There are many good reasons to work with Atticus. Here are just 10 of them:
1. We offer a broad range of services, from equipment leasing to automobiles
Many leasing companies tend to specialize in either equipment OR automotive leasing, or to specialize in selected industries. That means, with them, you may have to use two or three different leasing companies – all of which would have different contact personnel, paperwork, requirements and protocol to get you what you need.
With Atticus, you can get it all in one place: equipment leases for many different industries, and all your automotive needs, too – from a company car for the president, to fleets of service cars, delivery vans and highway rigs.
2. We give you access to a broad range of specialized expertise
The members of our team have leasing expertise and experience in a variety of industries. We will match you with our Atticus representative who best understands the unique challenges, operating methods and equipment needs of your industry. Our industry specialties include: agriculture, health care, hospitality, transportation, light and heavy manufacturing, and many more.
3. We shop the market on your behalf
We are not tied to just one lender and one set of credit requirements. When we look for lease financing, we aren’t biased towards just one or two big financial institutions. We have strong, long-term relationships with a large number of them – big and small – so we can always shop around for the best terms, best rates or best overall structure for you. How many other leasing companies do that?
4. We have the trust of many different lenders and know what they want
We take the time to get to know our clients well and understand their needs. But we also know what different lenders are comfortable with, will need to see, and are open to looking at. By carefully matching the credit appetites, attitudes and borrowing criteria of different lenders with the credit profiles and financing objectives of borrowers, we can structure deals that work to both parties’ advantage. That, in turn, results in very low default rates and high levels of trust with lenders, making them even more open and happier to negotiate and work with us on your behalf. Bottom line: we know how to get you approved with the best possible terms.
5. We go behind the numbers to present your true story and potential
With Atticus, we know you are more than just your numbers. It’s true that lenders want to see your balance sheet and credit history, but we take the time to get to know you and understand your business. We then look behind the scenes to find the compelling reasons why your particular business deserves the trust of the appropriate lender. We like to build a case for your company that shows how your business works, what its goals are, and how the lease we are arranging is going to add to your success. Doing that helps lenders gain a deeper understanding of your business, and proves the case for why your company is an ideal candidate for financing. This, in turn, helps us negotiate a successful, and the most affordable, lease agreement for you and your company.
6. We have streamlined the leasing process; made it easy and painless
Arranging a lease can take hours of time and complicated effort – filling out various credit applications, preparing and forwarding financial statements and negotiating with multiple lenders. Where other leasing agencies leave most of that up to you to handle, Atticus has well-thought-out systems in place to make the tangle of paperwork and negotiation virtually painless. We are experts at negotiating and concluding leases, and we do all the work for you as a matter of course – freeing up your time and energy to concentrate on your business.
7. When you call us, you’ll speak with a person, not into voicemail
You have undoubtedly had the frustrating experience of being stuck in voicemail limbo. All you want is to speak with a human being – but all you get is an automated voicemail. You have no confidence that anyone will call you back if you do leave a message. This will never happen at Atticus. During business hours, our phones are always answered in person, so you can get the answers you want, or talk with the person you need, without getting a directory-tree run-around. If you ever call us and for some reason you get voicemail during the day, it means we are super busy working with other customers, but rest assured, we promise to call you back promptly. We know your time is valuable.
8. We can work with your schedule
Many leasing companies, especially the big ones, operate 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five days a week. But there are some businesses – freight haulers, for example – that don’t fit neatly into a 9-to-5 schedule. For those clients, our representatives are ready and willing to meet at any time or place that is convenient – we will work with you and your schedule.
9. We believe all leases should be win-win
We want to see you get the equipment or vehicles you need. But we don’t want to see you stuck in a lease agreement with the potential to cause financial hardship. We will take the time to examine other financing options, besides leasing, and if there is a better option for you, that’s the one we’ll recommend. We’d rather you were happy with us, successful and singing our praises, than dissatisfied and disillusioned with your experience. It’s just good business: we know that if we do what’s right the first time, we keep the door open to your future opportunities or referrals when they arise.
10. Over a decade of proven repeat and referral business
Atticus has been in business since 2001. That means we’ve seen virtually every type of business cycle, from boom times to major busts, and we’ve thrived through all of them. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge that helps us adapt to changing economic climates, changing industries, and changing technologies. This experience of knowing how to navigate your business growth and lease financing challenges through such ups and downs is what we bring to the table – and what helps us help you succeed in your leasing initiative.
This real-world experience, combined with the premium we place on responsive customer service and leases appropriate to the needs and financial circumstances of our clients, is why currently more than 75 percent of our business comes from repeat clients or from referrals.