Gleach810, Home Buyer in North Myrtle Beach, SC

can any agent sell short sale or foreclosed homes. Are there special qualifications?

Asked by Gleach810, North Myrtle Beach, SC Sun Jul 28, 2013

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Christine House’s answer
Gleach810,
Mark is correct. Any agent can list & market short sale or foreclosure properties. However when it comes down to the paperwork, strategy, & negotiation it really takes an agent that is trained & has experience. Short sales require negotiating with one or more lenders, the handling of sensitive paperwork, & specific time frames for tasks to be completed. Foreclosures involve some of the same but in some cases dealing with contractors & asset managers. The both involve patience, good communication skills, & following through. With all that said sometimes it still may not work out. I would suggest asking for a list of completed or pending transactions or references.
Check out my Blog on the topic of short sales:
http://www.trulia.com/blog/Christine_House/2013/05/short_sal…
Cordially,
Christine House
Century 21 Broadhurst & Associates
843-215-6831 Direct Line
609-339-0916 Cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 28, 2013
By law, any real estate agent can sell a short sale or a foreclosure. Most agent's that are not properly trained in these type transactions will leave the buyer or seller upset, because of things they are not aware of, documentation requirements, time frame involved in each type, as well as other factors. I am a Certified Distressed Property Expert and have dealt with many of these type transactions. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 28, 2013
thank you. Noticed a lot of sites require a few to look at foreclosure lists. That is the reason I asked.
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