Having a Realtor with short sale experience is a must. Make sure you look for designations or qualifications for doing short sales such as a CDPE (Cetified Distressed Property Expert). Knowing how to negociate a short sale is key but it's not everything.
Make sure the agent knows how to sell a home as well. I can't tell you how many agents short change their clients by not putting forth the same marketing and selling techniques they would give a regular sale. Your home deserves the same amount of pictures taken, advertising, and care as the next listing. When you are looking online and a house has one photo it's because the agent was too lazy to take any more.
Interview 3 agents, have them do a listing presentation. See how they sell homes and how they negociate short sales.
Ask for references and make sure you can contact those people that the Realtor has successfully sold their home to short sale. And ofcourse I would love to interview for the job.
Have you committed to a short sales or are you interested in a loan modification first? Our team would be happy to assist you with the short sale process or if you would like to try for a loan mod first, we would be happy to offer you assist in that direction also. No out of pocket cost to you either way.
Feel free to text or call our team at 661-618-6909 with any questions. We try hard to understand your situation and work with your specific situation.
Linda Fox for
Mary Funk and Associates
My husband and I specialize in short sales, serving the Santa Clarita Valley. We offer a free no obligation consultation and can provide references from our past short sale clients with whom we have successfully closed their transactions. Feel free to visit our website to see who we are and the services we provide.
Jennifer & Gary Ricco CDPE, PSC