How to Shop for a Loan Officer
March 22, 2020
Where Can You Find Loan Officers?
There are a number of different ways you can find a loan officer, including a referral from a real estate agent, going to your local bank, or trying a comparison website. We’ll discuss some of the most common ways to find loan officers and what you can expect from each.
- Ask your friends and family
- Use an online lender
- Get a referral from your realtor
- Go to your local bank
- Find a local mortgage bank or mortgage broker
Different lenders may have different names for their loan officers, such as mortgage loan originator, mortgage banker, home loan consultant, home loan specialist, or senior loan officer.
You may want to Google mortgage banks or mortgage brokers in your area, and check out their websites to see what they specialize in. This may be especially beneficial if you know your loan might be hard to get approved.
Local mortgage banks and brokers tend to have a lot of different options for a wide variety of scenarios, so be sure you come ready with documentation like tax returns or bankruptcy papers if you want to be as efficient as possible. Sitting down with a local loan officer in person may give you a better idea of what you’ll need to do to get approved, in comparison to applying to online lenders, or going to a local bank.