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Archive for the ‘Vendor Managment’ Category

Simplification can’t come too quickly for the “Lead Ecosystem”

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008


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Anyone in the “Lead Ecosystem” knows that it is a complicated world. 

Lead Providers have a complex formula for generating, pricing, filtering, and distributing leads, in addition to all the integration headaches of providing leads to customers by email, spreadsheet, or through one of many Lead Management Systems.

Meanwhile Lead Management companies have to work with the Lead Providers to make their mutual clients as profitable as possible, while keeping everything running smoothly.  Lead Management companies have to work with hundreds of lead providers, client self-generation and importing of leads,  and exporting those leads to a 3rd party software, such as a Loan Origination System or a client management system.

Share your closing ratios with your lead providers…

Friday, December 14th, 2007

The Lead Critic made a very good post earlier this week about sharing data with your lead providers. As a lead management system company, obviously we have a good idea of overall performance. I say overall performance because it would be unfair of me to say lead performance, because a lead is only one ingredient in the mix. More on that some other time…

Internet Advertising Boom Continues - Rough Waters for Big Lead Generators?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007


So internet spending is still going gangbusters, including 26% rise in spending year to date…

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Internet advertising revenue rose 25 percent in the third quarter to about $5.2 billion, a new record, according to data released on Monday.

The report by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP showed online advertising revenue has hit new highs in each of the first three quarters of 2007.

Revenue for the first nine months of 2007 totaled $15.2 billion, up nearly 26 percent from the $12.1 billion recorded during the first nine months of 2006, the report said.

Bad Lead = Good Lead? Because hidden oportunity is the best kind.

Friday, November 2nd, 2007


Our own Lead Guru has written a great post about the hidden opportunity in bad leads, over at Lead Critic.

Purchased internet leads have a bad phone number percentage that ranges from 8% to 22%. Do you just return these leads without trying to salvage a deal? NO, NO, NO. Email that borrower assuming they entered in the phone number incorrectly intentionally.

Read the whole post here.


The 10 Commandments of a Successful Internet Lead Strategy

Thursday, October 18th, 2007



In an ever-changing mortgage environment, the days of printing money are over; buying and converting internet leads is getting harder and harder.  Here are the 10 things you can do to grow your company in a tough business climate using internet mortgage leads:


  1. Understand Leads: Many mortgage brokers and bankers rush into buying leads without thinking their reasoning through.  Simply put, buying mortgage leads is buying the contact information of people who have expressed some interest in getting a loan.  By receiving this information you are not getting done deals delivered to your salespeople.  These potential customers are actively shopping many different loan providers and offers.  Getting the lead should be the beginning of your sales strategy, not the end.