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I agree with DPLD,

The company that contacted me handled the credit part. If the customer was approved, you would get a check for the full amount and the customer would pay the 3rd party with installments.

I told the agent the same thing that DPLD just said. If they cant afford a deck that wraps around the pool they have no business calling me. If they can then whats the point of financing?

Credit scores are a funny thing. I have no debt, never borrowed a dollar in my life, make good money and my fiance has a higher credit score. The bank would give money to her first and she has a 1/4 of my income. Go figure!

The one person this would work for is the guy/company that wants to raise the value of the home to get a higher return on the sale. The whole reason to defer payment would be to not invest to much money till the sale comes through. The house could be on the market a few years so the payments work. Of course this type of loan could have liens or collateral.
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THANKS for the input and I understand where you guys are all coming from but my financial advisor and father brought this to the table thinking it will be an excellent idea. My dad used to own a succesful commercial landscape company and he offered financing and he said that it was one of the best things he has done. Also i trust what my dad says and he said that this will be the best right now for my business. He owns a succesful finance company with 63 employees so I am going to go with what he says. He knows what he is talking about. And on a personal side I'm not going to be dealing with the customer's financial status because quite frankly i could care less. We have someone in the office that will be doing all that so I dont even need to worry about it. It has worked for him in the past and will hopefuly work with me.
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THANKS for the input and I understand where you guys are all coming from but my financial advisor and father brought this to the table thinking it will be an excellent idea. My dad used to own a succesful commercial landscape company and he offered financing and he said that it was one of the best things he has done. Also i trust what my dad says and he said that this will be the best right now for my business. He owns a succesful finance company with 63 employees so I am going to go with what he says. He knows what he is talking about. And on a personal side I'm not going to be dealing with the customer's financial status because quite frankly i could care less. We have someone in the office that will be doing all that so I dont even need to worry about it. It has worked for him in the past and will hopefuly work with me.



i am sure your dad knows what he is doing and i myself was just chimeing my two cents in from my 23 years of experience.
i don't have 63 employees but my small business grosses close to half a million a year so i would like to believe i have seen my share as well.

the only cautionary note i will add is that the times are very different from the way they were just 5 years ago and they sure have changed quite a bit since i started my business back in 1990.
my point is even though it could still be a big boost for your business like it was your dads i just can not see it being as effective in 2012.

either way it looks like you have a great supporting cast in your dad and family and i hope it works out better for you then you plan.

good luck and keep us posted.
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Thanks dpld. You definitly have a lot of experience under your belt and I will actually bring what you said to my father and advisor to see what they have to say about it. It was of great help to see another view point. I will keep you updated as Spring season picks up to see how it works out. Thank you.
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It is a very creative idea. Let us know how it works out for you.
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