If I udnerstand correctly, you are SELLING your home as a short sale.
Is your former agent ALSO the short sale negotiator?
What is your former agents realtionship to the negoitiator?
Do you have a seperate and independant agreement with the negotiator?
In a short sale situation, it is the negtotiator that is indespensible!
Do what you must do to retain this negotiator.
Depending on the lender, it may be REQUIRED or at the very least very beneficial to have the buyer and seller represnted by different brokerages. Banks know short sales mean 'give the bank a beating' and they are responded by creating an environment that lessens buyer/seller collaboration.
Now, if your past agent reads your above assessment that includes incompetant, lack of commmunication and questionable actions, it would be really miraculaous to keep them looking after you best interests. It is important to note, your assessment is always the result of those who enter a short sale NOT BELIEVING EVERYTHNG contianed in those discolusres you signed.
You have entered the "Wild, Wild, West of Real Estate, where there is an illusion of rules but where anything can and does happen." In such anarchy, a seller who truly did not comprehend will beleive it to be the fault of the agent. After all, EVERY failure, even regarding fake data on Trulia is perceived by the public to be the fault of the agent.
It may be determined to be in your best interest, since time is critcal, to mend your fences and finish the journey on the horse your started with. It is very, very possible that come Jan 1 2014, the short sale benefits will change dramiticly. You have NO TIME TO WASTE.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor FL
Move to the Front of the Line
If they listing has been canceled I would ask, did the listing agent play a role in getting this buyer?
So if the current agent is merely reacting to the marketing efforts of the first Realtor then the original agent should be included. Do not cheat her out of what she has earned, include her in the transaction to represent you, but get her broker involved.
I guess I would have to know more about the situation before I could give you a good answer on that.
I think you and I have spoken before, (if you are who I think you are) feel free to call me if you like, you can click on my picture to contact me.
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
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