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2014-2017 Testimonials from Other Loan Origination Courses

July 2017

Deb's ability to engage and articulate her vast experience and knowledge in an engaging fashion provided context to the curriculum which should be a springboard for any loan originator to enhance their competency in this complex profession. Jul 2017

Very good course, instructor gave so many great real-life examples.  You can tell she really knows the material and practices what she teaches. Jul 2017

Mrs. Killian is the best. Jul 2017

Deb is great.  She made herself available to answer questions and was great.  Insightful and knowledgeable. Jul 2017

None, I thought that Deb did a wonderful job as my professor and I would recommend her to anyone that needed some clarification on the topics in the mortgage field. She was WONDERFUL!!! Jul 2017

Deb was a pleasure to have as an instructor. Apr 2017

I learned the most during the required documents class. Apr 2017
I enjoyed the class and felt Deb was engaging and informative.  Many thanks! Apr 2017
I thought the class was taught very well, and Deb did a great job at explaining everything in ways we could all understand. Apr 2017

Thanks again for the great class, I learned so much!  This report project was the best though, I learned probably just as much through the book report as the class. Look forward to seeing you at SOLO 2 in the future! Jan 2017

 

I was afraid to attend this class as I have never taken a webinar before.  Deb explained everything and the site made me feel at ease.  It was a delight and am debating if I take SOLO II soon.
Loved learning from Deb, great instructor with an honest view of the world
I did know a lot of the topics covered in the course, but it reinforced how my learning environment has shaped my knowledge even in the short 2 years I've been in the industry. I also took key 'nuggets' away from the course, especially the tax return session and doing the 1003 manually with the case study. I wish we could have gone into more detail about DU and how to work/read the DU findings, but I know that would be a lot to cover. Overall, I really enjoyed the course!
This was a great class and very informative. I feel I will be able to use this experience as a positive tool moving forward.
Enjoyed this class with Deb!  She was engaging and knowledgeable.  It was a great learning experience and will help our Credit Union to start a mortgage program.
Class was fantastic. I learned more than I could think of, and loved every minute of it.
I really enjoyed Deb as an instructor and would definitely take another class from her
I loved the instructor Deb.  She was very knowledgeable and kept the course interesting.  She also answered questions and helped with anything that I didn't understand.

Deb, thank you for teaching the class, it was informative as well as very much needed for new loan officers to start off on a good foot ūüôā¬†¬† Best Wishes to you ūüôā Jan 2017

Deb, Thank you so much for an extremely informative class.¬† It is very evident that you certainly are a pro in this field.¬†Thanks again and Good Luck to you ūüôā Jan 2017

 

Deb, thank you for an outstanding and informative course. Love your candidness and personality! Tremendous course, learned so much!! Thank you!   Jan 2017

 

 

…..  Your class helped to reinforce the correct tools to leverage and showed the ability I will have to make a positive impact to help our customers.   …. thanks again!

 

I think more case studies would be great! I think real situations such as the case study we had really teach you about what could happen and what to expect. It was a great class.

This course exceeded my expectations. It was fun and professional at the same time. The instructor was very knowledgeable on all subjects, answered all questions, and made it clear that it was important to her that we understood everything that was being taught.

I am in the Compliance Dept as a Training and Education Specialist.  I learned enough in this course to be comfortable as a Loan Originator (but I am not licensed).

This was a great class, everything went over really smooth and it was manageable. Thank you!

Ok...I was one of those people that was against the book report, but was really happy after I read it ūüôā
From what I have seen I wish I was able to intern with Deb Killian, not only her the wealth of knowledge but the real-life stories and situations that she has come across that then allows her to pass on this information in respects to what one should look for and question. How to do the job and do it well. Very interesting teacher. Thank you. AK
The course was very informative. I have only been in the business about 6 months as a trainee for Northwest Bank. I am currently processing mortgages and home equity loans so this course was very helpful. Thank you for your time and effort in making the class educational. You can always learn something no matter how long you have been doing the business.

