Mortgage broker Michele Ellis is a mortgage expert. She started as a mortgage broker after leaving a career in banking and moving to Squamish 25 years ago. A few years ago, after working from home for many years, she opened her storefront, called The Mortgage Studio on 2nd Avenue.
“Clients can just drop in,” Ellis says. “They love being able to come by and sit down to review their mortgage options. I take great pride in making sure they know everything they need and hopefully relieve some of the stress of the process of buying a home. Whether buying your first home or your next home I’m here to help.”
Clients can also make appointments and she is available to meet them on weekends.
“Clients know I am available for them and can have peace of mind of knowing where they are in the process,” Ellis says. “From the application, to the offer, to heading into the lawyer. Being pre-approved and reviewing all their options will allow my clients to have the confidence to make a strong offer.”
Ellis knows it can get frustrating to go from one bank to another to find the best rate.
"By using my services, it takes the guesswork out of obtaining a mortgage,” she says. “I help clients review their options. Sometimes there are lots of options and sometimes there’s not as many, but more often than not I know which lender to go with right away because I know all the lenders.”
Ultimately, Ellis’s favourite part of her work is spending time with clients.
“When you meet one on one, you can really expand on their hopes and dreams and where they want to go with things,” she says. “I love what I do.”
To learn more, visit www.micheleellis.com, drop into her office at 38155 2nd Ave or call 604-892-4647.