The Money Source - A Great Place to Work

Sep 09 2016

The Results Are In - We Couldn't Be Happier!

GreattPlaceToWork2016_TMS_v2.jpgWe are pleased to announce that The Money Source was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. We earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by our TEAMS in anonymous surveys.

Categories we were rated on include:

  • Great Atmosphere
  • Great Rewards
  • Great Pride
  • Great Bosses

We are driven by our Core Values and our commitment to our people is something we take very seriously. We are very thankful to all who shared their thoughts about working here. Interested to see what else they had to say? Check out the results details in the link below! 

Great Place To Work Results

Want to join our team?

Send your resume to resume@themoneysource.com to learn more about openings at our company. 

Topics: Team, The Money Source, Core Values, Great Place to Work

Meet the TMS Team - Vlad Guerra

Jun 25 2015

Vlad

Welcome to another edition of Meet the TMS Team! Today we'll introduce you to Vlad Guerra, Records Retention Team Lead at The Money Source.

Vlad work in our main office in Melville, NY and has been with the team since March of last year. He decided to join The Money Source, because he was in the Life Insurance field and decided he needed a change, so that's how he's here today!

When he's not busy at work, he likes to spend his free time playing softball. The most influential person in his life is his dad. Thanks to his dad, Vlad learned right from wrong, developed his work ethic and basically shaped him into who he is today.

Other fun facts about Vlad:

  • Favorite candy: Starburst - but only the red ones!
  • Favorite Take-Our Restaurant: PeraBell Food Bar

Thanks to Vlad for sharing a little about himself!

Topics: Vlad Guerra, Team, Correstpondent Loan, NY, The Money Source, Melville, The Money Source Correspondent, Meet Our TMS Team, The Money Source Inc., Correspondent Mortgage, TMS Team

Meet the TMS Team - Danielle Ferrari

Jun 19 2015

DanielleFWe are pleased to introduce you to another wonderful Team member of TMS. Today you'll meet Danielle Ferrari, a Collateral Specialist at The Money Source.

Danielle works in our main office in Melville, NY and has been with the team since August of 2014. She joined the team after taking a nine-year hiatus from the mortgage industry. Since her return, she has enjoyed being back in business and has had a great experience being a part of the team. She really enjoys the people she gets to work with every day.

When she's not busy at work, Danielle likes to exercise like running or play sports with her two kids, Joseph and Taylor. She also enjoys shopping and watching any of the Real Housewives TV shows (including Beverly Hills and Atlanta).

Other fun facts about Danielle:

  • Favorite Food: Vanilla Bean Haagen-Dazs ice cream
  • Fun Fact: Danielle’s mom was adopted, so half of Danielle’s ancestry is unknown. Danielle
    likes being a mystery and trying to guess at her heritage.
  • Dream of yours: “I just think about my children and I hope they are happy and successful.”

Thanks to Danielle for sharing a little about herself!

Topics: Danielle Ferrari, Team, NY, The Money Source, Melville, Meet Our TMS Team, The Money Source Inc., TMS Team

Meet the TMS Team - Anasha Persaud

Jun 12 2015

Anasha

We are pleased to introduced you to another member of our TMS Team! Today you'll meet Anasha Persaud, Underwriting Team at The Money Source.

Anasha works in our main office in Melville, NY and has been with the Team since July of 2010, so she's coming up on on her five-year anniversary! She left the paralegal world in Manhattan to join TMS and she has nothing but happy memories since she made the switch. During her time at TMS, she's developed relationships with co-workers that is just about equal to that of family, so she's really proud to be a Team member.

When she's not at work she loves to spend her free time with her family. Her two nieces and three nephews in particular, who have captured her heart and have her in the palm of their hands!

Other fun facts about Anasha:

  • Favorite TV Show: She’s not into a lot of shows, but her new favorite is “Married at
    First Sight”
  • Favorite Food: Sushi
  • Biggest Dream: A place in Manhattan!

