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Becoming a Mortgage Adviser: 3 Things to Consider

Becoming a mortgage adviser is not a decision to be taken lightly! But perhaps these 3 questions can help you out! Did the questions help you at all? 

If you’re thinking about becoming a mortgage adviser, there’s much more to consider than your potential pay packet. If you want to be sure this role is perfect for you, here are three questions you ought to ask yourself.

1. Are You Suitably Qualified?

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Regardless of whether you have a degree or not, did you know you can’t start your career as a mortgage adviser until you’ve gained an appropriate certification? Before you can legally practice, you’ll need to earn a mortgage adviser qualification that is widely acknowledged by the Financial Conduct Authority. A popular choice among budding advisers is the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice, with around 80 percent of all mortgage advisers getting this particular qualification. As long as you’re willing to study and work hard, you should find that you’re soon in the position to start applying for, and hopefully secure, a job as a qualified mortgage adviser.

2. Do You Have the Relevant Personal Qualities?

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It’s also important to ensure that you possess the relevant personal qualities. Aside from being qualified, it helps if you have the traits and attributes that are going to benefit you in your career. For example, in your role, you’ll be expected to deal lots of different people on a daily basis, so good communication skills are an absolute must. A large portion of your job will be bringing your clients up to speed on their mortgage options, and you’ll need to be able to explain the application process in a way your customers will understand, so being able to express yourself in a clear, confident manner is key.

3. Are You Ready to Hit Targets?

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As an adviser, you’ll not only need to follow strict guidelines to ensure you’re offering your clients sound and fair advice; you may be expected to hit specific targets too. Working in this type of fast-paced environment can often mean you’re extremely busy, so you’ll need to make sure you’re ready to step up to the plate when it comes to achieving your goals and objectives. If you think you have what it takes to perform under pressure, and you feel that you’re up for the challenge, a role as a mortgage adviser could be perfect for you.

Before you kick start your career as a mortgage adviser, it’s important to consider all the facts. However, if you’re certain this role is right for you, there’s no reason why you can’t start working towards landing a job in this field.

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