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Raquel Welch, BA, AMP

#M10000573 | Office: 613-546-2989 | Cell: 613-888-3599 | Email: raquel@mtgprof.com

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Bringing you Expert, Independent Advice

As a mortgage broker, I’m here to help you make the choices that suit you best. I simplify the process of finding the right mortgage for you by tracking down the best mortgage rates, terms, and options – saving you time and money. Through my professional network, I have access to 40 lenders, but remember, as a mortgage broker, I work for you, not the lenders. And because I’m independent, my advice is truly unbiased. Best of all, my service is absolutely free to you, the home buyer. My focus is to ensure that you understand what you are signing up for, from a mortgage perspective. Spending the kind of money that we do on homes as Canadians, it is very important to me that I provide you with educated choices. As such, our slogan is “More than a dotted line…”, and we do my utmost to take the stress out of the home buying and refinancing process for all of our clients!

An Accredited Professional

Now that you know what a broker can do for you, let me tell you a bit more about myself. I’m an Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP), which is the national designation for the Canadian mortgage industry (and your assurance that I provide the highest standard of proficiency and ethics). This builds on my background: an undergraduate degree in from Queen’s University and over 21 years in the finance industry. In today’s rapidly changing economy and real estate market, it’s crucial to keep up-to-date with industry standards and best practices. Furthermore, the government having mandated so many rule changes in the mortgage industry means that you need a well versed mortgage agent team now more than ever!

An Active Member of Our Community

On a personal note, I am always busy doing what seems like perpetual renovations to our home in Battersea. I was very involved with Habitat for Humanity Kingston, where I was on the Board of Directors for more than 8 years, in addition to acting as a consultant on the Family Partnering Committee and have been in the role of Secretary for the Board for seven years. In 2009, I proudly was nominated for Volunteer of the Year Award by CAAMP for all the charity work that I do for Habitat for Humanity. I was awarded “Notable Networker of the Year” Award in 2011 and 2012 by my peers in Business Networking International and am currently acting Chapter Mentor for the LimeStone Leaders chapter. During the summer months, I spend my “free” time learning how to garden, which can at times be somewhat of a challenge due to my lack of a “green” thumb! (lol) I also spend many hours creating original “Peace Rocks” and “Mosaics” out of ceramics… As a team, we also participate in “Pitch in Kingston” every year in an attempt at keeping our city clean!

I have two wonderful daughters, aged 19 and 21, who are both attending university; I am an avid soccer player and motorcycle enthusiast, and I work out regularly to keep in shape!

Canada’s Top Mortgage Brokerage Company in 2011!

The Mortgage Professionals were founded in 1989, We’ve become the region’s most trusted mortgage brokerage, with thousands of happy homeowners who we’re proud to have helped choose the right mortgage to buy the home of their dreams. We were chosen as Canada’s Top Mortgage Brokerage Company in 2011 by Canadian Mortgage Professional Magazine. We have also received top brokerage firm nominations in 2012 and 2013.

Testimonials

The two hours that I spent with Raquel was the most productive time I ever had when deciding on a mortgage. The information I received, helped me make a confident choice, and knowing that my choice was backed by a very knowledgeable and experienced agent made it easier… She worked hard to get me a rate that others couldn’t match. I recommend to anyone that needs financing …. go see Raquel Welch!

Chris Sleeth

City of Kingston

Raquel was able to advise me immediately that with even my debt consolidation I would save quite a bit of money by refinancing early. Raquel even advised me on thinking about investing a portion of what I would be saving monthly for my future!

Nicole Blackburn

SouthEastern Communication

Raquel is one of the most knowledgeable, courteous and friendly broker I have ever dealt with. Her dedication and willingness to help us with our questions and concerns regarding the mortgage have been unparalleled. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Reza & Razia Haque

Your level of customer service was excellent right from the start. I was blown away. I honestly thought that there was no way to get it done in time but you persevered and found a way. When you told me it was approved it was one of the most relieving moments of my life… I am still very much in your debt. You were such a superstar getting everything approved quickly.

Brendan Gorman

Investment Advisor

Raquel was extremely efficient, organized and very understanding of our situation. She got us results quicker than we expected, and my husband and I are now proud “owners” of a very reasonable mortgage. We honestly can’t thank her enough! We wouldn’t even think of having any other mortgage broker in the future! She went above and beyond for us.

Candice & Jeffrey VanNorman

Raquel educated us about the extra payments we could make – and how to increase annually so we won’t have the interest shock hit us when we renew our mortgage… her attention to detail and sense of humour were greatly appreciated!

Nicki Soulis

Gordon's Estate Services