2,000 miles in 6 days, Stan and Paul represented Academy well and were in good shape with the exception of Paul’s black eye compliments of a ptarmigan (medium-sized gamebird in the grouse family) hitting him in the face at 60 mph! Left to right: Leon McKean, Stan ?, Tuesday McKean and Mary Sindorf


JASON OSWALD $ 4,392,524 TOP 10 LOAN OFFICERS FOR SCOTT PETERSEN $ 2,968,296 THE NORTHWEST REGION FOR DAVE PERRY $ 2,509,690 FEBRUARY CHERYL LIPP $ 2,267,827 PURCHASE JENNIFER BENDER $ 2,221,187 VOLUME JOHN SPIKER $ 1,527,521 LEON BAKER $ 1,441,134 TERA DAVIS $ 1,343,636 WHITTNEY CURRAN $ 996,181 RYAN SHELBY $ 939,505 1. Jason Oswald $11,870,536 2. David Perry $8,022,297 3. Scott Petersen $5,570,475 4 Jennifer Bender $4,221,416 5. Tera Davis $3,878,569 26. 6. Leon Baker $3,736,554 ALL LOAN Kristi Lacroix $688,592 7. Leon McKean $3,560,481 OFFICERS 27. Dean Gillmore $665,519 TOTAL 29. Andrew Tschida $611,920 8. John Spiker $3,012,678 28. Lisa Miles $628,000 9. Cheryl Lipp $2,854,854 VOLUME 30. Anne Erickson $542,206 10. John Spiker $2,559,098 31. Heidi Bateman $529,384 11. Whittney Curran $2,529,866 32. Stephanie Johnson $528,594 12. Karen Wright $2,486,112 33. Craig Ballhagen $520,286 13. Ryan Shelby $2,425,991 34. Tina Ellis $482,916 14. David Moberly $2,240,871 15. Vicki Leavitt $2,129,238 25. Carolyn $476,500 16. Maureen Miller $2,081,954 36. Anissa Franklin $452,588 37. Michael Louden $452,191 17. Mike Lipinski $1,717,544 38. Alice Thomas $371,587 18. Teresa Metz $1,672,507 39. Dave Baldwin $333,400 19. Terry Anderson $1,637,461 40. Brenda Heller $243,508 20. Michael Julius $1,067,310 41. Kelly Beebe $229,500 21. Dalton Clark $1,047,506 42. Luke Turner $212,588 22. Bob Beisly $978,621 43. Craig Soelberg $162,500 23. Lynn Hergenreder $902,850 44. Eloisa Rawson $152,999 24. Adam Zachary $836,539 TOTAL $82,054,306 25. Mike McLean $728,200


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