Dillan Kelly, DLC Mortgage Excellence

Dillan Kelly, DLC Mortgage Excellence

Mortgage associate


Age: 23

Years in the industry: 4

His father has been in the mortgage industry for 30 years, so at the age of 18, Dillan Kelly took his advice and pursued a career as a broker. “I have always had an interest in finance but was undecided as to which field in finance to pursue a career in,” Kelly says. “Now, almost five years later, I am happy to be working in such a rewarding industry where I can assist people in achieving their goal of homeownership.”

Kelly says realizing such success at a young age – he received his office’s Highest Funding Ratio Award last year and is the youngest member of this year’s Young Guns list – is one of his proudest accomplishments. “I felt very intimidated and worried that because of my age, I wouldn’t be able to gain the trust of clients,” he admits. “I soon came to realize that my knowledge of mortgages, and not my age, is all that clients are concerned with.”

Kelly believes filtering through the noise for clients is the biggest challenge for brokers today. “There are a lot of mortgage myths and incorrect information online,” he says. “As mortgage professionals, it’s our job to educate clients and referral partners as to the facts.”