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Real Estate Broker: the assurance of getting the best loan rate

There are many mortgage brokers who promise you to find the best rate for your home loan. What is it really? Do brokers really make you money on your credit? Who pays the brokerage fees of these simple intermediaries between an individual and a bank? Principle of the real estate broker Real estate brokerage is to question the banks in your place for the search for the best possible real estate credit according to your personal project. In theory, the broker gets information from dozens of banks to find you the best mortgage rate and the best possible borrowing conditions. We will see that in reality, it is not so effective, brokers are often limited to a few partner banks with whom they have good relations and especially a good commission … An intermediary always has a cost, so you are already leaving with a disadvantage by using brokerage. Is the credit gain sufficient to make the use of an outside marketer attractive? Brokerage development in France The use of a broker (broker in English) is growing in France: in a recent article Capital, we learn that 25% of credit subscriptions are through a broker. In comparison with the practices of other Western countries, it appears that the mortgage rate subscribed through brokerage is still low. The growth prospects of the brokers sector are therefore interesting despite a declining private real estate market. Is this growing interest for the real estate broker due to the guarantee of obtaining an interesting loan or the loss of confidence of individuals vis-à-vis their bank  ? In addition, banks change their offers very regularly, so it is difficult to know which bank offers the best financing conditions when you need to borrow. The best rate with a broker? This sharp increase in the use of brokers is mainly due to the commercial and marketing hype: “A broker will get you the best rate for your loan “. But what about in reality? Are you sure you get the lowest rate with a broker? Are the other credit elements properly negotiated? The broker has two models to pay:  His client is the individual, he charges him brokerage fees, the individual purchaser therefore pays directly his work.  His client is the bank, he charges him a commission of business provider, the bank passes on this commission, at least in part, on credit. For the individual it does not change anything, in the end it is always him who finances the use of this intermediary. The use of a brokerage agent always has a cost. This additional cost is only the payment of the search time that this agent has made you win, it does not guarantee the best possible loan. In addition, the fact of adding an intermediary can make you lose a lot of time for the realization and the treatment of your file, which can be very penalizing when the compromise of sale is already signed and that your authorization of loan is made wait. Online brokerage: a good basis for negotiating with your banker Most of the major real estate loan broker networks in France are online and are competing fiercely on the Internet to attract potential buyers to their online mortgage simulation form . Some online brokerage companies (MeilleurTaux, Empruntis, etc.) allow you to obtain free and fast the most interesting current loan offers for your purchase project. So you can apply for a quote online, it’s free and it does not engage you as long as you do not subscribe to the proposed home loans. Be careful, this is not the case for all brokers, some charge you directly as we have seen above. These initial proposals will provide you with a good information base and key elements to start negotiating your own research. Because, contrary to what most brokers claim, it is possible to obtain better borrowing conditions by demarcating oneself banks. Take the test, it will surely take a little time but the game is worth it when you know the total cost of a mortgage. Consult veral brokers and several bankers, put in competition the brokers and the bankers between them, that can prove paying

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