Category: Real Estate

How to Qualify for a Mortgage

How to Qualify for a Mortgage

As of the writing of this post the real estate market is as hot as it’s been since 2007. Many consumers are looking to purchase a home soon because they anticipate that prices will continue to go up. However, many that want to buy a home cannot qualify mainly due to credit score. The most important factor in learning about how to qualify for a mortgage is a credit score.

This issue not only affects the prospective buyer, but also the real estate or mortgage professional that is assisting them. Most people in these industries realize that the first thing they must do is ascertain if the prospect can qualify. In most cases, if they cannot, it’s due to a credit score issue or other issue involving their credit report.

Working with Real Estate & Mortgage Professionals

Many real estate and mortgage professionals have realized that spending their time to advise a person how to clean up their credit report is time consuming.  And, a lot of time it doesn’t lead to a closed escrow because their client doesn’t follow through on their own.

That’s where we come in. We do nothing but help consumers increase their credit score. And, we have several ways of doing it. Although credit repair is a great step, it is not the only step to be taken. By referring their credit challenged clients to us real estate and mortgage professionals can continue to work on their low hanging fruit, those buyers that can qualify right away. They don’t have to teach their prospect how to qualify for a mortgage.

We work with their credit challenged client and keep the real estate agent or mortgage broker informed of their clients progress. When we do get a client to that 640 score, or the score needed to qualify, we remove any remaining disputes to avoid any issue in underwriting.

We’ve been doing this since 2004, have an A+ BBB rating and are certified by the National Association of Credit Services Organizations (NACSO). We work in all 50 states and currently work with some of the biggest names in the real estate, mortgage and banking industries.

If you are a real estate or mortgage professional give us a call by scrolling to the bottom of this page for our contact information. Or, visit www.eracreditservices.com

The Pinellas Realtor® Organization & ERA Credit Services

A Perfect Fit

Clearwater, FL – September 22, 2015 – ERA Credit Services is pleased to announce that we have joined the Pinellas Realtor® Organization (PRO) as an Affiliate Member. PRO is one of Tampa Bay’s largest professional trade associations, representing the interests of over 6,000 real estate professionals in Pinellas County. PRO provides its Realtor® members with an array of real estate-related programs, products and services, including professional development, legislative advocacy, and business enhancers.

As a PRO Affiliate Member, ERA Credit Services will be offering our industry-leading credit repair, credit restoration service to PRO Realtor® member clients that have less than the credit score needed to qualify for a home mortgage. Our goal is to assist as many Pinellas County residents as possible to reach the goal of home ownership, and assist Realtors® in closing more business.

ERA Credit Services began in 2012 and offers credit restoration and a wide array of other financial services to help consumers protect their identity, credit, family, finances, lifestyle and future. ERA Credit Services is an Independent Agent for Financial Education Services and United Credit Educations Services.

To Contact ERA Credit Services

Phone (727) 222-0120
Email dale@eracreditservices.com

Do You Have Clients with a Low Credit Score?

Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Brokers, Mortgage Brokers, Loan Officers, Bankers

Do you have clients with a low credit score? Take just a minute and calculate how much income you have lost over the last few years when a prospective client didn’t have the necessary credit score to qualify to do business with you. That number can be staggering. But what can you do? You can turn lemons into lemonade!

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Here are 4 options if your prospects have low credit scores.

The first option for clients with a low credit score is to do nothing and move on to the next prospective client. Hopefully these people will either be able to increase their score on their own, or will come back to you when the derogatory items pulling their score down drop off their credit files with Experian, Equifax and Transunion. But think of it. How many times has that happened?

 

The second option is to try and help prospects with low credit scores yourself. But do you have the time and expertise to do so? Are you familiar enough with the Fair Credit Reporting Act to follow those guidelines to successfully get obsolete, erroneous or unverifiable items off their report? And, what kind of time will that take from your marketing to new credit worthy clients.

The third option for clients with a low credit score is to refer that client to us. We have been in this industry since 2004 and have successfully removed over 875,000 derogatory items from consumer credit reports including over 100,000 public records (bankruptcy, foreclosure, tax lien). After over 200,000 clients we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. And we have services beyond credit repair to help your prospects increase their score as quickly as possible. Simply put, we provide the best opportunity for any consumer to have derogatory items removed from their credit profile and increase their credit score. We also add you as a ‘Referral Source’ and give you access to monitor the progress of your clients deletions and credit status.

The fourth option is to work directly with us, sell our service yourself, earn the income yourself, and stay that much more connected with your client. Many real estate, mortgage and banking professionals have not only closed more of their primary business as a result of offering our credit restoration service to their clients but have earned a significant income from selling our services. Think of the other professionals in your industry that have credit challenged clients that you could contact.

Many people in your industry have turned this into an income that exceeds what they earn from real estate, mortgage or banking. Many have developed a team of other Independent Agents in their area and around the country and now earn a substantial income from the production of those Agents.

