The $500 Amerifirst Closing Cash grant we are offering not only gives your clients additional financial confidence, but also ensures that you, the Realtor®, are the hero, resulting in a higher likelihood of referrals in the future.
One agent has already seen the benefits of this grant in action…
James Marzo is an agent with Burgan Real Estate and has been serving the Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties for more than four years. He was also the first agent to take advantage of this program for a client.
“It was kind of a funny story. I was actually in the parking lot leaving from the Amerifirst Poland office when my client called. He was getting cold feet because he didn’t have the money to close the deal. He said he was going to come up short with funds to close…a week and a half out from closing.”
As an agent, the last thing you want to hear is that a deal could potentially be dead – no deal, no commission.
After getting off the phone with his client, James walked back in to talk to Bob Gratz. They extended the closing, and immediately began reviewing the options.
“One of the options was the $500 Amerifirst Closing Cash grant, which ultimately saved the deal.”
Bob and the Amerifirst team handled the processing of the grant, adjusted the cash to close amount, and the buyer was able to close.
This grant can be a solution for a variety of situations. Aside from being used to save deals, this can be a tool for agents to stand out to first-time homebuyers, or to simply reward clients who have been with you for years.
“We have probably used the coupon four or five times since. I keep a stack of them with me. Any time you can help clients save money and have a great experience, it goes a long way. It definitely will help with generating more referrals moving forward.”
The program, which is open to any buyer, is good for all of 2019 and renewable each year afterward, and is eligible with almost every loan we offer.*
To request your $500 Amerifirst Closing Cash Grant certificates or if you have any questions, please contact:
*Equal Housing Lender | NMLS# 110139 | amerifirst.com | 330.965.1808 | A division of Amerifirst Financial Corporation. Not eligible on brokered or bond loans (varies by state). Only applicable for closing costs. Not all borrowers will qualify. Contact us for more information on fees and terms. Offer good through Dec. 31, 2019, subject to annual renewal. *Not eligible with OHFA loans. #endorsement