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An IRD-ish Story: Nuances Not Rates

Inspiration for mortgage brokers

Earlier this year, a client called to tell me that BigBlueBank (BBB) could not process his re-finance transaction due to BFS income challenges. We mapped out a strategy that he could take back to BBB. If they accepted it, then the client’s problem would be solved. If they did not, then they would have had […]

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The MPC Conference & Volume 3

Good day,   We will return to more usual day-to-day posts next week, this week is just shameless plugs for the conference and the newest book.   Shameless plug for the MPC Conference:   Hopefully you are waking up in Vancouver today or tomorrow and attending the annual Mortgage Professionals Canada conference this weekend. It […]

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Mortgage Professionals Canada – Annual Conference

A short post, with a few links to follow: Here is a link to the heart of my communication with my TD variable clients. At last count I have well over 300 such clients. A direct email, and this post, were a great way to reconnect with several and for the vast number in Prime […]

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Volume 2 – Now Available @ Amazon.com

After many (~10) months of jam packed writing weekends Be The Better Broker, Volume 2: Days 1-100 As A New Broker, Building Lasting Foundations and Surviving in the Meantime is at last available in print on amazon.com. At the moment it is available on amazon.ca in Kindle format only. Paperback via amazon.ca should happen by Oct 1st. […]

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Chapter 73: Three Little Words

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” — William James   When taking an application we assume nothing. There are a variety of words every Broker would do well to eliminate from their vocabulary including the following: Assume Liar Promise These are potentially relationship-ending words, and if […]

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Completion Day Considerations

Thought for the day. The single best day to target for completion? Whether a refinance, ETO, or purchase, it matters not – the single best day of the week is almost always a Wednesday. Need a day’s extension? Tripped up over east coast/west coast times for funding? Lender inserted one last condition to the lawyers? […]

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Chapter 54: Commit. Perform. Measure

An excerpt from Volume 2 of Be the Better Broker.  Commit. Perform. Measure. We are what we repeatedly do. — ARISTOTLE As a mortgage Broker, your whole world is numbers. In Volume One we spoke of ‘the four-point system’ for winning and retaining clients, as set out in the book How to Become a Rainmaker […]

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Help! It’s a Mortgage Emergency!

An excerpt from Volume 1 of Be The Better Broker. It has been said there’s no such thing as a mortgage emergency. We Brokers may know that no underwriter is going to be reviewing documents late at night or over the weekend. However we also know from experience that responding to those late phone calls […]

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Invest in Yourself!

An excerpt from Volume 1 of Be The Better Broker. Invest in Yourself Too many new Mortgage Brokers view a commission cheque as their paycheque. It is not their paycheque. It is the gross sales revenue of their business. The commission cheque belongs to their personal business, an important differentiation to live by. A Broker […]

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Carpe Momentum!

An excerpt from Volume 1 of Be The Better Broker. Early on in my Mortgage Brokering career I attended almost every real estate-related or finance-related event I could find in our city. I showed up ready to walk the walk, clean shaven, sporting one of my $99.00 suits, with a pocketful of classy business cards. […]

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