Mortgage Marketing

Mortgage Search Engine Optimization Basics

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Posted by on December 26th, 2008

Mortgage Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” or “organic” search results. The goal of Mortgage SEO is to achieve the highest rankings possible on Search Engine Results Pages for specific mortgage keyword terms. The closer your website is to the #1 position for a search term, the more traffic your website will receive and the more opportunities you will have to convert visitors into mortgage leads. Mortgage SEO is the most important component in marketing your website online for the purpose of generating mortgage leads via organic and natural search engine ranks.

*Every LeadPress Mortgage Website has SEO Optimized architecture and tools out of the box to insure you get the highest rankings possible in search engines such as Google, MSN, and Yahoo.

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Mortgage Tools

Free Mortgage Lead Generation Tools

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Posted by on December 24th, 2008

These Free Mortgage Broker  Tools are for mortgage brokers, loan officers, or any mortgage company engaging in a mortgage marketing campaign that involves Mortgage PPC (Pay-Per-Click) or or other online mortgage marketing activities. These free mortgage tools can help you find mortgage keywords, price mortgage deals, and add free mortgage calculators to your mortgage website. These tools are an ideal addition to any mortgage marketing campaign.

Free Mortgage Calculator for Mortgage Websites or Blogs

Download the same mortgage calculator used by LeadPress mortgage websites! If your mortgage web site or mortgage blog is on WordPress, you’ll love this free mortgage calculator plugin.

LeadPress Mortgage Website Calculator

Free Excel Mortgage Pricing Calculator

This pricing tool will make your calculator obsolete. This mortgage pricing calculator assists in comparing multiple loan products and pricing scenarios. This tools enables you to easily find the pricing scenario that best fits your borrower. Not sure if the borrower is better served by paying points, only costs, or perhaps by paying no costs? Compare all three deals side by side and the benefits and break even points of of each become clear. No more pricing one deal at a time and then typing or writing the results for future reference as you move to another scenario or loan product. This pricing tool enables you to save each borrower scenario for future reference to eliminate having to re price deals when you speak to the borrower at a later date.

Free Excel Mortgage Pricing Calculator

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Mortgage Leads

Mortgage Lead Generation Basics

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Posted by on December 20th, 2008

The primary goal of most mortgage lead generation websites is to generate a consistent flow of exclusive mortgage leads. Mortgage Lead Conversion is the third of three steps in Internet Mortgage Lead Generation. Before mortgage lead conversion and mortgage lead generation can take place, there first two components of Internet Mortgage Lead Generation must be satisfied:

1 Search Engine Optimized Mortgage Website

A mortgage web site that has been optimized for relevant mortgage keyword terms being used by the target audience. An SEO optimized mortgage website will build high search engine rankings over time and help generate traffic. A mortgage website or mortgage template website is also important to any mortgage campaign as it is the hub of all mortgage marketing activities online and off. When prospects see mortgage marketing or advertising, the first place they go is to the website, this means that a mortgage website not only helps generate more internet mortgage leads from online SEO activities, but directly helps convert more prospects from offline mortgage marketing activities into exclusive mortgage leads.

2 Website Traffic

Exclusive Mortgage Leads

Traffic is generated from existing relationships and offline mortgage broker marketing activities such as direct mail, flyers, radio, tv and other mortgage marketing activities. Internet marketing campaigns such as pay per click or banner advertising will also drive traffic to your mortgage web site.

Organic search engine ranking will also help drive traffic to your web site. Creating unique content on your website and then generating links to that content to improve search engine rankings will also increase visitor traffic and search engine rankings.

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Mortgage Marketing

WordPress Mortgage Template Basics

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Posted by on December 20th, 2008

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Many mortgage brokers and loan officers are quickly realizing that without a high quality mortgage website, they are missing out on a significant source of mortgage leads in their overall mortgage marketing strategy. They may have an older generation of website that hasn’t been updated by their mortgage website provider or they may not have a mortgage web site at all. As they search the market for possible mortgage website solutions, a few different options arise.

WordPress Mortgage Website Templates

Mortgage templates are a traditional low cost way for mortgage lead generation website providers to give their users high quality websites for a lower cost than that involved with building a custom mortgage website from scratch. Mortgage templates essentially prevent mortgage website design firms from having to start from scratch each time they build a website, lowering website build times and costs for the end user. Mortgage templates are a cost effective way to provide high quality websites that can still be customized, but without having to reinvent the wheel.

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Mortgage Marketing

Mortgage Lead Generation Websites by LeadPress

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Posted by on December 19th, 2008

Want to Generate Your Own Online Mortgage Leads? LeadPress Mortgage Web Sites help you increase mortgage lead generation from your online and offline mortgage marketing efforts. Having the right mortgage website is the key to mortgage lead generation online and off!

Increase Online and Offline Mortgage Marketing ROI

Do you purchase leads or engage in direct mail, postcards, radio, TV or other offline mortgage marketing? Most of these prospects visit your mortgage website before contacting you, so the having right mortgage web site is crucial! Now more than any other time in history, your mortgage broker website is the hub for all of your online and offline mortgage marketing efforts. It is critical that your online presence is not average, you must be more professional than those you are competing against.