Thanks to Anasha for sharing a little about herself!

Topics: Team, NY, The Money Source, Melville, TMS Mortgage, Meet Our TMS Team, The Money Source Inc., Anasha Persaud, TMS correspondent, TMS Team

What the Mortgage Industry Can Learn From the NBA

May 18 2015

Kobe&Tim San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant

I was speaking with Christina Harbridge, the amazing trainer that did our communication workshop at the Growing Happiness Conference in January, to do a debriefing on the event and the assessment she did with our team back in December. I asked her, “So what do you think?” She said, “Darius, you guys have an amazing team! I was really impressed with their engagement in the event and how much they care about the culture and the company. I noticed however that there appeared to be a theme in the assessment amongst much of your team. There appeared to be an US vs THEM mentality. If I could recommend one area for you to work on this year is to get your team to become ONE unit, ONE TEAM. Not underwriters vs sales, or vice versa.” I thanked Cristina very much and I realized that in our industry we have bred an US vs THEM environment. I have seen it everywhere I have ever worked. Loan Officers vs Processing and Underwriting. Brokers vs Underwriting and Ops. Sellers vs Correspondent Underwriting and QC. It is the age old story SALES vs BACK OFFICE.

In sales we learn that we need to push to make things happen. While in Ops we learn that we need to protect to the company and make sure that sales is not pushing on the wrong file. I believe that it is this mentality that if gone unchecked brings about much of the anguish and heartache that the mortgage industry is known for. Yesterday I was reading an article online regarding who is the best of the best in the last 18 years of basketball, Kobe or Tim Duncan? Now I barely know anything about basketball but it was an interesting idea so I checked it out. It started comparing their accomplishments:

Kobe Bryant – 19 season in the NBA , 5 world championships, 1 Season MVP, 2 Finals MVP, 11 First Team All Star Teams, 2 times scoring leader

Tim Duncan – 18 seasons in the NBA, 5 world championships , 2 Season MVP, 3 Finals MVP, 10 First Team All Star Teams, 0 times scoring leader, 1 Rookie of the Year

Pretty even if you look at the comparison, and based on these numbers one could probably make the argument one way or the other as to who was the better of the two players, the BEST of the modern era of basketball. I then read something that really stood out to me. It was an article quoting Kobe Bryant speaking about Tim Duncan from 2014: “I can’t express to you how much I’m jealous,” said Bryant of the Spurs’ sustained success, "I’ve been up and down.” Kobe went onto say “but the advantage that they've had, and that (Duncan) has had and been very fortunate with, is they've had the same guys since he’s been there. That really helps. You've got Manu there. You've got Tony there. Those guys have been through the ups and downs and they have that familiarity, and then they build with pieces around that. The same coach. The same system. Here, I've had to go through so many different coaches, so many different systems, it’s crazy. But I love watching (Duncan). What they've been able to do is something else.”

Here you have one of the greatest basketball players of all time expressing his envy for someone else in the League. Kobe has been incapable of keeping his team together. He has gone through many coaches and systems and team mates. It has not helped that Kobe is known to be all about Kobe. He makes more than twice what Duncan makes and this has hurt his teams ability to bring in other quality players and he has been known to be very difficult to work with, not considered a team player by many. While Duncan and his team have created a dynasty based on the one and only thing that matters if you want to reach the pinnacle of greatness, they have created the world’s best TEAM in the modern era of basketball. With Kobe it is all about Kobe. With Duncan it is all about the TEAM. This struck me as I read the article as I see this in the mortgage business all the time. My question to all of us at Endeavor and TMS is the following: “Who is your TEAM?” And secondly: “What can we do to become a team like Duncan and San Antonio in an industry filled with Kobes?”

Topics: Team, Grow Happiness, Articles, Darius Mirshahzadeh, The Money Source Inc., Endeavor America Loan Services, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan

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