We have recently moved house in Bournemouth with an expanding family we decided it was time to move from our three bedroom in Christchurch and get somewhere with a bit more space closer to the beach. Now this goes a bit beyond my normal post on my blog but I was really impressed with the service that I received from our new mortgage broker – we also went back and used our self storage tips whilst moving in case you wondered.
Everyone Knows a Mortgage Broker… Right?
It’s one of those things everyone seems to know a mortgage broker but no one wants to recommend one in fear of it not being as good for their friend and family member. We spent a long time looking for a mortgage advisor using the internet and personal recommendations. Thankfully we were recommended City Mortgage Advisor – you can see them on their Mortgage Broker Bournemouth website.
The great thing is that many mortgage advisors will offer initial advice for free so it helped us get a feel for what they were about. Most importantly what they could offer us when looking for the finance to buy a larger property.
Me and my partner class ourselves as rather money savvy so even looked down the route of organising the mortgage ourselves direct with the bank we are so glad we didn’t after reading a review on the Bournemouth Echo website we met a couple of advisors they came to our home at a time that suited us which was great. Then we met Archie from City Mortgage Advisor and he invited us to his office a professional office in the centre of Bournemouth.
Simple As One, Two, Three
We travelled into see him and we explained what we were looking for as you normally do. The great thing about Archie was his down to earth and personable approach. He clearly had a lot of experience in getting people what they wanted. He explained some options in a way that we could understand as I said we are rather switched on but Archie’s approach showed us what we thought we were looking for and how we could actually get a better deal looking in another way. It was really refreshing to be sat in front of a professional that didn’t just match what we had told him. He took the time to understand what we were looking for and what was important to us and tailored a package that fitted us perfectly.
No Pushy Sales from the Mortgage Broker
After the initial meeting we went away to consider the proposal. This is something we had always be told to do by friends and family and actually Archie encouraged it rather than applying pushy sales tactics. He seemed very confident in his advice and his offering that reassured us further. We met back with Archie at his office in Bournemouth and agreed to go ahead after a couple of weeks of consideration time. We had some questions throughout which where answered promptly and efficiently if not by Archie then one of his team it was a very seamless process.
The best was yet to come we had dealt with mortgage advisors previously when taking out the loan for our first home and then our three bed house in Christchurch and we remembered how it had been a constant two an throw between us the advisor and the mortgage company. It felt like we were constantly dropping proof of and being asked additional questions. Archie’s approach was a lot different he knew what he was dealing with and asked for all the necessary information up front as to reduce and delay in the whole process . It was great to work with someone who was so well prepared.
We moved into our new house two weeks ago now and apart from a couple of issues with a regulation around a drain it all went very well. Although many people get nervous about recommending mortgage advisors to friend s and family I would definitely recommend Archie and his team for any one that is looking for a mortgage broker in Bournemouth.
When looking at the website they can also source new build homes providing a complete offering. They get deals form the developers that are eligible for help to buy in Bournemouth. So we have now made a personal recommendation to our niece who is looking for her first home Archie gave us a bit of brief info to pass on and showed us how cheap it could be to get first time buyers on the property ladder.
Overall it was a great service from city mortgage advisor and we are loving our new house. For my normal blog readers understand this a bit out of the blue to our normal blog post. But when met with incredible service why not share it. Hope you enjoyed the read and business as usual next post unless we are blown away again in this way.Continue reading →