About Mortgage Revolution
a positive change of pace for the mortgage industry
About Mortgage Revolution
MRev is a spam-free nonprofit mortgage event led by grassroots originators who share true strategies for success and want to make a positive difference.
To influence a positive change in the mortgage industry by empowering ethical lending professionals with networking, leadership and educational opportunities.
What We Believe:
We believe true mortgage reform needs to come from within and that it is our responsibility to bridge the gap of trust between main street and our industry by raising the standards of lender communication, accuracy and responsiveness.
Who We Are:
Created in 2009, Mortgage Revolution is a grassroots movement lead by street level originators joining forces to participate in the process of building trust and integrity within the mortgage industry.
What We Do
MRev organizes non-profit, spam free mortgage networking events that promote a culture of transparency in sharing innovative ideas and proven strategies from street level originators who are in the trenches making a positive impact in their local communities.
100% of all profits to go charity, and the speakers, sponsors and volunteers all pay for their own room, travel and registration for the purpose of keeping our events pure from politics or favoritism.
- Education: Find out what’s really working from top active originators
- Networking: Meet mortgage professionals who care about your success
- Strategy: Execution, implementation and proven systems that others are actually using
- Leadership: Setting a higher standard for business conduct and ethical lending
- Charity: 100% MRev profits are donated to charity, with $50k raised in our first year
Everyone is an expert at something, and we sincerely believe that the key to success is to enable the success of others.
Show up, network, organize, share, teach, learn – you are responsible for your own education.
It Started With A Simple Idea
Bring a group of like-minded mortgage professionals together for the purpose of networking, education and to raise money for charity so that our friends, family and the media could have something positive to say about our industry.
The real estate market crashed in Las Vegas, NV in early February 2007, with the rest of the country experiencing similar destruction and hardship over the next few years.
Life as everyone knew it was over, and many of the remaining mortgage people were seeking leadership from the traditional establishments to help them make sense of the shock and awe. The top industry influencers, associations and mortgage vendors were shook to their core as well, financially unable to host or sponsor the expensive conferences that historically attracted thousands of originators.
The industry was literally turned on its head with no sense of direction or hope, leaving the surviving mortgage professionals alone in their own trenches to fight their own battles.
When we started planning our first event in 2009, our goal was to gather the surviving mortgage professionals for a networking event where we could talk about ways to make our industry a better place to work by earning back the trust with consumers and agents.
Hundreds of volunteers stepped up to help with speaking, organizing, promoting and even sponsoring.
Tons of strong relationships were developed out of that first year, and we are still talking about the killer experiences and fun memories five years later.
Over $50,000 Raised In One Year
As a true No-Profit conference, MRev raised over $50,000 in 2010 by hosting four grassroots mortgage industry events across the country that were designed to bring lending professionals together to learn about sales, marketing and business management strategies from other ground level loan officers and branch managers that were in the trenches and surviving the financial crisis.
100% of all proceeds were given to charities which were chosen by the local hosts.
One thing that made MRev unique compared to other industry events, is that all organizers, speakers, volunteers and sponsors paid for their own room, travel and event ticket.
There were no favorites or politics, and, everyone was behind a movement dedicated to influencing a positive change in our industry.
We were told during the crash that there wouldn’t be any major mortgage conferences organized by the traditional influencers because “there wasn’t any money to be made from a broke industry.”
For the organizers and volunteers of MRev, our “Charity” is our peers in the industry fighting to make a living under the burden of regulation, the changing market conditions, competing with gazillion dollar marketing sites and the unethical lenders down the street who are still bending the rules to get ahead.
MRev Vegas has a special focus on raising money for one of our close friends who was diagnosed with brain cancer a few years ago. By keeping the overhead low, relying on friends to help with promotion and asking sponsors to measure their success on the relationships they create by supporting the movement, we hope to raise several thousand dollars.