How To Become A Mortgage Lender

Need to know how to become a mortgage lender? Each state has different rules and regulations regarding how to become a mortgage lender. Check with your state’s mortgage division to find out what the requirements are. As a mortgage lender, you will be assisting homeowners in the home buying process. You will explain to home buyers what is required for them to get a mortgage loan to buy their new home. Simply put, you will be helping individuals apply for loans. The pay that you receive will depend heavily on your skills and ability to close mortgage loans.

  1. Start out by reading information pertaining to how to become a mortgage lender. Do this by reading books, by using the internet and by reading magazine articles about how to become a mortgage lender. Doing some basic research on local regulations and general tips will save you time and money.
  2. You will need to have graduated high school or obtained a GED to become a mortgage lender. Get on the fast track by graduating from a two-year or four-year college with a degree in business that is closely related to banking or mortgage lending. Keep in mind that you do not have to have a degree to become a mortgage lender.
  3. Take care of the paperwork first. Visit your local city or county office and apply for a license or a permit to become a mortgage lender. Buy bonding insurance for your mortgage lending company. Apply for your state’s department of revenue tax ID number online. You can call (800) 829-4329 to apply for your federal tax ID number. Name your business as a mortgage lending company to attract potential clients.
  4. Get mortgage application packets from every bank and financial institution that you can think of to help you become a mortgage lender. Use the internet to help you get started and make copies of the application packets. Let the banking and financial institutions know that you have completed all your state requirements and that you are a qualified mortgage lender. You will use banks and financial institutions to provide loans for potential home owners, so let the bank know you want to do business with them. Having good contacts with banks and other financial institutions will help you become a successful mortgage lender.


Mortgage Bankers Association

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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