A 2013 forecast for brokers
The verdict is in: 2013 may not be a great year for brokers, but it won’t be the worst.
Broker borrows 'look and feel' of rate sites
A Toronto broker has taken a page from rate comparison sites, borrowing their look and feel to drive more online shoppers to his own rates -- and no one else's.
Happy New Year, BFS clients
Ottawa's move to increase by $50-billion the amount of residential mortgages it will back through Genworth and Canada Guaranty may ultimately accrue to the benefit of alternative clients, suggest some brokers.
Broker: Tough training for tough times
A brokerage owner wants peers to give the gift of tough love to agents next year, asking them to institute his brand of no-nonsense training – one that demands full and very punctual participation.
MA welcomes $200m brokerage
Mortgage Architects is the latest to welcome a high-volume team.
Act review looks at road rep licensing
That review of B.C.’s broker legislation includes a look at whether mortgage specialists should be rolled into the regs, effectively holding their feet to the fire alongside channel competitors.
Bank earnings climb with new originations approach
National Bank's plans to bump up originations through "branch and mobile" forces doesn't appear to have hurt it in the short term, with the lender counting a 14-per cent hike in residential volumes for Q4.
Alberta brokers opt for alternative complaint resolution
The Real Estate Council of Alberta is pleased with the progress of a voluntary resolution process for minor consumer complaints against brokers, which the council launched a little over a year ago.
Slow November suggests 'cold' winter for brokers
National home sales fell 12 per cent last month, compared to November 2011, according to new stats, suggesting brokers across most of the country face a colder winter than last year's hot market.
Brokers to double down on databases, refis, social net for 2013
Brokers are looking to double their efforts in mining client databases, experimenting with social media and chasing refi business to ring in more revenues in 2013 even as the housing market continues to cool down.