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A Loan Officer Who Makes House Calls? Differentiate Yourself! Get Noticed!

Mike in Tucson: VA Financing

A Loan Officer who makes house calls?

You bet!  I go the extra mile for my REALTOR friends because they remember me.  It's a recipe for success that will work for you, too.

  1. Get Noticed!
  2. Stand out from the crowd.
  3. Solve problems for your business referral partners.
  4. Remember their birthdays and special occasions with a unique greeting card.
  5. Be available to answer questions.
  6. See "opportunities to serve" instead of complaining about what others should be doing to earn THEIR commission.

I wrote a featured post about VA lending today.  VA and FHA loans have quirks, especially when it comes to the appraisal, which can trip up a listing agent.

I'll make house calls with the listing agent or the selling agent to help them keep from getting tripped up by maintenance items or other appraisal snafus.  It helps the Agent, and they remember me. 

Both of us look better to our clients!

What can you do today to get noticed?


p.s.  Wondering about that chicken?  It's our BNI mascot for the Thomas Morgan Professional Partners Chapter in Tucson.


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Nogales, and Albuquerque, NM.



Comment balloon 15 commentsMike Jones • October 07 2010 12:31PM


Mike, you certainly do set yourself apart!  What a terrific service you offer your clients and agents. 

Was in your part of the world and had really wanted to connect.  Unfortunately when we are in Tucson it's to help my folks!  Dad turned 92 on Sunday...  we spent the visit sorting through 20 years of accumulated stuff in their garage!  Now that was a job...  Hopefully one of these trips we can grab a coffee!

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 10 years ago

Mike! Great Advice, something we all could live by.  I like the graphic too!!

Posted by Kim McMahon (Executive Realty Group) about 10 years ago

Mike - Yep, been there done that!  I make house calls too as well as office calls to my clients office or their Realtors office.  I don't mind.  Whatever it takes to get the job done and let everyone know I'm a team player.

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) about 10 years ago

Since house calls are part of my job Mike, I think if I had worn a hat w/ your friend pictured in the photo it could get me noticed a bit more!

In all seriousness, I have my ways in extended follow w/ out the meter running that my clients appreciate and spread the word around.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

Hi Mike, I like your BNI mascot!  Hmmm a bookworm with glasses. Cute!

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate about 10 years ago


Very good advice!

I had my LO's take as many applications as possible at the clients homes. Home is where the client keeps all the exhibits you'll need! My people rarely took apt's in our office, I was there I didn't need them there. Our applications were split about even between the buyer's homes and the selling brokers office.

I've attended many an open house with my REALTORS, but never that I can recall a listing appointment.


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

Hey, Mike, timing is everything.  I was going to call you today and got busy - you know the drill.  Do they still have the FHA/VA combined loan for the veterans who only have partial entitlement?  I didn't have time to check my websites and, honestly, it's just a curiosity thing.  Maybe ask Elizabeth?  She's always up on things. 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 10 years ago

Mike, that sounds like a great book.  Definitely something that I will add to my reading list. Thanks for sharing this.  I'm not big on house calls but have done them in the past.  They work.

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) about 10 years ago

Somehow it doesn't surprise me that this is how you run your business!

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) about 10 years ago

That chicken is such a book worm.  He keeps busy reading and going to BNI meetings.  What a life.

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) about 10 years ago

HI MIKE!  I am living proof that you make house calls -- it was a WOW for me and the clients! -- Gab

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Mike - you are once again proving that you go above and beyond what others do! wonderful!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Wonderful post Mike and I love the photo, your post has been featured at one of my favorite groups ...


VB ;~)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 10 years ago


Thanks for the feature!


I'm glad you think so.  LOL


Thanks for your testimonial!  Happy Sunday to you.


...and he has a cushy seat to sit in!




That they do!


I've never done one of these, and I'll find out.


I'm not surprised!  Thanks for stopping by.


It made a good card for my Send Out Cards business.


There's nothing like a referral!


It works, doesn't it?!


Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Lee & Pamela,

Sorry to have missed you; thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 10 years ago

Mike, You are the Purple Cow! That kind of service will definitely get you noticed.

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) about 8 years ago

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