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Navigating a short sale is tough! You have to make sure you can wrangle the banks and your lenders, and you also have to make sure everyone comes to an agreement. With the right negotiator at your side you’ll be able to settle your debts and save your dignity.
There are many agents out there who say they’re short sale experts, but you need a short sale listing agent that can help you through the process. You want someone who’s going to fight for you, to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible, and best of all someone who knows what they’re doing!
Experienced Short Sale Agents
When hiring a short sale agent in Southern Maryland it’s important that they’ve handled at least 10 short sales directly; it’s great if their firm has experience, but they need experience dealing with the banks. This comes in handy when you’re completing your paperwork and trying to get both banks and lenders to call you back; it just makes the short sale experience that much easier.
Say No to Upfront Fees
If any Southern Maryland Real Estate Agent or Short Sales Agent asks you for upfront fees, walk the other way. The bank handles those fees as part of a short sale so you don’t have to. If you’re asked to pay, find a new agent.
It’s About Who You Know as a Short Sale Agent
Finding the right Short Sale Agent in Southern Maryland is all about their contacts are. When you’re dealing with a short sale, the agent handling your case will need to have contacts within the bank. They’re going to need to be able to call on friends to make sure that your case doesn’t land in the bottom of the pile, and most of all make sure that the process doesn’t turn into a nightmare. The agent you settle on
Avoid Investors and Specialists
If you can’t meet with who will be handling your case, you shouldn’t be working with them. You need a direct connection with the agent so you can ask them any questions you may have. Investors want to get the best price for THEM so they can sell it to you at a high profit. Short sales can be extremely fast paced and unfortunately there are just so many people out there willing to take advantage of those trying to sell short sale homes.
You shouldn’t have to pay extra to be treated with respect. You’ll want to make sure that the agent you hire stays with you and handles your case all the way through. You want to make sure that the agent also has all the business connections you need to have a good short sale, and most importantly you shouldn’t have to pay up front fees for any company or agent.
With Southern Maryland being such a hard market to break into, you can’t go it alone and hope to succeed. Check out my free short sale information form and find out if a short sale is right for your situation.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.