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Mortgage Loan Processing Steps: 8 Ways to Improve Borrowers’ Experience


Aritas Mortgage Solutions

August 29, 2023
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In the intricate journey of fulfilling, one’s dream to buy a home, mortgage loan processors like you play an important role. As the sun sets on meticulous applications and rising anticipation, borrowers step onto a path where efficiency and experience must meet half-way. You should ensure that in this phase, aspiration and achievement are bridged by unparalleled customer service to enhance the borrowers’ experience.

At this juncture, borrowers expect clarity and promptness, seeking seamless transitions from application to approval. An alliance between loan originators like you and processing experts like us becomes paramount especially at a time when price is no longer king. According to a McKinsey article, borrowers are more likely to recommend you if you’re able to offer a smooth mortgage processing experience.

We are committed to helping you improve borrower experience and navigate paperwork and verify details. As your processing partner, our role is to ensure you stay up to date. Our collaborative approach allows loan originators to flourish as guides while we streamline your back-office operations. In this article, we’ll explore the transformative realm of mortgage processing— where borrower dreams find their wings and lending aspirations find their zenith.

Steps in Mortgage Processing: We Come in Every Step of The Way

The mortgage processing journey comprises several orchestrated stages.

  1. Application Compilation Gathering the borrower’s financial information, credit reports and application documents—a symphony’s opening chords.
  2. Document Verification Assessing collected documents to ensure information is accurate and up to date with latest regulations—a meticulous conductor’s attention to detail
  3. Appraisal and Property Review Assessing the property’s value and condition—a crescendo building towards the climax
  4. Underwriting Analysis Evaluating the borrower’s financial profile and assessing the loan’s risk—a symphonic harmony of numbers and judgment
  5. Title Examination Investigating the property’s title to ensure clear ownership—a quest for melodious clarity
  6. Conditions Fulfillment Addressing any additional requirements set by underwriters—a choreographed dance of adjustments
  7. Final Approval The triumphant finale—a harmonious convergence of approval and anticipation

Having a dedicated processing partner by your side elevates this journey. We work closely with your team to expedite each step and fine-tune the process for optimal efficiency. Our expertise orchestrates seamless transitions, ensuring your borrowers experience a symphony of streamlined progress.

Improve Borrower Experience with Aritas Mortgage Processing Solutions

As your dedicated mortgage processing partner, we take pride in seamlessly integrating with your team, ensuring a journey that’s not only efficient but also enriching for borrowers. Here’s a quick walkthrough of how we support you through the various stages of mortgage processing, enhancing the borrower experience at every step.

#1. Streamlining the Application Process

As your mortgage processing partner, we understand the significance of a seamless application process for loan originators and borrowers. Our expertise lies in simplifying complex paperwork and optimizing data collection. Through intelligent form design and automated logic, we ensure borrowers only provide essential information, reducing confusion and enhancing their experience. For instance, if a borrower’s responses indicate self-employment, our system efficiently adapts to request-specific documentation, saving time and effort. This efficiency not only accelerates processing but also helps improve your customer relationships.

#2. Clear Communication Channels

Effective communication is the cornerstone of successful lending. Partnering with us empowers you to offer borrowers transparent and accessible communication channels. We provide regular updates so borrowers can track their application’s progress, reducing uncertainties and boosting satisfaction rates. Clear communication minimizes unnecessary back-and-forth and can also improve your Net Promoter Score (NPS).

#3. Tailored Customer Service

In the competitive mortgage landscape, tailored service can set you apart. Our role as your processing partner extends beyond administrative tasks. By doing so, we contribute to helping you foster trust and rapport. This translates into higher borrower satisfaction and a heightened likelihood of repeat business for loan originators. From addressing individual concerns to offering clear explanations, our team enhances the borrower journey, leaving a positive imprint on your brand.

#4. Transparent Progress Tracking

Borrowers value visibility into their loan application’s progress. Our collaboration introduces efficient progress tracking to help stay informed and keep borrowers up to date with their application status—reducing anxiety and improving their experience. For loan originators, this means fewer status inquiries, enabling you to allocate more time to strategic lending activities.

#5. Quick Turnaround Times

Speed matters in the lending process. Our ability to effectively optimize workflows enables us to expedite each stage of processing. From document verification to underwriting analysis, our efficiency accelerates the journey. For loan originators, quicker turnaround times enhance your reputation and borrower referrals, ultimately boosting growth.

STRATMOR Group assessed 100K borrowers’ responses and found that borrower satisfaction and their willingness to refer you to others is linked to your time-to-close loans. Improving your turnarounds can significantly amplify borrower satisfaction.

Stats on borrower experience by time to close

#6. Data Security & Privacy

Safeguarding borrower data is non-negotiable. Partnering with us ensures stringent data security measures are in place. As an ISO 27001 certified organization we prioritize data privacy and take every necessary step to keep all information confidential. Loan originators can set aside their worries about data breaches and compliance issues and focus on strengthening client relationships.

#7. Quality Control Measures

Meticulousness is our hallmark. Our quality control measures minimize errors, ensuring accurate applications. By maintaining a high standard of accuracy, we enhance borrower trust and reduce processing delays. For loan originators, this means smoother transactions and fewer post-closing issues, fostering a reputation for excellence.

#8. Post Closing Support and Engagement

The borrower journey continues after closing. Our role extends to post-closing support, addressing any lingering queries and concerns. This holistic approach ensures a lasting positive impression on borrowers.

In conclusion, our role as your mortgage processing partner isn’t merely administrative—it’s transformative. By streamlining processes, offering personalized support, ensuring data security, and more, we help you enhance borrower experience. We understand that each application represents more than a loan; it’s a step toward a borrower’s dream. Together, we orchestrate a symphony of service that resonates long after the final signature.

Transform Mortgage Loan Processing with Aritas

At Aritas Mortgage Solutions, we have spent over 15 years assisting mortgage lenders, brokers and title companies meet their goals. We understand that customer satisfaction can be a game changer for business.

Our team of skilled outsourcing staff has a proven track record of offering the support needed to drive growth for several small to large businesses. We can help you streamline operations, reduce operating costs and improve turnaround times without compromising quality. The best part? You can focus on strengthening client relationships while we do the heavy lifting for you.

Ready to transform mortgage processing? Contact us today.

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