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Do you have clients that are not quite 'Credit Ready' to buy a home?

Michelle Gibson - Realtor in Wellington Florida, shares a GREAT idea to help your 'future clients' into a rental.

Do you have some other great ideas to share?

Thinking outside the box

think outside the boxWriting a personal letter to a prospective landlord isn't common in my area, but it's something I have every one of my prospective tenants do.

Why? A personal letter is just that, personal, an introduction to who they are.

How many landlords base their decision solely on credit reports and deposits? I can tell you a lot.

So how is a person with horrible credit and/or little money suppose to find a home? Over the years I've placed countless clients into a rental home due in part to the personal letter they wrote.

A letter that introduced them, a letter that explained why their credit wasn't perfect, a letter explaining why they short saled their home or claimed bankruptcy.

I have found landlords will look past the numbers on the paper and focus more on the person, IF the person takes the time to introduce themselves.

If you are working with a prospective tenant
regardless of how they appear on paper I highly recommend including a personal letter with their offer, it can go along way.

Michelle Gibson REALTOR®
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc.
Wellington FL Real Estate Blog
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Comment balloon 7 commentsJohn Cannata • August 10 2010 08:43PM


John - Thanks for the re-blog!!!

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 8 years ago

Thanks for reblogging this post, John.  I have been handling a lot of rentals lately and this is a great idea.  I also reblogged it after I saw your reblog.  Thanks, Michelle.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 8 years ago

good reblog, John, some good information to know in these tough times.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 8 years ago

A personal letter is always a good idea. I use this a lot when i have a buyer competing in a multiple offer situation.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 8 years ago

John ~ thanks for the re-blog.  I know (remember) when the market was good here in the  Denver are and  you were competing with others for the same house, I would write a letter to the sellers introducing the buyers to try to put a human element to our offer.  Many times it did work.

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) over 8 years ago

John, interesting "personal touch" concept for landlords. I hope it works more often than not.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Well said

Way to go

Andy Brown

Posted by Andy Brown, Best Real Estate Training in Florida (Climer School of Real Estate) over 8 years ago