Franchise move on the agenda at broker's annual conference

by Adam Smith07 Aug 2014
A high-profile brokerage's recent move into a franchise model will be on the agenda at the company's annual conference.

Loan Market's international conference kicks off today on Hamilton Island, and executive Chairman Sam White has said the business' recent move to a full franchise model will be on the agenda, along with how the brokerage's franchisees can better leverage the company's relationship with Ray White.

"Loan Market turned 20 in July and during the almost 20 years that Ray White has run a finance broking business we have changed names, changed models, been through the cycles and faced the challenges that all businesses face. Through all of that Ray White principals have been a huge support to our business - both in terms of being direct business partners as well as providing some insights in how to run great businesses. This year will be a special year, not only because we are marking 20 years but because on July 1 we begin operating as a mortgage broking franchisor with a renewed ambition to be more relevant to Ray White principals and their teams,” White said.

White said a large contingent of Ray White delegates will be attending the conference.

“A lot of our content will be around how we can engage more with Ray White and for brokers and agents to see the potential to grow their own business.”

The conference's speakers will include Gulf War hero John Peters, business futurist Craig Rispin and Todd Sampson from the Gruen Transfer.

“Whilst a lot of the content will be focused on the finance industry, we also have some great keynote speakers. In my experience some of the best insights and 'ah-ha' moments can come from presentations that are not directly focused on the industry you are in,” White said.


  • by SEQ BRoker 7/08/2014 8:00:36 PM

    I have intimate knowledge of this process. Some brokers felt put aside even though contracts were grandfathered. Personally I loved the people at LMKT but as an associate where I did not have access to RW it was time to move on. I wish LMKT and their brokers every success.