A long time local, Dermot Murtagh, retired from his business earlier this year and the mortgage brokers are now under new ownership. We sat down to chat with new owner Mark about taking over the Murtaghs brand:
Tell us about the recent changes that have occurred with Murtaghs Mortgage Brokers?
We’ve recently made changes to the Murtaghs brand, with new branding and a new website in the making. It’s evolving and will assist in the ease of how our clients work with us. In saying that, we won’t be losing our personal touch anytime soon. We love sitting down in person with our clients and discussing their needs.
What is your background and how did you end up settling in Raglan?
We’ve all come from various roles in the banking sector, with Murtaghs being established in the Waikato over 31 years ago and servicing clients in Raglan since its inception.
How would you describe the role of a mortgage broker?
A mortgage broker works for the client providing objective advice on their financial options. We ensure our clients are getting the best possible deal when negotiating on their behalf with various banks and sometimes non-bank lenders. We align our clients with the most suitable lender and ensure their loans are structured in the most cost effective way. We work with our clients from pre-approvals through to getting the finance they require. A mortgage broker provides ongoing service, our service doesn’t stop when a client’ort and advise for any future plans or goals they may have.
What services does Murtaghs continue to offer the Raglan Community?
We have a large client base in Raglan who have been loyal to Murtaghs over the years. We continue to assist our Raglan clients with any mortgage and property related queries they have. We’re always available for a good old catch up over coffee.
Is it a good time to buy property right now?
There are a few factors to consider, for example, a client’s personal situation, price and the area they’re looking to buy. Working with a knowledgeable mortgage broker can be invaluable when deciding if now is the right time to buy. Give us a call.
www.murtaghs.co.nz or phone: 07 838 3883.