With having over 24 years of Mortgage experience, this course you put together is Awesome. I was a little reluctant in taking the course at the beginning because I was thinking to myself ‚ÄúI do not have time to take this training course thus adding something else to do during my day especially on things I already know lol‚ÄĚ. However, once I got into the course, started reading the material and began watching the webinars, I became thoroughly engaged. This information was relevant and much needed. I also had several Aaa Haaa moments on what some things are and why we do certain things the way we do. All in All, Great Course and keep the excellent job in being the facilitator you are. I know some of us old heads in the business can be challenging but all in all we really do appreciate what you are doing. Thank you and much continued success.

Thanks Deb! This course was very helpful. You are obviously a very knowledgeable mortgage broker and although I still feel like I have a TON to learn, I feel more comfortable in my duties at work. I would definitely recommend this course to other LOs who are just starting their career!

Deb was a great instructor and very knowledgeable about all the information presented!! I thoroughly enjoyed this class!

I just finished the exam, and therefore the class.  Again, it was a pleasure being in class with you (sort of...via video recording anyway).  This class is a real benefit and I have suggested that we make it part of our initial training program for new employees in mortgage instead of an optional class later.  I wish you the best the rest of the year, and I hope that someday I will be in another one of your classes.

I believe this course and the material will change the perspectives of those involved in the industry.  If it doesn't impact them, then they can very likely fall into the same pattern of those who created the chaos. I think after learning about the economic downfall, I was left with more questions than answers! I plan to go back and research further ha ha! This is probably the only course that has me going back to study after it is done! I am fascinated with people and events that changed the course of history! Thanks again!

Deb K. was an excellent instructor and knew her material and presentations very well.  She encouraged interaction and discussion as needed.  I would highly recommend this course to any mortgage teammate who wants to have a good understanding of how the mortgage process works as well as the expectations within the mortgage world.  I look forward to taking additional courses through MBA.

Very relevant content, great learning experience. Deb is a wealth of knowledge! It was a privilege to take her class, without a doubt she is the best online instructor I've ever had!
Thanks again - I enjoyed the course.  Great intro to the business.

This class has been very informative on every step that we go through as loan officers and why certain guidelines are set in place.

I am really enjoying the course so far.¬† Even though we have been doing a lot of this for a few months (which makes the last few chapters a little easier for me) I still am picking up tips from the things you are saying and find it uncanny how I get to use them even the next day after seeing your video!¬† ūüôā

February 2016

I was an originator during the subprime and offered 36 products, it was quite a challenge to discuss and go over while figuring out the interest only, principal, and relaying the information to the index, margin details. This course was very refreshing in now allowing me to be more confident in how to relay the message for the Arms information and other details relate to figuring out the principal, interest...etc. I really got a lot of information that I believe is crucial for the MLO to have success in being knowledgeable in other loan options.

THANK YOU….. Love your class ...I have been in the mortgage business for 8 years and still learning a lot with your class…

I am pleased and impressed. Thank you for your contribution to our industry!

Before taking this class, I did not know I could get certified.  I want that certification now and I have long wanted to pursue underwriting.  I am so happy to have an avenue to expand my education in an area I really love.  Thanks for all your insights.

I would recommend this course to individuals newly hired to be MLOs or MLOs who have. For myself, being in the industry only 6 years, I was fairly comfortable with most of the topics discussed in the lessons. Working for 2 different banks, I know the initial training doesn't necessarily focus on the art of being an MLOs as they more focus on the internal processes & products. This would better set up an MLO for the industry.

This course was very helpful and I learned things that were not covered in my training. Thank you!

The course was very well composed.  The course was in line with my day to day role.  I would definitely recommend it to my peers!

Learned a ton of new information and I am for sure, smarter because of this class.

January 2016

Attached is my Book Report. Thank you for being an excellent instructor. I enjoyed your insight and recommendations and I believe attending your class will help me grow as a Mortgage Loan Officer. ūüôā

Good Morning Deb…I am so glad that you liked the report. It has been a pleasure attending your online course. You have really given me new tools that I can put into practice to assist our member’s here at… I appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge and best practices.

Respectfully.

 

Thank you so much! This class was excellent and I enjoyed it tremendously. Your way of teaching is extremely powerful, best instructor I’ve had Your stories are the best because it made us relate and that the important thing.

Thank you again.

 

I…enjoyed the class very much!  So much that I am writing this to you to ask you about Solo 2.  I'm pretty sure I remember you mentioning it, since I am licensed already for about a year, my employer wanted me to get some information on the course and see when I would be able to sign up to see where the next course could possibly help me in my development.

