Why a Mortgage Broker?
As your independent mortgage advisor I give you the power to choose the best financing solution so you can make an informed decision.
I am not a bank employee which means I am not obligated to one lender. It is my role to know about what financing products and programs are offered in the marketplace and match them to your needs. That level of expertise is best provided by a licensed independent mortgage advisor.
Much like you seek counsel from your accountant, lawyer and realtor you should include a mortgage advisor as a trusted member of your team for your real estate portfolio.
What our customer says
“Pauline was my and Ariel’s champion. She secured us a mortgage for a very tricky deal (assignment/mid-build) where I’d bet some brokers would have thrown in the towel. We hit every bump you could imagine, but Pauline took these hurdles in stride and navigated them with relative ease. I would not be sitting in my very first home right now, if not for her hard work and dedication to her clients. We we’re lucky to have her on our side, and she will be our go-to as long as we are in Vancouver. ”
Adam Steele | Founder, CEO, Internet Entrepreneur
“Pauline Tonkin was instrumental in helping my wife and I purchase our new home. Like many new home owners, we had many questions about the type of mortgage that would best meet our needs. Each time, Pauline provided us clear answers, and showed patience in all her dealings with us. Rather than selling us a product, Pauline explained to us the pros and cons of each mortgage and the various mortgage clauses. Pauline also took the time to meet with us on many occasions, which helped appease our home buyer’s anxiety. Since purchasing our home, Pauline has also been a great resource, providing referrals when needed for tradespeople and services. I fully recommend Pauline Tonkin as a mortgage broker.”
Hugues Hervé, Ph.D. | Clinical-Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness | Trainer and Mentor | Practice Director | Bridging Science and Practice
“First-class customer service, extremely detailed and highly experienced in the industry to make sure you get what you need to close your purchase. Not only that, Pauline is a delight to work with – respectful, prompt and makes a stressful process hassle-free. Simply put – you can trust Pauline’s expertise and sincerity to take care of your mortgage needs for you, and can connect you to other professional services who can deliver when there are time-crunches.”
Jacqueline W. | Operations Manager | Certified ScrumMaster
“Pauline is extremely professional and an unbelievable mortgage broker; she is very knowledgeable and hard-working. Pauline was able to attain an excellent mortgage rate for a recent home purchase; she went above and beyond her duties as a mortgage broker. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is a new or experienced home buyer, looking to purchase a new home or investment property. She will help you attain the best rate and lender, and is guaranteed to provide you with the most caring, effective and positive service.”
Melissa Hogan | BC Territory Manager at Boston Scientific
“Last year I researched options for my mother, who owns her own home but has a small pension, to be a bit more flexible with her money. I contacted Pauline, our family’s Mortgage Consultant who explained some possible solutions. The reversed mortgage concept particularly appealed to us as it allows my Mom to have access to cash when she needs it, which makes her feel more comfortable and less anxious about potential large expenses in the future. Pauline was a wonderful resource and sounding board for us and guided us every step of the way. My Mom, who is the careful type, had tons of questions and Pauline took the time to answer every single one. The reversed mortgage has been a real blessing for my mother. Thank you, Pauline!” Phil Gerard
“Pauline demonstrated a high level of professionalism while being very personable. She took away a lot of the stress of choosing a mortgage and her expertise was invaluable.”
Darrell Andrews | Project Coordinator at Euro-Rite Cabinets Ltd.
“It was a pleasure to work with Pauline who provided fantastic service when we were looking for the best mortgage for us.”
Phil Gérard | President, Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
“I used Pauline for my first real estate transaction. She took the time to answer all my questions and provided lots of helpful advices based on my situation. It was also great knowing that she was able to compare all the different options for me and provide the best possible rate. I will definitely use her services again in the future.”
Frédéric Cadrin , CTS | Specialist, Audio Visual Services at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
“Pauline was great to work with. She listened, had practical advice to share, and made it easier to buy our first home. Thanks again!”
