Michael Cooksey https://cookseyteam.com Executive Managing Director of Production Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:52:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://cookseyteam.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-MAMHouseIcon-32x32.png Michael Cooksey https://cookseyteam.com 32 32 The Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey Recognized by Mortgage Professional America in 2018 Hot 100 https://cookseyteam.com/the-cooksey-team-founder-michael-cooksey-recognized-by-mortgage-professional-america-in-2018-hot-100/ https://cookseyteam.com/the-cooksey-team-founder-michael-cooksey-recognized-by-mortgage-professional-america-in-2018-hot-100/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:50:58 +0000 https://cookseyteam.com/?p=2009 ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today its founder Michael Cooksey has been honored by housing industry trade magazine Mortgage Professional America (MPA) on its 2018 Hot 100 list.

Mike CookseyMichael Cooksey was one of 100 mortgage industry professionals selected by MPA magazine for the 2018 Hot 100. He was recognized for his role as founder of The Cooksey Team, one of Mid America Mortgage’s most successful branches, and his commitment to mentoring and developing the next generation of exemplary professionals in the mortgage community.

“Michael Cooksey is a shining example of excellence in lending entrepreneurship and branch management,” said Mid America Owner and CEO Jeff Bode. “He excels at transferring to branch staff his enthusiasm for lending and the skills he has developed over his 16-year career. As a result, The Cooksey Team enjoys an exceptionally positive and productive branch culture that was ranked among the ‘Best Places to Work’ by the Dallas Business Journal in 2017. We commend Michael on this well-deserved recognition.”

In five years, Michael Cooksey increased his branch’s footprint in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and opened a branch in the Los Angeles area – expanding The Cooksey Team’s presence beyond Texas.

“Mid America has empowered me to build my branch, and in turn, I strive to empower my staff to achieve their maximum potential,” Michael Cooksey said. “To be counted among the top of my industry peers for that very reason is truly an honor.”

MPA’s Hot 100 is in its sixth year and includes representatives from every sector of the housing industry. Winners are selected by the MPA editorial staff based on their achievements over the past 12-month period. To view the full list, visit https://www.mpamag.com/contents/e-magazine.aspx?id=91568.

About The Cooksey Team:
Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. The Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $350 million in volume in 2018. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:
Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation’s leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n’ Close, the Official Mortgage Provider of NASCAR®, is Mid America’s ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that delivers an eight-minute application process, getting home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n’ Close puts keys in the home buyer’s hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericacareer.com/.

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Michael Cooksey Named One of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′ https://cookseyteam.com/michael-cooksey-named-one-of-national-mortgage-professional-magazines-40-under-40%e2%80%b2/ https://cookseyteam.com/michael-cooksey-named-one-of-national-mortgage-professional-magazines-40-under-40%e2%80%b2/#respond Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:35:14 +0000 https://cookseyteam.com/?p=1980 DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its founder Michael Cooksey has been named one of “The 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40” for 2017 by industry trade magazine National Mortgage Professional.

In selecting Cooksey for this honor, the magazine noted his accomplishments as founder of The Cooksey Team, specifically citing the success his loan originators (LOs) have enjoyed under his tutelage and leadership. While the Mortgage Bankers Association reports that LOs, on average, achieve 2.4 closings per month, Cooksey Team LOs average nearly three times that, achieving six closings per month, while also earning at least $250,000 annually.

“My philosophy has always been that helping the people around me grow to become the best versions of themselves is how I will achieve success,” Cooksey said. “Individual awards like these are always gratifying, but I would be remiss if I didn’t note the role my staff plays in helping me achieve these honors. This is just as much their award as it is mine, and I’m deeply grateful for the team I have working with me.”Mike Cooksey

According to the magazine’s December issue, this year’s class, “exemplif[ies] professionalism and top production in today’s housing market. Despite the rough waters of the U.S. economy and the ever-shifting landscape known as the mortgage industry, these 40 professionals have persevered in a time of regulatory uncertainty.”

