Realtors work with lenders all the time and we know which ones we are comfortable working with and which ones we tend to avoid. I work extensively with Residential Home Funding here in New Jersey and have found them to be excellent. If there is a local branch in your area I recommend them highly. If not (or for that matter if you just want to 'shop around' a little for the best deal) ask a realtor. There's no fee for the service and if you do find a lender, the realtor will be happy to help you find a home as well!