I've taken my fair share of online college classes and this one beats them all. Very organized and well laid out. I don't know what I would have done had I not taken this class. I'm literally being thrown to the wolves out there and you helped boost my confidence in knowledge and marketing. Thanks Deb for everything! I'll keep in touch ūüôā

Deb is an excellent instructor! She made the course enjoyable as well as extremely informative. I am looking forward to SOLO II and hope it is available soon! I will definitely enroll!!!!

This was an excellent class and Deb is a very knowledgeable and engaging instructor.

Deb was such a wonderful instructor. I cannot sing her praises enough. I can sincerely say that I will miss our time together. Everything that I've learned over the past four weeks has been invaluable in my career development. All other lessons already have been applying to real life scenarios, helping me provide better support and education to my clients. I am looking forward to staying in touch with Deb over the years and plan to take more of her courses in the future. This course should seriously be considered as a requirement for all new loan officers so they can really understand the importance of continually educating themselves and their clients. My best, D.R.

The course was excellent. You’re a very effective trainer - not everyone can keep people engaged for 6 hours’ worth of course material per week. Nice job!

Hi Deb - I want to say thank you and also let you know that the class was educational and very informative.  I appreciate you taking the time to pre-record your lessons and share them with the [us].  I take away a vast knowledge of the mortgage industry and have already began to implement the learnings from the class to my daily work.  This has truly been a great experience.

 

Deb, I want to thank you so very much for your Webinars.  I have learned so much and have utilized many of your "conversation pieces" in my member discussions (i.e. "How do you know when you have that lowest rate?(works every time).   Not being able to respond in real time to your Webinars, I wanted to take this opportunity to say I laughed so hard at your story regarding your member who saved his money in his freezer and you told him I can't use that money!!!   If he asked Why, I would have said "Because it's frozen assets".  LOL.

Everything was great! Deb is an excellent teacher - Engaging, relatable, honest, and passionate about what she is teaching. I loved the class. It will definitely help take my knowledge and competency to the next level.
Deb Killian was engaging and fun to learn from. She definitely has a large knowledge base and knows what she is doing.
Deb, I have attached the book report. I have also sent a message through blackboard with the file attachment. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks again for a great class. I have learned a lot.  I appreciate the time you took with our group. I can tell you are passionate about the industry and what you teach, which made for a very engaging SOLO class.

Deb, you are a wonderful instructor - never snoozed. ūüôā¬†You pegged me. I did not know what to expect with the class, but I am very glad I enrolled. ¬† ¬† Thank you for your obvious sincere dedication to what you do. CA Aug 2015

Great course, Deb is awesome

EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME! I LEARNED SO MUCH! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
The experienced instructor was very engaging and credible.
Deb Killian did a great job through all of the material and the fact that she is still an active professional made her teaching style and real-life examples much more powerful than if she was not still functioning in a production role.
I highly enjoyed this class.... I have printed out every single material and have put it in a binder that I will keep forever and study over throughout my career.... I feel so happy with my new knowledge and feel very confident about my future because of this class.... I will highly recommend this class to everyone I know.... Thank you both for everything. Nothing but great things to say about this course. I will miss it.
This is an excellent course and it has helped me considerably as I get started in the mortgage industry.  The real-life examples in addition to the material from the webinars were all very helpful.  The course is comprehensive and covers all topics necessary to be a successful loan officer.
I would suggest some additional time be spent on calculations, some were not clear.  For example, one question asked for the amount of interest in a given year and it was not clear you wanted simple interest versus amortized.  Just generally, work through critical calculations (especially ARMs), during the class.  I think that would be helpful.
This course has opened my eyes to a lot. Some of it was overwhelming. I did enjoy hearing Deb's real-life examples it helps you understand more clearly

Thank you for facilitating this course! I feel it was relevant and beneficial to my job role. I learned things that will be helpful with our job role transition to being a loan officer! ūüôā

 

Since I learned the mortgage product and to be a loan officer from [one company] it has been so enlightening to learn the full spectrum of the business from this course. This class should be a requirement for all of our loan officers. I have really enjoyed it and it has opened my eyes to help me be a better loan officer. Thanks!

