My Short Sale Strategy

The lender wants to know that we are doing everything we can to facilitate a sale. If the lender knows that it is listed and marketed on the MLS then we have the best chance of finding a qualified end buyer. They also know that the offers from a listed پروژه زاگرس ابنیه همت represent “market value” and are more willing to negotiate a good settlement value.


Investors will always offer a low price on any property in order to get the best deal available. At this stage of the game it doesn’t matter,Guest Posting we just need a legitimate offer that we can submit to the lender to get the short sale process started (we are always honest and never fabricate an offer). We also want that offer to be low so that we can find the lowest acceptable value that the lender will approve.


The financial information needs to be current so it is collected when we have an offer. I have a network of investors so I know I’ll have an offer within a couple days of listing the property so I begin to collect this information immediately.


The short sale documents include all the financial information to “prove” to the lender that the seller can no longer afford to keep the property and that they need to sell it. These documents also show what happened to the seller because they could afford the property when they bought it and now they can’t they afford it. All information needs to be truthful and honest.


All the information is submitted in one packet to the lender. This keeps information from becoming lost and allows the process to move forward more quickly. Since most lenders are backed up with other short sales and foreclosures, the first several calls to the lender will just be checking on information and making sure that all information then lender needs has been submitted. Any missing information can quickly be resubmitted.


While almost no one does this, we order our own BPO on each property. We want to have an independent opinion of value and price. The 1st mortgage lender will almost always order their own BPO (an appraisal if the loan is over FHA limits) to establish value.


With our own BPO in hand we will meet the BPO agent and show them the property and give them a copy of the BPO as a second opinion. We will point out those things which are important to the value of the property but that may not be obvious to someone not already familiar with the property.


Our main objective is to get an idea of where that agent feels the value of the property will be (although they never tell us their value). We also use our BPO to send to any junior lein-holders so they are also aware of value (which makes negotiations with them go more smoothly).


To get the best price available we need to have competing offers. Once the BPO has been completed by the lender we start to lower the price each week until we start to get offers on the property. If we don’t see any offers during the week we lower the price. (I like to lower the price on Thursday so that anyone looking for homes to view over the weekend will see the price change and come to see the home.)


Once all of the paperwork has been received by the lender the case/file is assigned to a negotiator who then orders the BPO/appraisal. (Note: We hold any subsequent offers until the negotiation is concluded to establish the best possible pay-off/settlement the lender will allow for the seller.) Once the BPO has been received by the lender we begin the actual negotiations.


We know that the lender’s bottom line is below that number because the foreclosure process is very expensive (attorney’s fees, property insurance, loan interest to Fed, selling costs, commissions, concessions, and dropping property values…not to mention the problems the lenders are having with too much bad debt on their books).

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