The way Lendingtree.com works is that once you enter your information on to their website, they pretty much screen you and send your information to several lenders, who then have to re-pull your credit and qualify you.
It's not really the best or most efficient way to go about getting pre-approved. As a Loan Officer I can tell you that it's of the most importance for u to be able to review your tax returns, paystubs, bank statements and credit report so that we can determine just how much you qualify for and really know what your best mortgage options are. I always suggest to buyers, if it's me or someone else, try to meet face-to-face with a Loan Officer. Outside of these documents, a Loan Officer will always have questions in order to determine your eligibility. It's also a great opportunity for you to have some one-on-one time so that you can becomes as educate as possible on the entire process and address all your questions and concerns. It's just the bet way to establish a relationship with someone who will be reviewing a lot of sensitive information and helpin you through the lattes purchase of your life. Do you really want to go through this via a website?
I'm always available to meet face-to-face at one of our Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens or Long Island offices. Good luck!
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Senior Loan Officer
STERLING NATIONAL BANK
310 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, NY 11797
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(516) 740-4478 Office
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