ProsThey can send you rental listings so you don't have to spend hours searching the internet yourselfThey can let you into homes that are listed on the MLSThey can negotiate rental rates for youThey can submit the contract paperwork for youIt doesn't cost you anythingConsNone that I can think of
I have several rental properties and find that it is the easiest way to make your money grow. Here in Arizona, for example, you can buy a home in a Phoenix suburb for that price and generate $1,100 to $1,200 in rental income each month. A professional property management company will charge you about $100 or 10% to manage it for you. Easy money. Good luck!
I think you have been patient enough. Even if you do get a response whose to say things are going to go smoothly from here on out. It is obvious this realtor does not care that much about you so why would you keep giving this person more chances?
In my area the average number of homes a buyer sees before making a decision is 11. Some buyers know what they want going in and others feel they have to see every home on the market before they can make a decision.
Barry and Josh are correct. I would also ask for 3-4 references too.
2 years of steady employment is usually the norm. I would start the preapproval process about 2-4 months before you start looking for a home in case you have issues qualifying or getting a good rate.
It is quite a stretch to think they will accept an offer of around half the list price! Especially in this market. Low ball offers generally waste everyone's time.
is this a statement or a question?
USDA (rural housing) is 3 years
Short answer is no. It takes a short time to ruin your credit and a long time to build it up. Oh, and don't use a credit repair company. All they do is write letters to credit bureaus and credit companies disputing negative marks on credit reports. Most are too busy to reply within the 30 days that the law says they have. The credit repair company then send another letter that they violated the law and must remove the negative inquiry. This little game does work, the problem is eventually the credit companies catch up and do verify the negative mark and put it back on your credit file. There is nothing these credit repair companies can do that you can't by the way.