The Role of a Mortgage Broker


A mortgage broker acts as the middle person between the lender and you. These are the main roles of a mortgage broker!

They Review Your Financial Situation and Compare Lenders and Rates

Sometimes at the bank, it may feel like you are just another customer. With a broker however they typically like to form more of a relationship with the client. They like to review your goals and needs more in-depth. Also, they will ask you a series of questions to be sure they find you the best solution for your needs.

The best mortgage broker might not necessarily be the one who immediately offers you a rate without getting to know you, your situation or goals.

Ottawa Mortgage agents can look to approve you for a mortgage in situations where you may have been declined by your bank. The decline may have been from a situation where you were not able to meet the lender’s guidelines.

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Learn more: Six Less-Obvious Reasons Why You May Be Declined For a Mortgage

A mortgage broker can really shine in this situation. They have access to alternative and private lenders which are not available typically through your bank.

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With your one application they are able to compare mortgages from a variety of different types of lenders and help discover the best mortgage for your needs.

A bank will only have access to their own mortgage so unfortunately you will only be able to explore one option with them.
If you do not shop around with a broker while looking for a mortgage, it is probably safe to say that you are missing out on other options and deals.

They Make the Application Process Easy

Even if you have gotten a mortgage in the past, applying for a new mortgage can sometimes feel a little overwhelming and can be quite time-consuming.

Banks at times can lack in communication, have quite limited hours compared to a mortgages brokers in Ottawa and can make the documents process exhausting.

Ottawa mortgage brokers takes care of the entire process from the initial application to gathering your documents. Also, with negotiating rates at different banks and lenders, educating and guiding you through the process and being your one stop shop from start to finish.

Exploring options with the mortgage broker is completely free.

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About Andrew Thake

Andrew Thake is a seasoned mortgage broker with over 15 years of industry experience. He’s assisted more than 2,200 clients in finding their ideal mortgage solutions. Recognized for his excellence, Andrew has received high honours and awards, including the National Rookie of the Year from TD Canada Trust and recognition as a Top 10 Ottawa Mortgage Broker in 2023. He has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame at Dominion Lending Centres and has consistently received their Platinum Award during his tenure as a mortgage broker.

Andrew’s dedication lies in serving his clients and prioritizing their needs with an empathetic approach. Throughout the application process, he provides tailored, informed, and efficient services to ensure the best mortgage solutions for his client’s unique circumstances. The best part of Andrew’s job is when he gets to see the joy on his clients’ faces following their mortgage approval.

Why not make your mortgage experience a comfortable one?

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