Since 1999, the owners, managers and agents of Weichert Realtors BenchMark and BenchMark Mortgage have been working with our internal customers helping them improve their credit scores so that they could qualify for the best available financing programs.
In early 2007, mortgage lenders began tightening their lending guidelines in what has commonly become known as "The Mortgage Meltdown". When this happened. we realized that there were hundreds if not thousands of people in the Memphis area who could no longer purchase homes due to the tightening of credit requirements. As a result, we formalized our program and developed PumpUpMyCreditScore.com, LLC. This company gave us a format through which we could market our knowledge and experience regarding credit to the general public.
Since the fall of 2007, we have been holding free credit seminars at the Better Business Bureau several times a month and have presented our information to hundreds of people.
We hope that as word about our program spreads, we will be able to help many of these people get back into the housing market. This will have a significant impact on the housing market in our communities and the local economy as a whole.