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Camp Jasper… Collaboration: It works!

Wow!  Just WOW!  That about sums up this weeks joint conference in Jasper with Mortgage Professionals Canada (formerly CAAMP) and the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association.  These two associations came together and pulled off what was one of the best conferences I have ever attended.  Now I might be just a little bit biased.  You see …

Why I need your vote

Hey everyone.  Thanks for taking the time to look at this.  I wanted to take a minute and stress the importance of your vote for the CAAMP board of directors this year.  This year we have two excellent candidates so the good news is you will be well represented regardless of the outcome. However I …

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The Revolution Continues

So I know it has been a little quiet of late on the blog front but I wanted to assure you that does not mean things are not happening.  As you may know I have been a strong proponent for change in our industry for many years.  In 2012 I decided that the best way …

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Broker Like a Rockstar! Part 1

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at CMP’s Mortgage Summit.  The topic was “Broker Like a Rockstar” where I focused on the fact that sometimes we need to reinvent ourselves.  To really look at what we are doing and how we are doing it.  We talked a lot about not only understanding our …

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Broker Mastermind Group

In November of last year I created what we have dubbed a Mortgage Broker Mastermind group.  I thought I would share with you the objectives in the event that it might inspire some of you to do the same. Below is the email that I first sent out to a select group of Mortgage Brokers …

Election 2012

I’m in!! Now what?

Well, first off let me say thank you all for choosing me as your CAAMP representative for Alberta. I sincerely appreciate that and will do my best to represent you well. An important thought that should be said up front; is that I’m very aware that this position isn’t about ME imposing MY opinions on …

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Licensing Education Standards

Gary Siegle asked me on my last post what my thoughts were on the state of licensing education standards across Canada. I responded in the comments section but felt that the topic warranted a post of its own. For years I have lamented the fact that our industry standards of education have been set far to …

Why am I running for CAAMP?

So as I start asking people to support my bid for CAAMP director the obvious question comes to mind is “Why are you running?” so I thought I would address that here. I have long been an advocate of our industry and specifically the mortgage broker channel. I believe strongly in promoting the professionalism of …

Time to make some changes!

So any of you that know me, know that I am passionate about this business and the role we serve to the consumer. For many years I have expressed concerns about where we are going as an industry and the fact that we collectively need to “Raise the Bar” and get better at what we …