How a broker can do the heavy lifting for you

It’s challenging buying property. It’s tough scraping together a deposit, it’s not easy dragging yourself to one open-for-inspection after another (especially if you’ve been doing it for a while!), and it can be soul destroying being pipped at the post when you have set your sights on a particular property.

Then there is getting the finance arranged – faced with a bewildering array of options and a load of paperwork to complete, the process is yet another part of home buying that can be hard yakka.

Let’s look at the ways we can lighten your load when it comes to the finance side of things, so you can focus on the search for your dream home – and the purchase.

Crunching the numbers

Many people put the cart before the horse when they start looking at property. It’s easy to get excited and start looking around as soon as you’ve decided to bite the bullet and buy, but unless the numbers have been crunched and you know how much you can borrow, you might be wasting your time.

That’s where a broker comes in handy as we can review your situation and let you know how much you are likely to be able to borrow. We’ll take the time to get to know you and your situation. Our depth of experience means we can assist even in complex circumstances. For example, you may not have a steady income or be running your own business, you may have an unusual employment situation, a poor credit history or other issues that might make applying for a loan more difficult.

Then once we’ve crunched the numbers, we can start looking at your finance options.

Making sense of the options

When it comes to loans, there is a myriad of products to choose from, which can add up to one big headache unless you have someone to help guide you in the right direction.

We can do all the legwork for you, to compare the different loans available. We have access to more deals and lending products than if you went to a single bank or provider, and we will outline the pros and cons of different loan options and work with you to determine the right finance option that suits your circumstances.

We can then help you obtain a prequalification so you have a clear picture of your borrowing power and can commence negotiations with confidence.

We are also experts in this area so we are up to date with all the government support currently available to home buyers and can help you make sense of all the schemes out there and decide if you are eligible and if so, which would be the best schemes to assist you.

Support through the process

The paperwork for a loan application can be complex and there is a danger of your application being rejected if you get anything wrong. That’s a situation you want to avoid, as every rejected loan or credit application puts a black mark on your credit history which can make it even harder to get a loan in future.

We can work with you to address any issues with the paperwork before you get to the application stage to maximise the chance of your application being successful.

It can be good to have an expert on your side through the process. We have relationships with all the lenders we work with and can get involved to negotiate on your behalf or do what we can to ensure an application is processed in a timely manner.

Seeing it through to the end – and out the other side

We’ll be with you through the entire process and celebrating with you on the other side. We are here for you at any point even after you’ve purchased, should you wish to review your loan or the terms of your loan, or look at refinancing.

Please feel free to contact us to talk about any aspect of your finance requirements – we are here to help.

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