Kawain Payne, Realtor
State of New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans' Affairs Atlantic City
1008 Absecon Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401-1999
Information and services for veterans and families provided in the Atlantic City office.
I had something similar to this happen to me down here in FL. A neighbor wound up calling an office similar to the one that Laura mentions below. It was enough to scare the perpetrators-to-be into giving up trying defraud the senior citizen.
(1-888-426-9243 or 609-645-5965)
Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services
Shoreview Building, Office 222
101 South Shore Road
Northfield, NJ 08225
The owner passed without any heirs and the court appointed personal rep enlisted me to try and short sell it. Because of the many code violations it could only be sold to a cash buyer and if you think lenders are slow to respond to short sale offers now you wouldn't believe what went on 4-5 years ago! The county eventually condemed the property.
It's shameful what lenders were doing back then and I hope they never resume such reprehensible tactics. It hurts all of us.
Search the State of NJ website for Elderly Ombudsmen or something of that nature.
Also the owner should contact their proper department in the bank. They will escalate this to the state or national level depending on the mechanisms involved.
Hopefully, you will invest the time and energy to substitute 'somehow' with something more concrete before you attempt to toss someone under the bus. Has any attempt been made to obtain clarification from the accused? Too often, highly complex transactions such as short sales, are simply too complex for the buyer or seller to explain to a third party. Proceed with care.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, Fl