Why Use a Mortgage Broker?
Why Use a Mortgage Broker?
As Mortgage Brokers, we take care of all aspects of the application process and our application form is accepted by all of the lenders. We stay up to date with which bank prefers which type of deal and which type of client – giving every type of deal (no matter how big or small) the best chance for approval.
The fact is that one Bank may lend you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars more, on the same day given the exact same circumstances, than another Bank. A good Broker will make sure that they have an overview of which Bank will give you the most on any given day.
A good Broker also knows how to present the deal to ensure it has the best chance of getting approved. As well as judging the best Bank to go to we know where it should best go within the Bank – for example, it may be that a residential deal best goes to a commercial contact based on an aspect of the information provided. It’s our job to do everything to make sure it gets approved.
Currently, for a standard Residential deal through a Trading Bank, the lender pays the Broker’s fee, meaning that you get all this skill and professional knowledge at no cost to you! Which other profession provides that?
The question is not why should you use a good Broker – the question is why wouldn’t you?!
A Mortgage Broker is someone who acts independently of the banks and other financial institutions. They work with people who want finance (i.e. you) and possible lenders (e.g. the banks) to obtain a mortgage or other loan.
An experienced mortgage broker will get the best home loan deal for you. They are not tied to any particular bank or lending company so they will review all that is being offered and work out which one is the best to achieve your goals – which may include:
- Getting the best possible interest rates to reduce your repayments
- Paying off the loan as quickly as possible
- Using a home loan to finance other purchases
- Making sure you get enough money for what you want to purchase.
Usually, nothing. Mortgage brokers earn a commission from the lenders.
No – a bank may review your financial situation, but will only present options that they have on offer. And this may not be the best offer you can get. They may even turn you down.
Applying for finance can be complicated. We know exactly what information a bank will need and make sure you get all that together before the loan application is made.
There is no need to shop around at each bank or financial institution and do all the comparison work, read the fine print or negotiate the deal yourself.
Your broker can also help fill out the necessary paperwork for your loan application.
You probably have other things to worry about than filling in forms and reading the fine print. It is stressful trying to work out legal jargon, making sure you aren’t missing any important information like interest rate increases, fees and other conditions.
Let an expert do it for you so you can get on with finding that dream home!
Because an experienced mortgage broker has more negotiating power than a single person and is likely to get a better deal. You would also have to spend a lot of time researching all the options like interest rates and fees, from all the different lenders. You have a lot of other decisions to make like where to buy, what to buy, organising the move, insurance etc and may not have the time or mental energy to get into negotiations with several lenders.
A mortgage broker is on YOUR team and will negotiate for your best interests armed with experience and knowledge.
It is possible, yes. Sometimes people get turned down by a bank because of something in their financial history, because they don’t have all the records they need or are self employed. We have helped many people in this situation get a home loan successfully.
Choose a broker with experience under their belt, along with experience in the banking and/or financial industry before they became a broker.
Also, your broker will need to know some quite personal details about your finances. You need someone who you feel comfortable with, communicate well with and who you can trust.