Mike Watsonformer top producing Keller Williams Agent in Eastlake, CA is now an Executive Sales Director with FES and now has over 100 Independent Agents around the United States.

Miranda Harrisreal estate broker in Columbia, SC has become one of the top producing Agents with our company and earned the title of Vice President. She is also a member of our Six Figure Club. Our average Vice President earns over $24,000 per month.

Derrick Smithformer owner of 2 ReMax brokerage offices in Maryland is now a Regional Vice President and is a Trainer with our company. He is also a member of our 6 Figure Club. Derrick became a Vice President with our company within a year.

Cynthia Davisformer branch manager for CitiBank in Las Vegas, Cynthia has become a Regional Sales Director and has left the 9 to 5 banking world to develop her own business with FES.

These are just a few of the stories that have been written within our company by people who first looked because they had clients with a low credit score. You don’t have to change careers and strive for the type of income these people earn. You can simply work with us on a part time basis to assist your clients with their credit score and close more real estate, mortgage and banking business.

You have to agree, we’re worth taking a look at. You can turn lemons into lemonade. Whether you simply want to refer folks to us if your prospects have low credit scores to increase your closed business, or you want to learn more about developing an income by selling our services and possibly developing a team of Agents contact us today!

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East Coast Office in Clearwater, FL – (727) 222-0120

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Credit Repair May Be Needed by Many Boomerang Home Buyers

According to a January 26, 2015 article published on RealtyTrac.com, more than 7 million people will fall into the category of Boomerang buyers and enter the housing market over the next 8 years. People that lost their homes prior to 2007-2008 are now in a position to start looking to be a home owner once again. Part of the reason is that they are now past the 7 year period where a foreclosure or short sale (or any derogatory item) should show up on their credit report but still may be in need of credit repair. Credit bureaus do not always remove these items in a timely manner. And, over the next few years more people will be past that 7 year period and will once again, have the opportunity to buy a home.

The article also shared that these consumers still may have other derogatory items on their reports and may need to utilize credit repair in order to raise their credit score to the level required by mortgage lenders. Individuals can attempt to do it themselves by contacting the credit bureaus directly. However, it is time consuming and requires knowledge of the law. An alternative is to hire a professional, reputable credit restoration company.

Las Vegas, Northern & Southern California, Florida and Detroit, MI are markets that are likely to see the most activity.

Credit repair for Boomerang Home Buyers Infographic

What consumers must realize is that time is required to go through the credit repair process.

It can take anywhere from 60 days to several months to effectively clear a credit report of derogatory items. We have offices in Clearwater, FL and San Diego, CA to help people repair their credit.  And, we work with independent Agents around the country that can assist consumers in any U.S. market.

For San Diego credit repair call 619-492-3040. For Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater credit repair call 727-222-0120.

We offer a free, no obligation consultation. Together we will determine whether credit restoration can help you by discussing your individual situation. We will then give you details on the process and time frame.

Get ready for the opportunity to be a home owner once again by taking action now to restore your credit and your overall financial health.

Visit http://eracreditservices.com/credit-repair/

Credit Worthy Clients – Florida Real Estate, Mortgage, Automobile, Banking and Solar Professionals

Do you need credit worthy clients? How often do you spend time with a prospective client, after having spent advertising dollars to get that prospect, only to find out they don’t have a high enough credit score to qualify to do business with you?

What do you then do with that prospect? You can spend further time trying to guide and help them which, in most cases is not productive. Or, you can partner with ERA Credit Services and allow us to work with that client to increase their credit score while you focus on your main business.

There are fewer credit worthy clients in Florida

Florida consumers have a lower credit score on average than those in the other 50 states. According to Experian in a 2014 study, the average VantageScore credit score in Florida is approximately 656 while the U.S. average is 669. In 2013 the Sun Sentinel reported that credit scores in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties had dropped to a 646 after it had been a 658 in 2012. Compare that to states where the average score is well over 700.

Here’s the Average VantageScore in Major Florida Cities (Experian- 2014) credit worthy clients infogrpahic

Tallahassee- 643
Jacksonville- 647
Miami- 649
Orlando- 656
West Palm Beach- 665
Tampa- 659
Fort Meyers- 673

What if you could spend very little time and effort, yet build your pipeline of credit worthy clients and qualified buyers? By working with us you can. We would be happy to discuss how our credit restoration service works and how you can monitor the progress of your client’s service online. Let us do the work while you build your business. Then we’ll pass that client back when they are ready to close a deal with you.

Better yet, what if you could become an Independent Agent and earn income associated with helping your clients? Our staff does all the credit repair work, analyzing credit reports, working directly with the client and the credit bureaus. After explaining our service your job is to input the client’s information into our online system. And, you get paid the next week! This could lead to some great part-time income or even to a whole new career.

Either way we would like to speak with you and see how we can increase your bottom line. What if we could help you close just a few more sales per year? What if you could now separate yourself from your competition by having a partner that can help prospective clients when no one else can?

