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People Under Pressure Produce…

Each of us ultimately is just a pile of carbon. In grade 8 science class Mr. Lenton taught us that all living things are carbon based. He did so with a very memorable (albeit disturbing) story involving his neighbour’s annoying cat and a ‘stakeout’ with his pellet gun, ending with disposal of the remains at […]

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The Four Ingredients

BELIEF DETERMINATION ACTION DISCIPLINE – A.K.A. Constant Spaced Repetition Step One: Belief Belief boils down to three little words: clarity of purpose. Clarity of purpose is crucial. Do you know why you are doing what you are doing? Do you believe wholeheartedly in the why? Do you feel an unshakable sense of purpose around the path […]

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What If Interest Rates Quadruple?

Welcome to part 3 in an escalating series of ‘what if’s’. Please Note; I’m personally skeptical we will see any significant interest rate hikes over the next five years. (significant being more than 1% – 2%). And given that borrowers were/are qualified at a stress test rate of 5.25% (currently) the system is built to […]

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What If Interest Rates Triple?

What If Interest Rates Triple? Rather than make noise about how ‘rates can only go up’ – which is a ridiculous statement. Rates can go any one of 3 ways at any time; up, down, or flat. And when they do move, it is typically in small increments. Although I guarantee you, some media outlet […]

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Winter Is Coming!

Winter Is Coming! Meh, really? Seriously, why is this a constant refrain in one form or another? I attended a five day event in January 2017, and the host (who is ‘not my guru’) repeated this like a chant, over and over and over each and every day. I’d also noticed a previously optimistic, very […]

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September 30! Are You Ready?

If you’re a Realtor, Broker, property buyer or seller this matters. There’s a lot happening these days, good things, bad things, and things that fall under ‘other’. This bit of news falls under the good heading, in that we’re recognizing a tragic piece of our past as a nation. But there may be a problem […]

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A Short Mortgage Story

A short mortgage story. Maybe a lesson or two gleaned, possibly even a useful strategy in dealing with challenging clients. The set up… Working with the clients for 2 yrs.  500+ emails. Countless texts. Dozens and dozens of calls… mostly in the evenings and on weekends OK, Can you guess how the story ends yet? […]

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Learning The Lenders

An excerpt from Chapter 77 of Be the Better Broker, Volume 3. Lenders vary. You don’t need to know every single lender’s products and guidelines to be successful. You need somewhere between three and seven lenders or lender connections. Ninety percent of your business will likely be placed with three or four lenders consistently. Although […]

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Big Ideas – A Cautionary Tale

I can recall one Mortgage Broker saying to me upon exiting the business after less than four years, “I can only conclude that people do not like me.” This was a person paying not just an economic toll, but clearly an emotional one as well. On paper this Broker had every reason to have been […]

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