Derryandkim…, Both Buyer and Seller in Birmingham, AL

What are my options for selling my home to someone who has poor credit? I am not interested in owner financing but would consider it if necesarry.

Asked by Derryandkim Redwine, Birmingham, AL Sun Apr 10, 2011

Help the community by answering this question:

+ web reference
Web reference:


Gladys Viru…, Agent, Scarsdale, NY
Sat Aug 27, 2011
Definitely consult your attorney before doing anything.

Good Luck

Gladys Viruet
Keller Williams Realty

914 589 2455
0 votes
Michelle Car…, Agent, Coppertino, AL
Sun Apr 10, 2011
There are companies experienced in writing up seller financing notes, and if you do consider seller financing, you'll want to explore this option because many notes end up being re-sold on the secondary market BUT only if they confirm to certain specifications.

In addition to the suggestions below, consider asking the buyer to get a co-signer such as a parent, on the loan.
0 votes
Shelbyhomebu…, Both Buyer And Seller, Birmingham, AL
Sun Apr 10, 2011
It is difficult for people with great credit to get a mortgage. Another problem that you may experience is that your house may not appraise for what you are trying to sell it for.

If the house is in an area where lots of homes have been selling for 30,000 - 60,000 and you are trying to sell your house for $89,900 but it only appraises for $60,000 then that is the max that any bank will finance it for.

Some Areas in Birmingham like Huffman, Centerpoint, and Eastlake have a lot of foreclosures on the market and this causes prices to go down because of the competition.

I am very skilled in Creative Financing and you have several options available to help you sell the house. Seller financing will immediently increase the number of people that are interested in buying your property. I normally get 30+ calls wanting to buy my seller financed homes.

Here is what I would do

1. Seller finance the property and put a 5 year balloon in the note. This means that the buyer has to payoff
the mortgage in 5 years. After you receive 12 months of payments you can sell this note off to a note investor.
I have my mortgage broker qualify my buyers and he will tell me who he can get financed quickly and who to avoid. I pick the best qualified buyer and then put them into credit rehab to get their credit cleaned up.

2. Rent to Own the property for 3 years

3. Rent out property until market turns around (my last option)

If you occupy the property and you are in default on the loan then the banks will do a short sale on the property. You don't want to have to do a short sale because it will affect your credit score. A short sale is better than a foreclosure but it is not preferable if other options work.

If you go to our website you can put your info in and we will give you a call. Once we know the details we can tell you what the best options are.

Hope this helps
0 votes
Jean Thrasher, Agent, Trussville, AL
Sun Apr 10, 2011
There are other programs for mortgages other than "credit score" driven but you have to be aware of them. Your real estate agent should help you with them. If you do not have an agent that is aware of these programs, please send me an email, I will be glad to help you if you do not have an agent.

Good Luck to you and hope you get your home sold.

jean Thrasher
keller Williams
0 votes
Charita H Ca…, Agent, Gardendale, AL
Sun Apr 10, 2011
This question is impossible to answer without knowing and understanding your situation. Are you an investor? How do you know the purchaser's credit history? Are you working with an agent? How long have you been trying to sell your house?
0 votes
Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sun Apr 10, 2011
Your listing agent can assist you however they buyer would either need to apply for a loan OR you would have to do owner financing

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
0 votes
Seymour West, Agent, Birmingham, AL
Sun Apr 10, 2011
Derry and Kim,

If you are not interested in owner held financing then your best bet is to rent the purchaser your home until which time they can qualify for a mortgage or assist them in finding the most lenient financing programs available.
0 votes
Search Advice
Ask our community a question

Email me when…

Learn more