Shawn Stillman, Principal broker
Favourite mortgage product: Merix RMP and MCAP Flex
Years as an independent: 1
Always independent: Yes
Number of employees: 11
Volume in 2015: $140 million
What do you think are the biggest issues facing the broker industry?
Fraud, poor education of agents and brokers, and the fact that it’s too easy to become a broker.
In your view, what is the biggest advantage of being independent?
I’m my own boss, and I’m not beholden to anyone. My reputation with lenders is me 100%; they respect what I do and my clientele.
What does your company do differently to stand out from the competition?
We’re 100% rate-driven and online.