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This week’s HW+ member highlight options Nicollette Chapman, who serves as vp of nationwide gross sales at Zonda. With greater than 20 years of trade expertise, Chapman has additionally held management roles at AmeriFirst Monetary, Clear Title Company of Arizona, and First American Monetary Company.

Under, Chapman solutions questions concerning the housing trade:

HousingWire: What had been a few of your largest takeaways from final yr’s HW Annual occasion? Why do you suppose folks ought to attend HW Annual this yr?

Nicollette Chapman: Final yr’s HousingWire occasion supplied an excellent alternative to community and study from a number of the trade’s greatest leaders. I admire HousingWire’s variety in approaching all sides of actual property, from expertise to economics. There’s at all times a chance to study and develop.

HousingWire: What’s your present favourite HW+ article and why?

Nicollette Chapman:Some lenders won’t survive the purchase mortgage market of 2022” by Flavia Furlan Nunez.

HousingWire: What has been one of many largest studying alternatives in your profession?

Nicollette Chapman: One in every of my first jobs in the true property trade was working as a enterprise improvement consultant for a title firm. It was 2000, and the true property market was pretty uneventful – charges had been round 8% and home costs had been affordably flat.  After which, within the blink of a watch, 9/11 occurred.  Charges dropped to historic lows, and all of the sudden each title firm on the town was overwhelmed with each refinance and buy enterprise.    

I used to be known as into my boss’ workplace, the place he mentioned to me, “Nicollette, we don’t want gross sales folks anymore.  We’ve got extra enterprise than we will deal with.  We want escrow officers.”  My response to him was, “Okay, then train me methods to be an escrow officer.”  

Having discovered the significance of with the ability to rapidly pivot as a way to meet the wants of the market so early in my profession was an unbelievable alternative.

HousingWire: What’s the greatest piece of recommendation you’ve acquired?

Nicollette Chapman: Failing to arrange is making ready to fail.  This rings true in all features of life – planning permits you to make room for an important components of your day (and life!) to happen. 

HousingWire: What do you suppose would be the huge themes for the housing market in 2022?

Nicollette Chapman: Affordability and rising rates of interest. Charges have risen greater than 2 full share factors, but housing costs proceed to rise. As I’ve discussions with builders, lenders, and actual property brokers, there’s common concern as to how way more the market can bear earlier than costs start to say no. 

HousingWire: What’s one factor that folks aren’t listening to that you just suppose they need to be listening to?

Nicollette Chapman: I communicate with lenders on a regular basis on how important it’s for mortgage firms to work with builders. Why? With resale stock shockingly low, 1 out of three single household properties on the market is new building. Primarily, if lenders aren’t working with builders, they’re actively turning away 33% of buy offers. Lenders have to pivot and re-invest the fruits of 2021 right into a sustainable supply of referral enterprise, and builders supply that chance.

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