The foreclosure market is a very tricky one--you do need an agent who is experieinced in dealing with lenders and foreclosure title companies--there are a number of special considerations to consider with these properties. Not only that, but you need someone who is very familiar with the area.
I have been a Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor resident for over thirty years, and as a Real Estate professional very well-versed in all forms of distressed property sales. Please do feel free to contact me directly, through my website, or through my contact info here in Trulia.
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And yes you absolutely need a Realtor to get you out to see the property the first day it comes on the market or you may be too late to make an offer. Some asset managers will accept an offer near the asking price the same day it goes on the market.
On a Short Sale, pre-foreclosure it's also important to have a Realtor at your side. Banks that have to approve their loss will want to see two different realtors in the transaction. Also your realtor will need to continue to show you properties even after you get a contract on a short sale because there is not guarantee when or if it will ever close.
Hope this helps.
All my best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realy