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Mortgage Broker News | 27 Oct 2014, 12:04 PM Agree 0
Brokers may view material flashiness as an outdated requirement for entrepreneurial success, with several contradicting what was once a popularly-held belief.
  • Robbie Ryan | 27 Oct 2014, 01:39 PM Agree 0
    this has been an ongoing conversation with my contemporaries. I know I've done the odd refinance where the client has to mortgage the car in order to reduce their overall monthly expenses.I've also done a number of files that did not qualify because of vehicle loans.I like nice guys as much as the next guy. Bottom line for me is, they're a depreciating asset. It goes against everything that I tell my clients.Invest in yourself first. A car is not an investment.
  • Robbie Ryan | 27 Oct 2014, 01:40 PM Agree 0
    I meant to say I like nice cars as much as the next guy.
  • Robbie Ryan | 27 Oct 2014, 02:01 PM Agree 0
    bet I gave everybody I good chuckle.
  • Robbie Ryan | 27 Oct 2014, 02:01 PM Agree 0
    bet I gave everybody I good chuckle.
  • OakanganBroker | 27 Oct 2014, 03:36 PM Agree 0
    Yep, that was FUNNY! Not that there is anything wrong with that...:)
  • M Kostelyk | 27 Oct 2014, 04:25 PM Agree 0
    Thanks for the chuckle...was a good one.
  • Omer Quenneville | 29 Oct 2014, 10:35 PM Agree 0
    Image is important. I see realtors showing up in beach cloths, I shake my head. You should look like you are going to represent someone, not be their best friend.
  • Alain Payette | 11 Nov 2014, 08:59 AM Agree 0
    read about lots of frauds done by flashy businessmen in suits with great cars and homes ! Don't judge a book by it's cover.... I personally think that is all old world thinking....If you need that look to get a certain level of success than maybe you are not that good ?
  • Omer Quenneville | 11 Nov 2014, 02:11 PM Agree 0
    Alain, I do understand what you say. The point is you are representing someone. It is not about you expressing yourself. For me, that is about an image that I believe the majority of people would want as a representative. You might be ok with the beach look and your client might be ok with it too (birds of a feather) but what about the person you are presenting to on behalf of your client. They may not be ok with it. Plenty of times clients have accepted offers because they felt the agent was more professional. When you are in a tie race, both offers are close. Appearance can make the difference.
  • Omer Quenneville | 11 Nov 2014, 02:12 PM Agree 0
    Part of being "that good" is knowing that.
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