Your initial meeting with a mortgage broker could make or break your home buying journey. Without proper preparation and knowledge of what to expect, this initial encounter can potentially lead to confusion and missed opportunities in securing the right mortgage for your needs. But what can you expect when meeting with a mortgage broker for the first time?

In today's episode, we're joined by Aidan Hartley, a distinguished mortgage broker known for his expertise in assisting first-time homebuyers through his business, Blue Owl Finance. Aidan's extensive experience and track record make him the perfect guide to help you prepare better for that first mortgage broker meeting.

If you're gearing up for your initial sit-down with a mortgage broker or simply seeking insights into the process, tune in! This episode will teach you how to deal with mortgage brokers with confidence giving you a great head start towards homeownership.

Episode Highlights:
00:00 - Introduction
02:13 - Meighan's special house of the week
03:06 - Who is Aidan Hartley?
03:32 - Why Aidan decided to start a broking business in the middle of lockdown
04:49 - When do people usually book a mortgage broker?
06:16 - When is it considered too late to talk to a broker?
10:27 - Is there such a thing as too early when meeting with a mortgage broker?
12:59 - What a prospective borrower needs to bring to the first meeting with a broker
16:19 - What questions would a good broker ask to ensure a good fit with a client?
19:09 - What information do first home buyers seek from a broker in the first meeting?
22:33 - Why some brokers would specifically avoid some lenders
25:24 - The importance of timing in relation to lender turnaround times and the trade-offs
27:42 - What first home buyers need to ask when meeting with a broker for the first time
29:00 - What is one thing Aidan wishes he knew as a first home buyer
About Our Guest:
Aidan Hartley is an experienced mortgage broker and the owner of Blue Owl Finance, a company that specialises in helping first time home buyers solve their home loan problems hassle-free with the lowest rates.

Connect with Aidan Hartley:

➼ LinkedIn
➼ Website

Resources mentioned in this episode:

➼ 5 questions you MUST ASK your mortgage broker

➼ FREE MINI COURSE: How to price property like a professional
➼ Meet our recommended mortgage brokers at Home Buyer Academy

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Veronica Morgan & Meighan Wells 

Veronica & Meighan are both licensed real estate agents who exclusively help buyers. Together they have nearly 40 years experience as property professionals.

Veronica is principal of Sydney based Good Deeds Property Buyers and is also co-host of The Elephant in the Room property podcast as well as Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel and author of Auction Ready: how to buy property at auction even though you're scared s#!tless!

Meighan is the multi award winning principal of Brisbane based Property Pursuit, chairperson of the REIQ Buyers Agent Chapter & a regular media commentator.

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