Posted by Mark on October 16, 2003 at 22:52:40:
I am a broker and depending on the individual and the situation I will request a rate lock fee. On rare occassions will I ask for this. It let’s me know that people are serious. I am way to busy to deal with tire kickers. If you are serious and can get the rate you are wanting, go someplace else. If you can’t get the rate take Tony’s advice and lock the rate and ask for confirmation.