How Originators Respond to Negative Reverse Mortgage Media Coverage

It’s no secret that in terms of the ways it’s communicated to the public as a financial product, the reverse mortgage has had difficulty in both gaining and maintaining public trust. Reputational challenges abound for the industry when trying to connect with potential borrowers, which can be impeded further depending on the kind of media […]

Why Versatility is Key in Reverse Mortgage Origination

When it comes to being a reverse mortgage originator, there are many different job-specific duties and attributes that make the profession unique. Far more than those working in the traditional forward mortgage space, reverse mortgage originators often have to take a slower, consultative approach to interacting with clients and walking them through the complexities of […]

Origins: How One Loan Officer Got his Reverse Mortgage Start

Reverse mortgage originators are on the front lines of the industry every day pursuing leads, talking to potential borrowers and directly dealing with any changes that may affect the ways that reverse mortgage products work. RMD is proud to introduce the new regular feature “Origins,” question-and-answer sessions with originators to learn about what led them […]

Originators Point to Reverse Mortgage Safety vs. New Alternatives

As more alternative home equity tapping tools like sale leasebacks and shared equity products begin to enter conversations about retirement, more traditional reverse mortgage products are finding themselves in a more competitive environment. Originators don’t tend to see these products as threatening, but more traditional reverse mortgages may have another key advantage: borrower safety. The […]