Posted by Jes on December 18, 2000 at 14:19:15:
Is your credit really bad? How about you ordering your own report to show(but not give to them to hold onto) to sellers if it becomes an issue. If they are motivated enough-they aren’t going to ask, and if they do you can tell them you’ll get one for them. Keep putting it off and see if they forget. You can say you can’t pull a credit report because it will screw up your FICO score. Another one is that you ordered a tri-merged report but you have to wait for snail mail to send it,etc.
If you are doing a l/o decide on if you want to give the money to them as a security deposit(refundable) or option consideration(NOT refundable). Manipulate your sales pitch to make what you prefer sound best. Again if they are motivated enough they aren’t going to pursue this. You can always walk and tell them to contact you when they are ready to deal. IF you have done transactions you can always refer the seller to your references who are happy with you from your last deal.
If you need more ideas or clarification please post back.