Matt Imhoff Has Always Liked Numbers and Math
The mortgage broker at our mortgages.ca Vancouver office is also a big fan of planning and helping people with the big decisions in life. Take purchasing a home, for example.
It all makes Imhoff the ideal person to lead the mortgages.ca team, now three strong and growing, on the West Coast.
“I’ve always been a planner and when you have a finger on the pulse of when decisions need to be made, I can help my clients with the bigger things,” Imhoff says. “It’s really about quarterbacking the whole purchase process and feeling more confident in what you’re doing by being aware of everything.”
Canadian Industry Leaders in Your Backyard
Imhoff, who’s licensed in British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario, thrives on knowing what’s going on in the industry. When he’s not helping clients find the right financing for their home, he’s sharing his knowledge with other mortgage brokers in an effort to better them and the industry as a whole.
Imhoff’s knowledge is often tapped into by Mortgages Professionals Canada, which has hosted him as both a guest speaker and panelist in their continuing education courses.
He also has a knack for finding and developing talent. In the short time our Vancouver office has been operating, Imhoff has added two additional brokers, Eddie Han and Adam O’Neil, to the team. Both bring with them the extensive and diverse customer service experience that clients have come to expect from the mortgages.ca team.
The team will expand again soon with another new broker who is in the final stages of the licensing process. Imhoff is currently scouting and coaching others to join our B.C. office. Together, they’ll help residents achieve their dreams of home ownership and support our Ontario office when people living there are looking to move or expand their real estate portfolio out West.
“We’re putting together a strong team with people who always put the client No. 1,” Imhoff says. “They focus on breaking things down in a way that’s easy for our clients to understand. This is about expanding and having brokers licensed in the province you’re living and working in.”
The Benefits of Working With a Local Broker
It’s advantageous to work with someone who, quite literally, knows the lay of the land, he added. That could be knowing Vancouver’s neighbourhoods or, on a larger scale, the geography of B.C. right down to when and where potential threats to deals, including this summer’s devastating forest fires, are happening.
“It’s being aware of these things and doing extra due diligence versus a broker who doesn’t know the area and can put the client at risk,” Imhoff says.
What it comes down to is taking care. And that’s what Imhoff and his team do best.
“It’s not about me and what I’m making in commission,” he says. “It’s about (clients) and are they being taken care of? I want any interaction, big or small, to be positive. I’m on their team regardless of which direction they go.
“This isn’t about a transaction,” he adds. “This is a lifelong relationship in which they know they can trust me to help them.”
Upcoming Mortgage Professionals Canada continuing education course featuring Matt Imhoff of mortgages.ca:
Mortgage Professionals Canada 2021 Fall Virtual Mortgage Symposium, Oct. 13 and 14, 2021