Karen Deis, When In-house training is not enough!  ( Education & Training



Karen Deis
When In-house training is not enough!
location_on Minneapolis, MN —
Get to Know Karen Deis

The mortgage and real estate business has been very, very good to me!


Back in 1972, I took a job as a closing agent at mortgage company located in South Bend, Indiana--without even knowing what a "closing" was all about.

Within a few years, I made the move to loan originating and becoming the first woman loan officer in my town.

I took the "road" that most originators take--becoming a top producer, a branch manager and then regional VP.

Then, something else happened. I was asked to turn around a regional office in Houston that was going down the tubes due to mismanagement, high default, and practically no name recognition at all. When I arrived, the mortgage company was listed at number 298 out of 302 companies in closed-loan volume. After 4 years, we were listed at number 8.

Moving back to Indiana, my sister Becky and I started a mortgage company called Cornerstone Mortgage and specialized in A-paper, conventional loans with new construction as our niche.

Since I also had my real estate broker's license, I formed a real estate company called "Buyers Agent" and an appraisal company. It was the first one-stop shopping company in South Bend.

With new construction as our niche--we created a controlled business arrangement (CBA) with Weiss Homes, one of the largest builders in Northern Indiana and formed a mortgage company called Foundation Mortgage--capturing almost 60 per cent of their new construction deals.

Then my sister and my business partner was diagnosed with cancer. We sold the businesses in 2002. While she fought a brave fight, she passed away in 2002 and I'm sure she is in heaven watching over us.

In 2000 my husband was asked to move to the Minneapolis area to run a company who specializes in equipment for the printing industry. At the same time, Mortgage Originator Magazine asked me to run their SuperStars Seminars and help train loan officers online.


That's how I got my start in helping loan officers and real estate agents duplicate what I did to generate leads, close more loans and get to the top of the transaction heap.

I've been there and done that, so I consider myself as your CONCIERGE. I only recommend seminars, sales tools, products and speakers that I would have wanted for my businesses.

I don't try to sell you stuff for the sake of making sales. In fact, I consider myself successful--only if my clients are successful.

Check out my other websites:


Working with mortgage loan officers and real estate agents, we have created sales and marketing strageties that I personally used in my mortgage and real estate company for over 10 years. (How to obtain leads using a Free Report Offer, sample ads, post cards and niche marketing for FSBO, Corporate Accounts, First Time Home Buyers, Attorney's and CPA's) (How to market to apartment dwellers marketing kit and post cards.  Offering apartment mailing lists because the addresses never change, but the people who live there do, so you are constantly marketing to new people.  One flat fee per complex, regardless of the numbr of addresses, and best of all, you own the lists forever.)  (How to get companies and organizations to endorse you to their employees as their mortgage loan originator and real estate agent with discounts when they purchase or refinance.  Step by step details with free coaching.) -The only webiste exclusively dedicated to women in the mortgage industry to blog, network, exchange ideas and leads, all on one site.  Business building tips, included Diva of the Month and interviews with the top women in the industry. - A twice-monthly ezine which interprets and mortgage rule and regulation updates for mortgage loan officers and real estate agents.  Includes Fannie, Freddie, FHA, VA, USDA, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, NMLS, Credit and Compliance changes that Realtors and Loan Officers need to know about to get more loans approved and closed.

EXPERT WITNESS:  Since 1998, have been hired as an expert witness to reivew and testify in mortgage and real estate fraud cases.  Email if you'd like a resume and list of the types of cases I have been involved with. 


Karen Deis Marketing Help for Mortgage Loan Officers and Real Estate Agents. Get apartment mailing addresses to get 1st time home buyer leads.