Victoria mortgage broker sweeps top accolades at the Harcourts National Conference and Annual Awards.
Christine Penford took out the top mortgage broking awards during the Harcourts national conference, held 28-30 May at The Star Casino, on the Gold Coast. She was named Top Australian Mortgage Consultant by leading mortgage brokering company Mortgage Express, and Top Australian Mortgage Consultant of the Year by Harcourts Group Australia.
“Working as a mortgage broker is so rewarding and fulfilling as it allows me to help so many people realise their dream of owning property while also assisting them with moving forward toward financial freedom,” said Ms Penford.
“I am honoured and grateful to have been awarded the Mortgage Express and Harcourts Annual awards, however this is only made possible by the support and encouragement of my referral partners and amazing clients.”
Vicky Devine, Mortgage Express General Manager, noted that Ms Penford is the consummate professional. “Christine’s core focus is naturally always the client. She has successfully run her model on ensuring the relationships that bring that client to the journey are part of her extended team be that referring networks to her strong lender relationships.”
Working closely with the high performing teams at Harcourts Limitless, Harcourts Mt Eliza, and Harcourts Mornington, Ms Penford has set herself apart from others in the home loan industry.
“Christine has a truly unique relationship model within her offices,” said Ms Devine. “By embedding the Mortgage Broker services as part of the overall real estate offering, she has become that trusted advisor for clients regardless of whether they are a seller, buyer, landlord or tenant.”
Ms Devine went on to note that Ms Penford’s reputation as the dominat mortgage broker in her region is through involvement in educational seminars.
“From her signature events for First Home Buyers, co-presented by Harcourts Limitless, to her encyclopaedic- knowledge around residential investment, Christine intentionally plans the to create memorable experiences.”
Not only was Ms Penford recognised amongst the Mortgage Express and Harcourts team, but she was recently named a finalist by Real Estate Business (REB) Awards 2018 in the Residential Mortgage Broker of the Year category.
As a partner of the real estate franchise network, Mortgage Express conducted a two-day concurrent national symposium to focus on best practices, business growth and learning from a selection of international leaders, along with opportunities for industry networking.