Getting pre-approved for a mortgage gets you one important step closer to securing the home you love. Pre-approval shows sellers and real estate agents that you are a serious buyer, it proves you are credit-worthy and in competitive markets, it helps you to move fast on the house you want. Many times, sellers will not even engage with a buyer if they are not pre-approved.

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About the Author

Erin is vice president of mortgages at Zillow. She leads Zillow’s efforts to connect borrowers with lenders, and to empower consumers with the information and tools to make smart decisions about financing homes.

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