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WASHINGTON MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION


WMBA Presidents Message 

Happy Holidays Washington Mortgage Bankers Families!  As I sat down this year for Thanksgiving, I realized I have a lot to be thankful for.  In addition to my wonderful family, friends and health; I work in an amazing industry and we’ve had the gift of years of great interest rates, steady home appreciation, and a thriving mortgage industry. And in spite of headwinds, we should always reflect on the importance of what we do each and every day: helping families achieve the dream of home ownership.

I want to give a very big thank you to our four Loan Officer panelists, Kym Mason, Brent Miller, Kerry Day, and Julie Johnson for their outstanding job at our monthly dinner.  I heard from so many that this was one of the best and most engaging panels they’ve ever seen!  We all walked away with a page full of notes and great ideas to deploy in our daily business.  Also, thanks to our moderator, Jim Demarco, who did an amazing job after stepping in at the last minute.

Our next event is the WMBA Annual Holiday Celebration.  This year it will be at the Woodhouse Winery in Woodinville on Tues., December 11th.  I would love to see you and your teams join us in celebration of our year together.  It will feature an assortment of heavy appetizers, including a mac and cheese bar, some great wine, and fun entertainment.  We will also be supporting Attain Housing. Please register here: https://wa-mba.org/events/holiday-party/

I want to close this by saying thank you for being part of an organization that is built to help our members and industry flourish and thrive.  Our goal is collectively to have our voice heard, protect our ability to have a sustainable industry, and advocate important legislative topics such as compensation, all to ensure a long-term career we can all retire in.

See you all on the 11th!  Thank you!

Warm Regards,

Robert Lipston


Robert Lipston

WMBA President
Opes Advisors
rlipston@opesadvisors.com

 

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