Brokers on dealing with rate hikes
TD has now joined the increasing number of lenders pushing up fixed rates – a trend expected to see even seasoned brokers return to chasing down leads but also to deepening their value-add beyond basis points.
Closing time: Moving the storefront online
The storefront is dying as more and more brokers are ditching them in favour of catching eyes online and not on the street.
Using Twitter to bolster your community... and client base
It may be impossible to quantify exactly how much business Twitter drives to a company, but one leading broker – who has organized successful community events through Twitter to bolster his hometown’s economy – believes the social media platform is invaluable for building connections.
To tweet or not to tweet; for brokers, that is the question
He may have over 14,000 Twitter followers, but Jessi Johnson of Verico mortgagebrokerteam.ca has scaled back on his Twitter activity – now convinced it's a lackluster business development tool.
Underwriter's background paves the way?
Do you know where your dedicated underwriter comes from?
It could in fact make a difference, argues one broker pointing to the benefits of dealing with former employee of a mortgage insurer.
Monolines best banks once again, say brokers
While banks increasingly position themselves as the only real solution for new immigrants seeking mortgages, brokers still believe monolines offer the most competitive options for new Canadians.
Brokers to Jim Flaherty: Don't get any ideas...
Brokers warn the federal government not to read too much into the July spike in home sales, specifically the 9.4 per cent rise highlighted in the latest Canadian Real Estate Associate (CREA) report.
Are mortgage brokers approachable?
Mortgage brokers are increasingly keen to hang onto their reputation as the “friendliest” financial services experts around, with community involvement still the preferred way to meet that objective.
What if anything could you do?
The developer behind the Trump tower in Toronto has yet to close on 201 hotel-suites bought by investors who are unable to secure mortgages. The dilemma begs this question: What could you do for such a client?
Brokers: New MonCana will better the banks
Brokers are weighing in on the acquisition of MonCana by Canadian First Financial and while opinions diverge many laud the deal as a way to better compete with the banks.