Many mortgage brokers work on weekends. Weekends are a busy time in real estate as they are the most common days for home buyers, and sellers to be off work. This is when they have the most time to focus on the loan process.
While individual brokers might not be working on every weekend, they may be available by appointment or telephone. Local offices often have rotating schedules with on-duty agents ready to help all clients. Large mortgage companies also have weekend phone support hours for customers.
Online mortgage lender Quicken Loans allows mortgage seekers to start the process 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. New home loan borrowers needing customer support on the weekend can call on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) or on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET). People with loans in the process can call on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET). There is even a toll-free number to call from out of the country. The home-loan expert assigned to you might not be available, but some customer-service representatives can access your account.
Wells Fargo & Co.(WFC) is a major mortgage lender. The mortgage division offers telephone support from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time (CT) on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) on Sundays. There is also support available for home-equity loan applicants.
Unlike Quicken Loans, Wells Fargo offers services through local bank branches and dedicated loan offices. Some of these locations have regular Saturday and Sunday hours. However, if you want to talk with a mortgage specialist, you should call for an appointment.
Many other mortgage brokers have similar services. Call any you wish to work with to find out how they can accommodate your needs. (See also: Top Tips for First-time Home Buyers.)