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Romeo Raad with award

Romeo Raad from Aussie Home Loans won ‘Achievement Award NSW/ACT’ at the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia’s (MFAA) 2015 National Excellence Awards.

Announced at a gala awards dinner in Melbourne on Friday night, the mobile Aussie Mortgage Broker from Bankstown took the much sought after title over brokers from across NSW and ACT.

Mr Raad said “The Achievement Award recognises mortgage brokers with four years or less experience. I joined Aussie in 2012 and always try to provide the best home loan service to Sydney’s community in the South-West. To be considered the best new broker with a little over two years under my belt is an accomplishment that I am really proud of.

“I love what I do and helping people achieve their home ownership goals, building rapport with my customers and understanding their wants and needs. Mortgage broking is a very rewarding career, and the more you put into your business and customers, the more you will get out of it. As a mobile mortgage broker I visit people in their homes, offices or at their local cafe at a time that suits them, so while it’s definitely not a 9-5 job, I can’t imagine doing anything else,” Mr Raad added.

Founder and Executive Chairman of Aussie, Mr John Symond AM, said “Romeo Raad is one of Aussie’s top mortgage brokers. He prides himself on his customer service and achieved a perfect customer satisfaction score last financial year. Romeo is also one of Aussie’s accredited mentors and dedicates his time selflessly to helping recruit and train new Aussie brokers. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this recognition.”

Mr Raad also has some wise advice for people wishing to enter the competitive Sydney housing market.

“The Reserve Bank’s decision in February to drop the cash rate by 25 basis points has stirred up even greater competition and further falls in mortgage rates for borrowers, which is good news for people dreaming about getting their foot on the property ladder,” said Mr Raad.

“Home buyers should get themselves prepared and arrange pre-approved finance before starting their property search. They could do this by speaking to their bank to see what they are offered. But we always recommend that they go out and get an expert second opinion from an accredited mortgage broker to make sure that what they have been offered really is the best they can get,” he added.

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