âIn order to provide the kinds of services that independent creators need to be successful, we as an association need to develop a sustainable financial model to support them,â said Katie Sweeney, CEO of AIME. âWith the launch of our new AIME member portal, we will be able to continue our efforts to educate borrowers about the benefits of working with brokers to increase awareness of the broker channel for years to come. “
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âWe pride ourselves on focusing on the needs of brokers every day. However, this support comes at a cost, âsaid Brendan McKay, President of Broker Defense at AIME. âIn order to level the playing field for brokers, they need access to healthcare, training programs, lobbying and consumer advocacy, and that’s what we’re focused on. until 2022. “
About 3,000 mortgage brokers and professionals from across the country attended the conference, which included the AIME Women’s Mortgage Network (WMN) summit, a pre-event dedicated to empowering women leaders in the industry. The Summit was sold out, with 400 female mortgage professionals in attendance. The Women’s Mortgage Network Facebook group has also seen a 100% increase in membership since last September, with more than 3,100 individual members.
AIME also plans to expand its training programs and add broker certification programs, the association revealed.