So what are your available options for conducting a short sale, and how much can you expect to spend for each option?
Your first option is to visit your local bookstore and look for, purchase, and read as many short sale books as possible, until youâ€™re well versed in all aspects a short sale entails. The only problem with this approach is depending on how many books you purchase, you still might spend a couple hundred dollars, and youâ€™re on your own with teaching yourself the intricacies of a short sale.
Would you be able to pick up a calculus book today, read it, and teach yourself calculus well enough that you can have informed discussions with other calculus teachers? Unfortunately we couldnâ€™t. We learned best by interacting with others.
The next alternative is to hire a short sale consultant to negotiate your short sale for you. While this is a decent alternative, most short sale consultants will charge a minimum of $500 and as much as $1-3 thousand dollars for an outcome that they canâ€™t, and wonâ€™t, guarantee. Additionally, when you go this route and donâ€™t handle the short sale negotiations, or at least some part of the negotiations, youâ€™ll have to allow a 3rd party access to your clientsâ€™ very personal information such as their social security number, tax returns, bank account information, etc., and you also run the risk that the 3rd party short sale consultant has ulterior motives that will contradict you and your clientsâ€™ objectives. You wonâ€™t want to cut off your nose to spite your face by giving a 3rd party access to your clients and run the risk of being circumvented.
Your last alternative to our service is attending a multi-day short sale seminar taught by a â€œshort sale guru.â€ This can be a decent option and when we first started conducting short sales we utilized this option ourselves. However, these seminars cost several thousands of dollars and also require that you have the time and money to invest in such a strategy. Most Realtors and property owners do not.
We believe that our clients should be able to afford the help they need, and that is why we created the Internetâ€™s first step-by-step, â€˜how toâ€™ website designed to teach everyday homeowners, Realtors, investors, and real estate professionals how to successfully negotiate real estate short sales.
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â€¢ For a Realtor, a short sale opens doors previously closed. It gives Realtors another tool in their arsenal to sell over-priced homes; something most Realtors are struggling with these days.
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â€¢ Weâ€™ll share with you little known insights into how to communicate and negotiate with lenders and the appraisal representatives theyâ€™ll send to your properties.
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