Event Recap: 2018 Arizona Mortgage Expo
The 2018 Arizona Mortgage Expo kicked off on Thursday August 2, filling the Acacia Ballroom of the Wild Horse Pass Casino with over 20 exhibitors and over 200 attendees. This event included a number of informative sessions with speakers from top performing mortgage companies across the country.
Attendees who arrived earlier in the morning, were treated to two sessions including one early bird session from Jon Laolagi, VP of Sales for The Money Source. The Money Source also brought its fun and interactive scavenger hunt where attendees were given a button upon registration, in order to find their match and ultimately win a cash prize!
The early bird session was followed closely by United Whole Mortgage's Executive Vice President, Allen Beydoun. Beydoun gave strong tips on "How to Take More Market Share Right Now."
As the two early sessions came to a close, the doors to the Acacia Ballroom opened up, quickly filling with attendees.
Exhibitors were ready and waiting to interact with attendees who were looking to build business relationships and new connections that could help them improve their business practices and earnings.
With a full schedule still ahead, the event featured two more sessions just before lunch. A strong panel of professionals got together to help LOs figure out how to make the most the Non-QM Market. Non-QM loans have been a huge topic in the mortgage world and is constantly mentioned in some of the top headlines.
One hot topic was followed by yet another big discussion on wholesaler practices. Attendees filled the room to hear Freedom Mortgage's Senior Vice President of Wholesale, Allen Middleman tell the Whole Tale of Wholesale.
These sessions were followed by lunch and another big opportunity to get together with exhibitors in the Acacia Ballroom.
The 2018 Arizona Mortgage Expo concluded after two more sessions. David Lykken shared his analysis and reasoning behind the market shift in the mortgage world. Erik Janeczko then paved the way for new and existing LOs looking to get the inside scoop on taking their business to the next level.
While the conference adjourned on Thursday afternoon, attendees who pre-registered for the NMLS course were able to earn their continuing education credits for free, with a full 8-hour NMLS course on Friday August 3.