We’re seeing a lot of people lately get pre-qualified over the Internet instead of through a local lender. Maybe that’s ok for some people, but for most it brings some unwanted surprises. To help explain why, I’ve invited Eric Intihar from U.S. Mortgage of Florida to talk about this subject. In Eric’s words, a mortgage isn’t a commodity—it’s a sophisticated financial product. That’s why it’s very important when evaluating what your mortgage options are that you deal with someone you know, trust, and can get ahold of when you need to. There will be a lot of questions you’ll have as part of the normal mortgage process, and you need someone with the experience and patience to address those concerns.
A mortgage isn’t a commodity—it’s a sophisticated financial product.In my experience working with Eric, older clients who might not be as tech-savvy can especially benefit from using a local lender instead of an online lender because local lenders can actually go to their house and help them navigate through the process. Like any line of work, customer service is key, and using a local lender means getting a personal touch. For more information on lending and the pre-qualification process, you can call Eric at (954) 448-9829. If you need to buy, sell, or invest in real estate in the Vero Beach area, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be happy to speak with you!