Moving to Maplewood-Pre-Approval is an Essential Step

By mark-slade July 29, 2012

What Does a Pre-Approval Letter Mean To a Seller?

In today’s world, home-buyers should definitely get a pre-approval letter from a qualified Mortgage Loan Officer before any seller will take them seriously.

A buyer needs to be pre-approved because, firstly, you want to know what you truly and/or comfortably afford. One tip in selecting the right Mortgage Loan Officer is if they ask you for a potential listing so they can ensure the right tax rate is figured into their calculations. Once you have your pre-approval, you can make an offer on a home because the pre-approval indicates they’ve been approved to afford a certain loan amount. The best real estate agents make sure their clients are pre-approved during the early stages of the home buying process.

It is also important to know that a pre-qualification letter is NOT equal to a pre-approval letter.

A pre-approval letter means that the lender has independently verified your credit, income, and all the factors that are needed to determine a loan amount. The buyer has access to that loan when an offer on a home has been accepted. A pre-qualification letter is not an approval for a loan, it is a tentative evaluation see wikipedia.

When you are pre-approved, there is very little that can stand in the way of you purchasing a home for the dollar amount you’ve been approved for.

What Does a Pre-Approval Letter Mean To a Seller?

1. Your pre-approval letter will either give the seller reasons to accept your offer or to reject your offer. Make sure you are making offers on houses within the range of what you’ve been approved for.

2. Sellers and real estate agents feel more comfortable if the letter is from a local or well established lender. If the agent can vouch for the mortgage lender than it makes a great impression on the seller who may be skeptical about pre-approval letters from non-local companies.

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
Good Homes

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