I understand the whole process. I have worked for asset management companies and have listed short sales. Unless the market turns around and starts heading south again these deals are pretty much gone. Distressed sales make up about 10% of the market.(short sales and bank owned). Unless you have cash and can act in a matter of days you will miss out on the few remaining deals.
I am not saying it is impossible I am just saying you are a little late to the show. Most of the deals are gone. The few deals that remain get numerous bids and do not sell for much less then market price. In reality focus on what you want and what makes sense whether it is a distressed sale or standard sale.
I lived in AV since 1986 (one of the first residents) and work this area as a Real Estate Broker since 1991.I am very versed in short sales and can help you. There are a lot of details to discuss so it's best if you call me direct at 949-400-1330 for further information.
http://www.re-xtremecorp.com. Please feel free to call me to discuss your options. I can be reached at 949-466-2731. Thank You and wising you well. Pat LeBienvneu, Broker/CFO
It's important that you feel comfortable working with the realtor you ultimately wind up choosing. One who is well versed in every aspect of what you will most likely deal with - whether selling your town home or assisting you in purchasing your new home (short sale, foreclosure or whatever scenario that happens). I have experience helping clients sell and purchase short sales and have also listing and selling foreclosure homes. What's most important is that you find the best deal - sometimes it's a short sale or foreclosure, but not always. It could be a divorce or job relocation as well. Please feel comfortable contacting me to discuss your goals and determine the best plan to accomplish them.
Realty One Group
RE/MAX Active Realty.
Short Sale And Foreclosure Resource
Phone: (510) 676-4770
Here's my advice...find a realtor that you feel comfortable with, that communicates and understands the market and also has experience in short sales and foreclosures...which if they've been around the last few years is pretty much everyone.
That said, you won't really find anyone who just does short sales or foreclosures anymore because that market has dwindled down to very little. If that's all they focus on, they don't have much of a business left.
I also recommend to buyers to find the home that is right for them...find the best value, in the best location that you can that meets your budget. After that, we'll deal with if it's a standard sale, a short sale or foreclosure.
My guess is you are hoping to find a great deal with a short sale or foreclosure and that can happen, but standard sales can also be great deals if you find the right one.
Good luck and any other questions, I'm happy to help.
It still might be a good time to sell your townhome, are you looking to rent a short term rental in Laguna Beach? If you need help with your home or the rental, drop me an email or give me a call.
OC Homes Realty
We are Short Sale Experts. We have done many in Ladera Ranch and surronding cities. Feel free to contact us (949) 226-8990. We can explain the process and walk you through it. Currently they're approx. 18 Short Sales around this area that are active.
I am a certified shortr sale specialist as well as being well-versed in foreclosure and residential lending. I currently do not have any short sale listings in SOC. That being said, I would be happy to talk to you about your goals and situation and see if I may be of service. I can be reached at 714-315-0027 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know if we can arrange a conveineint time to speak.
HLS Group, Inc.
Let me know if you need a purchase loan for the property or want to get pre-approved (this will increase the chances of your loan being accepted) because I can certainly help you out there. You can call me at 408-352-5147 or email me at AGreer@themortgageoutlet.com. You can check us out at http://www.TheMortgageOutlet.com. I will look at your situation and present you with some options.