The first thing that comes to my mind when I see my bad credit score is the day when credit report would have come into existence. How relaxing would it be if there's no such thing called credit score!
Back to the reality, it is indeed a great system that makes various authorities like banks, private lenders, insurance agencies, etc. take their decision quickly based on the score. This very fact makes it imperative to have a good credit score.
We often found ourselves in a dilemma whether to hire a credit repair agency or to try DIY. Though choosing a credit repair company to fetch the benefits of professional expertise is a good idea, the suspicion on its authenticity always remains back of the mind.
Hence, it is better to get the answer to all your doubts and queries before you hire a credit repair company. Below-given are some of the standard questions you must ask your credit repair company to be sure shot about their authenticity.
What is your qualification?
This question may sound you a bit obvious but is unquestionably a significant concern you should never forget to ask your credit repair professional.
There are three agencies of a credit report, each showing your different score, and above all, you have the FICO score which makes it even more confusing. It implies the significance of having a qualified credit repair agency.
A qualified company must be having good relations with loan officers and affiliations with mortgage brokers. In case, it fails to provide a satisfactory answer, don’t opt for the same.
How much experience do you have in the field of credit repair?
Experience is the biggest deciding factor of any credit repair agency. The more experience agency has, the better is the result. However, that doesn’t mean you should not hire a newly established company as experience may prove to be a relative factor in certain cases. Nonetheless, when you get an experienced professional, half of your work is done.
What information do I need to provide you?
There are numerous documents and papers that the agency would demand from you to analyze your case properly and take further actions on the same. Make sure to take the list of the documents they require ( preferably in writing). Also, ask for the reason of each requisite they are demanding. This way, you will get the idea of their method of working.
Note: A genuine company shall never demand any confidential information, hence, don’t provide any such details that can harm your financial accounts.
What is your modus operandi?
Knowing the method of working is highly essential for your credit repair is fully based on it. Each company has a different strategy to deal with client’s report. You must understand how will the agency proceed with your credit history. Furthermore, you should know the modus operandi of the company to deal with all the three bureaus for the errors and removal of negative items from your report. It will help you be vigilant about all the future actions of the agency.
Ask for the details of existing consumers
The most genuine and honest opinion you can ever get is from the existing and past clients of the company. You can always ask your company for their details so that you can take their testimony.
Cutting a long story short, think twice before opting for any professional providing credit score repair services. It is highly recommended that you choose an accredited company only to get reliable services and resolve all your queries and concerns before hiring the same. After all, precaution is always better than cure.