What is the best online Mortgage Brokerage Firm or Correspondent Lender to join as a new business career?
I plan to start a career as a loan officer and want to do business primarily on the internet, from home, as well as get the training on-line and/or by phone. I’m thinking about joining either Apex Lending or Premier Mortgage. Trancontinental Lending Group is also an option. Anyone have feedback regarding these companies? I’m really leaning towards Apex Lending because I like the business structure, however there is a one-time $ 200 fee for purchasing software that allows you to run the business on the internet and from home. The software has the 1003 appl, credit score/info viewing, matches programs to client info, manages your accounts, funds, can do business in atleast 20 states, etc. Is having to pay this fee a norm when getting started, if so, are there companies that have a lower start up fee? I have taken a 24-hour mortgage broker course in Florida recently, but haven’t taken the licensing exam yet. I will need a mentor for the first few deals and would like to get started soon.