Getting to know…. Jared Dorans

Broker-Spotlight

How did you become a mortgage broker?

I had been with CBA for nearly 15 years and always dreamed of running my own company but never had the strength to do it until 2021, when I decided there is no time like the present and its time to back myself. I had a number of colleagues who previously worked in the bank and to see the success and scope of lending they were able to do helped make up my mind

What made you transition from banking to broking?

More scope to write more business, fully focus on my customers as the number one priority and enjoy what I do again, instead of aim to retain business for one bank. It has enabled me to put the customer first and give me a sense of job satisfaction I’ve never achieve.

How easy was the transition you made?

From my first conversation with Leighton, Dave and Helen, I knew I would be working with Vision Aggregation. They understood the layers to coming across, and were prepared to support the transition and help at every step. This enabled me to focus on the things I needed to do while having essentially a full back office support helping me get off the ground and writing deals immediately.

What advice would you offer a banker wanting to become a broker?

Do it, back yourself! It has been the best thing I’ve ever done. The longevity I see in the broker space I would never have had at a bank. There is no glass ceiling and you can set it up and grow at a pace that you want to no matter how high your goals are and you will be supported by your aggregator

What challenges are you facing with the current climate?

Concerns with the medium term rate outlook and forecast. People are scared they’ve potentially missed the boat on fixed rates, and unsure of pricing with the unemployment and inflation figures we’re seeing come out. I expect this to calm slightly post election, but it is actually giving a better opportunity to talk to more people about their current lending and structure.

If you won $10M tomorrow, what would you do?

I would set up my sister and mum on a farm, help friends and the other half I’d buy my dream home in Bar Beach with enough room for extended family to stay

What is your key for success?

Treat every client the way I’d want someone to treat my mum if she was looking for a lending solution. If you are honest, caring and put people at the centre of what you do, you will succeed.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love to be anywhere on the beach surfing, swimming, diving or making sandcastles with my three girls and one boy. I love the gym, music and playing guitar/keyboard and any sport under the sun.

What makes you laugh?

My kids when they get in their crazy goofy moods. Belly laughing with my beautiful partner (she’s much funnier than she knows) and a good comedy gig. Jim Jeffries next month, I cannot wait after two years of no shows due to covid!