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How to Become a Licensed Mortgage Agent.
To become a licensed mortgage broker in Ontario you must first pass the mortgage agent course, be hired by a brokerage and be a licensed mortgage agent for at least two years. You must then complete the mortgage broker course. Once done you can apply to the regulator, FSCO, to change your license from that of an agent to a broker.
What's the difference between a broker and an agent?
A licensed mortgage agent in Ontario can broker a mortgage transaction, as can a licensed broker. The main difference between the two licenses is that a broker can supervise a team of mortgage agents, while an agent cannot supervise other agents. In addition, a licensed mortgage broker can hold the title of Principal Broker, which is basically the chief compliance officer of a licensed mortgage brokerage.
The whole process begins with the mortgage agent course. If you're considering a career as a mortgage broker we urge you to contact us for more details at www.remic.ca, visit us in person at our training centre at 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 213 or call us at 1-877-44-REMIC (73642)
We look forward to assisting you in starting a rewarding new career!
Being successful as an Ontario mortgage agent or Ontario mortgage broker begins with a solid plan. If you are not yet a licensed mortgage agent in Ontario, your first step is to take and pass the REMIC Mortgage Agent Course (RMAC)/a>. Once you've passed the course you must get hired by a brokerage. That brokerage will then apply to the regulator, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), for your license.
But those are only the technical steps in getting licensed. By the time you've obtained your license you still haven't begun the process of being successful.
That's when you need to develop a detailed business plan. Yes, you heard me correctly; a business plan.
Just like the real estate industry, many agents fail to become successful because they fail to plan. I know that's a cliche, but it's also the truth. I've managed hundreds of mortgage agents throughout my career and taught thousands more, and I can tell you that only a handful ever became successful without using a business plan. Their success came from determination and in some cases, simple luck. I don't suggest that you rely on luck, rather plan to be successful and your likelihood of success will be greatly increased. Check with the brokerage that you're joining to see if they provide business planning services and if they do make sure that you take full advantage of it.
You can earn a fantastic income as a licensed Ontario mortgage agent, but it's not easy, and it's not free. Remember to always use all of the resources that your brokerage provides to assist in your success. There's no need to make the same mistakes that others have, and every reason to learn from others' mistakes and grow from them.
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The Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada Inc. provides exceptional, ethics based training approved by FSCO to meet the educational requirements for new agent licensing as well as courses designed to enhance the careers of current mortgage professionals. You can view our list of upcoming Ontario mortgage agent courses for mortgage agent licensing here.
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