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I would be happy to assist you in your home search and understand your desire to secure a property at an under market value. Foreclosures and short sales are often, but not always the best value. I can explain that via email, phone or in person.
I actually represent more buyers than any other local agents. In fact, in the last 12 months, I've actually represented over twice as many buyers as the next productive agent. One way of the reasons for that is I've developed some exclusive buyer services to assist in locating and securing the best deals on the market including a twice a month REO list features current and upcoming REO's (foreclosures). digging up pocket listings (not yet on the market) which represent about 15% of the properties that sell each month, as well as some specific negotiation strategies that position my buyers for the best chance of success when the time comes. Even with the large volume of clients I represent, I truly believe in very hands-on and personal service. Feel free to look at the testimonials of my past clients that can attest to this: http://www.theziagroup.com/ZiaGroupReviews.php. I would also be happy to furnish as many references as you would like.
19 of the 40+ properties I've sold the last year were foreclosures, including 14 of which were short sales. Suffice to say I understand the patience involved in the short sale process as well as the tension between securing the best deal possible while still being in the range of price the banks will approve the short sale at.
You are welcome to visit my website at http://www.ZiaGroup.com for more information on my services, or please, give me a call or contact me via email. I am happy to be a NEUTRAL adviser on your behalf and look forward to speaking with you.
Daniel Zia, Broker-Associate & RealtorÂ®
Prudential California Realty
*Chairman's Circle Platinum: Top 1% of Prudential Agents worldwide*
*Certified Shortsale & Foreclosure Resource*
*Voted the #1 Realtor by the Santa Barbara Independent's Best of Readers' Poll in 2009 and 2011*
In response to your message on Trulia, I would be happy to help.
My name is Heidi Crossman, Realtor with Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, I am short sale certified and recently closed 2 short sales in Santa Barbara. Foreclosures are good at this time also. I have listed 5 REO properties in the last year in Santa Barbara because I work for several mortgage companies in listing their REO homes. I do have the information before I put the home in the MLS and usually try to find the buyer's that way.
I would be happy to discuss your specific needs and concerns. I have seen most of the homes currently on the market and am very knowledgeable in what Santa Barbara currently has to offer.
Multiple offers on Short sales or REO's are good in this market and as long as we disclose to listing agents that we have other offers in we are good to go, I have done this many times with clients.
I am a very ethical agent who will work extremely hard to get you what you want. Let me take some of the stress off your hands and negotiate on your behalf.
Heidi Crossman, Realtor
If you're trying to work a deal on short sales, it's hard to get much more than a 5% discount, simply because there are so many buyers competing. So, it doesn't really matter how good or patient your agent is, you can only bid right at the market price and hope for the best. Winning just means you've edged out the next highest bidder by a slim margin.
If you're looking to score a deal with REO's, that much easier since the competitive hurdles are much higher. Many banks are looking to do a quick deal with an all cash buyer (closing within 15 days). So, you can easily get a 10-15% discount. But, do you need the cash. 20% down would just bring you back to the market price.
You also describe something that seems like a pre-foreclosure purchase. Just like REO's, you can get a discount like you've been hearing, but they also require all cash or a whole lot of cash.