As a mortgage loan officer I have worked with numerous agents on short sales and distressed properties. I work with them behind the scenes to get the mortgage to the table. In working with them it becomes clear to me who knows what they are doing and who does not. With foreclosures and short sales you need to be proactive rather than reactive so it is imperative that the agent pays attention to detail. I just worked through a nightmare of a deal and the agent was on the ball throughout the process. She knew the process well and had no problem going to the bank to pay for repairs to the foreclosed property. Yes and the bank did pay for them. Many times I have been told by Realtors that the bank won't do this, the bank won't do that. That's all a bunch of garbage. If it makes sense the bank will do whatever is necessary to get the deal done as long as it makes sense. Sometimes you need a Realtor who pushes back. The one I am thinking of is in Montgomery County and I think would fit your needs. Aggressive, proactive and with the buyers best interests at heart. She also has a knowledgeable assistant that gets involved where necessary. Let me know if you need a name.
Cornerstone Lending Inc
Southampton Pa 18966
215 953 0800
cell 267 992 7276
VOTED BEST IN BUCKS 2010 & 2012
NMLS ID 143960
Several consumer real estate web portals, this one included, syndicate municipal public records reflecting this status. Unfortunately, it should not be inferred that a pre-foreclosure is available. Keep in mind the owner may negotiate the home back, the foreclosure process may take years, or the bank may sell it privately to an investor. In these instances, the public will never know it was for sale.
As for short sales, I've both listed and bought them. If I can be assistance, let me know. Good Hunting!
Chris Nelson, ABR
Philadelphia Magazine Five Star Professional Award 2012, 2013
National REO Broker Association (NRBA) Member
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
794 Penllyn Pike, Ste. 120
Blue Bell, Pa 19422