The bankinggrades.com link...that grades banks on their ability to lend to small business'. That has nothing to do with residential lending unfortunately.
Since you are an experienced real estate professional, you realize where the rubber meets the road is the ability to adapt to the financial situation of the buyer. By experience we all know some lenders are highly proficient with FHA and the rehab while others have a real talent for the above $600,000 market. Some will fall flat a week before closing because the buyers income is not W2 based while others address this issue long before the underwriters have the chance to get excited.
I'm confident you do not send EVERY buyer to represent to the same lender for these exact reasons.
Let's get your buyer connnected to a local agent and let that agent direct to the right lender based on the historic performance of these lenders. Closing on time, under budget and without the hysteria is the criteria to which lenders are to be held accountable.
Don't want to do that.
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