Location: Hamilton, ON
Mission35 Mortgages might only be four years old, but the brokerage was decades in the making for principal broker Brian Hogben. Mortgage-free by 35 and inspired by the efforts of his father to secure financial freedom for his young family, Hogben and the team at Mission35 Mortgages live and honour this legacy every day, helping hundreds of families achieve their own ‘mission.’
“Our clients are not files, and that is, I think, the part that resounds with everyone on my team,” Hogben says. “We don’t just get to pre-approve a person and move on to the next thing – we experience everything that comes with the mortgage process. It’s a thrill every time we get to reminisce with a past client and to tell them, ‘Remember when all this was just a dream?’”
Hogben says the brokerage’s biggest success story in 2020 is how its agents were able to mobilize and adapt immediately to COVID-19 restrictions to continue serving clients with professionalism, guiding them through purchases and refinances mired in uncertainties. “To have purpose in the middle of chaos – it kept us going every day,” he says.