Tips on enhancing your LinkedIn profile

As a mortgage broker, having a strong personal brand is important. It helps current clients recognize you and potential clients find and differentiate you. As clients are looking for their perfect broker more and more online, via a quick Google search or social media, it’s becoming important to build an online profile that illustrates who […]

Protect yourself – Think Business Continuity Planning for your brokerage

If disaster struck tomorrow, would your business survive? How would you contact clients and lenders? Could you continue to generate sales and future business? For many small to medium-sized brokerages, a sudden and unexpected interruption in operations could be harmful. It’s the responsibility of every business to stay ahead of the risks and potential crises. […]

Life happens

Life isn’t predictable – regardless of how much planning we do. Major life events can be stressful; they have a huge impact on our day-to-day lives and the ability to get approved for a mortgage. That’s why getting your client’s story is so important. As a broker you want to paint the full and honest picture […]

The team is complete! Welcome Laura Cook.

She’s goal-driven, self-motivated and has a strong commitment to be the best business development manager possible. Her name is Laura Cook, our new BDM for Saskatchewan, Edmonton, central and northern Alberta. With over 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Laura is a great and final addition to the sales team. “I’m very excited […]

Use this client’s feedback to secure a referral

While brokers and real estate agents work day after day in familiar worlds, clients only complete mortgage transactions, on average, every seven years. Almost every part of purchasing a home or completing a refinance will feel brand new to them. To help your clients feel at ease, prepare them with a few tips from someone […]

The importance of having an email signature

An email signature is like handing out a business card every time you send an email. From brand recognition to looking professional, a signature can do a lot for you. Don’t fret, there are plenty of free resources you can consult to help you get it right: Gmail signature help Mobile signature help Outlook signature […]

Introducing the missing piece to our pie

We’ve added a new member to our team of superstars… and she’s coming to us with an enthusiastic attitude, solid industry knowledge and the horsepower (experience) to support it. She’s the third musketeer, the female perspective… Introducing your new Ontario BDM, Shannon McCain. From her days as a student working part time at Canada Trust, […]

Meet southern AB and Manitoba’s next big thing!

Let’s just say he’s the strong and silent type; someone who works hard, doesn’t buckle under pressure and isn’t characterized as a chatterbox. Steve Leishman has been part of the Bridgewater Bank family for eight months now. After eight and a half years in the mortgage origination business, Steve decided to expand his knowledge base […]

Strengthen client emails using ‘Active Voice’

With technology at the forefront of everything we do these days, a lot of your communication is probably via email. But are your emails as direct and concise as you’d like them to be? Have a read for a quick grammar lesson in active versus passive voice in order to strengthen your writing skills. Effective […]