How Mortgage Brokers Get Paid
Firstly, how do mortgage brokers get paid here at Prime Mortgage Works? We do not charge any retainer or upfront fee for our services. Actually, you don’t pay any fee directly to us for our services, ever! Yes, 100% free, no pressures advise! We are licensed professionals and are governed by provincial bodies, who have you, the clients, best interest in mind.
Who Pays the Broker?
The lender pays us, once your purchase or refinance has completed and you have received your mortgage funds. How do we choose which lender? We take into account many features of a mortgage and your specific needs and wants to advise on the BEST option for you. Underlining why it’s important to understand how mortgage brokers get paid. Lenders typically pay anywhere between .8 to 1% of the final approved mortgage amount directly to the lender. This means for you the borrower, there is no out-of-pocket expense due at closing. Rather, lenders pay the mortgage broker directly from the interest they earn from the mortgage you have secured with them.
The Broker’s Incentive
But, rest assured that it is our mission to guide you through the entire financing process. As we are not paid until after closing, this ensures that we have your best interest in mind at all times. We are always happy to answer any questions, anytime, whether you have just completed financing, or are three years into your term and considering accessing some of the equity in your home.