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Craziest’ things any broker has done for a deal

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Mortgage Broker News | 23 Aug 2012, 02:17 PM Agree 0
From offering to fill a client’s fridge with $1,000 of beer to promises of a romantic “date” with a seller, a new survey suggests Realtors are resorting to all sorts of weird ploys to seal a deal in this tight market.
  • Jeff | 25 Aug 2012, 04:54 AM Agree 0
    I hope this article never reaches the general public. What an awful brush to paint the Mortgage Broker community with. "Yes, I can run a convenience store and stay up to date with market trends and offer you sound financing advice, all at the same time." That's exactly how we want to be portrayed in the midst of economic uncertainty and while trying to gain back market share. Not.
  • @kiltedbroker | 25 Aug 2012, 05:34 AM Agree 0
  • Claire Drage | 25 Aug 2012, 05:45 AM Agree 0
    I am speechless (and those that know me, know it must be bad!).. shocking journalism, ashamed I actually read it all, and even more ashamed to say I think I live not far from that Mac store!
  • Lee Welbanks | 25 Aug 2012, 06:05 AM Agree 0
    I must say that I'm very disappointed in a periodical that claims to represent broker interests. You really don't help the credibility of this industry by showing these "incentives". If you're going to offer some advice on how to improve our businesses (new there's a novel idea), please make sure it applies to the majority of us that don't moonlight as cabbies.
  • Garnier | 25 Aug 2012, 06:22 AM Agree 0
    I sincerely hope some of you are joking, because clearly this is meant to be humourous. As a broker, I can laugh at some of the silly things I've seen other brokers do. It's no reflection on me. In fact, we have to start laughing at ourselves. That's the mark of maturity.
  • Derek | 30 Aug 2012, 06:18 AM Agree 0
    Even by clarifying this is not representative of our industry doesn't do much after you start reading some of these. We're trying to educate the public that we're the better alternative to going to the bank yourself. If they think any tom, dick, or harry can sell mortgages and we're desperate, unless you're an established name, it's tough to gain credibility in the public eye if they don't see the level of professionalism of a broker on par with a bank. Professionalism has an intrinsic quality that gains the trust of people.
    Yeah these are funny for brokers to read...but I sure as hell won't be posting this link on my Facebook wall..
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