9. Follow up after submitting your application
After you’ve submitted your mortgage application, be sure to follow up with your lender. Checking in regularly lets them know you’re interested and invested, which can give you peace of mind (and maybe even help speed things along!). Most lenders will call or email within 48 hours after receiving your application; if they don’t, it never hurts to reach out. You can also check on your status by logging into your online account or calling customer service. If there are any questions about missing documents or details that need clarification, ask for an update and provide any information needed as soon as possible so that you don’t fall behind schedule.