Friday, December 30, 2016

Goodbye 2016 thank you for the Great Ride. HELLO 2017, buckle up...

As we say goodbye to a great 2016 and hello to a New Year, which is projected to be another record, I
want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  Although we talk about business and great years, I hope your year is filled with family joy and blessings.

Thank you for all you do to enrich the lives of those we touch each day!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Growth and Success is contagious at Southeast Mortgage

2016 Was Another Year of Opportunity for Our Talented and Loyal Family of Professionals.  Growth and Success is contagious at Southeast Mortgage.

ü51 New Employees Hired through November 2016

ü6 Internal Promotions

ü4 Officer Promotions

ü5 Vice President Promotions

ü2 Assistant Vice President Promotions

ü9 NEW Operations Shareholders

ü10 NEW MLO Shareholders

If you are a successful mortgage professional looking for a reciprocating relationship with your employer, Southeast Mortgage shares its success with the TEAM who creates it.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

“BREAKTHROUGH” Stock Issuance Program - Southeast Mortgage

Top 10  Southeast Mortgage Originators are issued Common Stock “BREAKTHROUGH” Incentive Program

“Our MLO’s and Operations Specialists are key members of our Team and create equity for shareholders.  As a result, Southeast Mortgage of Georgia, Inc., SEM, believes in sharing the wealth created with its employees.  Today, our 34 shareholders are originators and operations specialists.”  Cal Haupt, Chairman and CEO

In a surprise announcement at the Annual Christmas Party at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta on 12/14/2016, Southeast Mortgage of Georgia, Inc. announced their top 10 originators and issued each of them a common stock* grant valued on 12/7/2016 at $149,780.  In addition, 9 Operations employees were issued stock for exceptional execution of SEM's Service Goals.

Each year going forward, the top originators and operations specialists at SEM will be awarded shares (ownership) in Southeast Mortgage.

“SEM is now owned by 34 shareholders and shares ownership with employees that facilitate the growth of our company.  Unlike the many Mortgage Company LLCs with a few partners, SEM, a Georgia Corporation, has always had a core belief that everyone who contributes significant value to the company should share in the wealth it creates.  This is a unique opportunity for the best of the best MLOs and Operations Professionals to share in the equity they help create.  To my knowledge, this is a first in our industry and the right thing to do!” Cal Haupt, Chairman and CEO
* subject to certain conditions

Friday, October 21, 2016

This is what makes my career journey special and meaningful

The main driver in my life is someone saying "I am glad I met those people at Southeast, my family and I are better off because of it". 

Money and title will not give you a hug nor help you change a flat tire. 

Friends and a team will.  This is what makes the career journey special and meaningful.  This email was in my inbox and reinforces we are providing the meaningful life and career added value our TEAM wants.  We will continue to adapt our Wellness, Family, and Career balance.   I am not sure who posted it but it's probably one of our new DE / VA Underwriters.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Mortgage Professional America Article - Are mortgage companies lagging in promoting wellness culture?

Are mortgage companies lagging in promoting wellness culture? by Ryan Smith

“We had really outgrown our former facility,” said Cal Haupt, CEO of Southeast Mortgage. “…That gave us the launchpad to create a new space that was truly progressive, with an eye toward employee wellness.”

The new, 31,000-square-foot space was created with an eye toward the company’s culture – and the intent to integrate “amenities that enable employees to pursue more balanced lives,” according to a news release.

The new headquarters also makes Southeast Mortgage the only mortgage company in the region to incorporate a “life balance center” for employees into its work space. The life balance center includes amenities such as:
  • A fully equipped gym
  • A recreational break room featuring a ping-pong table, arcade games, dart boards and more
  • A commercial video-recording and photo studio
  • A state-of-the-art conference room and other “diverse collaborative areas to accommodate different modes of work”
  • An eight-foot-tall waterfall “to foster the atmosphere of a stress-free environment”
  • A 400-gallong fish tank
  • A health and wellness exercise incentive program
“Our goal was to create a health-conscious workplace that was highly functional, yet offered our employees the necessary amenities they needed for a healthy work-life balance,” Haupt said. “The new space is more than an attractive office; it embodies who we are as a firm.”

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Record 3rd Quarter Service Bonus Paid - Southeast Mortgage

Congratulations to our Operations and Support Teams for achieving an Awesome 4.66 (Scale 1-5) 
Some of our 3575 Koger Blvd Operations Team
average group service score in the 3rd Quarter 2016.  Our TEAM maintained the same Awesome Service with Record Volume in 3rd Qtr. 
Our service score is the average MLO rating of their operations experience for each of their closings and our client's survey of their experience with their MLO and Operations team on a scale of 1 being poor and 5 being perfect.  We call it 360 degree accountability.

Our Operations and Support Teams equally shared in a bonus of $91,910.41 for 3rd Quarter 2016.

AWESOME SERVICE is delivered by an awesome team.  With surging volumes and an almost perfect service score speaks to our teams ability to scale rapidly with the same great closings and speed.

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