First comes baby, then the CMP Top 75

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Last year was tough on the broker channel, what with the struggling economy and the tightening of the mortgage rules in July. Still, not many Top 75 brokers faced that commotion while giving birth.
 
Skye McLean of Argentum Atlantic HS did – and she’s eager to be a Top 75 broker once again this year – even if she slips a little in the rankings.
 
“It’s been a really good year, with multiple offers coming in,” says McLean, who came in 18th in last year’s CMP Top 75 list of brokers across Canada. “But my volumes are down. I had a baby girl last year, so that will affect my overall numbers.”
 
The CMP Top 75 is an affirmation of excellence for many successful brokers as they look to expand their book in a challenging market. The ranking is generally used as a selling tool by brokers, demonstrating to prospective clients their level of expertise. Repeating the feat year after year only amplifies the marketing muscle of the distinction, say brokers.
 
“Being in the CMP Top 75 definitely helps from a marketing standpoint,” says McLean. “It is probably the reason why I was working the whole time throughout my pregnancy – being able to tell clients I am among the top brokers in Canada makes it a lot easier.”
 
The deadline for submissions close on June 21.
 
CMP magazine is now calling for broker submissions for its ranking of Top 75 Brokers by funded volume for 2012. To be eligible, all the figures must be supplied by you, the broker/agent, via electronic survey – and that all deals must have been personally sourced and originated by you.
 
Click here to learn more.
 
Sales figures must be broken down by the relevant lender, and should include a contact name and telephone number for each representative of those institutions. CMP reserves the right to contact them and the broker network to confirm figures. 
 
The Small Market Top 20 gives a tip of the hat to the accomplishments of mortgage professionals in markets with a 2012 average home price of $290,000 or less.
As the gap between home values in Canada’s smaller centres and those in Toronto and other major cities continues to grow, the Small Market Top 20 is the best way to acknowledge the funded-volume success of those brokers.
The criteria to qualify for the Top 20 includes being in a market that is a CREA-identified region, municipality or centre, and to brokers who did a minimum 80 per cent of their deals in such a market where the average home price is at or under $290,000.
Small brokers will be automatically considered for the Top 75 list – and their volumes must be personally sourced and originated.

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