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Being an independent mortgage broker can feel like you’re facing big retail banks all alone. Why not learn from industry experts who have already forged the path? Join JP Hussey, Broker/Owner of the Hussey Team, as he goes in-depth about the business with industry experts and AIME members every Tuesday. Sit back, relax, and benefit from the insights you’ll need to further your breakthrough in the broker channel!

Being an independent mortgage broker can feel like you’re facing big retail banks all alone. Why not learn from industry experts who have already forged the path? Join JP Hussey, Broker/Owner of the Hussey Team, as he goes in-depth about the business with industry experts and AIME members every Tuesday. Sit back, relax, and benefit from the insights you’ll need to further your breakthrough in the broker channel!

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

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Being an independent mortgage broker can feel like you’re facing big retail banks all alone. Why not learn from industry experts who have already forged the path? Join JP Hussey, Broker/Owner of the Hussey Team, as he goes in-depth about the business with industry experts and AIME members every Tuesday. Sit back, relax, and benefit from the insights you’ll need to further your breakthrough in the broker channel!

Language:

English

Contact:

2676903932


Episodes

Running an Elite Mortgage Company by Creating Community (with Joseph Shalaby and Sam Hijazin) – Episode 140

11/29/2022
On this episode of Broker to Broker, host Marc Summers sits down with two members of E Mortgage Capital Inc: Founder & CEO Joseph Shalaby, and President Sam Hijazin. The three discuss Joseph and Sam’s unique yet similar perspectives of the mortgage industry, both having started their careers in the wholesale channel, neither having worked in retail before. They share their experiences and wisdom in navigating starting companies, establishing healthy workplace culture, and the grit mentality...

Duration:00:37:49

How to Find Your Audience and Grow Your Mortgage Business (with Russell Petty) – Episode 139

11/22/2022
On this episode of Broker to Broker, host JP Hussey sits down with Senior Mortgage Planner and Owner of Grow Mortgage, Russell Petty. The two discuss how to make the career shift into the mortgage industry, and how to start, structure, and staff your own brokerage. JP picks Russell’s brain on his successful marketing campaigns through TikTok and Instagram Reels, and how Russell successfully utilizes social media to connect with local leads and collaborators in the Broker Channel. Russell...

Duration:00:39:12

Breaking Free From Retail Banking (with Carrie Gusmus) – Episode 138

11/15/2022
Gusmus meets the Hussbus in this week's episode of Broker to Broker. JP Hussey sits down with Carrie Gusmus, the President and CEO of Aslan Home Lending Corporation, a 100% female-led brokerage based in Denver, Colorado. In this episode, they will discuss how to break yourself from the Retail and non-bank culture and steps to thrive in today's market. A veteran in the financial industry, Gusmus shares her advice to independent mortgage brokers: "Do not diminish yourself to having only a rate...

Duration:00:52:44

Building Relationships and Trust with Borrowers to Grow Your Business (with Samantha Baros) – Episode 137

11/8/2022
On this episode of Broker to Broker, host Marc Summers, President of Membership at AIME, sits down with Samantha Baros, Broker Owner of Integrity Home Loans Inc. The two discuss how AIME has helped grow her business by providing mentorship, networking opportunities, and community support. As a recipient of the Spark small business grant program, Samantha was able to open her own brokerage and grow her business to do what she does best – helping homebuyers. She details how she develops...

Duration:00:30:55

Tackling Tough Mortgage Cycles with Collaborative Leadership (with Dale Vermillion and Katie Sweeney) – Episode 136

11/1/2022
On this special edition episode of Broker to Broker, guest host Katie Sweeney, CEO of AIME, sits down with the Founder and CEO of Mortgage Champions, Dale Vermillion. The two discuss the evolution of leadership in a variety of market cycles and the need for a collaborative mindset. From Dale’s humble beginnings selling pots and pans to becoming a leadership and sales expert with 30 years of experience, he shares his journey into mortgage and his recipes for success. They dive into the...

