Mortgage Architects

Mortgage Architects

October 14, 2009 07:00 ET

Upstart Mortgage Planner and Best-Selling Author Nolan Matthias Joins Mortgage Architects

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2009) - Mortgage Architects continues to aggressively grow in Alberta with the signing of lead planner Nolan Matthias, a new-generation mortgage planner and author of the best-selling book Golf Balls Don't Float, a look at how lessons learned as a competitive golfer translate into success in both business and life.

"I chose Mortgage Architects because of their mortgage planning focus, strong leadership team, and reputation in the industry," said Matthias who received his mortgage brokers license while still in university. Matthias has worked with two national mortgage brokerages and also spent a year with Filogix, the industry's leading technology provider. "The year I spent with Filogix gave me a great grounding in this business," said Matthias. "I met so many of Canada's top brokers and I learned from each one of them."

Matthias also credits his parents for helping him get started in the financial industry, both of whom have their own successful financial careers. "I have also known Meini Ickert, Vice-President of National Sales for Mortgage Architects, for many years so I knew that when the time was right, Mortgage Architects was the place for me," said Matthias. But it is the company's mortgage planning focus that was the best fit for Matthias who started talking to his clients about their overall financial picture right from the beginning and actually met with Alice Chan, SVP at Mortgage Architects, while at a Mortgage Planning Conference in Vegas. After the success of his first book, Matthias is now working on his second, which of course is on mortgage planning - The Mortgaged Millionaire.

Matthias currently receives about 60% of his business from realtors who appreciate his philosophy of not selling rate but instead looking at a client's complete financial picture. Referrals being the other primary source of business. "Clients and my referral sources appreciate that I don't focus on rate and always try to protect my clients," said Matthias. "If clients just want to focus on rate, I'm happy to send them elsewhere."

Going forward, Matthias's goals are focused on continuing to build his book of business while meeting his target of having at least 100,000 copies of his new book in print in 5 years.

"It's very exciting to have Nolan Matthias join our fast-growing team in Western Canada," said Ickert. "Nolan Matthias has so much incredible potential, and we're thrilled to help him achieve his many goals for mortgage planning and business success."


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:

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