This is question asked many times over especially by those looking to purchase their very first home.
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A national first home buyers survey conducted by First Home Buyers Australia (FHBA) shows that more than a third (38%) of first home buyers found mortgage brokers “the most useful” service provider.
Mortgage brokers were most trusted by those aged 24-31 years, with almost 60% of this age group saying mortgage brokers provide the most useful service.
Real estate agents were voted the second most trusted professional, with 25% of first home buyers saying this was the most useful service. This was followed by buyer’s agents (11%), building inspectors (6%) and conveyancers (4%).