Congratulations to our very own Young Gun!
Aron Cardona, one of our brokers has reached the final 30 of MPA Magazine's Young Gun Awards 2016.
MPA Magazine's long-running annual Young Guns survey is first and foremost about recognising Australia’s top 30 leading brokers aged under 35 with less than two years as accredited brokers and more than $15m settled over the past year. All have been highly recommended by superiors, peers and referral partners. And that’s not all that unites our Young Guns; they also share a very high level of professionalism.
The importance of this can’t be overstated, given increased regulatory monitoring of the broker channel. Whether we like to admit it or not, these Young Guns demonstrate how much more professional the industry has become, as many of their recommendations make clear. They also compare favourably with those in other industries – real estate and perhaps stockbroking come to mind – in which young recruits have been accused of cutting corners in the fight for promotions and other rewards. It also appears that broking is now attracting recruits from a wide range of career backgrounds, beyond banking. Talented and entrepreneurial young people are leaving elite graduate schemes to come to broking – risking all in the process – a situation that was unimaginable a few years ago. As Theo Chambers, director of Shore Financial, told MPA, it’s that diversity that counts; he’s looking for “young, ambitious, forward-thinking, dynamic, bright, intelligent people from different backgrounds, and I think it makes a difference”. This rapid change in our industry is why we believe MPA Young Guns 2016 makes for essential reading. Young Guns aren’t ranked, and there’s no ‘winner’, although we have featured some longer interviews with a few Young Guns.
“Too often we measure a broker’s success by how much they’ve settled in loans. Aron has a very strong ethical foundation, so he is focused solely on client outcomes and building a long-term relationship. In short, how will the loan help them today, tomorrow and into the future? Clients have been very generous in their praise of Aron, saying they never felt rushed to make a decision and the entire process was much easier than they expected. For other new brokers joining our company, Aron is a fantastic example of what makes a successful ‘Young Gun’. We have no doubt he’ll become a Top 10 Australian Broker in the years to come.” Scott McTeare, CEO, Professionals Finance
Congratulations Aron! Read the full article here