Wondering why your finance broker is contacting you a month after you’ve settled on your property? Then again 1 year later? The simple answer is that a finance broker is with you for life.
You’ve scored the home of your dreams with the help of your finance broker and you’ve just popped the bubbly to celebrate. Congratulations!
When the bottle’s empty and you’ve settled in to your new home, you’ll notice your finance broker is still in your life, and you might wonder why – after all, they got you the loan and earned their commission. Why would they still care how you are going?
They know it’s a good idea to keep in touch every six to 12 months. After all, you should be reviewing your current loan every year and your finance broker can let you know how you’re tracking along.
Building a long-term relationship with your finance broker is a good idea as he or she will know the ins and outs of your circumstances and what you want for your future. Your finance broker will also stay on top of your account and, with expert industry knowledge, keep his or her ear to the ground for any new products or better interest rates that would benefit you.
As well as expecting to hear from your finance broker every six to 12 months, there are a few times you should contact them. This is because if your life circumstances change, it may impact your mortgage.
For example, you may be welcoming a baby into your home, you may receive a higher salary, your income may be temporarily reduced or you may decide to get married.
Otherwise, you may want to refinance to a better a deal or consolidate your debts. You may also want to access the equity that you have accumulated in your home for a renovation, an investment or a holiday, all of which your finance broker can help you with.
Even the most seasoned of investors benefit from staying in touch with their adviser, who can help them maximise returns later down the track. And if you decide to invest in property for the first time, your finance broker can help look for investment loan options to get you started.
So congratulations on your settlement and we’ll chat again soon.