Brokers taking on the mantle of money managers
More and more industry professionals are becoming informal investment advisers in addition to brokering, helping clients better balance their lifestyles and finances.
The Big Story: The CMAs take the stage
Toronto was host to the 7th annual CMAs, theatre-styled gala honouring 21 industry players from brokers to underwriters. Take in the sights and sounds of this extravaganza.
Great agents born or made?
The skills for writing a contract are there with new agents, say brokers, but it is the crucial qualities that make a good salesperson which are most lacking.
Top 75 brokers share their recipe for success
Implementing the best business strategies may seem obvious, but many brokers fail to take advantage of what works while discarding what doesn’t.
CMA winners defy rough market
The 8th-annual CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards went off with a bang at Toronto’s Liberty Grand Friday with over 600 attendees recognizing industry players who’ve soared above a turbulent real estate market
The medium is the message at today's Mortgage Summit
The opening keynote message for brokers at today’s Mortgage Summit was the need to balance creativity, technology and profit to define success.
Tough 2012? Not for this broker
MortgageBrokerNews is continuing its series of features on the finalists for Broker of the Year in both categories -- the under 25 employees and the 25 and over. This year’s group is the most diverse, spanning the country. Winners in both categories will be named at the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards on May 10 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
Storefront brokerages an expensive lesson
One broker remembers the expensive lesson learned by brokers a few years ago in opening storefront locations in high traffic retail centres, and sees the BMO micro-branch model succeeding if costs can be controlled.
Eisner ready to defend top broker status
The CMP Top 75 Brokers list is back – will you be on it this year? CMP magazine is now calling for broker submissions for its ranking of Top 75 Brokers by funded volume for 2012.
‘Micro branches’ for BMO
The Bank of Montreal is testing so-called micro branches in high-density urban areas, with a small staff able to provide mortgages among other services -- an old idea that may skirt concerns about the banks.