Simeon, Curious as to what you ended up doing? I've been considering getting my NMLS as well.
Try checking indeed.com
You’ll want to screen potential employers based on a model that works best for you.
Some brokers/ mortgage shops require you work full-time and will compensate you as such and offer a base salary, commission and benefits, however they’ll require you work the leads they provide.
Others, which sounds like you’d be more geared for would, be an outside Loan officer role where you aren’t given a base salary, however you are compensated based on the deals you source yourself. Given your limited experience you’d want to have that conversation upfront as there are many moving parts of the mortgage process you wouldn’t want to bring in a client without being able to
Provide them with a full understanding of what to expect.
I hope that helps.
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