Is Your Current Mortgage Website Generating Leads?

If the answer is no, then you are not alone. Your mortgage website probably employs a Full 1003 Application and a host of other Mortgage Lead Generation taboos, such as Flash Intros, Music, and overall tacky and generic designs.

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Mortgage Marketing

Mortgage Marketing Success: The Role of the Mortgage Website

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Posted by on October 22nd, 2008

Every day mortgage companies invest money into offline mortgage broker marketing activities such as direct mail, flyers, radio and TV, among others for the purpose of generating exclusive mortgage broker leads. While careful thought and consideration is given to these offline mortgage marketing activities, many times very little thought is given to how their current mortgage broker web site directly affects the success of these activities and ultimately, the ability to generate mortgage broker leads.

FACT: Most prospects today consult your mortgage web site BEFORE contacting you after they are exposed to your offline advertising – This means that the wrong website will directly hurt your offline advertising ROI and ability to generate mortgage leads.

Cautious – In today’s market environment, prospects are more cautious than ever in choosing a mortgage broker to work with. Simply being exposed to your offline mortgage advertising is many times not enough to convince a prospect to contact your company.

Since today’s borrower often needs more reason than simply being exposed to your offline advertising to contact you, they often turn to your mortgage broker website to:

  • Learn About Your Company and Services
  • Build Trust With Your Company
  • Build a Rapport With Your Company

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Mortgage Leads

Common Mortgage Website Mistakes to Avoid

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Posted by on October 22nd, 2008

To understand how LeadPress differentiates itself from other traditional loan officer website providers, we must examine the issues that are exhibited by the vast majority of loan officer web sites today. These issues greatly affect mortgage lead generation and your ability to generate mortgage leads.

FULL 1003 MORTGAGE APPLICATION

In its heyday, the introduction of the Full 1003 Mortgage Application promised to increase efficiency in the mortgage origination cycle. Prospects could simply apply online, freeing up loan officers from having to take applications in person or over the phone, giving them more time to focus on selling and other aspects of mortgage loan officer marketing.

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Mortgage Tools

Ten Free Mortgage Calculators

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Posted by on October 18th, 2008

Are you looking for free mortgage calculators for your mortgage website? If so, you are in the right place! LeadPress has created 10 free mortgage calculators for you to put on your mortgage website. There is no cost or obligation for these mortgage broker tools, simply follow the directions below to give your borrower and mortgage website visitors more tools and resources.

Offering your mortgage website visitors mortgage tools, calculators and resources is important when building an authoritative mortgage website. Not only are you helping your visitors to make better decisions by offering such resources, but you are establishing your website as an authoritative source for useful mortgage information. Adding a mortgage calculator or mortgage calculators is an important resource that no mortgage website should do without!

Free Mortgage Calculator for WordPress Mortgage Websites or Blogs

Download the same mortgage calculator used by LeadPress mortgage websites! If your mortgage web site or mortgage blog is on WordPress, you’ll love this free mortgage calculator plugin.

LeadPress Mortgage Loan Calculator

Add Free Mortgage Calculators to Your Website Now!

Simply insert the code of the “Mortgage Calculator Table of Contents” into your web page and you are done. You can also choose to link to the “Mortgage Calculator Table of Contents” that offers all ten mortgage calculators or one Mortgage Calculator at a time, based on your needs. It’s that simple!

Mortgage Calculator Table of Contents
This shows ALL ten calculators and is the most commonly used link of them all. Unless you only want to link to one specific calculator, this is what you are looking for!

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Mortgage Tools

Excel Mortgage Pricing Calculator

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Posted by on October 17th, 2008

More free mortgage tools from LeadPress! This is the pricing tool we use day in and out to price deals. It was built when we realized that using a calculator was inefficient when pricing multiple pricing scenarios and when trying to compare scenarios and loan products. This spreadsheet makes comparing scenarios easy and when you are finished you simply save the spreadsheet as you client’s name and you have it for future reference.

This free mortgage broker tool enables you to price multiple deals using different pricing scenarios. The first row has three boxes that enable three different pricing scenarios for a specific product. We commonly price a No Cost Loan, a Cost Loan, and a Cost plus Points loan in each of these boxes. The second row enables you to do the same with a different product. We will commonly price a fixed rate product in the first rows and an adjustable rate product in the second rows. The third row will enable you to price an option arm and a 2nd as well.

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Mortgage News

HR 3915 Manager’s Amendment Summary

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Posted by on October 15th, 2008

Summary of Manager’s Amendment to

H.R. 3915

Title I (Mortgage Origination)

Subtitle A.  Licensing System for Residential Mortgage Loan Originators.

* This subtitle is from Rep. Bachus’ bill (HR 3012) and provides for licensing and registration of individual mortgage brokers and registration of bank employees that originate mortgages, as well as the establishment of a Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLSR).

Applicants for State license and registration will furnish certain information to the NMLSR, including fingerprints and personal history and experience, and meet minimum standards including pre-licensing education and written tests.

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