May 2011: Tracking Innovators

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Editor’s Note

This section discusses why innovation is needed today.

Your Voice—By Brian Coester

Coester Appraisal offers its views on how mobile will reshape appraisals.

Recovery Tips—By Dustin Moore

a la mode disputes claims of an appraiser shortage.

Market Pulse

This month we found new research that shows the amazing return on investment possible when using social media.

Process Improvement—By Tony Garritano

Tony Garritano notes that we all feel that we are being over-regulated, but there is a net positive to this new regulation that may be getting overlooked.

Future Trends—By Roger Gudobba

Roger Gudobba points out that recently I was looking back at some old technology magazines and what I found might shock you.

Business Strategies—By Michael Hammond

Michael Hammond reveals that while concepts like the e-mortgage continues to take time to go mainstream, this technology is catching on in no time.

Work Together—By Dain Ehring and Kristina J. Yee

CoreLogic Dorado details how to build competitive innovation.

CRM Alternatives—By Stephen Margrett

The Turning Point shares 10 questions you need to ask your CRM vendor.

Female Leaders—By Barbara Perino and Rebecca Walzak

Research shows that women technologists are not common

True Innovation

We gathered those honored as the top five innovations of 2010 by our Executive Team and sat them down to discuss the real course of innovation in the mortgage industry today.

Don’t Rush—By Craig Bechtle

Mortgageflex stresses the importance of doing vendor due diligence.