September 2015

I thought the instructor was very knowledgeable and interesting.  I would definitely recommend the class to my fellow colleagues.  Thank you.
This course has helped me to become a more efficient and knowledgeable loan originator (soon to be officer) and I look forward to recommending the course to my peers
Overall, I really found this course extremely beneficial!  It answered a lot of "why" questions and explained the actual meanings behind the processes that mortgage originators do.  This course had great information and I feel a lot more knowledgeable in what I do on a day-to-day basis!  My confidence in my abilities have increased!

I think, if the course lasted longer and lectures were stretched out, it would have been perfect!  But, even with the current timeframe of the course, I am appreciative and grateful I had this opportunity to complete the course.  Thank you for your content and knowledge!

The information I learned was so helpful and I appreciate everything but watching the 2-hour webinar three times a week was hard.
The course and the instructor was great.  I would like to see more explanation on how calculations were reached so I can visually review and learn.  A walk through would be nice of all calculations because that is not a strong area of mine since the system does all our calculations.  I was impressed how Deb does all her calculations on the 1003 and PMI.
Deb,

You are a wonderful instructor - never snoozed. ūüôā¬†You pegged me. I did not know what to expect with the class, but I am very glad I enrolled. Thank you for your obvious sincere dedication to what you do. CA Aug 2015

Great course, Deb is awesome

EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME! I LEARNED SO MUCH! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
The experienced instructor was very engaging and credible.
Deb Killian did a great job through all of the material and the fact that she is still an active professional made her teaching style and real-life examples much more powerful than if she was not still functioning in a production role.
I highly enjoyed this class.... I have printed out every single material and have put it in a binder that I will keep forever and study over throughout my career.... I feel so happy with my new knowledge and feel very confident about my future because of this class.... I will highly recommend this class to everyone I know.... Thank you both for everything. Nothing but great things to say about this course. I will miss it.
This is an excellent course and it has helped me considerably as I get started in the mortgage industry.  The real-life examples in addition to the material from the webinars were all very helpful.  The course is comprehensive and covers all topics necessary to be a successful loan officer.
I would suggest some additional time be spent on calculations, some were not clear.  For example, one question asked for the amount of interest in a given year and it was not clear you wanted simple interest versus amortized.  Just generally, work through critical calculations (especially ARMs), during the class.  I think that would be helpful.
This course has opened my eyes to a lot. Some of it was overwhelming. I did enjoy hearing Deb's real-life examples it helps you understand more clearly

Hi Deb! I just wanted to say, so far, I’m loving your webinars!! It really shows the passion and knowledge you have and I think I can speak for all of us when I say that's one of the best things you can ask for when taking this type of class or any class in general! For the book report, I choose All the Devils are here!  I'll be looking forward to what this class will teach me for my personal and professional life! Aug. 2015

You did a great job! So happy that I was given the chance to learn from you! Deb was an amazing instructor.  She was patient when additional support was needed as well as connected the content in the course to real world application.  Very effective class!   July 2015

Comments & Testimonials

BOOK REPORTS

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

I hope to benefit a great deal from this class, I have been in the business for MANY years, but no formal training until now as far as origination.  I love to learn and the information I have already gotten from this class has been useful.  I look forward to learning more!       Nicole-Jan 2015

Thank you.  I am learning lots from the course.    Suella-Jan 2015

I will have to start out with saying this class is fantastic! It is more than I expected for the price considering all the live classes, and you yourself are a great speaker and very easy to follow and keep the class exciting, so kudos to you!! Also, please see the attached Initial 1003 for your review. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend out there. Ashley- Jan 2015

Thanks for the in depth go through with the Case Study yesterday.  I've been having problems trying to figure out what goes into Closing Costs, what are considered Prepaids, etc.  The Case Study really helps.  I'm going to spend a good portion of Saturday really digging through the numbers.  I'm totally new to this field, so it's nice to really see the numbers and process flow in one place just to get a good big picture of how it all works. THANKS!     Jon-Jan 2015

The most important info I have learned [from the course] is to take the time to take a complete and accurate app in the beginning. This will eliminate the back and forth questioning and make for a smoother transaction. I rushed a few in the beginning and now have a greater understanding of the reasons why we ask all the questions we do!   R.S. Jan 2015

