Francis Lortie, Principal broker, president and owner, Martel Mortgages
Having always had an interest in real estate and “the numbers game,” Francis Lortie completed a Realtor course before pursuing a career as a mortgage broker. To date, Lortie’s biggest accomplishment has been purchasing his brokerage after just a few years in the industry. “I was able do this through a lot of hard work, a supportive family and by building a solid client referral base where former satisfied customers support my consistent growth,” he says.
For new brokers looking to enter the industry, Lortie suggests doing research prior to committing to a brokerage. “Select a brokerage that specializes in new agents and is willing to invest the time and energy in you,” he says.