DEANNA EZZY, woman boss, director and principal mortgage dealer of Extra Than Mortgages, has once more been recognised because the primary feminine dealer within the ACT.
AT the 2022 Specialist Finance Group (SFG) Nationwide Awards, the crew at Extra Than Mortgages gained “ACT Mortgage Brokerage of the 12 months 2022” with director Deanna Ezzy taking out “ACT Mortgage Dealer of the 12 months 2022” and recognised as rating fifth nationally inside her aggregation group.
She additionally locations quantity 44 within the prestigious “Mortgage Professionals of Australia Prime 100”, which makes her the quantity three feminine mortgage dealer in Australia for the quantity of loans she has written for her shoppers.
Deanna is the SFG primary feminine mortgage author within the ACT and is on monitor to settle $1 billion of residential loans in 2023.
She says that whereas the non-public accolades and recognition means a lot to her, she is immensely pleased with her crew’s success.
“I’m so grateful for my wonderful crew. The crew award recognises the quantity of loans we have now been capable of obtain, in addition to the expansion of our crew from 5 to 11 employees prior to now couple of years,” she says.
After opening in 2018 with trusted director and shopper accomplice Natasha Condi, Extra Than Mortgages has expanded its crew through the years and Deanna says she seems to be ahead to welcoming one other dealer to the crew quickly.
She proudly acknowledges the efforts of senior mortgage processor Selena Yiap, who she calls the “the supernova”, who was a finalist within the 2022 Ladies in Finance Awards as “Workplace Administrator of the 12 months” in addition to “Younger Chief of the 12 months”.
“My crew is all the things. With out them none of that is attainable and I’m so pleased with them,” she says.
“Extra Than Mortgages can be devoted to supporting charities, with a portion of our income allotted to charitable causes.”
Deanna says that when she began her profession in mortgage broking 12 years in the past she discovered her pure drive and relationship-building expertise had been effectively suited to the job, which she says has modified the trajectory of her life.
“I used to be capable of be taught from the perfect within the enterprise and I discovered that I used to be naturally good on the job,” she says.
“I’ve at all times wished to construct one thing alone and begin from scratch. I additionally need to be an important boss for my employees and in some methods pay ahead the chance I had.
“I like the concept of continuous to assist my crew and assist others succeed within the trade, by teaching and mentoring. I’m tremendous passionate concerning the trade.”
Whether or not or not it’s buying an funding property, a first-home purchaser or managing a monetary separation, Deanna says her shoppers inform her that they actually do perceive the “extra” that Deanna and her crew convey them.
Deanna says that she labored with a shopper with youngsters who was beginning the method of separating from her long-term accomplice. She helped her navigate the complexities of refinancing her residence in her title a couple of years in the past and met her in individual not too long ago.
“I didn’t realise the influence the work we did made on her life. She stated she couldn’t have gotten by the previous three years with out our assist. It was so pretty,” Deanna says.
“It’s about our service. We genuinely care concerning the course of, we reply questions and go over and above for our shoppers.
“We aren’t stuffy. We love what we’re doing and produce lots of steering and assist to our shoppers… we’re on their aspect.”
Extra Than Mortgages, 4/6 Phipps Shut, Deakin. Name 6188 4555 or go to morethanmortgages.com.au
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