Do Credit Inquiries Impact on Your Credit Score?

Do "Inquiries" impact your credit score? 
I hear this question often and wanted to share the answer….when a client makes an inquiry that is mortgage related, within a 14 day period, it is treated as one inquiry by Equifax.  If there are 7 mortgage inquiries within that 14 day period, they all roll up into one.  If you have clients that have been to another lender or broker, and are being told that applying  hurt their credit or chances of getting their dream home….