With my mind and your mortgage master plan, we’re a winning team. I mean this quite literally as well, with Best in Ottawa placing me among the seven best mortgage brokers in Ottawa. This is a huge deal for myself, those I connect with to secure the best possible rates and build professional relationships with and, of course, the many clients who trust me with the homeowning plans of their dreams.
Here’s a glimpse of the strategy I implement to make them a realty reality.
The key to any successful brokerage relationship, particularly with someone like me who specializes in home mortgages, is to listen to your needs. Act instinctively (and effectively). Create a game plan, be in it to win it for the client, and finetune the focus along the way should their requirements or budgetary limitations change. Think of it as sitting in a plush high-density foam seat instead of a hard-as-rock wooden chair – the former conforms to user input to ensure the ideal experience. The latter sits there like a lump and refuses to change. Kind of puts the whole art of listening into perspective, doesn’t it?
Of course, if we listen then we learn. But I don’t believe in stopping there. I love people. Getting to know them, developing a relationship that instils peace of mind and comfort – after all, these folks are trusting me with highly sensitive information. The more I get to know the people before their accounts, the more I can account for their preferences in terms of budget, desired rates, the type of mortgage that might suit their lifestyle and needs best, and more. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way – again, my mind is only half of what makes these optimal results happen. Making people comfortable and having inspirational chats about their home owning plans – the guest-host relationship – is instrumental in modern-day mortgage brokering.
Plenty of prospective homeowners come to me for their first mortgage. Some for their fifth, and I don’t judge. Life is a fickle thing, throwing curveballs in tandem with new opportunities. Whether you wish to downsize, relocate to the outskirts of the city, make room for the pitter-patter of little ones’ feet (or that new beagle you just brought home), there are loads of reasons to consider one type of mortgage or another.
I get the best possible rates by working with the best possible creditor connections. These are real folks who love what they do as well, and the relationships I’ve cultivated over the years are essential. Being able to leverage them makes it easier to professionally negotiate the rates you’re looking for. Even if it’s not quite where you need it to be, I don’t stop trying, going through my options one at a time. Thanks to the connections I meticulously manage and am quite proud of, I can relay tremendous long-term value to you through your mortgage.
I take my communications and time management efficiency seriously, and so should any other mortgage broker even amidst slower periods. Being prompt, courteous, and considerate is simply good business, especially with this sort of work that demands a certain level of trust. I’ve been around the block when it comes to all things mortgage-related in Ottawa, and that means I know how these streets work! Whether you need a dedicated expert for a non-resident, self-employed, construction, first-timer, or other form of mortgage – even renewals – I’m glad to help with a wide array of available services.
Want to discuss your mortgage requirements and get a feel for what’s out there? I’d love to chat with you and find out what your interested in. Reach out today and, together, let’s help you get across the threshold – figuratively and literally!
Andrew Thake is a seasoned mortgage broker with over 15 years of industry experience. He’s assisted more than 2,200 clients in finding their ideal mortgage solutions. Recognized for his excellence, Andrew has received high honours and awards, including the National Rookie of the Year from TD Canada Trust and recognition as a Top 10 Ottawa Mortgage Broker in 2023. He has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Dominion Lending Centres and has consistently received their Platinum Award during his tenure as a mortgage broker.
Andrew’s dedication lies in serving his clients and prioritizing their needs with an empathetic approach. Throughout the application process, he provides tailored, informed, and efficient services to ensure the best mortgage solutions for his client’s unique circumstances. The best part of Andrew’s job is when he gets to see the joy on his clients’ faces following their mortgage approval.