Some time ago, I received a link to a Forbes article that pretty much debunks what most people think about obtaining mortgage preapproval: “The Mortgage Pre-Approval Con” The article explains how mortgage preapproval works, what information is requested and evaluated by a mortgage officer, and so on. It’s a good article and pretty much says it as it is.
However, one critical fact missing is that most experienced Broker/Agents (that’d be me!) also work with mortgage professionals we trust. That’s because we have experience with them; we know that when they issue a preapproval, they have the level of knowledge and experience to perform. They also meet deadlines — one of the most difficult challenges facing purchases at the moment.
When working with Sellers, I may ask the Buyer presenting an offer to also be preapproved through a lender I trust. Of course that buyer can work with whomever they want … I just want to assure my client, the seller, that by accepting an offer there’s a good chance the sale will actually be completed.
Working with loan officers that have been vetted through experience, minimizes the “con” in mortgage pre-approval!
For a list of loan officers I trust and work with, visit my Lender Resource page.