Chris Allard, Mortgage agent, DLC Smart Debt
When asked how he has built a successful business, Chris Allard simply says, “I just go to work trying my best every day to help borrowers.” In his first years as a broker, Allard networked with Realtors and financial planners to build his business, which has clearly paid off. In 2016 alone, he closed more than 100 mortgages, and this past April, he was one of the top 50 brokers in the DLC network in terms of mortgages funded.
Prior to becoming a mortgage agent, Allard co-owned a painting company and an entertainment business geared toward university students. These days, “the pleasure of helping educate borrowers about mortgages [really] makes my day,” he says.
When he’s not working on mortgages, Allard commits his time to the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, where he has been a member of the board of advisors for the Entrepreneur’s Club for the past four years. In addition, he is involved with many mastermind groups with professionals in adjacent industries and has conducted clothing drives for men’s professional wear.