Real-estate/broker partnership expands - Australian Broker Online (30 January 2014)
A partnership between real estate agency RE/MAX Australia and aggregator Vow Financial has continued its expansion in 2014 with the recruitment of two new brokers in Brisbane and Wagga Wagga.
Wagga Wagga mortgage broker and real estate agent Janette Tucker has merged her mortgage broking business Janette Tucker Finance Plus with APF to work collaboratively in a finance and real estate partnership through RE/MAX Elite.
Meanwhile, finance and loan broking specialist Anish Prasad will deliver an expanded quality service for home buyers on Brisbane's north side, working with RE/MAX Victory and RE/MAX Island Properties.
Prasad's experience includes recognition on the Aussie group's number one performing Queensland broker team and national top 20.
Nathan Swain, CEO of Australian Property Finance, says joining APF means a broker is backed by Vow, one of Australia's biggest mortgage aggregators, rather than acting independently, and they are affiliated with RE/MAX, a global real estate company.
"These two factors are valued by finance brokers seeking security and longevity.
"The joint venture will provide brokers with a new source of business leads," he said, "and the real estate customer is best served by people working together with knowledge of the property itself, the property market, and the real estate and finance industries they specialise in."
APF services span insurance, wealth creation, legals and leasing; and finance brokers will advise new and refinancing borrowers on commercial, residential.