Sky is the restrict for regional dealer of 12 months


In case you ask John Contarino, there’s nothing higher approach to elevate your place within the mortgage finance trade than profitable Regional Dealer of the Yr on the Australian Mortgage Awards.

The Far North Queensland Dealer, based mostly within the small city of Atherton, was named Dealer of the Yr – Regional on the 2021 Australian Mortgage Awards .

“As a mortgage dealer, it was a real honour to win this award,” Contarino (pictured) mentioned.

“Everybody I converse to inside the mortgage trade says out of all the awards, the AMAs are the awards everyone needs to win. It's a prestigious award which is held within the highest regard.”

The founding father of Cellular Finance Dealer is encouraging brokers to enter the 2022 Australian Mortgage Awards, with nominations now open till 1 July.

“There isn't a query profitable an AMA will elevate your profile in your neighborhood,” Contarino mentioned.

“If a dealer from a small city like Atherton can win, anybody can. The judging panel considers all the things and also you get a good probability below the AMA awards.”

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The AMAs are the premium occasion on the mortgage finance trade calendar, organised by Key Media and supported by Australian Dealer and MPA.

This 12 months, the nomination and submission course of has been simplified. Individuals who place nominations, or their nominees, are now not required to finish a closing submission later. 

Those that are chosen for an award shall be contacted within the week of July 25, and solutions offered by the one who nominated them will then be offered to the judges.

“The judging crew considers all qualifying methodology and never simply lending volumes,” Contarino mentioned.

“There have been eight finalists in my class final 12 months, all who lived in a lot bigger regional areas than I did comparable to Newcastle, Wollongong and the Gold Coast. So when you will have individuals from these areas combined in with somebody from a city of solely 26,000 individuals, it was refreshing to know the judging panel factored that into consideration.”

For 21 years, the Australian Mortgage Awards have been honouring one of the best within the enterprise – the highest brokers and brokerages, BDMs, banks, non-banks and aggregators throughout the nation.

The 2022 occasion will happen on 14 October at The Fullerton in Sydney, the primary time it has been a reside occasion since 2019. Westpac Financial institution is as soon as once more the proud occasion associate.

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Contarino mentioned profitable final 12 months’s award lifted his private {and professional} profile in his dwelling city.

“We ran a narrative within the native newspaper shortly after I gained, and I bear in mind shortly after I used to be buying at Woolworths and this previous man that I've by no means met in my life earlier than got here as much as me, shook my hand and congratulated me on my award win,” he mentioned.

“The award win has additionally led to producing extra enterprise and has given my crew and I the chance to provide again to our area people. This consists of teaming up with the native highschool for a mentoring program about private finance for college kids in years 10 to 12.

“We had been additionally capable of elevate over $1,300 for not-for-profit organisation Tree Roo Rescue – a conservation program designed to save lots of native tree kangaroos.”

The Australian Mortgage Awards 2022 will function 25 classes plus the 2 fundamental awards – Westpac Australian Dealer of the Yr and Liberty Australian Brokerage of the Yr.

The AMAs are sponsored by Westpac (occasion associate), Adelaide Financial institution, Bankwest, BOQ Dealer, Commonwealth Financial institution, Dye & Durham, Fairness-One, MFAA, La Trobe Monetary, Liberty, FBAA, Mortgage Selection, MSA Nationwide, NextGen, OnDeck, Prime Capital and Resimac.

To appoint, go to the Australian Mortgage Awards 2022 web site.

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