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Rey, Home Buyer in Cibolo, TX

Do rental companies ever rent outside of their standard guidelines for credit or anything?

Asked by Rey, Cibolo, TX Wed Apr 24, 2013

Do the larger companies like Keller Williams or Coldwell banker ever bend a little. We have to move quickly because the owner of our home is selling. We sort of had short notice, but we have been in the same home for 4 years. We were never near 30 days late but had been a week or so late a couple of times. We had this plan to purchase next year, however, now we have no time to repair or do anything needed. One adult has no credit score and the other has a credit score of like 600. One of our children also needs to live closer to her school due to work scheduling. Should we speak with the companies or is it basically a waste of time?

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You can speak to them and see what they may do. Sometimes it is a matter of putting down a larger deposit, contacting references such as your prior landlord and other factors.

Life only gives to you what you ask of it. If you ask for 'nothing'... it will give you plenty of it.

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Gregory Touchstone
Keller Williams Realty
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Yes, rental companies rent outside their standard guidelines for credit. A good story and a larger deposit works most of the time.

If you're looking to buy instead of rent you may be able to go you have money for down payment & closing costs?
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the way i tell prospective tenants..."i am more concerned with your ability to pay and your rental history (paying on time & taking care of the rental property)"

I am not as concerned with whether you're behind on your dillards account or have old medical bills....

but that's me....i would say if you've never had a foreclosure or lease broken and you have excellent rental history (written referernce letters are great!) then it would be worth a try

of course if you're a non-smoker with no pets, well that only helps your case!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 25, 2013
Yes, some do. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions. Also, be prepared for extra deposits.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 24, 2013
Greg has solid advice. Always ask!
Give Greg a call; he'll point you in the right direction.


Jesus Soto
Exit Realty Partners II
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 24, 2013
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