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I recently met with a client who didn’t know what a short sale was. I was shocked. Then I remembered that most people are not immersed in the short sale/preforeclosure world as I am. That's when I decided to come up for air and write this blog post. Below are straight forward answers to basic sh...
11/18/2011
As I was doing a property search in the MLS, I ran across three short sale listings from three different real estate agents where the agent clearly stated (in the agent comment section) that the selling office’s commission would be half of the total commission noted in the short sale approval mi...
11/15/2011
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I try to stay on the positive side of things: I look for the best in people; I do my best to appreciate my environment; I focus on what I want. This is how I’ve been able to have fun in this zany real estate market. This morning, I got out of bed with every intention of writing a somewhat informa...
11/10/2011
As promised, here’s a list of things you should never, ever do when listing and negotiating and close short sales: First things first: Know the Difference Although short sales are complex, it is important to note that the only difference between a standard sale and short sale is the additional ne...
11/05/2011
I L-O-V-E- short sales. I love everything about them. Okay, maybe not everything but most everything… I love how they introduced me to the world of loss mitigation. I love how short sales keep me on my toes and how I will never be able to say “I can do these with my eyes closed”. I love how they ...
11/05/2011
Anybody who knows me knows that complaining about anything -especially my work- is not something I tend to do. But my goodness! I think this one’s worth sharing if only to spare my fellow short sale listing agents a common BofA headache. I took a short sale listing from a Bank of America borrower...
10/20/2011
I took a listing recently from a young couple who was clearly experiencing a financial hardship. They were both city workers whose salaries were cut and overtime eliminated.  There were three loans recorded against their condo, all of them purchase-money, two of the three with CalHFA(California H...
10/14/2011
I remember April 5, 2010 very clearly. It was a day I had prepared for since the news broke months before. I paid for training classes, earned new designations and read every piece of literature on the subject. I was eager to take this HAFA thing and milk it.  I could see myself helping…I mean re...
09/06/2011
I have successfully negotiated short sales for almost five years. As a listing agent, a lot changed for me once the HAFA program became part of the landscape.  As you may have read in Part 1 of this post, I went through a hellish experience with Aurora Loan Services and Bank of America while nego...
09/03/2011
This tale begins way back in the spring of 2010 when I took my very first HAFA-hopeful listing in Orange County, Ca. Since then(and during), I've negotiated others, especially with Bank of America that went very smoothly. But this first one was the thorn in my side, pain in my neck, and the thing...
09/03/2011
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