VRM Mortgage Services News
A Will to Succeed – An encounter with a bank robber made Keith Murray decide he was in the wrong line of work
POMONA, CA – August 1, 2014 – On a Friday afternoon in 1981, Keith Murray had a very bad day at work. He was already working below his skill level; shortly after he’d been transferred to the appraisal department of the savings and loan where he’d worked since he was 14, market vicissitudes had forced the institution to reassign its loan origination staff…
Executive Spotlight: Brandon Kirkham of VRM Mortgage Services
CARROLLTON, TX – July 11, 2014 – Never before has the mortgage world been as fixated on compliance issues as it is today. To get a cogent perspective on the compliance challenges facing the industry, we spoke with Brandon Kirkham, senior vice president at Carrollton, Texas-based VRM Mortgage Services.
By Phil Hall, Progress in Lending
VRM Mortgage Services Honored as Top 500 African American-Owned Business and Top 500 Diversity-Owned Business by DiversityBusiness.com
CARROLLTON, TX – June 23, 2014 – DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site, recently recognized VRM Mortgage Services (VRM) and PCV Murcor (PCV) as two of the nation’s “Top Businesses” for 2014. This exclusive award recognizes and honors individuals who have established themselves as a world-class community of entrepreneurs that continue to transform the way we live and advance our economy forward.
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Keith Murray is Just Getting Started
His company has listed, managed and sold over 500,000 REO assets worth more than $50B.
CARROLLTON, TX – June 12, 2014 – For VRM Mortgage Services, REO was just a starting point. From the unlikeliest of beginnings, VRM Mortgage Services has listed, managed and sold more than $50B in REO properties. More importantly to its owner, they have impacted an industry one community at a time.
Keith Murray profiled in HousingWire: “Keith Murray Stands Fast”
A traumatic experience only fueled his desire to succeed and work for what’s really important
CARROLLTON, TX – June 9, 2014 – Not many people could call being robbed at gunpoint a “crystalizing moment” or a “blessing,” but Keith Murray can. Murray, the president and CEO of PCV Murcor and VRM Mortgage Services, can look back on that fateful Friday afternoon when two men came into the bank he was working at, walked to the far end of the bank’s counter and stuck a gun into his face.
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VRM Mortgage Services Surpasses 500,000 REO Properties Sold
CARROLLTON, TX – June 2, 2014 – Concentrating on preserving and maintaining property values and improving communities the company has helped provide homeownership opportunities to an estimated 1 million people. Industry-leading pace represents more than $50 billion in real estate asset transactions.
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VRM Mortgage Services COO to Speak at WinDS Annual Conference
CARROLLTON, TX – April 22, 2014 – COO Cheryl Travis-Johnson will take part as a featured panelist on the “Breaking Thru the Iron Ceiling” panel. The panel is a part of this year’s Women in Diversified Services (WinDS) Real Estate and Finance Fusion Conference in Henderson, Nevada.
VRM Mortgage Services names new senior VP of operations support
CARROLLTON, TX – March 20, 2014 – VRM Mortgage Services, a leading real estate solution provider focused on helping financial institutions adapt and excel in a changing marketplace, today announced that Brandon Kirkham has been named Senior Vice President of Operations Support. Kirkham will be responsible for managing resources, and developing and implementing strategies to support the success of VRM’s operations.
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VRM’s Cheryl Travis-Johnson offers insight into the company’s position in the industry
CARROLLTON, TX – January, 2014 – In the last two years, VRM underwent significant transition. The firm landed a huge new client, reworked its property preservation service and even changed its name. Cheryl Travis-Johnson witnessed the entire evolution and gives HousingWire readers some much-appreciated insight.
The Roots Community Of Growth
Collaborative alliances with nonprofits are helping America’s neighborhoods plant the seeds for a fruitful future. Blighted neighborhoods have been part of America’s story from the beginning. We generally tolerate them—and presume someone is doing something to address the problem and its root causes. But with the recent foreclosure crisis, the damage has metastasized to neighborhoods previously untouched. Now none of us can ignore it.
By Bill Ireland, DSNews
VRM to Engage Local Companies Through New Initiative
CARROLLTON, TX – March 22, 2013 –VRM Mortgage Services is expanding its marketplace reach nationwide by acting locally. On Thursday, the company announced the creation of its own locally-sourced property preservation panel. VRM Mortgage Services plans to select homegrown companies in seven cities who will be tasked with providing traditional property preservation and maintenance services.
DS News – Five Minutes with Cheryl Crawford
CARROLLTON, TX – March 19, 2013 – Cheryl Crawford is an executive on a mission. The EVP at VRM Mortgage Services has her sights on making a dent in the REO space by honing laser sharp focus on eliminating the amount of vacant properties in the market by getting families into homes. Crawford has worked diligently in the REO space for more than a decade and has some ideas on how to keep Americans in their homes.
VRM nabs multimillion-dollar VA mortgage servicing contract
CARRLLTON, TX – April 17,2012– The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a mortgage servicing contract to Vendor Resource Management, according to a recent disclosure of the arrangement. VRM, the Texas-based loss-mitigation partner with PCV Murcor, will take over servicing on the VA mortgages from origination through REO management. Though the deal has has not been publicly announced, it involves “north of $1 billion in assets,” according to sources familiar with the deal.
Vendor Resource Management Offering REO Training at the 2011 Realtors Conference and Expo
CARROLLTON, Texas, Oct. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Attendees of the 2011 Realtors Conference and Expo can take advantage of innovative REO training offered by Vendor Resource Management through its VRM University on November 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. The Realtors Conference and Expo attracts real estate professionals from across the U.S. and around the world. This year’s event is expected to draw 18,000 members and guests.
Vendor Resource Management Offering REO Training at the 2011 Five Star Default Servicing Conference and Expo
CARROLLTON, Texas, Sept. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Attendees of the 2011 Five Star Default Servicing Conference and Expo can take advantage of innovative REO training offered by Vendor Resource Management through its VRM University on September 14-15 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX.
Wells Fargo and VRM win big at 2011 Pinnacle Awards
FORT WORTH, Texas, June. 14, 2011 Wells Fargo/Premiere Asset Services and Vendor Resource Management scooped up multiple awards at HousingWire’s annual Pinnacle celebration.
VRM Expands on Tenet of Putting Families Back into Homes
CARROLLTON, Texas, March. 8, 2011 — The REO disposition firm Vendor Resource Management(VRM) officially marked the opening of its new corporate headquarters in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton, Texas, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. The festivities drew a crowd of clients, friends, special guests, and local dignitaries, and displayed all the fanfare and genuine excitement that should accompany such a celebration.
Vendor Resource Management CEO to Speak at Multicultural Trade Conference
CARROLLTON, Texas, Feb. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Keith D. Murray, CEO of Vendor Resource Management, a national asset management firm and PCV Murcor Real Estate Services will be the luncheon speaker on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Multicultural Real Estate and Policy Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. Mr. Murray will speak to the group on why a multicultural approach is the best solution to the national housing foreclosure crisis.