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Cd, Home Buyer in Mountain View, CA

Who should we hire to assist us in buying a house pre-foreclosure?

Asked by Cd, Mountain View, CA Wed Sep 10, 2008

We are interested in buying a home to live in at the pre-foreclosure stage (not a short sale, though). I have done a lot of reading and am starting to be familiar with the process, but still feel that we would need assistance to guide us along the way. No help needed to find the properties, contact the owners or estimate market value, but rather "legal" help, i.e. draft an offer, guide us through the due diligence process, draft purchase agreement and assist with closing. Would we be better served by a real estate attorney rather than an agent? Does anyone have someone to recommend in the Mountain View/Sunnyvale area?
Additional question: Most real estate agents who advertise their expertise in foreclosures say they specialize in REOs or short sales, which is not the scenario we are contemplating. Is there simply no interest/incentive for agents to help buyers at the pre-foreclosure, non short sale, stage?

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Hi Cd,

If your interested in buying a house weather its foreclosure or pre-foreclosure, you would be well served by a real estate agent .Interview a few of them to see which one works best for you.

Broc Murri
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 12, 2012
You should be approaching directly to the owner or the borrower and offer to buy the property, and then you should take some help of these agents. As there are no expert agents of pre-foreclosure but there are some some who seeks knowledge about it.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 6, 2012
My team is registered through HUD for HUD foreclosed bidding; a Realtor has to be registered in order to be authorized to bid on your behalf.

To view ALL lisstings on MLS from ALL the real estate companies visit: or you can call or text me at 907-40-4661.

Any real estate questions or concerns can be directed to

We look forward to working with you,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 6, 2012
Short sales are are you defining a preforeclusure? The site below may help.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 10, 2008
Cindi Hagley, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
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