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John Lyng, Other/Just Looking in Dallas, TX

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Asked by John Lyng, Dallas, TX Sat Sep 22, 2012

What do you do with clients that come to you but are not ready for a bank loan? Issues such as lack of cash to close, credit issues, etc?

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If it's credit related I have a credit guy but my Lenders offer FHA loans that require a 580 score, Conventional require a 620 so usually credit is not an issue. I can refer you to an agent to help you find a home and a Lender or two that can get you pre approved.

Good Luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 28, 2013
Add them to my database and let them know that I'll be ready to help them find a great home as soon as they're ready to buy one. Then I'll have them consult with a knowledgeable lender to help them get on track to get the issues corrected.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
I generally ask them to talk to a couple of my favorite local lenders so that they understand their options and what they need to do to eventually qualify for a loan. I advise them to wait a while and work on savings and credit improvement. Also, I'm a big financial geek, so I've offered to help people with a budget before. The last thing I want is a client of mine not being able to make their payments after they purchase.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 23, 2012
Tell them we wait till they have gotten issues taken care of and saved some cash.

There is no such thing as a quick fix anymore.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 23, 2012
John--what suggestions do you have for us?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 22, 2012
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