Duration:00:40:39

Getting Over Yourself (with Jay Bunte) – Episode 135

10/25/2022
On this episode of Broker to Broker, host Marc Summers sits down with a mortgage broker with the Long Gray Lending Team, Jay Bunte. The two discuss overcoming the difficulties facing brokers, how to get started in the industry, and the importance of “getting over yourself.” A native Texan, Jay Bunte got his start in the industry after an 8-year term of service in the U.S Army and a prior career in oil and gas. With his interest piqued by friends in the mortgage space, Jay signed up for...

Duration:00:31:10

Transitioning From Loan Officer to Broker Owner with Ramona Chapman (With Ramona Chapman) – Episode 134

10/18/2022
This week, Marc Summers sits down with Ramona Chapman, Broker-Owner at JR Mortgage Group. The two discuss Ramona’s start in the mortgage industry, the importance of a well-developed process, and the value that networking events like AIME Fuse can add to a mortgage professional’s career. Ramona Chapman got her start in the mortgage world after a successful career in hospitality. While still working in sales for a hotel chain, Ramona decided to buy a home. Realizing the difficulty of the...

Duration:00:31:20

Growing your Shop, Staying Compliant, and Delivering Amazing Experiences (With David Temko) – Episode 133

9/13/2022
This week, host Marc Summers sits down with David Temko, President of C2 Financial. The two discuss David’s upbringing in mortgage, his route to the broker channel, and the logistics of running one of the largest shops in the country. David Temko grew up in the industry, and says that mortgage terms and discussions about loans were a normal part of family dinner. His father was a pioneer of the high-margin brokerage model, and David himself got his real estate license at 19. In college, he...

Duration:00:31:41

Building your Team and Growing your Connections (with Major Singleton) – Episode 132

9/6/2022
This week, host JP Hussey sits down with Major Singleton, a mortgage broker at Major Money Matters. The pair discuss the importance of a strong support team, how to foster connections, and how to make sure your clients keep coming back. A 23-year veteran of the U.S Navy, Major Singleton got his start in mortgage by chance. Unbeknownst to Major, a junior sailor under his command had booked a mortgage professional for an information session. Major attended to ensure that nothing went amiss,...

Duration:00:48:58

Revving Up for Fuse 5 (with Jamie Cavanaugh) – Episode 131

8/30/2022
AIME Fuse 2022 tickets are available now at https://aimegroup.com/fuse-2022/ Join Marc Summers and guest Jamie Cavanaugh for a very special episode of Broker to Broker. This week, the two get excited for the upcoming Fuse 5, which kicks off in just four weeks. This year’s Fuse is bigger and better than ever - listen to Marc and Jamie’s chat to learn more about what you can expect from the world’s premier mortgage event. Jamie Cavanaugh is well-known in the wholesale channel - the...

Duration:00:25:37

Building Big Picture Relationships (with Ashley Bedford) – Episode 130

8/23/2022
This week, host Marc Summers is joined by Florida’s own Ashley Bedford, who discusses her early experiences with brokers, her work ethic, and the value of building relationships. Ashley first encountered the broker channel as a customer. A new parent, Ashley was looking to purchase her first home. Initial quotes from a big bank set her down payment as an unaffordable $30,000, leading her to start looking elsewhere. She was referred to a broker, who informed her that she only needed less than...

Duration:00:29:47

Seeing Through the Cycles (with Atrion Faiola) – Episode 129

8/16/2022
Host JP Hussey sits down this week with Atrion Faiola of NorthPort Funding. Atrion has spent almost 20 years in the industry, and has worked on both sides of the aisle. The two discuss making the most of the recent downturn, the cyclical nature of the mortgage channel, and the need to keep your foot on the gas even when times are tough. Atrion joined the mortgage channel right out of high school. As a teen, a next-door neighbor hired him on to his brand new mortgage business. He began at the...

Duration:00:42:34

Making the Switch from Banker to Broker (with Daniel De La Torre) – Episode 128

8/9/2022
JP Hussey sits down this week with Daniel De La Torre of UMortgage. Daniel has only been part of the broker channel for a few months, but with a background in the retail mortgage industry, he brings a wealth of prior experience and keen insight along with him. The two discuss making the switch from bank to broker, the importance of the personal touch, and key advice to get started as a broker. Daniel emigrated to the US from Cuba in 2004 and quickly found a job as a telemarketer. He began...

