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Why 2018's property market makes now the right time to become a mortgage broker

As of late 2017, Australia's housing stock is worth over $6.7 trillion, making it our nation's most valuable asset class, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Mortgage brokers are integral to the functioning of this gargantuan market, and its fluctuations can greatly affect the average broker's chances of success. With that in mind where is the property market headed in 2018?...

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New Year, new you: Achieve your resolution of becoming a mortgage broker

Achieve a better work life balance. Earn more money. Enjoy your job. Secure a better financial future. Be your own boss.  You've probably made at least one of the above New Year's resolutions at some point in your life, and this year you may have similar goals. We're here to tell you that achieving these resolutions is entirely possible.  With the help of Red...

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3 productivity tools to boost your mortgage broker career

Which service did buyers find most helpful in the 2016 FHB Australia survey? Mortgage brokers - by far. That's why if you're considering becoming a mortgage broker in 2018, your goal should be to help your clients as much possible and to make their lives easier.  To do so you'll have to avoid getting bogged down in the details, so that...

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What does the property market mean for your mortgage broker career in 2018?

The success of your mortgage broker career depends largely on your dedication, and the help and expert training you get along the way. However, there is one factor that can heavily influence your efforts, and unfortunately you can do very little to change it - the Australian property market.  What you can do is fully understand the market so you can best advise...

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Why 2018 is the ideal time to become a mortgage broker

Is the housing market headed for a slowdown? That's the word coming from the CoreLogic-Moody's Analytics Australian Home Value Index Forecast, which has Sydney and Melbourne prices falling slightly between 2018 and 2020, the Financial Review reported. What does this mean for a mortgage broker career in 2018? While mortgage activity might soon be slowing, that doesn't mean the future isn't...

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How mortgage brokers can get the right work-life balance

The career of a mortgage broker is one that's defined by freedom. Because you're not being paid by the hour - but instead by how many loans you can settle - the income that you make is not directly tied to how long you spend working. It's therefore a career that has the potential for excellent work-life balance, as you get...

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How to spend time wisely as a mortgage broker

Mortgage brokers earn their keep through commissions, so they don't get paid like other professions might by the ticking of the clock. But as it does with any modern professional, time still plays a vital role in a mortgage broker's life, because it determines how productive they are. If you spend twice as long to earn the same amount as the broker...

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How to be a mortgage broker in the age of digital disruption

The 21st century has seen digital disruption rear its head in almost every industry. What will it do to those looking to become a mortgage broker and the existing skilled members of the industry? What is digital disruption? Put simply, it's the way that digital technology changes - for better or worse - the business models of existing companies. It's part of creative destruction, a term coined by...

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Returning to work? Why a mortgage broker career could be perfect

Whether you've been off due to the birth of a child, illness or some other reason, returning to work can be difficult. Depending on the amount of time that's passed, you might find that you're no longer interested in doing what you did before. In this situation, starting a new career as a mortgage broker could be the perfect thing for...

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Should you recruit millennials into your mortgage broker business?

The term millennial, while not having an 'official' definition, generally refers to people born in the period from the early '80s to the mid '00s. With their oldest cohorts now in their early 30s and their youngest in their early teens, the millennial generation has been involved in the workforce for some time now, and is just starting to take...

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