One of the best ways to find a local mortgage broker is by searching online for a likely candidate. Just a quick search for mortgage brokers in Melbourne for example, will present you with thousands of possible agencies – but don’t worry, you will only be expected to focus on the first few that pop up within the results.
Rather than spending hours comparing different providers, just pick a few of the most appealing and consider getting in touch with them. As most brokers will offer similar services, it’s a little less about stressing yourself out over which one will be the best for you, and more about finding one that can guarantee to meet your needs.
Do they have to be local?
Yes and no. Yes – because if they are local, you could save yourself time and effort when it comes to discussing options and approaching lenders. No – because thanks to the power of the internet, you can be pretty much anywhere and handle your application process. That being said, it still makes a lot more sense to be able to talk with your broker in real time, as this can help to ensure that things get done as and when they are needed.
Furthermore, if you ever need to visit your broker in their office (to sign paperwork, or provide documentation), you’ll be able to do so in person, without having to travel across the country or settle on sending duplicates online via scanner and email.