Give us a call at (727) 222-0120 or to read more visit Clients with a Low Credit Score

Do You Need Qualified Clients to Close More Business?

If you’re in a profession or industry such as real estate, mortgage, auto, banking, solar or other situation where you need qualified clients with a good or specific credit score for financing, this article can help you close more business and earn more money.

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What Do You Do With Unqualified Clients?

You talk to people on a regular basis that do not have the credit score necessary to qualify to be your client. What do you do with them? We have found that in many cases, professionals in the industries listed above would rather just move on to find someone that can qualify instead of trying to help someone that can’t. If it only took you 10 additional minutes or less to help these people why not do both? In other words, take 10 more minutes to assist your unqualified client to see if they can become qualified in the future, and then move on to find someone that qualifies now.

How do you do that? How can you help someone that can’t qualify due to a low credit score become qualified? By developing a relationship with a trusted credit repair professional that has a stellar track record of helping people raise their scores. All you have to do is say to your unqualified client that you’re getting ready to lose, “I know someone that can potentially help you. Would you like me to give them your information and have them contact you?” That’s it. It’s actually less than 10 minutes of your time.

Upsides and Downsides of Partnering with a Credit Repair Company

What’s the downside? Assuming it’s a reputable credit repair company and they have proven to previously have helped thousands of people, the only downside is that this client isn’t a candidate for credit repair, or the client goes somewhere else to buy your product or service once their score is higher because you didn’t stay in touch with them.

What’s the upside? The credit repair company you chose has a system to keep you informed of the progress of your clients score improvement allowing you to know when to call them back. You, of course, do so and you close a transaction with someone you otherwise would have lost. All for an investment of less than 10 minutes of your time.

We Help You Have More Qualified Clients

When business is good we sometimes lose sight of these type opportunities to build our pipeline of future business. But this is so easy and time efficient it truly is something everyone in a credit related industry should do.

If you are looking for a trusted company with a proven track record and an A+BBB rating visit ERA Credit Services . We work with professionals all over the U.S. helping their unqualified prospects become qualified clients, and helping them close more business.

Boomerang Buyers – San Diego Real Estate Market

Chances are that you have never heard of boomerang buyers before. Boomerang buyers are former home owners who have gone through a short sale, foreclosure, or bankruptcy in the past few years and are saving up for a down payment to purchase a home again—are coming back. Of course, one of the issues these people face is repairing their damaged credit and getting their score back up to be able to qualify for a mortgage.

Boomerang Buyers

I recently had an opportunity to discuss this topic with one of the top real estate professionals in San Diego, David Demangos.  As a tenacious and powerful Keller Williams Real Estate Agent, David’s desire is to help his clients buy and sell residential real estate. He is known as San Diego’s “go-to guy” and is extremely well networked. David connects local business people, building relationships, resulting in repeat referral business for one another. His leadership and management skills shine through.

Boomerang Buyers Are Re-Entering the Market in San Diego

David recently sold a home to a nice man who short-sold his home, built his credit back up and purchased a new home in just around twenty five months. Boomerang buyers are expected to flood markets in some of the hardest hit areas for short sales and foreclosures in the coming years. They are predicted to account for nearly one in every five home sales in the certain metro areas this year such as San Diego.

Rising rents and the desire to own again now that the economy is more stable are driving many boomerang buyers to re-enter the market. They also want to jump in before interest rates and home prices climb too much higher.

How Soon Can Boomerang Buyers Jump Back Into the Real Estate Market?

But how soon they can jump back in will depend on the type of loan they had as a previous home owner. According to my trustworthy lenders, boomerang buyers who had FHA loans may need to wait only three years if they can prove that a hardship, such as job loss or death of a wage earner, led to their foreclosure or short sale.

Borrowers have typically been required to wait five to seven years to qualify for another loan, but mortgage giants have begun to change their rules to allow home owners who underwent a foreclosure or short sale to qualify sooner. Those who underwent a short sale will likely qualify the soonest. However, not all lenders are participating, so borrowers will need to shop around. David is well equipped to refer people to lenders who can help.

Freddie Mac’s wait time is usually four years following a short sale or deed-in-lieu, and seven years after a foreclosure. Fannie Mae may require a seven-year wait for a foreclosure, but only a two-year wait following a short sale as long as the borrower can provide a 20 percent down payment.

Credit Score Implications for Boomerang Buyers

However, for all these people their credit score is going to be an issue. David and I agree that the first step anyone who wants to “boomerang” back into the market must take is to check their credit score and determine the gap, if any, between that score and a score that will qualify them for a loan.

Between David Demangos and me, Dale Guiducci of ERA Credit Services, we can help you step through the process of getting in position to be a boomerang buyer.

Who do you know looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate? Call:

David Demangos
Keller Williams Realty
Cell:  858.232.8410
Realtor® BRE# 01905183
San Diego Real Estate Area Expert / Green Specialist / ALC Committee
www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com

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