Mortgage Architects Inc.

Mortgage Architects Inc.

March 25, 2008 12:35 ET

Strategic Direction Attracts Rick Dumas to Mortgage Architects

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Exponential growth continues for Mortgage Architects in British Columbia with the signing of Rick Dumas, a well-established mortgage broker in the Vancouver area with strong links to the financial planning community.

"Mortgage Architects is a perfect fit with how I run my business now and where I want to be in the future," said Dumas. "My primary reason for making the move to Mortgage Architects was their focus on mortgage planning."

Dumas has successfully grown his mortgage business over the last seven years, even though his original intention was not mortgage brokering. After 10 productive years as a realtor, Dumas left the profession in 2000 to become a financial planner, earning his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. The other planners in the office encouraged him to become mortgage licensed so that the office could offer more services to their clients. As business grew, Dumas decided to stay focused on mortgages, although he kept his life insurance license active until only recently.

"Clients really appreciate that I have the CFP designation when I'm helping them with their mortgages," said Dumas. "It's a professional package, particularly when I can take a broader look at their finances and talk about how their mortgage fits within their overall financial plan. And the financial planners really appreciate that they can refer their clients to my team knowing that we won't be recommending a course of action that is contrary to the financial plan that they have put in place for them."

Even though Dumas has since left the financial planning office where he started his business, he continues to have strong links to the financial planning community, which is his primary source of new business. Dumas has also maintained an extensive client database that spans as far back as the early 1990s and his days as a realtor. "We're very referral and database driven, and remain selective about which new clients and referral sources we take on. Our goal is to only work with like-minded individuals so that we can offer clients a high level of service while keeping our operation efficient," said Dumas.

The primary focus for Dumas is to solidify the current team, which consists of associates Dianne Rowland and Brian Pinter, along with office administrator Flori Chaykowski, while considering future expansion opportunities.

ABOUT MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS INC.

Mortgage Architects is a national mortgage brokerage focused on delivering mortgage-planning services to Canadians. Lead planners require a proven track record of high professional standards and $25 million in yearly volume prior to joining the company, which is structured to be owned by the planners themselves. Lead and associate planners offer homeowners access to mortgage options from over 50 lenders, including major banks, credit unions, trusts and other national and regional lenders. With this outstanding range of mortgages and lenders, the experienced mortgage planners of Mortgage Architects are helping more Canadians achieve their goals of homeownership and financial security. For more information: www.mortgagearchitects.ca.

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