Hi Sonja. Yes - you would be wise to use a Realtor who is familiar with pre-foreclosures in the Florida area that interests you. As a buyer's Agent, the Realtor you choose should be knowledgeable about the legal process of foreclosure and negotiations involved in a short sale. I work with a team of 3 people in my Pinellas County office who specialize in short sales - on the listing and the selling sides. We would first help you find the property that meets your needs and then make an offer based on analysis of homes in comparable area, size and condition. Please feel free to call me any time with further questions if Pinellas County is your goal!
Darla Schroeder, Realtor, GRI, e-PRO
Century 21 Real Estate Champions
4350 Duhme Rd
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
cell (727) 541-3743