What is a Mortgage Agent and what is its role?
A mortgage broker uses a mortgage company as the middleman and therefore receives a commission on the amount that is borrowed. The mortgage companies will always provide mortgage services to the brokers in return for a fee. But how does a mortgage broker get paid and how much does he or she get paid? And does the mortgage company have any control over who gets to borrow and under what circumstances? This article aims to answer these questions and more.
Mortgage brokers are independent financial experts that are responsible for providing Best mortgage rates Canada. These companies will often own or occupy premises, and will often receive “staggering commissions” from the mortgage lender they represent. They will work at generating new business by sending brochures, generating leads, and handling correspondence from potential customers.
To be able to take advantage of this business opportunity, brokers must be able to find new customers. They do this by creating a “marketing plan” that targets specific demographics. This plan will then be implemented in the areas where the mortgage company has branches.
The mortgage broker works directly with the customer and the lender. He or she does not deal directly with the mortgage company; however, the broker uses his influence to convince the lender to approve a mortgage for a client. The broker uses his or her “marketing plan” to persuade the lender to lower the monthly interest rate or to increase the loan size by pointing out other benefits of lending the client money. When the client agrees to the terms presented, the broker’s work is completed.
Another type of broker is the loan officer. In this role, the broker acts as the loan officer for his or her customers, assisting the customer in filling out application forms, getting pre-approval (or rejection) of a loan, and signing all documents necessary to complete the transaction.
The broker uses the customer’s information to obtain relevant data from the mortgage company, which allows the broker to present it to the lender for approval. In addition, the broker provides support and referrals to the customer when they need assistance. In essence, the broker serves as an intermediary for the customer who acts as a lender.
Sometimes brokers and their customers will go through an intermediary called a servicer. A service is a third party that enters into a legally binding contract with the customer to provide mortgage brokerage services. The customer pays a monthly fee to the broker in exchange for the privilege of servicing his or her loans. Many times the broker and the service also share some costs. It all depends on the specific mortgage broker agreement.
As you can see, mortgage brokers use their influence to get people to sign on. This form of persuasion may seem cold or business-like, but it is often the only way some people can afford the mortgage payments that they have been promised. So, next time you get a mortgage broker call, you might want to ask if they are that old.