Dave Parker, Your lender for life (American Pacific Mortgage)

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Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Not to blow my own horn Dave Parker but, . . . . . YOU ASKED FOR IT !

Come on over to my "Virginia Mortgage Blog" and see what you think.   Perhaps even "follow"  me as an example of a lender's page.   Am I the end all, be all ?   I doubt it seriously but at least you can get a feel for MY style; good, bad or indifferent.

In California, perhaps you should "follow"  John Meussner, one of my favorites, who is in your state.   There's also Gene Mundt in Chicago, Joe Petrowsky and George Soutos in Connecticut or Joseph Metzler in Minnesota; all of whom I respect and "follow"  personally.

Mar 15, 2016 02:27 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would check out John Meussner , George Souto , Joe Petrowsky , David Shamansky ,and Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi  as just a few examples of great lenders who share a wide range of information in different styles


Mar 15, 2016 11:34 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dont know that there are blueprints, but there are plenty of great lenders here to follow and learn from.


Mar 15, 2016 07:02 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Welcome to ActiveRain, Dave!

  Jeff Dowler CRS  lists some great lender bloggers in his answer.  Most of those lenders are people that you could pick up the phone and call, or email them.  They would be glad to point you in the right direction.

Mar 15, 2016 12:29 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Dave .. 

I wrote a personal note, but will respond here as well.  First, "Welcome" to AR!  You made a great choice when you decided to join.  You'll find that you learn and gain far more than you ever dreamed of here.

As far as "templates" or blue prints for LO blogs, I don't know of any specific to our arm of the industry.  My best suggestion is to read read read ...  not only the Lenders here on AR, but the other professionals too.  You'll soak up some great ideas, tips, and find the path to blogging that fits you best.

Should you have questions or be in need in any other way, feel free to reach out to me personally.  You'll also find that many of the best bloggers here on the Rain are also the most gracious and helpful.  Don't hesitate to ask your questions or pick up a phone.

Best of luck to you ... 


Mar 17, 2016 10:32 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

 Hey Dave, I'd be happy to help, give me a shout if you want to have a quick chat, you're semi-local to myself!  Others have listed some other great bloggers to check out, too!


Thanks to everyone else that mentioned me, y'all making me blush!

Mar 16, 2016 03:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow the blogs by Joe Petrowsky.

Every transaction will provide stories to tell in your blogs. 

Mar 15, 2016 11:05 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Dave - Welcome to ActiveRain   Jeff Dowler CRS and Deanna Early provided some great examples.  

Mar 15, 2016 10:25 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Deanna Early is sharing her magic with you, David!

Mar 15, 2016 07:06 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Dave. I have a very simple blue print. I write about real life situations in my mortgage practice, other than humor I share.

Mar 15, 2016 06:44 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Hi Dave, the one's I've seen in the past have been regarding TRID, new programs, rates, lending facts we may not know about, going in depth into certain types of loans (VA, FHA, etc.).

Mar 15, 2016 10:55 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

AR has some wonderful and very helpful members that are lenders. Contact some of them and ask for advice. For now just get started and write about you and what you do. Do you have some great stories to share. Joe Petrowsky is a great story teller when it comes to his business. 

Mar 15, 2016 10:55 AM
LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Dave they tend to keep giving updates on program changes, new and niche programs, and underwriting advice.

Mar 15, 2016 09:28 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have no idea, but we have some wonderful lenders on Active Rain.  One of the best lenders is Joe Petrowsky .  Check out his blogs, they are very informative and a good read.  A

Mar 15, 2016 08:53 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Mar 15, 2016 11:06 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Check AR University and AR Utube, you'll learn a lot, and not just about templates but about many useful things:) 

Mar 15, 2016 04:59 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dave Parker please follow some great lender's posts....you'll learn easily on what they blog and yes, they are well-respected in our community.

Mar 15, 2016 03:39 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

There are 5-8 Mortgage Groups . You could reblog a number of their posts

Mar 15, 2016 01:09 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Mar 15, 2016 10:05 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

If you search under the category of lenders you will find some fine people activity involved with Active Rain.

Mar 15, 2016 10:01 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I rather not look up from AR lenders. I suggest you Google lenders website and see what they post....

Mar 15, 2016 09:30 AM