Pre-qualified for home loan?

I was pre-qualified for a home loan. we found a house and had all the inspections. My loan officer went on holiday for the week and will be back monday. A couple of friends are saying, I was pre- QUALIFIED not pre-APROVED. they said it is a big difference. I am scared now. do you think this guy would get us a real... show more I was pre-qualified for a home loan. we found a house and had all the inspections. My loan officer went on holiday for the week and will be back monday. A couple of friends are saying, I was pre- QUALIFIED not pre-APROVED. they said it is a big difference. I am scared now. do you think this guy would get us a real estate agent and hire inspectors if he didnt think we would get the loan? I am so stressed and have anxiety bad over this.
thanks for any advise. also, im in central florida, if that matters. thanks
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