"I wish that all brokers would give me just 30 minutes of their time. I know I will be able to tell them something new and different to help them place their next unusual case."
As part of our new series exploring the life of BDMs, we caught up with Darren Deacon who covers the Midlands area for Family Building Society.
FR: What area do you cover?
East and West Midlands plus MK, LU and GL postcodes.
FR: If you had one ‘top tip’ for life as a BDM, what would it be?
Be flexible and always factor in road delays for getting to the next appointment.
FR: How do you pass the time on the road - books, podcasts, audiobooks?
I listen to a lot of radio - particularly Talksport, LBC and Absolute 90s.
FR: What’s one thing you wish all brokers knew?
As we are a niche lender I wish that all brokers would give me just 30 minutes of their time. I know I will be able to tell them something new and different to help them place their next unusual case.
FR: A quick email on Monday or a phone call in the afternoons - how can brokers contact you?
Brokers can contact me via email or mobile phone, and they also have access to our BDR support team in head office. If I am in a meeting I will return 100% of all calls if the broker leaves me a voicemail message.
FR: And lastly - what’s your favourite place to stop for a coffee when you’re between meetings?
Anywhere that serves nice coffee, WiFi, and a pleasant view.