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Five ways a mortgage broker can help you reduce home buying stress

Buying a home comes with a long list of to dos, and brokers can save you time by taking some of the biggest jobs off that list
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Some things in life are bound to be stressful, and buying a home is often one of them. Even though becoming a home owner can be an exciting chapter of your life, you have to navigate the process first. If you’re not experienced in the industry, this can be daunting.

The good news is using a mortgage broker can help remove this stress, so you can have the best experience possible. Here are five key things they can do for you!

#1 Find lenders for you

Finding someone to finance your mortgage is one of the most stressful parts of buying a home. How can you be sure you’ll find a lender at all, let alone one with the right product to fit you? Brokers have connections to all kinds of lenders, which you may not be able to access on your own. Brokers can connect you with conventional or alternative lenders, and ones with various products and rates to suit your needs. Some lenders won’t work with clients without brokers. The stress of finding the right lender is out of your hands as an experienced professional does it for you. 

#2 Save you time

Buying a home comes with a long list of to dos, and brokers can save you time by taking some of the biggest jobs off that list. Instead of you trying to hunt down lenders, brokers do this work for you, freeing you up to focus on finding the right property to match that mortgage. The market can move quickly, so you need to be as efficient as possible. Having a broker take care of some of the work for you saves you time and puts you ahead of the game. 

#3 Save you money

Brokers themselves don’t cost you anything, and you can enjoy their services without breaking the bank. Lenders are the ones who pay brokers — when a broker connects a lender with a client, they receive a fee. This means you, as the buyer, can save your money while still getting expert help and advice. Brokers can also help you save on the specific product you commit to. Since they have access to different lenders, brokers can help you secure the best rate. 

#4 Provide personalized services

Brokers work for the client and have their best interests in mind. If you go to your local bank, for example, they will try to sell you on their products because that’s how they make money. However, brokers depend on happy clients for business, so they make it a priority to personalize the experience for you. Whatever your needs are, from your budget to your timeline, brokers will work to accommodate you. Many clients go back to brokers for different services throughout their lives, so brokers want you to consider doing repeat business with them.

#5 Complete paperwork

Buying a home comes with a lot of moving parts in terms of paperwork. You need to submit various documents to lenders for approval, and we all know how annoying it is to keep track of paperwork. Brokers ensure all your documents are in order and good to go, and they submit them to lenders for you. You wouldn’t want to have your mortgage denied because of a small paperwork issue, and brokers remove that stress by double checking for you. 

Before you start the process of buying a home, be sure to contact a mortgage broker. A broker is the perfect starting point for your home buying journey to make it as smooth as possible.

For additional information, contact Clinton Wilkins Mortgage Team! Give them a call at (902) 482-2770, or get in touch with them here

Riley Smith

About the Author: Riley Smith

Riley Smith is a news editor who has been a member of the Village Media team since November 2018. A graduate of history and political science at Algoma University, these also happen to be her favourite topics to read and write about.
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