Selling mortgages to a culture that doesn’t understand the term
How do you sell a mortgage to a community of people who distrust banks and are unfamiliar with the concept of a mortgage? One Alberta broker has the answer.
Veteran commercial broker not limited by borders
As the president of one of the oldest commercial brokerages in the country, Ed Estreicher knows exactly what it takes to be a Top 10 broker in his field.
Competing online may become a fact of life for B lenders
It’s a match-making service that may soon become a fact of life for B lenders, and as reported in CMP this spring, it’s making rapid progress in that direction.
How do brokers beat the heat?
The dog days of summer are upon us, and brokers are finding clever ways to accommodate overheated clients and ensure deals done.
June numbers could mean hot July for brokers
Now may not be time for brokers to take their foot off the gas, with rising home sales in June likely to zap the strength of the fall market, according to one economist, reflecting on interest rates.
PropertyGuys.com mixing realty and mortgages
A leading for-sale-by-owner realty has announced new franchises in the Vancouver Delta specifically focused on leveraging the power of existing mortgage businesses.
Fighting rate by paying it forward
One Winnipeg mortgage broker is fighting the rate wars not by cutting into commissions, but by ‘paying it forward’ in $5 and $10 increments.
Making last year’s Commercial Top 10 boosted business: broker
One of CMP magazine’s Top 10 Commercial brokers from last year saw a definite uptick in business from making the list, raising his Google search profile and garnering attention from his residential counterparts.
Flaherty stays - better the devil you know
Mortgage brokers may have been ready to burn Jim Flaherty in effigy last year when he tightened the mortgage rules, but yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that Flaherty would remain as finance minister drew a grudging sigh of relief across the channel.
Family loans for first-time buyers a fact of life, says broker
According to a BMO report, at least one in four first-time homebuyers look to family to help make the downpayment – a number that may be low and a situation that is all too common, says one Toronto-area mortgage broker.