The Houston Mortgage Bankers Association held its July luncheon meeting on Wednesday, July 11 at Maggiano’s restaurant on Post Oak Boulevard. Speakers for the event were Lily Jang, a Realtor with Heritage Texas Properties and the host of the local real estate show, “Lily’s List,” and Ernest Campbell, a Houston mortgage banker representing the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers (NAMMBA).
Introduced by HMBA President Scott Gillen, Campbell urged HMBA members to support NAMMBA and increase diversity and connection within Houston’s mortgage banking community. NAMMBA has 23 chapters nationwide and focuses on financial education for minorities and women.
Featured speaker Lily Jang, a former news anchor, has combined her journalism background with a real estate career to offer a unique perspective on home marketing. Born in Vietnam, Jang grew up in the United States and earned a degree in journalism from the University of Texas. After a career as a working television journalist in several cities around the country and in Houston, she decided to enter real estate sales utilizing what she knew best to create her marketing: communication.
“I approached a Houston television channel and pitched the idea for a HGTV-style show on local real estate – and they loved the concept,” Jang said. “It’s been a very successful venture and allowed me to gain an incredible following on social media, particularly Instagram and Face Book.”
After concluding her remarks, Jang took questions from the audience. She replied to a query about what she expects from her clients’ lenders by saying, “I am accessible at any time for my clients and expect the same availability from their lenders.” Her advice on social media content for lenders and Realtors alike was, “Keep it simple, visual, and consistent – keep posting.”