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Mortgage Broker News | 16 Mar 2015, 11:49 AM Agree 0
When it comes to improving the overall professionalism and education of the industry, one broker has suggested adopting an apprenticeship model.
  • Rayanne Soderberg | 16 Mar 2015, 12:42 PM Agree 0
    I think that sounds like a great solution and will help those who don't have a strong background find confidence, form strong due diligence practices and provide clients with a more experienced POV for mortgage choices/options.
  • abe | 16 Mar 2015, 02:04 PM Agree 0
    Why re invent the wheel?
    The training course I went to over 20 years ago was one of the best I have ever attended.
    5 days in Toronto, put on by The Mortgage Centre, presented by our own CCAMP president himself, Dan Putnam and and Dan Laframboise with FLT at the time.
    Where dose stuff like this go??
    It was an awesome course
    Thanks again Dan and Dan
  • Faye Drope | 17 Mar 2015, 01:36 PM Agree 0
    Abe sounds familiar. I went to a 5 day course on the lower mainland pertaining to CMHC 25 years ago it was fabulous. We did all kinds of demo's of what had been done and why we should do it this way. I came back confident and ready for any deal that came my way... of course that was when I was still a banker. I know MBABC does some good stuff here in BC with after licensing training. My daughter went and she said it was great, although shortly after she quit the industry.
  • Lana | 17 Mar 2015, 04:50 PM Agree 0
    I welcome the idea of a mentor. I find I am struggling and would greatly appreciate the strategies and experience that a mentor would bring. These days we spend so much time with social networking to find that customer and then we are stuck in what strategy or to which lender to go with.
  • Walter K | 18 Mar 2015, 08:45 AM Agree 0
    Thank you abe. Some people feel the urge to re-invent the wheel...
  • Lesley T | 04 Apr 2017, 09:24 AM Agree 0
    That was a long time ago. It has changed since. The course is just the beginning and they admitted that they are relying on the brokers to do the rest of the training. They did not even review compliance when I went. I think that agents are ill prepared after the course and need a mentor or an apprenticeship.

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