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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...
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...
Please read The Awesome Loan Modification Checklist for Part 1 of this post Here's your list of 11 things to do for a smooth(er) loan modification process: Write a cover letter letting your lender know you are submitting a loan modification request and how many pages are in your package. Include...
I am not a fan of the ole loan mod. Mainly because I feel that loan modifications offer homeowners more drawbacks than benefits in  the long run. With that said, I do have some clients who got what they needed as a result of loan modifications and were able to stay in their homes. So, if you’re ...
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...
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...
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 ...

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