What to Look For in a Broker
Getting a mortgage can be emotionally and mentally taxing with the hours spent on paper work and crunching numbers. If you don’t want to get stuck in all of that mess, or you fail to understand it entirely, the best way to go about it is to hire someone else to do it for you. This will take the burden of your hands and make it someone else’s problem.
Now that you have made that decision, it’s time to see who you are going to trust enough to make the financial decisions for you. Because this is a huge, high risk decision, it would be best to interview at least three to four broker before you decide which one you want to go for.
When finding a broker, the first thing you should do is ask for referrals. If someone you know or trust has worked with a broker before and can testify to their work ethic, you might want to consider their referral, depending on how reliable you think they are. If that doesn’t work, as your real estate agent for one. Real-estate agencies often have deals with brokers who work in your area.
One you have found your brokers you need to do a thorough background check. The first thing you need to look for is the agency they work with. Brokers who work with agencies such as Darwin Broker tend to be more reliable because they have strong agencies backing them. The second thing you need to look into is whether or not they are registered or licensed as brokers at the city council. Lastly, it is important to see if you can get in touch with people they work with or have worked with in the past to get a feedback on whether or not they are good enough to be trusted.