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Sunday, November 4, 2012

How Come My Realtor Will Not Discuss A Ventura County Short Sale?

Chris is a Moorpark Short Sale Certified Distressed Property Expert With a full time staff dedicated to Moorpark Short Sale Negotiations.Ventura County CA – The Stop Foreclosure Institute recently received a question from Jennifer. She is having a hard time selling her home.

“I have had my house for sale for a little while, but it hasn’t sold. No buyers have come to look at it. At first I thought the price was fair.

But, now that no one has come to see the home, I am beginning to realize that I am upside down. My realtor hasn’t talked to me about a short sale. What should I do?” Jennifer asked.

Click here to discover how other sellers successfully did a short sale and avoided foreclosure.

Here is what we recommended to her. First, talk to your current agent about a short sale. The might be uncomfortable with bringing it up.

Short sales are a sensitive issue. Some people get offended when you ask them about a short sale. It doesn’t look like that is the case with you.

Tell your agent that you think you might be upside down. Ask them what they think they can realistically sell the house for in today’s market.

Then, ask them for a “Net Sheet.” This is a sheet that details all of the costs and fees associated with selling a home.

The fees and costs are subtracted from the sales price to give you the net amount you will receive from the sale. Compare that number with your mortgage payoff.

If it is less than what you owe your lender, then you will need to consider a short sale. Ask your agent if they can handle your short sale.

If not, then you may need to hire someone else. Short sales are a lot more complex than a normal real estate transaction.

Make sure the person you interview has closed short sales in the past and knows what they are doing.
Ask them how the short sale process works. Have them explain it to you. This will help you determine if that person can do the job for you. Thinking about a short sale?

I can help you short sale your property and get back on your feet. Send me an e-mail at cjohnson@prucalhomes.com. I will contact you for a free consultation.

When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823

Discover how other sellers successfully completed a short sale and request a free consultation by clicking here.

Thinking about a loan modification? Our Ventura County loan modification kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your bank. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this,

 Chris B Johnson, Realtor

Chris is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential California Realty.
Phone: 805-208-0823. cjohnson@prucalhomes.com.
Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert

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Always check with a good real estate attorney to find out the laws in your state. There are also legal aid non profits that can give you advice on what to do to stop a garnishment or bank account seizure.
You should also look at California SB458. With the passage of SB458, the Expanded Anti-Deficiency Law May Have Unintended Consequences on Ventura County Short Sales. So Please read http://venturacountyshortsalerealtor.com/?p=948.

For Disclosure, and more information on Mortgage Assistance Relief Services, please see Code 16 of Federal Regulations (FTC), Part 322, or , http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/11/mars.shtm and always consult your CPA, Accountant, Financial Advisor and Attorney before you any financial or legal decisions. Also seehttp://venturacountyshortsalerealtor.com/?p=1066.

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