Success in any field requires the adoption of positive working habits – being a mortgage broker is no different. While there are many factors that separate the best brokers from the rest, you can improve your chances of joining them by adopting these four valuable traits.
1. Consistently solve clients problems
Why do people come to mortgage brokers? Because they have a problem that needs to be solved – they need a mortgage for their home or investment property. Yet if it were that simple, they could have gone straight to the bank themselves. They’ve instead come to you because they need an expert’s advice. Be that expert, solve the problems, and you’ll be well on your way to being a top broker.
2. Be client focused – always
Mortgage broking is a service industry – brokers are there to serve their clients. At the end of the day, those clients aren’t interested in your business – they’re interested in getting the best mortgage for their needs. Act with the client in mind at all times, and you’ll be acting in your own best interests by proxy. That’s because the business you bring in through word-of-mouth will more than cover any gains you could have made with short-term selfish thinking.
3. Value time
The clock never stops ticking – don’t waste your own or your client’s time. The faster you can achieve the goals they set for you, the sooner they’ll be able to move into their new house or start renting their investment property, and the sooner you’ll be able to get onto helping other clients.
4. Never stop learning
In the fast paced twenty-first century world, there’s always something new to learn. If you’re not moving forward in your knowledge, you’ll be moving backwards because everybody else will pass you by. The most valuable thing you can offer to your client is your expertise on all things mortgages – that’s why they come to you in the first place.
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