Lender asks for my recommendations for attorney/title company, appraiser, etc. (local lenders tend to have pre-existing relationships to take advantage of) I consult with my client to ensure that he approves, and proceed. … Hopes and dreams have been smashed because an incompetent, unknown lender does not have any reason to work harder, does not have any relationships to maintain, has no concerns regarding accountability.
…He calls another local lender with whom he and I both have excellent working relationships and passes the package over to the other local lender. … I’m inclined to do whatever it takes (so long as it’s moral, ethical, legal) to ensure that my clients are taken care of.