I want to make sure you realize how much I am enjoying your knowledge; this class has been the best learning experience and I have a greater understanding of so many areas of my job- thank you. R.S. Jan 2015

Many thanks for your SOLO class.  It was really a great class, and it’s an honor to have you as an instructor.  THANK YOU!!   Jill S. Jan 2015

See attached.  This was a really good book, Deb.   I'm glad this assignment was part of the class.  Hopefully, we actually learn from the past.  Greed is, unfortunately, a powerful thing though. Thanks!  - Jon Jan 2015

Thank you, Deb, for this feedback as this is very important for us to know what we need to focus on moving forward in the future. ¬†We really appreciate your feedback and you taking the time to do this class for us ūüôā

 

Deb, please see the attachment for the Jones Case study.  This was the first time filling out a 1003.  I learned a lot and still have a lot to learn.  This definably gave me a good start on what my strengths and weaknesses are when completing an application and fee worksheet.  I feel that experience will be a big help as I move forward.  Thank you.

WOW... it's been a long time since I was in school :-).  attached you will find my book report.  Thank you for all the valuable information you provided throughout the course. As I move into the role of Loan Officer, I'm hoping that I can apply what I've learned to make my members mortgagee experience a smooth and easy process. Congrats on your daughters upcoming marriage

 

Here is my book report and this should wind down my assignments.  Thank you for all you have done to provide this class experience.

 

Thanks again for all your help and prompt responses.  That was really great

I know we wanted to keep it to two pages, but the book was great and had tons of info.  I tried to touch on the main points, and it's just over two pages. P.S. I loved the class!!! Thank you!!!  Hope the wedding went well!!!

Thank you for sharing your knowledge through your class. I enjoyed learning more about the mortgage industry.

The book report is attached. ¬†Thank you for your time over these last 4 weeks. ¬†I've learned a lot ūüôā

I learned so much about the mortgage industry in these few weeks…more than in the 3 years I have been in this industry

All in all, the book itself was a great read. I like how in depth it went as far as who the other entities were and how the whole thing got tangled. I like how easy it was to comprehend especially for myself since I have no mortgage or banking experience other than my 5 yr tenure… I truly have a much greater understanding, appreciation and respect for my role as an originator and the importance of taking a quality application. The MBA MLO course and this book are eye-openers and I would highly recommend any of my fellow originators take full advantage of its teachings and what it has to offer.

 

Thank you for all your work, this has really opened up my eyes to new world in Mortgage.

I feel this course was a great learning experience for me.  A lot of the information contained in the course is not quite covered or covered as in depth as it should be at my company.  I feel that all mortgage originators should take this course to give them a better understanding of the business and give them a greater sense of confidence in what they do.

 

Extremely informative and well done. I would recommend this course to anyone on the industry

 

I learned a lot more in detailed info that I only knew the answer (Now I feel I know the why) I believe this class is really good.

 

I enjoyed your course and you both expressed a great amount of knowledge and I loved the ethics that came through in your teachings.
I enjoyed all the knowledge that Deb Killian brought to the table.  The only thing is that I wish it was more interactive.  A couple of the areas such as manually calculating ARMs and ARMs in general could have had more in-depth information.  Otherwise this was an excellent class.

 

I did really enjoy the class.  It was the highlight of the last month.  I see a profitable future for me because of it. Nicole Jan 2015

 

With having over 24 years of Mortgage experience, this course you put together is Awesome. I was a little reluctant in taking the course at the beginning because I was thinking to myself ‚ÄúI do not have time to take this training course thus adding something else to do during my day especially on things I already know lol‚ÄĚ. However, once I got into the course, started reading the material and began watching the webinars, I became thoroughly engaged. This information was relevant and much needed. I also had several Aa Ha moments on what some things are and why we do certain things the way we do. All in All, Great Course and keep the excellent job in being the facilitator you are. I know some of us old heads in the business can be challenging but all in all we really do appreciate what you are doing. Thank you and much continued success.

Thanks for a great class it was immensely entertaining and very informative…JD Jan 2015

 

Thank you! I learned a ton, and as a manager I can use so much of this great information for my team!

September 20, 2017

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