Is the BoA Short Sale Process Easier Now?

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Bank of America has now shortened the time frame it takes to process a short sale from first submission to final approval. Before, it takes more than 45 days to provide a decision. With the new timeline, Bank of America says it can provide a decision on a short sale offer in an estimated 20 days. It also shortens the backup offer submission time from 2 weeks to 5 days.

Bank of America streamlines their short sale procedure through the short sale management platform Equator. Bank o fAmerica is also offering task-by-task training on the new Equator process. It is also now requiring short sale agents to submit new forms. They are available through the company’s online Agent Resource Center.

Short Sales are often dubbed as “Long Sale” by real estate agents as it is notorious for taking too long to close and often costing too much. Bank of America finally has come up with changes to their most difficult short sale procedure. It was the worst bank to deal with short sales as the process is taking longer than any other bank. In fact, we know most short sale professionals refuse to work with home owners that had their mortgage through Bank of America.

Will this new changes make it more amicable to work with them? Let’s see. At least, for now it helps speed up the process and makes it less stressful for homeowners and short sale agents.



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Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
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Changes are just for show.  If you are good at your negotiation skills, I have been closing BOA short sales in under 60 days including financing the buyer or 30 days for cash for over a year now and even closed 1 in 19 days from open to close.  It just takes an agent that knows the process.

May 04, 2012 12:46 PM #1
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
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J. Michael - short in money, long is in the process,  someitme as long as over 2 years

May 04, 2012 12:50 PM #2
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I'm optimistic that things will start to move in the right direction.

May 04, 2012 01:05 PM #3
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