Jodie Skelton

I’ve been in this industry for over 30 years! I started out with the Commonwealth Bank many moons ago before joining Smartline as a Loan Administrator in 2002. I started my own franchise in 2006.

I love being a broker. It’s quite inspirational being able to help someone achieve their dream. I’ve helped people buy their first home, upgrade to a nicer home, buy investment properties, buy the fancy car they’ve always wanted, purchase commercial property and start their own business. I’m always completely honest and am 100% focused on my clients; I believe that’s how I got to where I am today. The greatest thing about this job is that whatever I want to achieve, it is in my hands.

My favourite client experience is a couple who had put down a $20,000 deposit on a block of land without getting a loan approval and with no savings! They also had to build and occupy the new house within 12 months of settlement to meet the First Home Owners Stamp Duty concession requirements. We had a big job ahead of us! I spent a lot of time with them working out how they would be able to afford both the land and construction loan. We put together a savings plan and a strict budget and met every six weeks to make sure they were on track. The hard work paid off – they were in their home within 12 months! I was thrilled to be able to help this couple as they had made so many sacrifices to own their dream home.

Smartline is a very close knit organisation. Everyone helps each other wherever possible, including sharing knowledge with one another. They are also heavily involved in giving back to the community and I am on the Victoria charity committee. Ten dollars from every loan organised with Smartline goes to charity, and the committee ensures this money goes to those in need. I am very proud to say I’ve been with Smartline for 18 years.

Favourite Quotes: “Work hard, budget well and your savings will build.” “The world is your oyster.”

Favourite Movie: Pretty Woman

What makes me jump out of bed every day: The knowledge that each day brings a new challenge, and my family!

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