Broker of record/owner
MILLENNIAL’S CHOICE MORTGAGES
Years in the industry: 5
After entering the industry as a real estate broker, Matthew Ablakan realized he could better serve his clients by offering mortgage-related services. Ablakan launched Millennial’s Choice in 2017, where he continues to broker real estate and insurance in addition to mortgages. “I don’t come from a family that has any sort of wealth or experience in finance and real estate, so this is a big deal for me and my family,” he says.
Since its inception, Millennial’s Choice has received numerous awards and accolades, including being named Brokerage of the Year – Diversification at the 2019 Canadian Mortgage Awards. Ablakan was also a finalist for the Excellence in Philanthropy and Community Service Award at this year’s CMAs and was featured on CMP’s 2019 Hot List.
In terms of the biggest challenge for brokers in the current market, Ablakan feels it’s “the inability to adapt quickly enough to the changing environment, whether that is the market, legislation or another factor. The key for long-term success is adapting to the changing environment around you.”