A mortgage broker has several different responsibilities on their plate, most of which are hinged around their job as an intermediary between lenders and borrowers. They sell loans for lenders, while at the same time looking out for the best interests of their clients at the same time.
First off, a mortgage broker usually does their own marketing. This is to attract potential clients, and to let the community know of the services offered by the broker. Next, a mortgage broker will assess the borrowing power of the one needing the mortgage to determine what they are capable of borrowing. This is done through interviews and paperwork where things like credit, income, and history are brought into the process. The broker will also assess the local mortgage market to find the best deal for their client. Once this is done, the mortgage broker applies for loans on behalf of the borrower, and attempts to pre-approve his client. This usually includes collecting sensitive documentation, such as payslips, bank statements, and other information. Once the lender application form has been completed, the broker is there to discuss all of the legal components of the process to the borrower so that they understand everything that they need to. And finally, a mortgage broker will submit all the necessary information to the lender so that they borrower can be approved for the loan that he/she requires.
This is not an easy process, and a mortgage broker that you trust can really help make a difference.