WHITE HOUSE MORTGAGES
Deb White knows how to balance building a successful business with paying it forward. After launching White House Mortgages in 2005, she quickly grew the business to seven brokers in just two years. Over the past 15 years, she has built a small empire of nearly 20 brokers and four retail outlets throughout BC’s Okanagan Valley, generating an average annual volume of $200 million.
White wants new entrants to the mortgage industry to know that “you have chosen an amazing career. Hold on tight for a fun ride. Make sure you set short-term goals and make them achievable. Goals should be ‘SMART’ – specific, measurable, actionable, reasonable and timely. Be accountable. Find a coach or mentor that you must check in with on a weekly basis. Be adaptable. In the ever-changing world, ensure that your plan allows for you to adapt to your new surroundings. Most importantly, have fun.”
Out the office, White and her team support a variety of organizations and causes, from ladies’ softball and golf to sending sick kids to Disneyland and singing Christmas carols to raise money for charity.