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Sharing knowledge is one of the things we do best.

As experts in the credit reporting and verification business, we consider it part of our job to stay up-to-date on all the latest information relevant to the mortgage industry. As a team that strives to provide the absolute best service and value to its customers, we consider it part of our job to share this expertise with our customers and colleagues.

To that end, we have developed a specially focused course that covers all of the most critical and useful credit-related information that real estate professionals need in order to do their job well.

Continuing Education Courses

“Understanding & Maximizing Consumer Credit Scores” (Program #MS604C001LE)

This course provides an introduction to understanding the FICO scores currently used by the majority of mortgage lenders to determine consumer credit worthiness.

Designed for the real estate professional, the course explores:

  • How credit reports are developed
  • How FICO credit scores are calculated
  • Which data is used in determining a consumer’s credit score
  • The proper steps involved in correcting erroneous credit data contained in a consumer credit file

The course focuses on useful, hands-on information used by credit grantors to assist the consumer in maximizing their FICO scores through use of Internet-based software tools.

Because many consumers have FICO scores that are artificially lower than they should be due to inaccurate data on their credit files and mismanagement of the credit data contained in their credit files, particular attention is paid to the personalized credit management and optimization solutions available to the real estate professional. This course will assist the real estate professional in understanding the importance of credit score optimization in the current marketplace and how to use the available optimization systems to help consumer buyers.

Larry Avery, Birchwood Services, Inc.

Sponsoring a Birchwood Continuing Education Course for your real estate professional partners is a cost-effective and low-requirement way to deliver additional value, build relationships, and create goodwill with Maine real estate professionals.

Birchwood provides all course instruction and materials. Sponsors provide a meeting space. Both Birchwood and the sponsor are welcome to promote the course in any way they see fit. The sponsor can offer the course free-of-charge, or require a registration fee (typically $40).

Birchwood’s continuing education courses are available for free to any Birchwood customer. 

Birchwood also offers other, consumer-based seminars covering “What Every Consumer Should Know About Credit Reports. Sponsors may offer this course as educational outreach to current and future customers. We offer up to four (4) scheduled courses a year, either the Maine Real Estate course or consumer outreach course, should you wish to participate.

As discussed, Birchwood products are priced competitively, with access to a wide range of products and services, including TRV reports, Flood reports, and AVM reports. Remember, your bank only has to use a single product line to qualify for the no-cost courses.

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, we would be happy to meet with you personally to discuss this opportunity. 

Please contact Larry Avery, Director of Sales and Marketing, at 800-910-0015 for additional information.

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