To view the full list of winners, visit: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nmpmedia/nmp_201712/index.php#/32

About National Mortgage Professional:
National Mortgage Professional Magazine has become “The Source for Top Originators” – that connects the mortgage professional community under various media formats. Our exceptional team of industry-seasoned monthly contributors combined with our knowledgeable editorial staff, all with meaningful expertise in their respectful disciplines, provide the most up-to-date news, insight and advice for today’s mortgage professional. We are committed to ensuring that today’s industry is equipped with the most comprehensive understanding of mortgage news available through our many resources, including, but not limited to, articles in the print edition of National Mortgage Professional Magazine and 38 state-specific e-editions, the NMP Daily and NMP Ticker email newsletters, the exclusive daily news stories and postings on our website (https://nationalmortgageprofessional.com), and our regular series of original Webinars, along with a number of additional resources in the works.

About The Cooksey Team:
Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $300 million in volume in 2017. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:
Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation’s leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings eNotes. Click n’ Close, the Official Mortgage Provider of NASCAR®, is Mid America’s ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that delivers an eight-minute application process, getting home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n’ Close puts keys in the home buyer’s hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericacareer.com/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge

News Source: Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

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The Future Is People https://cookseyteam.com/the-future-is-people/ https://cookseyteam.com/the-future-is-people/#respond Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:24:16 +0000 https://cookseyteam.com/?p=1949 Most assume that the future of the mortgage industry lies in technology, and they’re not wrong. The advances in mortgage technology over the past few years, coupled with growing investor acceptance of digitally produced mortgage and regulatory directives to improve the consumer lending experience, have eased the way for lenders to complete more of the loan origination processed electronically.

Furthermore, the advent of Rocket Mortgage has set the tone for how mortgage lending shops will have to operate, at least in part, moving forward, and as more tech-savvy Millennials enter the home-buying market, having digital tools to allow consumers to complete some or all of the mortgage process themselves is going to be a necessity in order to survive.

However, the future of the mortgage industry won’t be driven just by technology it will also be driven by people.

No matter how advanced mortgage technology becomes, there is a human element to the mortgage process that cannot be ignored, and eschewing all human interaction and human-driven processes in favor of a completely automated, self-serve approach risks alienating consumers that would prefer a more consultative approach. For today’s mortgage lender, the future depends on striking the right balance between automation and consultation and focusing on people first.

Read More In October’s National Mortgage Professional Magazine: The Future of Mortgage Banking

 

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Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey Named Mortgage Industry ‘Insider’ for 2017 by HousingWire Magazine https://cookseyteam.com/cooksey-team-founder-michael-cooksey-named-mortgage-industry-insider-for-2017-by-housingwire-magazine/ https://cookseyteam.com/cooksey-team-founder-michael-cooksey-named-mortgage-industry-insider-for-2017-by-housingwire-magazine/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:06:23 +0000 https://cookseyteam.com/?p=1943

DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its founder Michael Cooksey has been honored by housing industry trade magazine HousingWire (HW) as one of its “2017 Insiders.”

Mike Cooksey
In its profile on Cooksey, which will be featured in the September issue of the magazine, HousingWire cited the success of the Cooksey Team ($212 million in 2016 origination volume), the branch’s expansion into the North Dallas and Los Angeles areas and Cooksey’s individual track record of coaching both his internal staff and housing industry professionals across the country as reasons for his selection to the “2017 Insiders” list.

“The Cooksey Team would not be where it is today without my amazingly dedicated, hardworking staff,” Cooksey said. “My success is merely a reflection of the awesome work my team does day in and day out to help homebuyers purchase the house of their dreams, and because of that, I take immense pride in this honor.”

HW’s 2017 Insiders were selected by HousingWire’s editorial board based on their vital and dynamic contributions to their companies. The 33 winners are the “go-to” team members in their companies and represent a wide range of occupations within the housing industry, from lending and servicing to investments and real estate. The Insiders are the professionals their companies turn to with their most important or challenging projects because their contributions and hard work lead to superior results.

“The 2017 Insiders award winners made outstanding contributions to the success of their companies,” said Sarah Wheeler, HousingWire Magazine Editor. “HousingWire is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of such an important group within the housing ecosystem.”

