Andrea Elllis

Being a mortgage broker is a fantastically rewarding career. If you love being a ‘people person’ and genuinely want to help people achieve their goals and get themselves into a good financial position, then this is the profession for you.

You can be a mortgage broker on your own or you can go through a variety of different aggregates or franchises. But Smartline offers so much more than most. As Smartline franchisees, we all know that ‘someone will always have our back’. This comes in a multitude of different forms; such as, ensuring compliance is up to date, providing access to the latest technology so we can be more efficient and reliable, offering extra business support so we can offer our clients the best service, and providing a network of colleagues and management staff who will support us and answer our questions.

It’s great to see more women becoming mortgage advisers at Smartline. Mortgage broking is still a ‘male dominated’ industry, but ironically, it’s an industry that females seem to do really well in. As more women are joining us, we are seeing more of them topping the leader boards. Smartline is a great option for women joining the industry as they are incredibly supportive and there are a number of very highly regarded female franchisees who are more than happy to help you and give advice. 

I’m always inspired by people who have a positive attitude to life and a big smile! Perhaps that’s why I particularly like helping first home buyers with their loans as they tend to be full of excitement about their new journey. They also tend to be the least experienced in lending and in how to buy property. I enjoy showing them the ropes and advising them on how to set up their finance correctly from the start so that they can build on their wealth as time goes on.

Favourite quote: Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl

Favourite movie or book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This was originally a book and was later made into a film. It’s amazing and will make you cry!

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