Although it's helpful to have a Realtor who's familiar with the program it's also important to work with a lender who doesn't out source the servicing of the payout distributions to the contractor doing the work. There are times during the course of a project when it becomes necessary to involve the lender to clarify, advise, mediate or just give support to a buyer. The program works best when you get pre-qualified with a lender, find a Realtor to assist you and find an FHA Consultant to help with the construction paperwork you'll need to secure your loan. Renovation can be stressful to many buyers who are using the FHA Rehabilitation program as a means to an end and not with the intention of enduring the construction process. Many times the Realtor is the first person in the transaction and should be available throughout the process until the end so choose a person who sincerely cares. Personal service is the key to a satisfied buyer and solidifies our business relationshipsâ€¦.choose wisely.