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Mark Madsen
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We're hosting an event in a few weeks in Vegas.  Let me know if you'll be in town. 
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I wonder what regulation will look like if Fannie and Freddie disappear.  

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-18/how-government-will-eliminate-fannie-freddie-one-simple-chart
On Sunday, Senate lawmakers unveiled the 442-page plan that will eliminate the mortgage-finance giants; replacing them with a new system in which the government would continue to play a potentially significant role insuring U.S. home loans. The Johnson-Crapo bill would, as WSJ reports, construct an elaborate new platform by which a number of private-sector entities, together with a privately held but federally regulated utility, would replace key...
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thanks for sharing this, Mark!
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Well this was a fun read.  It's difficult to say whether or not this will give compliance-minded mortgage companies a competitive disadvantage with regards to their online consumer education or online branding efforts.  

It's not necessarily the rules and procedures that concern me, but it's how hard the regulators will come down on the first few companies to make an example out of.  

One interesting thing about the FFEIC Social Media Guidance is that they require all mortgage companies to have a written plan in place that is monitored and measured, regardless if that company chooses to have any exposure online or not.  

All of those loan originators who wanted to jump into mortgage / social media marketing full-time may now find an opportunity since every mortgage company is recommended (required) to have a designated tech savvy social media person in charge of all online activities.  

https://www.ffiec.gov/press/PDF/2013_Dec%20Final%20SMG%20attached%20to%2011Dec13%20press%20release.pdf
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+Mark Madsen , maybe I should go find a job as a SM manager? 
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A case where first impressions can make all the difference. 
In late September, Google announced it had been gradually rolling out Hummingbird, a completely new search algorithm. The algorithm emphasizes semantic search and focuses on understanding the meaning behind the user query rather than simply trying to match instances of words in its Web index. Take a look at Danny Sullivan’s great FAQ for more […]
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These agents truly set the bar for the "local market expert" that most real estate people claim to be.  
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Is your mortgage website ready for Google's next major update?  
With less than one week to go before Google rolls out a significant change to its mobile search algorithm, eight of the top 20 residential mortgage lenders ranked by MortgageStats.com have Web sites that do not pass Google’s online mobile-friendliness test.
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great info Mark!
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I don't like bragging, but I have to say I'm a pretty good blogger. It's not because I am smart or anything like that, it's actually because I screwed up on
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As a web designer or developer, it's nearly impossible to remember multiple programming languages, frameworks, and keyboard shortcuts to various applications.
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I'm liking this group.  Great content & links being shared with very few spam posts that I have to remove.  Thanks guys.  
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Just finished preparing for our MTS presentation next week.  

We have an awesome panel:  +Scott Schang Leesa Sandoval Geof McLaughlin +Justin McHood 

http://mortgagetechsummit.com/mortgage-blogger-hot-seat-panel/
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We are almost a week out from MTS.  Looking forward to a few days in SoCal hanging out with a couple hundred mortgage tech friends.  

http://mortgagetechsummit.com/the-mts-cows-are-coming-home/
There are no words .... Register today at http://mts13oc.eventbrite.com
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    Delta Xi - Sigma Nu, 1997 - 2000
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Marketing, 2000 - 2002
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Simplifying Mortgage & Real Estate Marketing
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I help mortgage lenders and real estate agents communicate with their clients better online.

As a marketing manager for a leading national mortgage lender, I provide digital marketing support for my team of originators by enhancing their brand and reach online.  

My lending career began in 1999 as an originator in Las Vegas.  When the market crashed in early 2007 I focused on building my business by communicating directly with buyers online and educating them about the real estate and mortgage process.  

I believe that communication is the foundation of running a successful marketing campaign, and that business is earned by establishing trust and building confidence.  

In the past ten years since I started blogging and building consumer friendly websites I've watched the social media landscape explode, which has caused more confusion than clarity for homebuyers and real estate agents.  

The main problem that I see great lenders facing with their internet marketing efforts is that they're typically too busy providing excellent service to their clients and closing deals to manage their personal reputation and branding online.  This puts them in a vulnerable position for future growth as the big budget banks and lead gen firms compete for market share.  

My objective is to cut through the noise and help buyers connect with ethical and experienced mortgage professionals who hold a higher standard in how they treat their clients and referral partners.  

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