To view the full list of winners, visit https://www.housingwire.com/articles/41179-hw-insiders-2017.

About HousingWire:
HousingWire is by far the nation’s most influential source of news and information for U.S. mortgage markets, boasting a readership that spans lending, servicing, investments and real estate market participants as well as financial market professionals.

Winner of numerous awards, including a 2012 Eddie Award for national editorial excellence in the B-to-B Banking/Business/Finance, HousingWire has been recognized for excellence in journalism by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Trade Association Business Publications International.

About The Cooksey Team:
Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $1 billion in funded loans over the last five years with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income. In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve $300 million in volume in 2017. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit http://cookseyteam.com.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:
Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, most recently with its adoption of electronic mortgage closings (eClosings) and promissory notes (eNotes). We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation’s leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericacareer.com/.

Additional information about Mid America Mortgage, Inc. can be found on the company’s website at http://www.midamericamortgage.com/about/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge

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Career Growth Coaching https://cookseyteam.com/career-growth-coaching/ https://cookseyteam.com/career-growth-coaching/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:05:05 +0000 https://cookseyteam.com/?p=1504

Building your own team requires learning new skills

BY MICHAEL COOKSEY | bio

Originally Published in Scotsman Guide Residential Edition   |   August 2017

Despite predictions of an overall decline in volume this year, the outlook for the mortgage industry is still positive. In its May 2017 Economic Developments report, Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group revised its previous 2017 purchase originations forecast upward to reflect stronger-than-expected home sales and overall industry momentum.

With the overall mood trending positive, it’s natural that loan originators’ thoughts should turn to career advancement. For many originators, the ultimate career goal is to one day run their own team, which is unsurprising. After all, it is far more profitable to manage your own production than someone else’s.

There is more that goes into launching and managing a successful team than simply having a talent for producing, however. Without a proper foundation and mentoring, many originators will fail to set themselves up for success once they are ready to branch out on their own.

 

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE IN THIS MONTH’S EDITION OF

Scotsman Guide Residential Edition

 

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Mid America Mortgage COO Kara Lamphere Recognized as Leading Female Mortgage Professional by HousingWire, Mortgage Professional https://cookseyteam.com/mid-america-mortgage-coo-kara-lamphere-recognized-as-leading-female-mortgage-professional-by-housingwire-mortgage-professional/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 13:03:59 +0000 https://cookseyteam.com/mid-america-mortgage-coo-kara-lamphere-recognized-as-leading-female-mortgage-professional-by-housingwire-mortgage-professional/
ADDISON, Texas, Aug 07, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kara Lamphere has been honored by two mortgage industry media outlets for her contributions to both Mid America and the industry at large.

“I can’t say enough good things about Kara Lamphere,” said Mid America Owner and CEO Jeff Bode. “Her expertise, drive and determination have been instrumental to Mid America Mortgage’s success in advancing our internal and external digital mortgage initiatives, and I am beyond thrilled that she has been recognized for her efforts.”

2017 HousingWire Women of Influence:

Lamphere was one of 50 female mortgage industry professionals selected for the 2017 “Women of Influence.” She was recognized for her role in leading Mid America’s roll out of its eMortgage initiative and eCorrespondent division. In its profile on Lamphere, HousingWire stated, “Lamphere provides leadership across broad areas, including risk, marketing, complaints, fair lending and other regulatory guidelines.”

The list, which is in its seventh year, includes representatives from every sector of the housing economy, and winners are chosen by the HousingWire editorial staff based on tangible accomplishments over a 12-month period. This year’s honorees had to demonstrate excellence within their organization as well as industry-wide influence via speaking panels, published works, mentorship and volunteer work.

“As the mortgage industry continues to do the right thing – increase diversity in the workforce – the housing finance business will likewise keep moving from strength to strength,” said HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney. “The progress is undeniable; as the number of influential women in housing grows so does our recognition for the Influential Women of Housing. Our list is bigger and better than ever.”

