On May 26, 2010, Willie Holmes was featured in a story on the front page of Sunday New Times Real Estate Section. Insurent asked Mr. Holmes to tell a little more about his challenging apartment story and his interesting new career plans.
Mr. Holmes responded: “After serving in the US Army for over 6 years, I was accepted to the graduate program that was at the
top of my list, and was being afforded the opportunity to model after aspiring for several years. With the military’s assistance, I was taking in an annual $33,000 for housing alone. I also had the opportunity to pursue my dreams and further my education, but I didn’t have an apartment.
After being turned down by about 6 landlords I had grown quite angry and frustrated by my inability to get the right size apartment in the area that I wanted. No landlord seemed willing to accept me as a qualified applicant even though I had reached a point that put me amongst the top credit scores, I also had guaranteed income from the Army, and some savings. Finally my broker, Patrick Skeeters of Citihabitats, suggested that I use Insurent as a guarantor. With Insurent, my frustrations quickly ended, and I was able to get a good sized apartment in a brand new building, the Brooklyner, which had many nice amenities and was close to the graduate school where I am currently studying. Without Insurent, I might still be looking or forced to live an area or building that was not of my choosing. Insurent is a great tool for ex-Gi’s like me and other renters who just miss the landlords’ high income qualifications. I just wish I was aware of Insurent sooner because it would have saved me a lot of time and unnecessary frustrations. I’m a huge advocate for Insurent and will tell anyone I possibly can about the wonderful benefits of utilizing the company.”?