March 15, 2017
Lately I’ve been helping clients find that perfect rental home that not only accommodates their price range but, location too. Sounds simple enough, right? Nope! Seriously, I’m beginning to wonder if we’ve time-warped back to 2006 and 2007! I had no idea finding rental home would be so difficult and if you’re currently in the market to rent a home, I imagine you know where I’m coming from.
First of all, if you’re going at it alone, Don’t! Using a REALTOR® (aka, ME) to help you rent or buy a home is at no charge to you. You read that correctly, I am paid by the Seller so, sit back and let me do all the work. Why check multiple times a day on sites like Zillow and Realtor.com only to find the property is gone?!?! UGH! Not only is this frustrating but, the clock is ticking and time is running out. You need an agent (that’s where I come in again) who is willing to work hard for you. Someone who will go the extra mile for you! With over 12 year’s experience, I know a few tricks that can help set you apart from other applicants. Being “first in line” is not what owners are looking for these days. Just because you are first to submit an application doesn’t mean you will get the home so, we need to add some creativity to the mix. Ok, now that we’ve established the renting part of it; have you considered buying a home? I mean, isn’t that what your true goal is? Who wants to move every year? Definitely not me so here are a few things we should talk about …. First, have you spoken with a lender? … and I don’t mean the person sitting in a glass office at the bank who doesn’t appear to be busy yet, is making you wait in the waiting room after you’ve penciled your name onto the roster. I mean, a VERY GOOD lender; one that knows all the ins n’ outs of the lending business? One who will say, you may not qualify now but, I’m here to guide you until you do! I know him! Let’s get you two talking and see where we can go from here.
What are your concerns?
- Is it credit? Do you know what your credit score is? Do you know how to fix it? Did you know in most cases we can get your credit score repaired in as little as 7-9 months?
- Is it a down payment issue? Did you know there is FREE grant money available to assist you with a down payment?
You see, owning a home isn’t as out of reach as you might think. Yes, it might take 7-9 months to get that credit repaired or to get you qualified for a government down payment program but, the times goes quick. So start today! Where do you live until then? That’s where I come in. Give me a call and let’s see what we can do, together.
Leslie Del Maestro, REALTOR®
West USA Realty / Arrowhead Office
SEARCH HOMES NOW: Text: WUSALESLIE to 87778
or call me: 602-505-0132