*Don’t Sit Back, Act*
**By Tony Garritano**
***Okay, the column today might not be for everyone, but I am so upset right now. Everyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about mortgage automation. Everyone who knows me also knows that I love the singing competition shows. Last night both of my passions came together and really made me think. Here’s what I concluded:
****First, too often lenders are failing today because they are not acting. The regulatory environment alone calls for lenders to automate. I scratch my head when I hear lenders aren’t doing something as simple as e-delivery. That’s a no-brainer. My mouth drops to the floor when I hear that some lenders are still using e-mail to send sensitive documents. WOW! You have to act Mr. Lender. You have to automate.
****Second, I’m a proud Dad of two great little boys. My boys are just amazing, if I do say so myself. However, I’ve always wanted a little girl. This year on the X-Factor (the new Simon Cowell singing competition) I have fallen in love with 14-year-old Rachel Crow. She was a baby born addicted to drugs, left behind by her birth parents. This nice couple adopted her and really gave her a second chance at life. Watching Rachel has touched my heart. Last night because of the inaction of one of the judges Rachel was sent home. I was, and still am, shocked and angry.
****Last night, for me, was just another example of how bad things happen when you don’t act. So, I hope lenders are reading this. Don’t delay. Now is the time to improve your process by moving to automate.
****And by the way, check this out:
****Don’t tell me that this little girl isn’t amazing. She is the X-Factor.