Tips to Find the Right Mortgage Brokers in Adelaide
Posted by Greg Samuel on May 7th, 2016
One of the major decisions you will likely make concerning your home mortgage is choosing which lender to go with. You naturally want a lender that can give you the best terms and maximum flexibility, but let’s face it—that can be very hard to find. If you don’t know much about mortgage lenders, you have the option of hiring a mortgage broker in Adelaide. There are many benefits to having a broker rather by your side, and if you work with the right broker, you can get much better deals than you would if you went directly to a lender (such as a bank). Here are some tips to help you find the right mortgage broker in Adelaide:
1. Ask for recommendations and make a list of prospects.
Start by asking for recommendations. You can ask your friends, relatives, colleagues, other home owners, and even your real estate agent for names and companies that they have used. They need to be trustworthy and patient—willing to truly listen to your goals and preferences and ready for you to understand financial concepts and complexities you may not have full grasp of. If you don’t have anyone to ask for recommendations, go to online forums about buying homes in Adelaide. You are bound to see some recommendations from other people who have been in your situation. Make a list of the prospects.
2. Check out and compare their websites online.
Before you call your prospects, visit their websites. What services do they offer? Do they have an office in Adelaide? What are the payment terms?
For small scale transactions like home loans, the best mortgage brokers are the ones that do not make you pay anything directly to them (since mortgage broking is commission-based). They do all the work for you, and the lender that wins the transaction or project will pay them with an upfront or a trail commission.
However, for large scale transactions (commercial property financing), brokers typically charge a service fee, which is discussed and agreed upon before any work is done. This fee is typically refundable, so you can get it back once the transaction is successfully completed.
3. Make a shortlist and decide which broker best fits your preferences.
Start interviewing mortgage brokers that you think can best serve you. During your initial meeting, take note of their professionalism and friendliness. You need to feel at ease with the mortgage broker; after all, buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your life, and you want to be represented by someone you trust.
About The Author:
Samuel Finance is a leading organisation for commercial finance and mortgage broking. They have a personalised approach to help you achieve a superior outcome for your personal or business finances. They provide finance for business loans, trading, working capital, property investment, development, home loans and more. They always strive hard to be a trusted advisor and deliver an outstanding level of personalised customer service.