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Thang, Home Seller in Frederick, MD

i am looking for a short sales expert in MD?

Asked by Thang, Frederick, MD Wed Jan 2, 2008

In frederick,MD

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Hey Thang- I'm not from your area so I don't have a horse in this race. I'd advise looking for an agent trained and experienced in the short sale process with a good track record. Beware of those quoting extremely low percentages of success rates as they might be quoting their own! One team in my office has a 99+% success rate. Closings on short sales happen every day.
There is a designation approved by the National Association of Realtors for agents trained in the process called C.D.P.E. or Certified Distressed Property Expert. While CDPEs generally list homes, they are a great source for buying as well. To find someone familiar with short sales go to http://www.cdpe.com
Pete Bohlmann
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 18, 2009
I have the CDPE Designation, Certified Distressed Property Expert - experts trained in the short sale process. As of this time only 100 agents out of 30,000 carry this designation. For more information, contact me or visit my site at


Chris Weymouth
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 27, 2008
Contact short sale expert Brian Gormley and have a free consultation
or click this link below to send him a message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/messages/StopForeclosureMDDCVA
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 25, 2012
Short sales have come a long way since my earlier post to this question in 2009. At that time, banks were struggling to adapt to a new way of doing business but they now have in place processes and procedures and are finally getting these listings done in a reasonable time frame. What is reasonable, you may ask? 90 days on the short side and 120-180 days on the long side. Of course, some short sales fall outside these timelines. Over the past 3 years, my colleagues at Signature Settlements and I have been very successful in closing all short sale listings we have worked on. It takes a competent team of professionals to stay on top of these lenders and negotiators to be the "squeaky wheel" so-to-speak and hammer away at them to get approvals for our clients.

Click here to learn more about how I can assist you in your Short Sale Home for Sale: http://signaturehomesales.com/Short%20Sales%20Maryland.htm

Cathy Chapman
Broker Owner Agent
301-514-6839 Cell
301-620-9880 Office
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 17, 2012
Hello Thang,
I always am a little reluctant to say I'm the Expert- but I will say I know enough to be dangerous. I have a team in place and we have a very good success rate. It s in the 90's- I have 5 going right now and love it. There is quite a bit of hard work but I enjoy helping sellers minimize their pain, strees and see them get untangled from a otherwise hopeless mess. Please let me know if you would like to meet. I will be glad to share all the nuts and bolts of the process and what we will go thur together. Its a fun ride. Hang on tight and scream. Look forward to talking soon.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 3, 2011
Brian Smith is a Certified Distress Property Expert (CDPE) and the CEO and Team Leader of Smith Realty Group, Inc. with Century 21 Associates with offices in Annapolis, Columbia, Waldorf and Deale, Maryland. Brian is an experienced Realtor and industry leader specializing in the Maryland Real Estate market and handles most counties in Maryland. He has an intimate knowledge of the short sale process, dealing with FHA, VA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, PMI and most major lenders, and has experience with multiple lien positions. He has been handling short sales and typically has 20-30 listings and contracts, mostly short sales, representing clients as both a Listing and Buyers Agent, pending at any time.

He teams with attorneys, accountants and experienced negotiators to deal with the servicer, lenders, investors and insurers to get your home sold. The lenders pay for all of the fees at closing, including sales commissions, service fees, state and county taxes and other closings costs to sell your home. There is never a charge to the homeowner.

In addition to his 30 years of corporate and real estate experience, he brings financial, business and communications expertise to his position as a Realtor. His knowledge and experience will provide you with a smooth, reliable and complete service in your real estate transactions.