“It’s exciting to see the talent represented in this year’s Women of Influence winners. These dynamic women represent every part of the mortgage ecosystem and their achievements are vital to the mission of expanding homeownership,” Sarah Wheeler, HousingWire Magazine Editor, said. “HousingWire is thrilled to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments as they build better operations, solutions and companies.”

For the full list of winners, visit https://www.housingwire.com/articles/40821-women-of-influence-2017.

2017 Mortgage Professional America Elite Women in Mortgage:

Mortgage Professional America (MPA) also honored Lamphere for her work with Mid America’s eMortgage and eCorrespondent programs. In its profile on Lamphere, the magazine noted that her efforts in these areas, “translated to reduced turnaround times and improved profitability for originators and correspondents.”

Per MPA, the “Elite Women in Mortgage” rankings recognize, “women who have overcome obstacles and broken barriers to become some of the industry’s top professionals…record-breakers, innovators, mentors and trendsetters who inspire the success of their peers every day and are using their collective influence to change the face of America’s mortgage industry.”

To see the full list of this year’s winners, visit https://issuu.com/keymedia/docs/mpam_10.03_elite_women_lr.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, most recently with its adoption of electronic mortgage closings (eClosings) and promissory notes (eNotes). We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners, and are also the nation’s leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericacareer.com/.

Additional information about Mid America Mortgage, Inc. can be found on the company’s website at http://www.midamericamortgage.com/about/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge

Photo Credit: Jason Gilmore, J&J Studio

News Source: Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

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Dallas Business Journal Names The Cooksey Team to ‘2017 Best Places to Work’ https://cookseyteam.com/dallas-business-journal-names-the-cooksey-team-to-2017-best-places-to-work/ Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:16:32 +0000 https://cookseyteam.com/dallas-business-journal-names-the-cooksey-team-to-2017-best-places-to-work/

DALLAS, Texas, July 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today it has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal as one of its “2017 Best Places to Work” in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. More than 500 companies submitted nominations, and only 100 companies were honored.

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Now in its 15th year, the “Best Places to Work” award showcases outstanding employers of all sizes in the North Texas region, and winners are selected based on a survey of employees conducted by Quantum Workplace, a third-party research firm specializing in employee engagement and experience.

In the survey, employees are asked to rate their workplace based on six categories, including:

  • Communication and resources;
  • Individual needs;
  • Manager effectiveness;
  • Personal engagement;
  • Team dynamics; and
  • Trust in leadership.

“My philosophy has always been, ‘If my staff doesn’t succeed, then I have failed,’ and that’s the approach I’ve taken from day one,” said Michael Cooksey, founder of The Cooksey Team. “Having incorporated The CORE Training methodology into our overall professional development program, I’ve seen my staff achieve amazing results while also delivering an exceptional customer experience to borrowers, and to have those efforts recognized by not only the Dallas Business Journal, but also my staff is truly an honor.”

To view the full list of “2017 Best Places to Work,” visit http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/06/26/2017-best-places-to-work.html.

About The Cooksey Team:
Headquartered in Dallas, The Cooksey Team is a top performing retail branch of Texas-based lender Mid America Mortgage and has offices located throughout the North Texas and Los Angeles County areas.

With 16 years in the industry and nearly $800 million in funded loans with Mid America, Cooksey Team Founder Michael Cooksey brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead a successful mortgage transaction. Utilizing The CORE Training methodology, Michael has coached his own staff, as well as loan officers, brokers and real estate agents across the country, to become top producers. Cooksey Team loan officers average six closings per month and $250,000 in annual income.

In addition, the branch has increased its annual origination volume by nearly 50 percent year-over-year and is projected to achieve over $300 million in volume in 2017. For more information on The Cooksey Team, visit https://cookseyteam.com.

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.:
Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, most recently with its adoption of electronic mortgage closings (eClosings) and promissory notes (eNotes). We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners, and are also the nation’s leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans.

Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit http://www.midamericacareer.com/.

Additional information about Mid America Mortgage, Inc. can be found on the company’s website at http://www.midamericamortgage.com/about/.

Twitter: @midamericamtge @TheCookseyTeam

News Source: Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

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