Working together to beat the uncertainty

by | Dec 14, 2022 | All, Blogs

It hasn’t been an easy time to be a broker in recent weeks. Managing client expectations in a dramatic and uncertain environment can be very challenging, particularly when the result is an often greater cost to borrowers through higher rates or sometimes even deals falling through altogether.

In the midst of long days and panicked phone calls from clients, the situation can seem a little overwhelming. But it’s important to remember that these periods of instability do pass. The market will settle and rates will find a more consistent level. That level may be somewhat higher than many were previously expecting, but lenders want to lend and the market will continue. Times like these put much greater emphasis on the importance of professional advice and your value as a broker really comes to the fore.

At Brightstar, we have been working tirelessly with our brokers and lenders to navigate a path through uncertainty and reach solutions for clients. There is no textbook on how to deal with situations like these, but one thing is clear – communication is absolutely vital.

Fortunately, we have numerous strong and long-standing relationships with lenders, coupled with specialist sector experts who have been able to work on navigating the best course of action for frantic borrowers, and we know that this has helped brokers to reach outcomes that may have otherwise been unlikely.

As a specialist distributor, we often talk about the benefits of leveraging our expertise and experience. This provides brokers with options to place cases they may have otherwise struggled with and to scale their business. But more than that, it provides reassurance and resource to help take the strain when things don’t go to plan.

Working with a specialist partner means that you are not your own and this is all the more important at times of such volatility. There will always be challenges in the mortgage market, but with a specialist partner, you at least know that you don’t have to face them on your own.

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