Sarah Salmond | Administrative Coordinator at City of Surrey
“Pauline was referred to me by a coworker. She is excellent at her job and I highly recommend her. She is professional, knowledgable, listens well and has excellent suggestions. We will definitely go back to her for our next mortgage or investment property.”
Marika Stephenson| Clinical Applications Specialist at Boston Scientific
“I have had the pleasure of doing business with Pauline for seven years now. It is with great ease that I recommend her services to you. Pauline is easy to talk to and very responsive to requests for information. She displays a high level of integrity and is very efficient with my time. She is up to date with the latest technology and makes financing a comfortable event where I felt respected. She has been a great find!”
Neil Mckinnon | Fleet Manager, Conair Group Inc.
“It was a blessing that Pauline became our mortgage broker for our first home in Canada. As new immigrants, she understood very well our needs and constraints and worked expeditiously to make our dream house a reality. Highly customer oriented, with an infectious personality and with genuine concern that was heartfelt. We had no doubt we were in very good hands from the start. Definitely highly recommendable. Thanks Pauline and more power to you!” Raymund Sabaten, MBA | Project Management and Supply Chain Professional
“Pauline came highly recommended and she was still able to deliver above and beyond our expectations. I have already referred Pauline to some of my friends and am sure I’ll be doing more of this in the future.”
Kevin Mueller | Sales & Business Development
“Pauline has worked with many members of the Real Estate Action Group to help them achieve their financing goals. I always get positive feedback. She is hard working, creative, knowledgeable, and thinks “out of the box” to get people approved for their financing needs.”
Ralph Case | Coaching & Education for Real Estate Investors / President, Real Estate Action Group
“After getting to know Pauline through a networking group we belong to I knew that referring her to my client who was looking for her first home was a smart move. Pauline took the time to help my client understand the process of getting her first mortgage. Pauline saved her money over what her bank had been offering her, and made the whole experience a positive one. Pauline knows her business very well and she does an exceptional job of educating people on the steps they can take to improve their credit score and prepare themselves for taking on a mortgage. She has saved many people money on their renewals as well. I have great respect for mortgage brokers and Pauline is one I can recommend without hesitation.”
Margaret Reynolds | Marketing Associate at Scotia Wealth Management
“Pauline is a very professional and caring mortgage broker. She has genuine concerns for the welfare of her clients. It was not easy for my family to get a loan because we are new migrants, but Pauline made it easy and convenient for us. After our transaction, Pauline has been my go to person for anything and everything, and she is always willing and able to help. I wish Pauline more business and allow others to experience her exceptional support!”
Ma Leticia Sabaten | Customer Service Manager at Photon Control Inc.
“I have known Pauline since October 2009 when I started looking for a mortgage. It took more than one year till I became ready to buy a condo and took a mortgage. She helped me borrow the right amount of mortgage at the best time and with an exceptionally low interest rate. The interest rate was surprising low at that time. She gave me all the information that I needed and answered all of my questions. She is very professional and excellent at her job. I did all the paperwork through email with her, and during the entire process only once I had to meet her to sign the documents. Since then she has answered my questions and has helped me to make any change that I wanted in my mortgage. Her experience helped me to get approved the first time that I applied for the mortgage. I certainly recommend her to everyone.”
Alireza Motieifar | Electronics Engineer at Topcon Positioning Systems
“Pauline helped me to secure a mortgage at an exceptionally low rate. Her communication during and after the pre-aproval and contract process was outstanding, and I appreciate her expertise and the speed and ease with which she helped me secure a loan and complete the mortgage paperwork. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Pauline, and would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.”
Quentin Vandermerwe | Storage and Compute Architect at Cogeco Peer1
“We have been refereed to Pauline by a friend of ours. Even though we are not in her immediate area of her office she was helpful in getting our information resulting a mortgage! Pauline went to work for us putting a deal together that wasn’t a easy situation. Pauline had the patience to work with us as long as it took to get the deal done, we consider her an asset and a friend!!”
Merlin Covlin | Merj Ventures