PLATE SPINNER MORTGAGE BROKER LOVES CHALLENGE
AFTER more than a decade working in the finance industry, Martyn Williams knows better than to start his day with a solid plan.
“It’s ever-evolving. It changes by the minute and just one email can change everything,” the Mortgage Choice finance broker said.
“It’s like being a professional plate spinner – you’ve got so many things going on at once.
“You are talking to solicitors, valuers, buyer’s agents, clients, the banks.”
The title mortgage broker does not begin to cover the scope of work Mr Williams does covering the north shore from the company’s Lane Cove franchise.
“We do car finance, loans, equipment finance and insurance as well,” he said.
He joined Mortgage Choice last year when he moved to Sydney from the UK. Despite completing a degree in health science at university, Mr Williams took a job as a trainee broker in 2004 on his mother’s advice to follow in his father’s footsteps.
“I gave it a go and never looked back,” he said.
“When you are younger, you’ve never dealt with property, you’ve not dealt with people’s emotions, you’ve never dealt with solicitors and banks on a daily basis, but you learn quickly.”
Mr Williams said an interest in people and money were what make the job enjoyable.
“It’s probably one of the few industries where the harder you work, the more you can earn,” he said.
“There’s a lot of self satisfaction in knowing that you’ve done the best that you can for a client.”
As well as being highly organised and coping well with stress, Mr Williams said a finance broker needed to be flexible with their time and able to convey a lot of information in a relatable way.
“Especially people who are buying for the first time, you need to talk them through the whole process, assist them where you can and keep everyone’s expectations in order,” he said.
Mortgage Choice finance broker Martyn Williams at the Lane Cove franchise.