REALTORS® Report Tight Financing/credit Posted in Economist Commentaries, by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research on January 4, 2013 You are currently browsing comments. If you would like to return to the full story, you can read the full entry here: “REALTORS® Report Tight Financing/credit ”. Tags:credit,Financing,REALTOR® Confidence Index Related Posts No Recession in the U.S. HARP Still Hamstrung Comments David Walden The most important thing that a broker/banker can do is meet the needs of the real estate contract. In the 13 years that I have been a mortgage broker/banker I have never missed a contract date. Realtors need to be looking for a lender that has a proven track record of performance. The rate has to be competitive and a broker can give you a variety of lenders that can perform on time as well as give you a competitive rate. Unfortunately, the larger banks have gotten rid of the experienced people to cut costs and don’t have fully trained and experienced personnel. Realtors – quit looking for fluff and challenge the tried and true broker to get your job done on time. You and your client will not be sorry.