About Me

Mortgages are the life blood of the real estate industry

My goal is to make mortgages simple, fast, and accessible.

Core Business Values

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    Give before I get

    Sometimes you just need somebody to answer questions or give you advice. So even if you don't end up working with me as your mortgage broker, I'll always do my best to help you succeed with your goals.

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    Operate with transparency

    We're on the same team, so I’m not going to waste your time or hold back information. We'll have an open dialogue, and I'll be honest about what I can (and cannot) help you with. You'll get the facts so you can make an informed decision.

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    Never 'sell' anything

    My job is to give you options and help take care of problems. Not to convince you to buy something. I'm in this business for the long run, so I don't want money enough to 'sell' you anything. You'll get the exact same advice I give my family.

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    Continuously improve

    The mortgage and real estate industry are dynamic and constantly changing. It's the responsibility of my team to stay up-to-date with the industry, and find ways to make the process easier for you.

Alan Harder in Hawaii

A bit about me

I'm a mortgage broker, traveller and entrepreneur. And I'm a founding partner at Tango Financial, one of Canada's largest mortgage brokerages.

In 2013 I graduated university with a specialty in accounting. At the same time my mom was going through an equity refinance, and her credit union of 20 years charged her a $10,000 penalty on a $180,000 mortgage. Not because she was leaving, just because they could.

When I learned there are other lenders that either charge more modest penalties or rebate a portion to returning clients, I knew what path my career could take. I got my license to become a mortgage broker and help others avoid the same problem.

After several weeks of cold-calls to dozens of mortgage companies, I found an entry level job as a mortgage assistant. Things started small - I'd schedule calls, sort paperwork, and prepare applications as an underwriter. I kept learning the job and saving my money, eventually investing to become an equity partner in the company that gave me a chance.

The company grew, eventually partnering with three other similar sized companies. We merged to form Tango Financial, one of Canada's largest mortgage brokerages with over 500 agents.

After several years of working with amazing people and doing exciting projects, I decided it was the right time to branch out on my own. In 2021 I sold my shares so I could build this site and focus on what I've always enjoyed most, working directly with clients.

Contact me

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