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Interview a number of agents to get a feel for whether you are personally comfortable with them. Ask for and check references specifically targeting "short sale" transactions. Ask the tough questions and deal with a recognized company.
The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and Associates
Venice, Fl 34285
This agent would then have to pre-qualify you for the short sale. You would have to fill out an entire short sale package for the lender scrutiny. You may have to update this information several times.
You have received some excellent answers.
My suggestion would be to talk with Realtors that you know and ask them to refer you to someone with experience in short sales.
You might want to read my four-part blog on short sales and foreclosures to get an overview.
Best fo luck to you!
I do not work in Ft. Myers, but after almost 30 yrs and knowing reo/short sales and loss mitt, I KNOW WHO DOES.
btw - DO you really need a short sale? have you tried to sell your property and been told it is not worth what you owe? Are you behind on your payments? Have you thought of selling to an investor?
There are many options you may have, aside dealing with your bank on a short sale.
Food for thought.
I would be glad to talk to you more and answer any other questions you may have regarding shorts sales, your home and your present situation.
Here in CA agents can Co-List a home. That means that you can team with the agent that you know without short sale knowledge AND the agent you don't know that does. I would suggest that you ask the agent that you know to offer a few names of agents that they know with Short Sale experience. Then interview / hire.