How Do I Become an Upfront Mortgage Broker?

April 4, 2002, Revised February 2, 2006

To become an UMB, the broker agrees to adhere to Commitment of a UMB and to display this commitment prominently on its web site. The broker's site should also display the UMB logo, and link to this site. Write me for the logo, and instructions on how to proceed.

Effective 2006, UMBs must also belong to Upfront Mortgage Brokers Association (UMBA), which was formed in order to institutionalize the UMB movement, and promote its goals. I took this step because I did not want the UMB movement to die with me.

UMBA dues are as follows:

Membership Type # of Members Cost Per Year
Individual 1 $300
Company 3-10 $500
  11-25 $750
  26-Up $1000

 UMBs may be listed as individuals or firms. An individual broker should include the following information:

Name of broker

Name of affiliated firm

Markets covered: either a state or part of a state

A firm should include the following information:

Name of firm

Number of loan counselors

Markets covered


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