For today’s home buyer, the options for mortgages are plenteous. You can find mortgage brokers online, instant online mortgage options, work with your favorite bank, or work through a local mortgage professional. How can you determine which is the right option? Here’s a closer look at why choosing a local mortgage professional is usually the right decision.

1. Personal Attention

When you shop for a mortgage online, you are working with a computer. The algorithm will try to determine whether or not you’re a good fit for a particular mortgage program by looking at factors such as credit score, income, and debt-to-income ratios. While this may seem ideal to some people, the truth is that if you have any unique situations in your past, you are less likely to get approved.

Working with a local mortgage professional means personal attention. You will work directly with a person, face-to-face, who is able to help you select the right mortgage product for your specific situation.

2. Get the Perfect-Fit Mortgage

The mortgage industry has a myriad of products available to home buyers. From zero-down USDA programs to jumbo loans for high-value properties, the loan you think is right for your needs may not be your best fit.  Working with a local mortgage professional gives you the chance to look at all of your potential options, and obtain professional opinions for which type of loan fits your needs the best.

3. Better Customer Service

A local mortgage professional is motivated to keep you happy. The only way they can grow their business is through satisfied customers, so they will work hard to ensure you are properly served with their services.  This hands on approach is far superior to the impersonal  online services which offer very little customer service support.

4. Less Risk of Deceptive Advertising

Most online mortgage services get their customers through aggressive online advertising. To get you to click on a link, they may promise lower-than-average rates. However, once you put in your financial information, you will find that your rates are actually much higher.

This doesn’t happen with a personal mortgage professional. Local mortgage professionals provide rate quotes only when they have your information, and thus are more upfront and open about the potential rates available for you.

Online mortgage services may seem like a more convenient and faster way to get a home loan, but they cannot provide the level of personalization and customer service that you’ll get from a local professional. If you are in need of the services of a Maryland local mortgage professional, reach out to Tom Cumpston with First Home Mortgage to learn more about the right mortgage options for your needs.



Request A Quote

2 + 7 =

Your New Loan is Just A Click Away

Request a Quote

13 + 11 =

Your New Loan is Just A Call Away

Featured Videos

Contact Us

Let us help you get started. Contact us today.

122 S Main St., Bel Air, MD 21014

This is not a commitment to lend. Terms and conditions of programs, products and services are subject to change. All loans are subject to credit approval and property appraisal. Certain restrictions may apply on all programs. First Home Mortgage Corporation of America, First Home Mortgage Services, and First Home Mortgage Company of Maryland are d/b/a's of First Home Mortgage Corporation. First Home Mortgage Corporation is licensed in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee (Lic. #23135), Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts Mortgage Lender and Broker (Lic. #MC71603), Michigan, New Hampshire, Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island Licensed Lender and Broker, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia. Equal Housing Lender. First Home Mortgage Corporation NMLS ID #71603 ( Privacy Policy.