Ted Canto has originated home loans for the past 13+ years and has branded himself as a nationally recognized mortgage advisor, real estate commentator, speaker and internet marketing instructor. Ted is the brain child behind ActiveRain.com’s RainCamp seminar and has instructed and helped hundreds of agents learn and effectively use the internet by “being the answer to the question”.
Paul is an originator with Sunstreet Mortgage in Tucson Arizona who takes a Webernet Experimentalist approach to originating. He has been originating since '91 and has developed his business model around generating all his loans online.
Paul has focused on combining old fashioned direct marketing with the world of SEO in order to build a solid consistent online business. The online world can help you work less and play more.
Derek Egeberg originates mortgage loans from Yuma, AZ and has built a business around helping homeowners understand the "New Rules of Equity Management". This along with exceptional service and a personal touch have enabled him to market himself uniquely to homeowners & real estate agents as "The Approval Coach".
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in which he graduated Cum Laude. He has over 9 years of experience in mortgage lending as both a mortgage broker and a mortgage banker. His wife Sheri and he are the proud parents of 3 boys.
John is a full time originator in Oakland, CA. Caught particularly vulnerable when the 2007 ‘mortgage meltdown’ hit, he committed to a complete business reboot. Three years into his second run in the business, in 2010 he enjoyed personal records in both production and revenue. He attributes the recent success to his willingness to explore and adopt new technology, a vehement appetite for knowledge, and a renewed commitment to some of the business basics – not to mention a little dose of humility and a lot of hard work.
Dan Green is a loan officer and author of the premier mortgage blog in the country, The Mortgage Reports. Dan's mortgage market commentary appears in the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, HSH Associates, and on Bankrate.com. He is a regular guest on the First Business television program and has appeared on NPR. In 2006, Dan founded Bring the Blog, a blog-for-you service for real estate and mortgage professionals. In 2010, he founded Rate Quote Widget, a free, lead-generating WordPress plugin for loan officers.
Shane Hollenback has been a loan officer for over 11 years and currently works for Academy Mortgage in Phoenix, Arizona. Shane is considered a social media pioneer in the Mortgage space and does zero “traditional” marketing for clients. He uses social networking platforms, to meet and engage with real estate agents, and consumers which has allowed him to build a thriving business in a down market. Shane also organizes and participates in Real Estate Bar Camps, Tweet Ups, Ignite Phoenix, and other social media events throughout Arizona. He enjoys the occasional fine cigar accompanied by…Read more
Jonas Kruckeberg is the National Account Executive for Top of Mind Networks, a powerful, scalable, sercure web based marketing and CRM platform. Jonas has originated loans for the past 8 years in California. He was a client of Surefire prior to coming on board with TOM and continues to use the system to automate his origination workflow.
David Krushinsky has originated mortgages in Scottsdale, AZ since 2002. Early on, David realized the value of business relationships and referrals and built his business around serving real estate agents. In 2007 when the real estate boom ended in Arizona, David realized his top producing agent was receiving all of his business through online marketing efforts. It was at that point that David’s philosophy toward technology shifted.
Today, he is a certified instructor teaching the same principles that helped him create success for his own business. David has taught continuing education…Read more
Branch Manager for Academy Mortgage in Scottsdale, AZ and Mesa, AZ.
I have been involved in real estate finance since 1996. I worked through college as a Spanish-speaking loan officer. Upon graduation I began working as an auditor for Ernst & Young, one of the “Big 4″ accounting firms until I left to continue originating loans.
I am also an instructor at the Arizona School of Real Estate and I routinely teach Mortgage Loan Originator licensing classes, Mortgage Broker licensing classes and Real Estate Agent continued education classes. My areas of emphasis are social media marketing and com…Read more
Danny is a co-founder of LeadMagnit, a lead generation software for realtors & mortgage originators.
The Las Vegas housing market officially collapsed on Feb. 14, 2007, and all but one of Mark Madsen's real estate partners disappeared within months of that Valentine's Day Massacre.
With eight years wasted in the back-breaking, 24/7 lifestyle of building a mortgage business based on agent referral relationships, Mark started fresh with a new focus on communicating directly with home buyers online.
Five years later, Mark has over 700 real estate and mortgage sites, a new real estate company with a successful property management division and 21 agents that depend on his Internet marketing / …Read more
Justin works on various lead generation projects and manages to find time to play with new ideas on the web. In Arizona, he works for Academy Mortgage doing whatever they ask. The thing he likes most about the web is how he doesn't have to get a job that requires him to wear pants every day.
Mike is a former Mortgage Banker and Broker turned "Tech Geek" who specializes in Social Media. He builds engaging Custom Facebook Business Pages and WordPress blogs for real estate professionals.
Mike writes AreWeConnected.com, a blog dealing with social media and technology as it pertains to real estate. He publishes articles in the San Francisco Examiner and the BusinessWeek Exchange.
AreWeConnected is listed in Alltop and ranked by AdAge. He has been interviewed and quoted in articles for Bankrate, Scripps, the San Jose Mercury News, and others (including the front page of the Wall St J…Read more
Rhonda began blogging in 2006 because she wanted to correct misinformation being reported by the local evening news regarding the mortgage industry. She had no idea that her blog, The Mortgage Porter, would evolve into becoming her primary source of new business for her mortgage practice in Washington State. She has been interviewed by NPR, Associated Press, MSN Real Estate, and the Seattle Times/PI. She has presented at USC, RE BlogWorld and the SKCAR and has helped plan the last several Seattle RE BarCamps.
Jocelyn Predovich, founder and CEO of Limetree Lending Group, has built a company in 8 years that is consistently ranked #1 amongst all the mortgage bankers under the Universal Lending Corporation umbrella.
With a focus on education, Jocelyn has positioned herself as a unique marketeer by delivering mortgage information in a refreshing new way. Her weekly video emails; broadcast to thousands of real estate agents, past customers, & fellow lenders has enabled her to build her mortgage practice sustained by a constant stream of referral business. By delivering industry news, niche loan p…Read more
Shashank is an active Loan Originator with Arcus Lending. He has written two books, "Real Estate Unleashed" and "First Time Home Buying 101" and actively blogs at Lending Expert Blog and Homes.com. Shashank has spoken at Virtual RE Bar Camp and Mortgage Revolution and been featured on Y! News, Pen TV, KCBS Radio, SF Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle. Shashank was also recently listed in the "Top 40 under 40 most influential mortgage professionals in the country" by NMP Magazine.
Tim Swierczek (pronounced: swer-zic) is an active originator with iLoan, a Minnesota-based Mortgage company. A business-development and origination expert, Tim has owned his own brokerage and has served the mortgage industry for over nine years. He served on the board of directors of the Minnesota Mortgage Association (MMA) for 4 years where he served as the 2010-2011 President.
Tim is a self-professed mortgage geek, who is known for his knowledge of mortgage guidelines, ability to handle complex income, and customer situations. Swierczek was named to the Minneapolis/St Paul Magazine 2011 Sup…Read more