Duration:00:38:18

Mind Over Money with Brian Cooke (With Brian Cooke) – Episode 127

8/2/2022
Host JP Hussey is joined this week by Brian Cooke of Sunny Hill Financial. Brian joined the broker channel a few years ago, after a long and successful career on the other side of the industry. In that time, he’s made a name for himself with a relentless pace, unparalleled customer satisfaction, and a diamond-tough work ethic. Brian graduated college in 2001, directly in the middle of a crippling financial crisis. Stuck at home with no job, he began dropping off resumes. His first interview...

Duration:00:38:14

How to Get Started in Mortgage and Carve your Niche (with Gay Veale) – Episode 126

7/26/2022
Gay Veale of Epoch Lending might be relatively new to the mortgage industry, but she brings a wealth of life experience. A 30-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Gay shares her wisdom and perspective on leveraging connections and proving your worth. Gay Veale joined the Air Force out of high school, where she would serve for the next three decades. After leaving the military, she worked for a time as a consultant in the defense industry. However, when a friend introduced her to the...

Duration:00:47:37

National Mortgage Brokers Day 2022 (with Katie Sweeney and Brendan McKay) – Episode 125

7/19/2022
This week’s episode is a very special one - Broker-To-Broker host and AIME President of Membership Marc Summers is joined by AIME’s CEO Katie Sweeney and President of Advocacy Brendan McKay. It’s also National Mortgage Brokers Day (or is it week?) - so the three share their tips for celebrating the broker channel and getting the good word out there. “National Mortgage Brokers Day is not just a day, but really an entire week -and we’ve grown it into a month - of education. Educating the...

Duration:00:29:45

Cultivating Connections and Building Expertise (with Craig Messman) – Episode 124

7/12/2022
This week, join in with JP Hussey and Molitor Financial’s Craig Messman as they discuss the importance of creating structure and approaching the industry with methodical intent. Craig is one of Chicago’s top producers, and with almost 20 years of experience, he knows a thing or two about long-term success. In this episode, he shares his tips for structuring and scaling your operation, cultivating in-house experts, and much more. Craig entered the industry in 2001, learning the ropes at a...

Duration:00:46:48

The Importance of Diversity, Generosity, and Mental Toughness (With Whitley Cooper) – Episode 123

7/6/2022
We are joined this week by Whitley Cooper, a nearly lifelong mortgage expert with the results to back it up. Whitley grew up in the business, and remembers her mom, herself a broker, jotting down loan applications on a napkin during long car trips. A detour into broadcast journalism led her back into mortgage, where she has found her niche. In this episode, Whitley and Marc Summers discuss her methodical approach, the importance of diversity, and how to make homeownership more accessible....

Duration:00:29:57

Building Connections and Creating Value (With Breon Price) – Episode 122

6/28/2022
Breon Price is a rapidly rising star in his native Ohio. The owner of Motto Mortgage, Breon has made impressive strides only a few years into his career as a broker. A former athlete who began as an underwriter, Breon made the transition to brokerage in 2018. A mere two years later he was made managing partner, a testament to his tenacity, work ethic, and drive to understand the game. In this conversation, Breon shares his thoughts on what makes a broker successful in 2022. Price says that...

Duration:00:52:36

Quality Over Quantity: Developing your Broker Brand (With Carrie Johnston) – Episode 121

6/21/2022
Since 2018, Carrie Johnston has been the top producer in the state of Indiana. Carrie’s constant commitment to growing her brand is an inspiration to upcoming brokers nationwide. For over two decades, she has reigned as an unrivaled authority on the ever-changing world that is the wholesale mortgage channel. In this episode, we get her perspective on realtor relationships, staying up to date with industry trends, and the attitude required to succeed in a competitive field. Ms. Johnston left...

Duration:00:32:02