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Real estate course offers mortgage coaching advice

Education intended for agents, loan professionals

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The Mortgage Institute For Financial Services Professionals, an educational program for mortgage-based financial planning, offers a course that is designed to teach real estate agents and mortgage originators to help consumers make better mortgage-planning decisions. "Mortgage originators and real estate agents want the knowledge and skills necessary to provide sound ethical mortgage planning advice rather than relying on a tag team mortgage planning scheme for a quick commission. These professionals may be the first ones consumers look to for mortgage advice -- and many recognize that a consumer's mortgage decisions shouldn't be made in a vacuum and see the benefits of blending sound mortgage advice with ethical financial planning strategies," said Leon Morris, executive director for the educational program. After completing the course, mortgage and real estate professionals can receive a "Residential Mortgage Planner" designation, according to an MIFSP announcement. Morris said ...