Call Brian for a free consultation at 301-440-1812 or email him at brian@bsmithrealty.com

Brian Smith
Smith Realty Group
Century 21 Associates
Commercial & Residential Real Estate
Direct Line: 301-440-1812
brian@bsmithrealty.com http://www.MarylandAreaHomeSource.com
Web Reference: http://www.MarylandAreaHomeSource.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 18, 2011
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 23, 2010
We will be glad to help you. We specialize in short sales for Frederick and Montgomery County Maryland http://www.Short-Sales-Expert.com

Out team is in the top 5 groups in MD with the most CLOSED SHORT SALES in 2009

Web Reference: http://www.short-sales-expert.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 11, 2010
Hello Thang,
I guess my question is are you trying to sell your home as a short sale or are you interested in a purchase. I have read through the responses that my colleagues have posted and it is sound advice. I think Peggy said it best, there are no experts because every situation and bank policy is different. The only common denominator is that they are all time consuming, uncertain, stressful and a preverbial pain in the neck. With that said, I have had success w/ some...but they were nail biters down to the day of settlement. If you are not a seasoned agent with some tenacity....forget it. From the looks of things, you are being flooded w/ advice and agents that want to help. If I can offer any help to you don't hesitate to call.
Good Luck,
Michelle Graziani
Long & Foster Real Estate
Frederick, MD
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 2, 2009
We specialize in Maryland http://www.Short-Sales-Expert.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 18, 2009
Hi again, Thang,

Yes, as Peter states below, there are some successes in Short Sales, but trust me, not many in our area of Maryland. You can look at the date the property went Under Contract and see when it settled. These dates give you a snapshot of the Short Sale market in the Frederick and surrounding areas in Maryland. They get done but just not in a timely manner (45-60 days) rather you are looking at an average of 3-5 months.

Cathy Chapman, Broker/Owner/Agent
Signature Home Sales, LLC
301-514-6839 Cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 18, 2009
Hi Thang,

Short Sales are not all they are perceived to be. You could make an offer on a Short Sale property and wait for MONTHS (I've had clients wait up to 4 months) and still got get an answer from the bank. I encourage my clients to look for sales from the bank or directly from the owner (without bank involvement) UNLESS it states in the listing that they get a QUICK RESPONSE from that particular bank in the Short Sale. Short Sales are stressful, time-consuming and frustrating beyond your comprehension. There is no light at the end of the tunnel on most Short Sales.

Please feel free to contact me and I will assist you in a purchase, educate you along the way to make sure you are purchasing the home that best meets your needs and budget, and assure you a stress-free and seamless process from your current home to your new one. It's never been a more difficult market than it is now and you simply must have an agent in this market to protect your best interests.

Cathy Chapman, Broker/Owner/Agent
Signature Home Sales, LLC
301-514-6839 Cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 18, 2009
We will be glad to help you. We specialize in short sales for Frederick and Montgomery County Maryland
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 9, 2009
I can help you. . we helped 4 homeowners avoid foreclosure the month of October 2008

Give me a call for a free consultation. .
My website is:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 24, 2008
Hi Thang,
I have worked many short sales and foreclosures, long before the market moved this way. I would be happy to discuss your situation and to see what options you may have before you. If you are interested, please call, I am very familiar with the Frederick area, (used to live there and own property there too) and just am 15 min away in Hagerstown.
Nancy S. Allen, Associate Broker, Roger Fairbourn Real Estate, 301-416-7009, Direct, 301-733-4183 Main office
Web Reference: http://TeamAllenHomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 7, 2008
In this market I am not sure that there is a "short sale expert" because each transaction is different. The Short Sale ony has a 20% chance of going to settlement in the best of circumstances. There are alot of variables that go into a short sale. Just some of which are: does the seller have a second loan (home Equity) and if they do is the second trust held by the same bank as the first trust (mortgage). A Realtor really can't know if the short sale has a chance until she/he speaks with the seller and gets to hear everything.
If you would like to speak more please call me at 240-674-8585.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
I am a short sale expert.. contact me my number is 240-994-5083
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 11, 2008
yeah- is the process the same for all banks and situations or what is really the deal to get it smooth for everyone? thanks
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2008
Hi Thang:

Are you interesting in finding out what the process is or is this something you are already doing?
I would be happy to help you.
Web Reference: http://www.northropteam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 3, 2008
Do you have any specific questions we can help out with?
Web Reference: http://www.eMarv.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 3, 2008
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