Posted on Aug 13, 2017 in Mortgage Market Updates and News
If you’re reading this blog post, you probably already know me somewhat. You should know I’m a mortgage broker (because you’re reading a mortgage blog), but you may not know that I’m a complete ‘all-things-real-estate’ obsessed nerd. I’m not exaggerating. If you’ve spent much time with me, you’ve probably heard me ramble on about designing and renovating homes, I’ve likely shown you new listings I noticed come on the market that day, and you’ve almost definitely heard me utter the words, ‘Mortgages are actually really interesting!’ (and I actually believe that). Like I said, a real estate nerd.
I started my career as a mortgage broker in 2010 and like many people, I soon discovered that if you are passionate about something that often translates into great success. I have been fortunate to have built a successful business as a mortgage broker throughout my career, helping several hundred clients finance their homes, and funding over $70 million dollars in mortgages.
My clients, many of whom have become life long friends, are the reason I love my job!
I’ve always kept a close eye on our local market, following it out of my own interest and also to be as informed as possible for my clients. My husband and I have bought and sold many properties over the last few years, including homes for our family to live in, rental properties, renovation projects, etc. We’re in the Port Alberni market personally, because we believe in it. More specifically, we believe that this community is a great place to live, work, and invest.
For all the above reasons, I’m really excited to announce that I am now dually licensed as a Mortgage Broker and REALTOR®. I will now be able to better assist my clients and simplify their real estate purchases by acting as their REALTOR® and mortgage broker. One thing I’ve heard from first time home buyers numerous times is that they find it overwhelming to have to deal with so many people while purchasing their home. Being dually licensed, I’ll be able to cut that down and act as a point person throughout the entire process, in situations where clients don’t have a pre-existing REALTOR® relationship. In my first 10 days with my licence I've already been able to help two lovely clients obtain accepted offers and mortgage approvals on their first homes! I'm so thrilled to have been able to get started off so quickly, and with such excited and positive clients.
I’m thrilled to be joining a newly formed team led by an established REALTOR® (she’s also my Mom), Cathy Braiden. I’m looking forward to working more closely with Cathy, her team, and the rest of the lovely staff and REALTOR®s at RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty as I venture into a new segment of my career and life in Port Alberni.
Looking forward to connecting with you on all your mortgage and real estate needs.