Exclusive Mentorship Program
Like most brokers, I started off on the ‘dark side’, working as a commercial and residential lender in the bank world for 8 years. After finishing my Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne, I leapt into the broking world and haven’t looked back since. I spent the next 5 years as an award-winning broker across a few businesses and was heavily involved in setting up and managing the back-office process for these brokerages.
Although I’m no longer a broker, I love my role as a Broker Relationship Manager now because I get to see how brokers work, learn from their way of doing things and draw on my experience to shape a more efficient process. I’m also really proud and passionate about the VAs we look after because I think they’re just about the best trained support staff in the broking industry (thanks Vince!) and they love their jobs almost as much as they love embarrassing me at karaoke.
Get in touch with me on 03 9068 9553 or email@example.com if you want to discuss how VA Platinum can help support your brokerage.
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VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS AT VA PLATINUM
Having your own exclusive Virtual Assistant (‘VA’) through VA Platinum is an effective way for brokerages of any size to grow their business. Train your VA to support you in whatever aspect of your business you need help with:
- Manage your calendar and emails
- Maintain your social media accounts
- Assist with business development and prospecting
- Perform file compliance checks & post-settlement relationship management
- Pre-submission support – data entry, pricing requests, valuations, credit policy research
- Loans processing – preparing, submitting, tracking and driving applications to settlement
WHAT YOUR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT GETS
Training & learning
We have developed a structured 1-week training program for all VA inductees. This program, developed by an ex-broker with brokers in mind, is delivered face to face and regularly updated to reflect the current issues facing inbound application quality with lenders. Your VA will be given training on your aggregator platform and will come to you with a detailed understanding of the lending process and industry in general.
Ongoing, VAs have access to an abundance of learning resources – detailed process guides, screen-recorded video training, phone recordings of common bank follow up scenarios, acronym/jargon guides and a growing library of technical credit training materials.
We have partnered with a leading Australian Registered Training Organisation to deliver Certificate IV Finance & Mortgage broking courses to VAs under an intensive 2-week face to face course. These courses are held periodically at our office and we have access to discounted course fees.
Workplace culture & attitude
We are proud of the collaborative and high-performance culture ingrained in the VA Platinum ethos. Your VA works alongside a group of experienced mortgage broking VAs who share, teach and learn from each other. All VAs have access to an ‘ask anything’ online collaboration space where VAs can get instant answers & support from their peers when faced with complex tasks – Australian ex-brokers also moderate and contribute to this forum.
VAs are integrated into the VA Platinum culture. Our staff quickly learn to align themselves with the end client’s interest, fighting to get the best outcome for them. Our VAs are trained that when a lender says ‘No’, it’s not really a ‘No’, it’s a challenge – I bet you don’t have the hustle to turn this into a ‘Yes’.
“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” -Sir Richard Branson
Our employees are the most important part of our business. We expect hard work and high performance, so we reward them with some of the best staff perks available:
- Nutritious hot breakfast provided daily
- 10 paid annual leave days and paid Christmas & New Year break
- 13th month pay, SSS, Pag-IBIG, & PhilHealth contributions
- HMO Coverage – group private health insurance policy to cover all staff
- Pay increase after 6 months
- Office library, staff relaxation room, unlimited coffee, relaxed dress code
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