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8 hour NMLS CE class in Orlando on October 15th

Yep, it’s that time again! You need your 8 hours! Come to our LIVE class taught by Andy Tolbert. There is NO final exam in this class. When you register use coupon code CTC2014 to save $10. Registration includes your book as well as the $12 NMLS reporting fee, and we’ll even buy lunch! Class […]

20 Hour NMLS Pre-License course in Orlando FL May 17-18th

Just announced a new date for our LIVE classroom 20 hour session.  This course satisfies the NMLS Pre-License education requirement if you are seeking your Loan Originator’s license.  It also satisfies the requirements of several States for their additional requirements. For full details and the registration link, go HERE.

Does attitude determine your real estate success?

Your attitude has gotten you exactly where you deserve to be… but it can be changed! This week we are going to discuss how your attitude determines your success, this takes shape in many different ways, but today we’re going to cover one of the more critical ones: Self Talk:  If a five year old […]

4 January changes impacting the Real Estate & Mortgage Industry

There are several changes happening right now that might be completely changing the way you do business, and one of my missions is to help keep YOU informed so you can better serve your clients. Today is short and maybe not so sweet as I’m just going to highlight some of the changes in the […]

Ever had a problem tracking down the HOA/COA contact? Never again!

I promise, this one thing right here can save you HOURS of valuable time if you’re trying to track down the contact for a Homeowner’s Association for a real estate closing… I know I’ve wasted tons of time in the past on this one… and today I was online looking for something COMPLETELY different and […]

Another Goal Setting Article? Yep, and a cool free tool!

Go For The Goal! Goals are important because they give us something to aim for. They also give us a way to measure our progress. To be effective, your goals must be guided by something that really inspires you. If you have a vision of what your life will look like after you achieve your […]

Last Live NMLS CE Course of 2013! Orlando Area

Our last live CE class will be on Friday, December 13th at the offices of HD Realty in Longwood. To register, go to and register for the Orlando/Longwood class using coupon code CTC2013 to save $10!  Fees include course manual and the $12 NMLS course reporting fee. Can’t make the live course? Try our […]

Breaking News on USDA eligibility map implementation…

BREAKING NEWS!!! On October 1st the eligibility maps for USDA/Rural housing were set to change based on the 2010 Census. This would have resulted in about 50% of currently eligible properties to become INELIGIBLE for the USDA 100% program… we’ve just gotten word that the new map implementation has been POSTPONED!!!! We do not know […]

Wanna get licensed in other states without taking their test? Now you can!

Wanna get licensed in other states without taking their test?  Now you can! The NMLS Uniform State Test (UST) Is Here! (but only for a limited time, like the McRib) On April 1st, 2013, some states adopted a Uniform State Test (UST) that replaced their current individual state tests for NMLS licensing. These states will […]

Is perseverance worth it or should I have given up already?

Recently I celebrated a huge victory in my real estate business when the short sale that I been working on for two years and eight months finally closed.  One part of me wants to celebrate YEAH! but the other part of me, the business person in me, thinks it was a bad business decision.  When […]

What’s a gTLD? Only the biggest change to your marketing EVER!

This may be THE biggest change to your online presence EVER Yes, you read that right and no I’m not exaggerating (well, maybe a little). Coming this summer, meaning any day now, ICann, then entity that controls all of the domain name registrations, is releasing hundreds of new gTLD’s.  What does that mean?  Well right […]

YOUR Declaration of Independence

YOUR Declaration of Independence I really went back and forth on what I wanted to write for the 4th of July… it’s probably my favorite holiday (my wedding was even on the 4th weekend with a red, white & blue theme) but this year I just haven’t been feeling it and I can’t put my […]

Andy’s Mid Year Business Check Up Guide

Every year thousands of real estate industry professionals take a look at their year end W-2 or 1099 statement and say “Wow, that sucked… I’ll try to do better next year!”  Wouldn’t it be great to know BEFORE the end of the year what direction your business is taking and what you can do to […]

Free Webinar for MLOs “70 Zero Cost Marketing Ideas”

70 Free or Darn Near it Ways to Market Your Mortgage Business Several Dates are available… click the registration link to see our openings! RSVP for our webinar designed to give you all of the ideas you need to take your advertising efforts to the next level. At this meeting you’ll discover: At least 70 […]

Florida Real Estate School Tips and Exam Passing Rates are SHOCKING!

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