buying a short sale can be stressful.
There are a lot of things to consider. Who is the lender your dealing with?
what was the offer you submitted?
what is the current market value of the home?
You want to make sure that your working with agents that know what they are doing.
some agents will simply put a sign on the home and let it go.
You want to work with an agent who can negotiate with the lender and get involved. If the home needs work you want to have an agent or a negotiator who can prove that to the servicer.
One thing to keep in mind, depending on the lender some home owners will list their home for short sale but also try and do a loan mod with No Intention of ever Selling!!! this is very important to know..
I took buyers into a home last year when the home owner happened to be there. they let it slip that they were also trying to keep the home. that mean to me there was not way they would submit our offer. the would try and show the lender they were not getting offers.
best of luck
Legal Assistant / Realtor
Volo Law / Legal Realty
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