Quite often as Realtors we are encouraged to send our clients to their Mortgage Broker to get pre approved for a mortgage before we go house hunting. After we find their dream house they go back to their Mortgage Broker with all the details and as Realtors we wait to make sure they are approved before we remove that financing condition. The client needs to get very close and personal with two service providers- the Realtor and the Mortgage Broker. We are encouraged to build alliances with Mortgage Brokers and to make them part of our team. There is a lot in common between Mortgage Brokers and Realtors. Why not be both?
I am a Real Estate Broker and believe in continuous improvement in Real Estate. I was licensed as a Mortgage Broker last July 1,2008. I have taken extra courses over the last year and am now awaiting the AMP designation.
I now have a much wider range of services available to my clients. When I do both jobs well the customer experience is less complicated. I may accept leads from either side and show them that they are best served by using me for both finding and funding their purchase.
I will be more active on the mortgage side and will see how well the theory of "All In One Real Estate Services" works for my clients and my business. I'll keep you posted.
Cheers..Doug Izon P. Eng. Real Estate Broker, Century21 Dreams 905-599-1265 www.EyesOnOakville.com; Mortgage Broker, Centum Total Mortgage Services Inc. Lic # 10646