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Conference Like A Boss!

This is a compilation of thoughts, ideas and actions taken during two four day (bi)annual conferences attended a few years ago. From each of these two conferences I drew more value and actionable content than from just about all conferences combined that I have ever attended previously. Not because the conferences themselves were radically different from […]

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FICOM & The Form 10 Disclosure Decision

What follows is an exact copy of the letter that I wrote and submitted to FICOM on February 20th for their review and consideration. No doubt hundreds of other Brokers wrote similar letters. On March 30, 2016 FICOM announced that they are moving forward with enhanced disclosure, despite the feedback from Brokers such as the […]

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Business and Buddies

An excerpt from Volume 1 of ‘Be The Better Broker‘ Business and Buddies ‘My best friend is a Realtor — it’s a built-in shortcut!’ Uh, wrong. In the early days of your career, any long-standing friendships you may have with top-producing Realtors are unlikely to translate into new clients for you. This can cause a […]

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Help! It’s a Mortgage Emergency!

An excerpt from Volume 1 of ‘Be The Better Broker‘ Help! It’s a Mortgage Emergency! 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 […]

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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‘ Carpe Momentum! 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 […]

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Be a Go-Giver

03An excerpt from Volume 1 of ‘Be The Better Broker‘ Be a ‘Go-Giver’ During my first few months as a licensed Mortgage Broker, I called on ten top producers in our company. Each made time for me, which in itself made a lasting and influential impression. It was interesting how far ranging each of their […]

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Pursue Excellence

An excerpt from Volume 1 of ‘Be The Better Broker‘   Pursue Excellence You would be hard-pressed to find a top-performing athlete in any sport who decided as a kid he wanted specifically a $6-million-a-year contract, so then he mastered baseball, hockey or basketball. In fact few top performers are driven to excel by the […]

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Renewals: A new-to-me approach

An excerpt from Volume 1 of ‘Be The Better Broker‘ How to take a larger slice of the pie With ~1.1m privately owned properties in BC, about 50% of which have mortgages on them, there are arguably more than 100,000 renewal transactions up for grabs in my home province each year. This is a significantly […]

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6 Quick Email Tips that Will Save You Hours

An excerpt from Volume 1 of ‘Be The Better Broker‘ 6 Quick Email Tips that Will Save You Hours 1. Have just one email address Managing multiple email accounts adds an unnecessary layer of complexity to your life and presents a potential obstacle of confusion for those trying to reach you. More than one address […]

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