How do I find the best mortgage lender?

How do I find the best mortgage lender? findwell agent Michael Schafer answers in this installment of Ask an Agent.

Q: How do I find the best mortgage lender?

To find the best mortgage lender there’s a lot of factors that can go into that and some of them are similar to finding a local real estate agent that you’d want to represent you. Obviously, rate is important and you want to find someone that is going to offer you competitive rates. But you also want someone that you feel comfortable with, that has local processing, and knows our local standards and is going to be a great source of knowledge and guidance for you throughout the entire process. The vast majority of problems that come up in a transaction are financing related and you really want someone that knows what they’re doing to guide you through the process.