5 Steps to Avoid Foreclosure in Howard County MD - Step 4

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Step 4 – Fully ParticipateHoward County MD Seal

Help your Howard County Realtor help you get your house sold.  Selling a house, whether it’s a short sale or not, is really a team effort: the Sellers and the Realtor working together to achieve the same goal.  So when you hire an experienced short sale agent, listen to them.

  • Do what your Realtor says is necessary to get the house ready to sell – decluttering, staging – time spent here will REDUCE the time spent waiting for an offer.
  • Understand that the pricing strategy will be different than for a regular sale; the price has to attract a buyer who is willing to wait for a longer period to get to closing.
  • Make it easy for buyers to get in and see the property, and make sure it shows well.
  • Keep the lines of communication open with your Realtor, as they help to move you towards a ratified contract, obtaining third party approval from the bank(s), and then your closing.  Communication is key!

Here in Howard County MD, we have not borne the brunt of the country’s recession, being partially protected by our location between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, a government and government-related (contractor and support) job base and BRAC, and a top-of-the-line school system.  Choose a Howard County Realtor who will put all of those factors to work for you, so that the Seller/Realtor team effort can achieve your goals!

Did you miss the first Step to Avoiding Foreclosure?   Step 1Step 2 | Step 3

Best regards, Gretchen

Posted by

Gretchen Conley, Realtor®  "Your Transition Specialist" 

Keller Williams Realty Centre   *   Cell 443-676-1625

Questions about the neighborhood, the community, the market?  I'm always happy to help - Give me a call!

About the Author...This article  was provided by Gretchen Conley, a Nationally recognized Realtor, Certified Residential Specialist, and Certified Short Sale & Distressed Property Specialist.  Gretchen can be reached via e-mail at Gretchen@GretchenConley.com by cell phone or text message at 443-676-1625. Gretchen has helped many people buy and sell their home.  For Maryland real estate and homes see www.GretchenConley.com.   If you need to Short Sale your Maryland home please contact me for more information.


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Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good Morning Gretchen, it is a 'team' effort, great input for home sellers in this market.

Mar 10, 2011 07:36 AM #1
Gretchen Conley
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Columbia, MD
Howard County MD Real Estate

Thanks, Dan.  It certainly doesn't look like short sales are going away for the next couple years, so the more sellers we can help through their situations, the better!

Mar 11, 2011 07:15 AM #2
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