ROCK SOLID MORTGAGES,QUANTUS MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS
Years in the industry: 11
Remi Korent went from building houses to helping people buy them. After watching friends get their mortgage broker licences in their early 20s, only to leave the industry shortly thereafter, Korent knew he needed to take a more calculated approach. He completed the mortgage broker course and went to work at First National.
“I knew that if I wanted to be a mortgage expert, I would have to work in the industry,” he says. “I started in the funding department, which gave me baseline knowledge, then moved to the underwriting side and did document fulfillment.”
Korent has been a broker for the last five years, and his success landed him a spot on CMP’s 2019 Hot List. Still, he says his top achievement has been establishing Rock Solid Mortgages. “Creating a brand rather than marketing just my own name was an accomplishment,” he says. “I wanted to create something bigger than just me with a sharp, iconic and edgy look.”
Using his experience, Korent recently created a broker group that meets bimonthly to discuss challenges, tough deals, successes and failures. “With the group, I’m trying to foster a community of ethics and the sharing of ideas, technology and best practices,” he says. “It’s for brokers in the same stage of growth to enhance our day-to-day operations.”