If you are planning on repairing your credit through a credit repair service than just follow some basic principles on fixing your credit.
First you have to have an accurate credit report that is the most current on all your debt. You can get these reports online or by calling the three bureaus to get your credit reports. Those companies that you need to call are experian, equifax, and transunion. The reason you need to do this is because you need the report number that is on the report so you can have the appropriate company to get results on eliminating errors and defaults.
Most common mistakes that are on credit reports are errors. These errors could be late payments, balance owed, different names on credit reports, or wrong addresses that aren't yours. Also there is a possibility that some of the accounts are not yours which will be easy to take off as well. Another factor is that some of your lenders are reporting that your balance is paid off. Well there are so many problems that could arise but until you have your credit pulled you won't know where to start.
You should also be aware of companies that claim to do remove negative information from you report. Some companies have reasonable prices and some have outrages fees. So make sure you check with these companies on what's there charges and setup fees for fixing your credit.
Also everyone is allowed on free credit report every year from all three credit bureaus. So try to go this way if you can first and if no luck just purchase them. Once you have received all your credit reports, make sure all your information is correct and also make sure there is no errors anywhere. If you start seeing false things on your credit report, then you need to get those fixed immediately.
Try to shop around and see who can give you the best offer. Most of these agencies might be out for your money but if you look around you will find a company that actually cares on helping you fix your problems in a timely manner. Best of all, after these agencies help you fix your credit. You can see amazing results in an increase of your credit score from as low as 50 points up to as much as 200 to 300 points but each individual case is different. So set your strategy and make plans on fixing your credit because soon everything will be okay.