Mazel tov, Saskatchewan brokers!
It’s much warmer than cold comfort, say Saskatchewan brokers, grappling with a slowing market but finally seeing home prices grow closer to the national average -- along with their commission cheques.
Here's one way to boost team morale
If a CMA award can lift the profile of even the highest flying brokerage, it may have even more of an effect on its morale, says one of last year’s buoyant winners
Brokers meet your new clients
Brokers may want to follow the lead of this Alberta veteran. He’s increasingly working for Realtors to create the kind of vendor-finance deals that win buyers time to quality for traditional mortgages, while helping sellers with tougher-to-sell properties.
Broker network and rate site expand online client base
That partnership with Invis/MI and rate site Kanetix is now being expanded to Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, after a fall launch in Ontario that captured broker attention both in and outside the organization.
Brokers channel pumps $1.2 million into charity
Growing originations wasn't the only focus of brokers this year, with their collective efforts for charity surpassing last year's grit, determination and, indeed, generosity.
Brokers turn to buydowns in slow market
One broker is getting candid about rate buy downs, offering 2.89 per cent on five-year fixed to any client who qualifies and arguing a slowing market has mandated the move.
Call centre competing with brokers?
One network’s plans to use a rate site to drive business to its call centres – with an eye to passing it along to its members – may be short-sighted, said one leading mortgage professional.
Scotia to brokers: commission cut is 'growth opportunity'
Brokers are scratching their heads over comments from a Scotia exec suggesting they view the commission cut as “a growth opportunity."
Downside of low rates present opportunity
The low-interest-rate environment enticing many homeowners to switch mortgages is a perfect opportunity for brokers to coach their clients on how to avoid steep penalties.
Market distorts broker 'seasons'
The current housing market has thrown the longstanding broker calendar out of whack, charge mortgage professionals grappling with the disruption.