Sarma Hires Dynamic Team to Service Collections
Sarma Collections, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of San Antonio Retail Merchants Association (“Sarma”), welcomes two new additions to the Collections Division, Jackie Frost and James Lawson.
Jackie Frost was recently hired as Sr. Account Executive. Jackie will be responsible for procuring early out and collection accounts in the medical and financial arenas.
Jackie spent 25 years with SBC/AT&T in Business Marketing Sales and Management. Jackie has more than 12 years of sales experience in the Collection Industry. She was previously with Sarma Collections Inc. for over 4 years, so we feel very fortunate to have her return.
Jackie is excellent at building strong relationships with her clients; both in the Healthcare and Financial industries. We had numerous clients notify Sarma their delight that she had returned to their accounts. Jackie attended Amarillo Jr. College in Amarillo, TX. and received specialized training in Sales with SBC Corporation. Read More
Housing Market Continues to Be a Highlight
The President made housing a focal point in the State of the Union address. Some areas of the country are seeing a strong rebound in the housing market heading into 2012 while others are still struggling. As requirements for qualifying for home loans has tightened, the rental market is exploding.
Here in San Antonio, hundreds of condominium and related rental opportunities are gaining ground. Look no further than "The Broadway" for new condominiums for purchase and the Mosaic, Can Plant and The 1800 Broadway.
In addition to this, you as an individual renting a home or apartment, can ensure you have quality tenants who will meet your own key standards.
Sarma Wins Bid to work with San Antonio Housing Authority
Sarma is proud to announce that it has been awarded the formal bid to work with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) to provide tenant and employment screening products and services. SAHA has 70 communities and apartment complexes they are responsible for in the San Antonio area.
The San Antonio Housing Authority is committed to building and maintaining affordable housing for the citizens in our community. They seek to create safe neighborhoods by partnering with individuals and organizations to provide housing, education, and employment opportunities for families of modest means to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life.
Sarma Partners with SA Youth in Dan Cook Memorial Golf Tournament
Join Sarma in supporting SA Youth in the annual Dan Cook Memorial Golf Tournament. Along with other key sponsors in San Antonio such as Tetco, Ruby Tuesday, Kens 5 and Blonde Creative, Sarma will be promoting the annual event at The Club at Sonterra.
|WHEN:||June 13, 2011 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start|
|COST:||$225 per player Sponsorships and individuals welcome!|
|CONTACT:||(210) 223-3131 ext. 207|
Sarma Helps Support SA Youth Through Battle of FlowersSarma donated their facility and grounds to SA Youth for the Battle of Flowers and Flambeau parades. Sarma has the "best seat in the house" once again for the legendary parade in San Antonio during Fiesta. Join SA Youth in support by buying tickets to their fundraiser this year.
Sarma Sponsors SA Youth LuncheonSarma continues a long tradition of supporting the SA Youth through its sponsorship of the Briscoe Friend of Youth Luncheon. This year's award went to Tetco and the Turner Family for their contributions to SA Youth over many years of support.
Landlord Reports Huge Benefit from SmartMove
Sarma is getting great feedback from landlords who previously had no way to qualify their renter applicants. We are receiving stories like the below on a regular basis as more and more are discover this amazing tool and its effectiveness:
I have two rental properties. I had a hard time with several skip renters and decided to have them go to Sarma to buy and over the counter credit report here in San Antonio. That was great because they paid and I got to review the report.The problem is that I can not read it. One time I had the renter explain it to me because I was lost. I am not sure what is acceptable risk when I see late payments or even a bankruptcy. Plus, I had no idea if they were a criminal or had an eviction.
I heard about SmartMove from Sarma and now I am getting great information AND a recommendation! It is cheaper and I can pay for it if I want to lure renters in. The value in this $20 on the fly product is amazing. I was able to see someone who had decent credit but had a conviction on their record. I never would have seen that in the past. Thank you for sending me to that option!
Upgrades AppraisalComply to Enable Lenders to Work More Efficiently with Their Appraisers
Mortgage technology provider SharperLending LLC has enhanced the AppraisalComply product with a new feature that helps lenders and their appraisers work more efficiently together.
Mortgage Customer Gets The Extra Mile from SarmaRecently a Sarma sales representative heard from a large client that they would like to ease the log in process for their loan officers who access Sarma Mortgage services.
Recap of the NARPM Property Management Texas Style Conference
"The main topic that was addressed in this meeting was from Sharon Harris TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission) attorney. She went over cases from Houston, Dallas, Killeen and the Corrigan Texas areas where they found individuals guilty of certain violations.
The property management industry is being faced with strict guidelines for compliance as to how they conduct their day to day business, record keeping and maintaining high standards as to their service to the community while also screening their Real Estate agents and employees for registered licenses etc.
The Property Management Texas Style conference was very educational because I learned that they also have to abide by their industry laws just as we do under the Fair Credit Report Act.
Sarma can meet all of these property managers' needs for screening. This is a great opportunity for us to connect with them!"
Sarma Launches New Consumer Resource Site
For many years we have offered consumers the ability to purchase their credit report right here in our office, an unheard of option in this modern age of "online only" offerings. This concept brings comfort to those in the local San Antonio are and to employers who have their applicants purchase reports directly, such as the San Antonio Police Department.
Sarma offers one, two or all three bureaus at a reasonable price both online (mail delivery only) and as a walk up opportunity. We have separated our lines of business and now offer consumer related services as a stand alone site at www.fixmyowncredit.org. Why did we do this?
By keeping our lines separated, we can focus our business to business effort as a separate entity from business to consumer. This allows us to present relevant information for each without confusion to the customer or visitor. The concept of "Fix My Own Credit" is that you are the resource you need to ensure your personal credit health. You do not need credit repair or other functions that are deceiving and potentially unethical. Our goal is to offer you key concepts that make your credit health a personal endeavor.
We encourage you to visit our consumer resources site and see what we mean.