Author Archives: Trevor Hammond

About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education (www.niofe.org). And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at www.aspiremortgagegroup.com or email Trevor directly: trevor.hammond@sierrapacificmortgage.com. Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.

Dear Loan Officer: Focus on Your Victories and Learn from Your Failures

  Dear Loan Officer, Everywhere I look, I can see a hurdle, a problem, a stumbling block.  Sometimes, things just go wrong, and perhaps continue to go wrong.  I recently talked with two dejected Loan Officers who were each dealing … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Feel Like You Never Have Enough Time?

  I envision everyone reading this nodding and raising their hand. I face this challenge pretty much every day, being a highly motivated, goal-oriented professional. Many of us, are also juggling virtual school for our kids, and working from home … Continue reading

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Pole Pole! A Lesson from Climbing Kilimanjaro

*Repost from November, 2016 Having just gotten back from climbing the highest mountain in all of Africa, I can say that the journey on Mt. Kilimanjaro taught me many lessons. What was the most important one? Set crazy, big goals … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Manage Your Energy FIRST

Dear Loan Officer, I’ve been doing some studying on emotional energy.  Your thinking.  Your feeling.  Your vibe so to speak.  (Which comes from ‘energy vibrations’.)  And how all this impacts our ability to sell, build teams, and lead others. We broadcast energy all … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Why It’s Important to Take Time Off (Even in COVID-19 Times)

(This is a repost from March 7, 2017) I’m about to tell you something that will radically transform how you think. In fact, for some of you, it may change everything about how you run your business and life. When … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Loan vs. Relationship

Dear Loan Officer, I hope this message finds you well! Few would argue with the idea that building relationships is critical to success in our mortgage lending industry. However, with current rates at historic lows and phones ringing off the … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: How do Billionaires Think?

Dear Loan Officer, As some of you may know, each week I get a chance to roundtable with some of the top mortgage thinkers and producers from around the country. We recently had a profound discussion about identifying key components … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Creating a Great Culture

Dear Loan Officer, The way that company culture manifests differs by job, but the general consensus is that culture either governs the rules, or is the rules – which predicates the expectations of behavior in a workplace. We can all … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: 5 Steps to Multiplying Referrals

Dear Loan Officer, We’re all trying to build with our clients, in a way to turn them into long-time fans. Loyal customers will keep you top-of-mind, and will not only buy from you again, but refer you to their greater … Continue reading

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Dear Loan Officer: Creating Your 90-Day Business Plan

Dear Loan Officer, Happy Tuesday! I wanted to pull this one up from the archives – a powerful tool for you, to think about how you’d like to engage and make your Q3 the most successful quarter yet. It focuses … Continue reading

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