Good or Bad Mortgage Process?
How Home Buyers Can Secure More Positive Results
I read an article containing the recent TD Bank Mortgage Service Index. It projected a "good news - bad news" message ...
Some of the good news reported:
- 82% of those taking part in the index study felt that 2014 is a "very good" or "good" time to buy a home
- 21% (up from 18% last year) are "extremely/very likely" to "likely" to purchase a home this year
- For those that had purchased recently, 62% thought their experience was "excellent" or "very good"
- For those that had purchased within the last 2 years, 70% rated their Mortgage Lender as "excellent" or "very good" in responsiveness, honesty, transparency, and ability to explain Mortgage Interest Rates and Terms
The less positive news was that those seeking financing reported that they'd still like to see improvements made regarding the simplicity of the process (only 56% thought the process simple enough). And they'd like to have "easier-to-use" online tools at their disposal during the Mortgage Process.
To me, it's obvious that the perception of the process ... and the process itself ... still is stressful and daunting to too many potential home buyers. That makes it likely that some hopeful buyers are not asking preliminary questions or they're not entering the market because of this poor perception. That's not good.
I know I must sound like the proverbial "broken record", as I've broached this subject many times. But I believe much of the answer to this dilemma remains within the control of the potential home buyer. Buyers need to do a thorough job of seeking and choosing their Mortgage professional. (The same process should be made when choosing a real estate agent, real estate attorney, insurance agent, etc.)
Take the steps ... make the effort ... and reap the benefits throughout the entire Mortgage Process. Take any ol' Mortgage Lender and you take a chance.
A search for a Mortgage Lender should include:
- Referrals - Talk to Real Estate Agents, Appraisers, Insurance Agents, etc.
- Referrals - Speak to friends and family that have successfully closed a Mortgage recently
- Search online: Social Media, Lender Websites, local Real Estate & Financing websites
- Interview/speak to Mortgage Lenders themselves.
- Who explained the details and information in an easily understood manner?
- Who responded to your contact/call in a timely way?
- Who did you feel a rapport with?
- Who answered your questions well and covered all your available options?
- Who made you feel confident that your process would be smooth and successful?
- Whose name did you receive multiple referrals for?
The financing process itself should not be a deterrent to someone buying a home. It shouldn't be that scarey or perceived as that insurmountable.
Good or Bad Mortgage Process? How Home Buyers Can Secure More Positive Results ...Home buyers can contribute to their own success by doing some easy preliminary homework and asking for multiple referrals. As their Mortgage Lender, the rest of the responsibility for a successful Mortgage transaction is mine.
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