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Slovaki, Home Buyer in 11372

Why would the broker request my W2?

Asked by Slovaki, 11372 Thu Jul 30, 2009

My broker said that the owner already took an offer but we still have a chance. He asked for a good faith
check and a copy of my 2008 W2. Does this sound cool to you?

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Joseph C. Hastings’ answer
Hi Slovaki. Did you actually make a written offer? Have you been pre-approved by a lender? Do you have a current credit check with a FICO score and a financial statement showing assets and liabilities? A lot of questions come to mind.

It seems to me your broker asked for a check for a binder and the W-2 to show income for last year. This is hardly a good approach especially if another offer has been accepted.

No, it doesn't sound cool at all.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 25, 2010
You really should have a mortgage pre-approval on hand.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 1, 2009
Yes, that's normal but probably a waste of time if the owner already took an offer. Usually the broker would send you to a mortgage professional who will ask for the W2. Good luck.
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