“I need your help. I am trying to short sale my house. My lender is one of the largest in the country. We have been waiting for an answer on the short sale for six months now.
I finally received an answer last week in form of a counter offer to the price. The buyers had agreed to pay $315,000. However, my lender wanted $345,000. The buyer is not willing to offer any more money.
My realtor said he will try his best to negotiate at that price. Before I could send the comps to the lender, they ordered an appraisal. My realtor doesn’t think the house is worth any more than the $315,000.
We put the home on the market and received another offer for $341,000. We told the first buyer if he paid $345,000, then we would sell to him. He didn’t budge. So we accepted the higher offer.
In the meantime, our lender approved the original buyer’s offer at $315,000. That causes my dilemma. The bank’s representative suggested that we not submit the higher offer so as not to rock the boat.
Do we sell to the original buyer who has been waiting to buy the home for several months or sell to the new buyer paying the higher price? Beckie.”
Here was our answer to Beckie’s Question. I don’t personally think that you are morally required to submit the higher offer to BOA.
But, it will help you reduce the amount you owe to your lender and any potential income taxes owed
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James Lockard, RE/MAX Properties, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not associated or affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed, endorsed, or approved by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?
Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.
However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.
If you stop paying your mortgage, then you could lose your home and damage your credit. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.
This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.
You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.
The views expressed here are Lockard’s personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Properties.
This information on Bergen County Short Sales: Which Buyer’s Offer Should I Accept? is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.