Due to the whole self quarantine situation, it seems the whole industry is working remotely. That’s assuming they’re able to…

Crescent has actually been prepared for this type of situation for a long time.  Hear for yourself how it happened, and why Crescent is still able to turn their underwrites in 1 day, as of the date of this post.

In this special episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • Fowler Williams, AMP, CMB, President and CEO of Crescent Mortgage Co
  • How Atlanta’s SnowPocalypse of 2014 tested our readiness for COVID-19
  • How you can help speed your own file’s process

Click the video below and be amazed at Crescent’s foresight.  🙂


We’re in uncharted waters. Bear Markets, Treasury values bouncing up and down, borrowers wondering where rates are going.  It’s not for the weak.

IF you haven’t been through something like this before, you’re probably wondering what you should be doing, not only to help your borrowers, but to make sure you can stay sane and profitable.  Is that possible?

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • SVP Bob Shellenberger – Benefit from his experience
  • 4 Things You should be doing right now – get a pencil
  • How to counsel your borrowers – they need your leadership

And lots more. You really want to watch and share this one.

Our customers have spoken. Crescent has listened.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • The Top 5 Reasons our customers love Crescent, Late Show style
  • Some funny outtakes
  • More useful minutia on Crescent
  • all in just over 4 minutes!

It’s a special birthday for our President and CEO, Fowler Williams. Join us for some pretty funny birthday wishes to Crescent’s leader from some of our management and Account Executives across the country.



Ever wonder if perhaps there’s something you should be doing differently? Could 2020 be better for your production, just by making a slight change or improvement to your process?

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  1. 2020 planning tips – increasing your income might be easier than you think!
  2. FHA vs Conventional – A Head To Head comparison
  3. Crescent Community Cash – Are your borrowers missing out on this great opportunity?

It’s worth the 6+ minute time investment. CLICK BELOW TO WATCH NOW.


We’re heading into the Holiday season soon, and that usually means looking out for your “Fellow Man” (Fellow Human might be the better way to phrase the colloquialism today), give to others that don’t have as much, etc.  You know what I’m talking about…

In the business world, however, it’s the opposite. The big are getting bigger, because they’re taking from the smaller. Volume projections for 2020 show the Mortgage Pie is getting smaller, but your piece of the Mortgage Pie is getting smaller, too, and you probably didn’t even know it.

In this Rick’s Picks:

  • Mammoth Partnership was created. Have you heard about this?
  • A Sinister Plot? Big Insurance has a plan to take your mortgage business.
  • A Losing Battle? Not if you do something about it immediately.
  • You NEED to watch this to protect your business relationships and future mortgage origination business…
  • All in just 4 minutes

They say that “necessity is the mother of invention”.  In this case, necessity was demonstrated in Rick’s Picks #7, “The Don’t Zone” episode. In order to really get a grasp on what you’re about to see in Rick’s Picks 8, you’re going to want to have “The Don’t Zone” viewed and filed away in your brain for context. Just click the link, watch it, and then come back here.

Trust me. It will be worth it.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • Streamline Refinances: Are YOU offering your borrowers this quick, cheap refi?
  • Preventing Your Borrowers from entering “The Don’t Zone” – A possible solution?
  • All in about 4 minutes…fast, funny, educational. You’ll do yourself a favor to watch.


Originators have historically been tasked with “training” their borrowers on what NOT to do before their mortgage closing, in order to make their transaction go smoothly. However, every originator can remember situations where their “training” didn’t quite stick…

This episode of Rick’s Picks is meant to help those originators more effectively and memorably communicate this important information to their borrowers.  Feel free to use this video as a tool for your borrowers to understand what NOT to do and WHY NOT to do it…

In this episode:
1) The Don’t Zone – a modern message in a throwback style – it’s funny, but to the point.
2) What Borrowers SHOULD NOT DO during their mortgage loan process
3) Originators, SHARE THIS with your borrowers
4) Some funny outtakes

All in just 5 minutes!

the Do’s and Don’ts LIST to share with your borrowers


OK, if you’re reading this because the title got you, well, I promise you won’t be disappointed.  If you have worked with Crescent Mortgage at all, then you probably know our infamous SVP/National Closing Manager, Bill Fowler. He’s really good at what he does, but there are at least two things that he’s known for: 1XClose Construction knowledge, and some amazing Barbeque.  If either of these items pique your interest, there TWO videos below, just for you.

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  1. Bill Fowler, SVP/National Closing Manager
  2. Instruction on 1xClose Construction/Renovation Fees and Modifications
  3. The Barbeque/Construction Lending Metaphor
  4. BONUS Video: Bill’s Grille — you DO NOT want to miss this one. Especially you Texans…

Here’s VIDEO 1 on Construction/Renovation Modifications. Great info to help you understand the process better.

Here’s the BONUS VIDEO: Bill’s Grille – On second thought…Texans, you may not want to watch this one…

We’re right in the middle of purchase and build season, and VA loans are an amazing option for anyone who is eligible.  However, they’ve implemented some changes in the past 6-8 months that affect new construction and they might surprise you. Are you up to speed?  Test your knowledge with our Industry’s favorite gameshow…

In this episode of Rick’s Picks:

  • True? or Not True? The Gameshow
  • Cindy Arras, AVP Crescent Government Underwriting Manager
  • 4 BIG VA Questions. Do YOU know the answers?
  • Some funny outtakes…(if you like that sort of thing)
  • All in about 5 minutes

VA Tangible Net Benefit Bulletin LINK mentioned in Video

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