Please join us in welcoming the
newest members of the Motive Lending
Team! Welcome aboard:
Darah B, Brooke C, Teresa C, Darla F,
Tamara W, Kimberly D, Tracy L, Nemiaya W,
Quiana W, Adrienne G, Amy M, Anissa Q, Raul
G, Herschel K, Taura P, Jessica M, Teresa C,
Bob H, Phil B, Andrea M, Michael B, Travis T,
Albert C, Urzula P, Andrew T & Jonathan T.
Congratulations to team UCLA | Motive Lending March Madness 2015 Champion!
Quite simply, what sets you apart from the competition is your ability to connect with people. In our role as an in
house AE, you must “create a persona over the phone.” Obviously don’t be monotone, but be friendly and fun to
talk to, add value, and develop a relationship.
Relationships are the real secret to success. If you can build strong relationships and connect with your
customers and colleagues, you will get your piece of the proverbial pie. If you can’t, you’ll be scrambling for
crumbs. Know your trade. Spend time reading about the market, reading about products or mortgage related
news. Spend time looking at guidelines or perhaps taking a peek at a matrix you’ve not looked at in a while.
Here are the eight secrets used by the world’s most successful people.
Connecting takes time. It takes effort, and it means putting others before yourself. But it’s worth every second
of time and every ounce of energy. Your relationships will be more prolific and rewarding, and you will be more
successful. Take notes on each relationship and know something personal or offer to share something personal
on every other call with that key contact. Digging deep, helping connect to help LO’s and Broker’s actually stay in
business, create a marketing plan, adding value, and helping on loans when needed. The responsiveness is key.
Respond with the “ante to play”.
Happy Planting seeds today AE’s!
Shawn Devlin - National AE Motive Lending
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that reads, “Make me feel important.” This was the philosophy of Mary Kay Ash, the well-known actress/cosmetics mogul.
Seek out a common interest. People want to talk about stuff they are passionate about. Find a common ground with someone and it can help you connect. On every key contact (Realtor, Broker, Owner, Processor) make a list of common things you have and take notes on each call.
Don’t work from a script. Have bullet points or a topic to talk about. Remember facts tell and stories sell. Sell what others are doing to see success and gain more loans from helping brokers grow their business. Eddie Murphy is a known actor that is very good at this.
Remember the remarkable. Take notes on how long it takes to get a loan done. Then go after the processors, brokers that work the system and know lending. Take note on same day underwrites or weekend underwrites (email a thank you brag note to every underwriter you had a weekend underwrite for you) Thank someone for a great job today.
Cultivate curiosity. Make the other person want to hear what you have to say. Adding value is crucial to creating a long lasting relationship with accounts. Lee Iacocca, “a Leader has to show curiosity. Do this by listening at least as much as you talk. Ask questions that express in interest to learn what they know, and to have them want to know what you know.
Act like a good listener. Don’t let your body language tell others that you’re not. We’re constantly bombarded with information, so it almost instinctive to tune out things around you. When you’re interacting with someone, you need to consciously change your body language to reflect that you want to receive information from them. Over the phone I’ve been guilty of doing this too, while listening to someone and replying to an email. Resist the urge to answer emails when on the phone.
Resist the urge to be a one-upper. This is the relationship killer. Remember to get that person to talk to you. Instead of upping their experience, make theirs shine and get them to tell you some additional detail on something they said. Then add value or cultivate curiosity with enthusiasm. “Enthusiasm is the key to persuasion with-out pressure.” - Shawn Devlin. The art of pivoting off one subject to another can help cultivate curiosity.
Ask effective questions. When you’re communicating remember garbage in garbage out. Same with DU. So ask effective questions to spur interest, seek common ground, and do business. Don’t spend more than 20% of a conversation on something non business related. Know your customer too, especially if they want to be approached with all business from you.
8 Secrets to success of the worlds most recognized sales people
Motive Lending congratulates:
On the brink of a 160mm month, we still manage to have fun!
Our funding department was first to grab lunch so they could get back to doing
what they do best - Funding loans!!!.