Knowing a house is in pre-foreclosure and also on the MLS should I bid 20% below ie.short sale

Asked by Bob, 94028 Thu Apr 30, 2009

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Vicki Moore, Agent, Roseville, CA
Thu Apr 30, 2009
Hi Bob

There's really a lot more that goes into determining what to offer on a property other than that the property is in pre-foreclosure and is on the MLS.

The bank holding the loan(s) has done what's called a BPO or broker's price opinion to give them an idea of the value of the property and to help them determine what a reasonable sales price will be. The bank is looking at comparable properties in the neighborhood just like any seller would.

There's no formula - it's got to be a case by case process. It's unlikely that going with a flat 20% off the price is going to be a successful strategy.
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