We ask BDMs up and down the country for their answers to the following 10 questions. In this edition Tom Lyons, BM Solutions for South Essex, is under the spotlight.
How many brokers do you see in a week?
What issues come up time and time again?
When will you be changing your buy-to-let criteria to allow for more properties?
Favourite part of your job?
Meeting new people/building relationships
Balancing increased mortgage volumes with a high quality of service. Whilst it remains challenging, I think we are doing well.
Strangest question you’ve ever been asked?
Did I ever manage the Dutch national football team (apparently the resemblance was uncanny!)
What do you wish brokers understood about your job?
It’s not as easy as I try to make it look.
Last film you saw at the cinema?
A while ago, The King’s Speech, I think.
Least favourite sport?
American football – how can a men’s sport need so much protection?
Current mobile phone?
Homemade Shortbread – thanks to my daughter.