Last week’s guest was Dale Gallant, Division Vice President at Alterra Home Loans. Dale who has been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years has done all types of sales. This episode covers how he goes about building his business, forming relationships with realtors and gives tips on how he got started in the industry.
Dale Gallant: Tips for Originators
Dale Gallant on Coest2Coest – Full Episode
About Dale Gallant:
Dale Gallant has over 20 years of experience in most facets of the mortgage business and is a well-rounded professional in the industry. From starting out as a loan officer to owning his own successful mortgage brokerage firm, he has worked hard over the years and knows what it takes to succeed in this business. His wealth of industry knowledge and experiences that he has accumulated throughout the years has enabled him to become a successful industry executive and will help to navigate the future of this ever-changing market.
About Brian Coester:
Brian Coester is the founder and CEO of CoesterVMS, a nationwide appraisal management company that designs, implements and oversees a full range of services and technology solutions for the mortgage banking industry. CoesterVMS currently serves 10 of the top 20 mortgage lenders in America. CoesterVMS has been named twice to Housingwire’s top 100 Tech Companies and three times to Inc 500/5000 fastest growing companies in America.
CoesterVMS combines proprietary and compliant technology with the best customer service to offer the most streamlined process to our appraisal partners and lenders. This approach helps us reach our ultimate goal of delivering the most accurate appraisal reports within the time frames of the mortgage transactions. CoesterVMS provides clients the tools to navigate the valuation process in an evolving lending environment. Through innovative technology and customized service strategies, our mission is to serve as the engine that runs the real estate valuation industry. We are your partner for success.
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Sandra has been an appraiser for the past 15 years, and primarily services the Boston metropolitan area. She decided to enter this field of work when she made a career change after gaining custody of her 2 grandsons. Over the years Sandra has worked through fluctuations in her market, and has seen the changes that have come as a result. Recently, the shortage of inventory in the Boston market has led to an increase in sale prices as bidding wars have driven prices up over the appraised value. In her spare time Sandra enjoys painting and writing, but has remained busy with work in her market. According to Sandra, the key to success as an appraiser is patience. The educational requirements of becoming an appraiser and trainee experience needed is a long process, and patience is essential.
Boston, Massachusetts Market
Sales prices reached new heights in January 2017 for the Boston metropolitan area as demand continues to outweigh supply. The average price for a single-family home increased 7% statewide to $342,500 compared to January of last year, as inventory remained low (The Warren Group). According to The Wall Street Journal, the median sales price for the Boston Market rose from $685,000 in 2015 to $791,000, while rent in the neighborhoods surrounding Fenway Park increased 2.5%. Though inventory is being added to the market, there is a shortage of affordable housing for middle and low income buyers. According to Boston Agent Magazine 80% of the new construction being added to the market is housing, but primarily in the form of luxury apartments and condos. This paired with bidding wars has driven prices up and out of reach for many low-income buyers.
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