Hot Seat: Alex Veljancevski

by AB06 Nov 2017
A horrific first home buying experience inspired this man to get into broking, so others wouldn’t have to go through what he did

Q: Who or what inspired you to become a broker?
When I purchased my first home in 2010, I had a horrific buying experience. I had no idea what I was doing, and the bank that I was dealing with for my loan approval would not answer my phone calls for extended periods at crucial moments. As a result, I felt alone in the process and it was an emotional rollercoaster. This experience inspired me to become a mortgage broker so I could provide others with exceptional service in an industry that can, at times, be overwhelming or stressful for many people.

Q: You were selected as one of MPA’s Young Guns in 2016. What has changed since then?
That feels like a lifetime ago! So much has changed since then that I don’t know where to begin. When I was awarded the MPA Young Gun 2016 award, I had only been in business for seven months and I was very fresh to the industry. Since then, I have opened up a second office in Bardwell Park in inner-west Sydney, and another loan writer has joined Eventus Financial. We are growing at a very rapid pace, and we’re constantly developing new processes to increase efficiencies within the business.

Q: What do you wish you’d known when you started out as a broker?
The industry has been experiencing constant change since I started as a broker. Therefore I cannot really say that I wish I knew anything in particular, as all the obstacles and challenges that have been presented along the way have helped me become a better broker.

Q: What was your first job?
My very first job was as a Christmas casual at Kmart when I was 15 years old. I don’t think I was any good though, as they didn’t extend my employment after Christmas!

Q: If you had the MFAA’s CEO over for dinner, what would you serve?
Would I have to cook it? Cooking is not my forte, but for the MFAA’s CEO I’d give it a crack. Perhaps I will whip up some grilled salmon with lemon butter sauce and some broccolini and carrots on the side!