Location: St. John’s, NL
East Coast Mortgage Brokers was established 10 years ago after founder Claude Sullivan retired from a long career with a major bank. During his time in banking, Sullivan recognized an opportunity to better serve clients by offering more options, and East Coast Mortgage Brokers was born. In its first year, the brokerage grew from one to three brokers. In year two, sales continued to grow, and the brokerage continued to attract more mortgage professionals. Today, East Coast Mortgage Brokers is home to 25 agents and support staff.
From the beginning, the company’s focus was to treat clients as friends and to provide the best service and advice possible, and that mission statement has resonated within the surrounding community. “We believe that it’s all about service and the relationship we form with each client,” Sullivan says. “Financing a home is daunting for most people, and we try to be available, friendly and offer the best advice possible. We are always sharing information within our team [to make sure] they are knowledgeable and informed.”