There are literally thousands of mortgage brokers out there today. Multiply that by the number that you can find on the Internet, and you will be sure to spend many long hours in front of your computer sifting through them. So, with all the hits that you will get when you search for ‘mortgage brokers’ online, how do you pick one that is right for you and a good company to work with? Here are some ideas to help you out:
1. When searching, try to narrow your search as much as possible. If you are looking for a 30-year, fixed rate, second mortgage for example, put that in the search. This will help you to sort out those companies who do not offer the service that you need. You will immediately get results of companies who do these types of loans and mortgages, so you can start at a smaller place than getting swamped with millions of hits.
2. When looking through the company’s site, go to the ‘about us’ page first. While you might be tempted to look at their services and such, find out about the company before you fill out any forms or offer up any personal information. Some online companies aren’t allowed to provide mortgages for certain states, or they might not be a real company at all, so you are better to find out about them before you give out personal information to someone.
3. While filling out the form, make sure that you check the box or fill in the line that requests a broker to contact you. This will help you to get a one-on-one, personalized service and allow you to ask questions that aren’t on the form or find out information that wasn’t covered on their site.
4. When talking to the broker, make sure to ask every question that you can think of so you are completely comfortable with the broker and the company. If you feel the least bit apprehensive, you should move on to another company.
Basically, just remember to trust your gut feelings when dealing with a mortgage broker. There are so many out there that are great companies, and it really doesn’t take much to find one, you just need to do a little searching to find one online. So, fire up your computer, grab a coke, and start typing away. You are sure to come up with a list of companies that you are completely comfortable with and have that new mortgage secured in no time!