I have become know as a short sale expert in the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine and Orange Park Florida area. As a Jacksonvile area short sale Realtor I have helped hundreds of area home onwers avoid foreclosure with a short sale.
Here are five important things to remember if you are considering a short sale -
1.) You may not need to be in financial hardship, default, or late on your mortgage in order to qualify for a short sale.
2.) You may qualify for up to $10,000 in relocation assistance to complete a short sale
3.) Deed in lieu of foreclosure, foreclosure and bankrupcy can be far worse that a short sale and leave your credit and financial future in ruin.
4.) There is no cost to a short sale.
5.) I have more experience working short sales than any agent in the area, possible the country.
I'm here to talk about your unique situation and provide no cost assistance. This is a personal matter, so please call my cell personally at (904)625-7455 or visit www.JacksonvilleShortSale.com for more information about the short sale process. I'm here to serve.
Below you will find several testionials with approval letters attached from some past short sale clients. In addition, you will find dozens of testimonials from other real estate professionals validating my expertise in the subject matter.
- Your Jacksonville short sale specialist Realtor
I am a lifetime area resident and have been an active agent since 2005, which I beleive to be an asset to anyone interested in buying a home. I take pride in having the #1 Internet Presence in Northeast Florida. Please visit some of my real estate websites, you will find them very helpful in your home search!
I am also grateful to have helped several hundred Northeast Florida home owners through the process of a short sale over the last few years. Contact me at (904)625-7455 or visit www.ShortSalesJacksonvilleFL.com if I can answer any questions or be of service in ANY way.
Here a few testimonials from home owners who I have helped,
along with their short sale approval letters....
“First Coast Realty’s team of experts navigated the process from working with our mortgage investor to negotiation of the accepted price to the closing agent who performs the closing. We spoke with many so called experts but Mike Linkenauger and his team was clearly the choice for us to get this process completed with the least amount of stress. Many companies call themselves experts but First Coast Realty has the actual contacts to make a qualified judgment on your personal situation. Thank you Mike and First Coast Realty!”
Tom and Lisa R.
Tom and Lisa were forgiven of over $150,000 of mortgage debt. CLICK HERE to see their short sale approval letters!
“We just wanted to take a minute and thank you for all the hard work you have done for us and successfully selling 2 homes for us in a fairly short period of time. We know you have spent a lot of time negotiating and getting approval from the 1st and 2nd lienholders of each property! We really needed to sell these homes and doing a short sale was our best option. You have went “above and beyond” to make this a very smooth process! Thanks again!”
Mike and Renee W.
Between two properties, Michael and Renee were forgiven of approximately $400,000 in debt, and were able to get a fresh start on their lives. CLICK HERE to see their short sale approval letters for both properties!
“We just wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank you First Coast Realty! Not only did you do an amazing job working with our mortgage company to accept the short sale, but from start to finish you made the whole process virtually painless! Because of your professionalism and dedication to selling our home, we were able to make a fresh start in a new state without the stress of carrying a huge mortgage we would have been unable pay. We don’t know what we would have done without you!
Wendell and Debra S
Wendell and Debra were forgiven of over $100,000 in debt, and in less than sixty days from the time it was listed with us the property closed and they were able to get a fresh start in a new area of the country. CLICK HERE to see their short sale approval letter!
“Deciding to sell your home in today’s economy can be daunting, finding yourself in a position where you have to sell your home as a short sale verses traditional methods even more so. First Coast Realty was there to help walk us through the process every step of the way. From the first meeting to the closing table they was always available to answer our questions; their responses were honest and reliable. We had unique circumstances arise during the sale and they immediately rose to the occasion, putting up a good fight with the bank to push the sale forward. Our house was successfully sold and we were able to move on with our lives. We have recommended First Coast Realty to other families due to the prompt and professional service that we received. Thank you!”
Tabatha and James S
Tabatha and James were forgiven of over $150,000 in debt and were able to get a fresh start. CLICK HERE to see their short sale approval letter.
“Mike and his team did an great job on selling my property. This was a very difficult time for my family and me. With this downturn in the economy, I was left a house and a mortgage I could not pay or afford. Mike, you came to my rescue. I truly appreciate your professionalism and your dedication from you and your entire team on getting this property sold quickly and NOT requiring to payback the bank almost 80k. By you working with the bank and establishing a great relationship, I do not have any financial obligation to the bank. I believe your marketing effort provided great exposure for my property that helped expedite selling.
I would definitely recommend using your services and expertise if any one finds them selves in this difficult situation.
It was a pleasure working with and your team and keeping my spirits positive.
Now I can get my life back and move forward.”
Gary had an investment property that could not be rented for anywhere near what his mortgage payment was, and could not cover the difference. He was forgiven of approximately $80,000 in debt from his lender! CLICK HERE to see his short sale approval letter!
Here are a few I've gathered together from others...
NedReal Estate Pro
Mike Linkenauger and his company are fabulous. They know their stuff when it comes to Short-Sales. They have established a network of agents that is 2nd to none.
SheyenneReal Estate Pro
Mike's company has been awesome! I have received short sales referred to me by them. And I have successfully helped each referral negotiate and CLOSE the short sales I've listed thanks to them. The people they referred me were real time homeowners who really needed help with a short sale and had not clue as to who to turn to. Thanks to Mike's referral of them to me, I was able to save them from foreclosure. Thanks Mike! Looking to help many more people from you who need my help. Shy:) 310-429-4170 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shysells.com Real Estate Network Group Torrance, Ca 90505
LehelReal Estate Pro
Mike and his team are great at matching knowledgeable Realtors with homeowners that need help.
JoeReal Estate Pro
Mr. Linkenauger and his team have been extremely helpful in the growth of my short sales business in Miami.
MellissaReal Estate Pro
Responsive, Reliable, Considerate, Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Creative, Resourceful, Thoughtful, Dedicated and Experienced.
IleneReal Estate Pro
It takes an agent with compassion to work through a short sale listing for a seller. Mike can listen and walk you through the process. Mike will be a guest speaker on the coming Cruise. Teach us Mike.
KimReal Estate Pro
I recommend that you let the Short Sale Network help you through the process of a short sale. Kim Lucido-McCabe CRS,SFR
NanReal Estate Pro
Mike has helped many agents/brokers understand and work in the short sale market, including me. He provides good leads and expert advice. I highly recommend working with Mike.
AnnReal Estate Pro
I recommend Mike Linkenauger and Short Sale Specialist because I have good results working with them.
ScottReal Estate Pro
Mike Linkenauger Is a great resource to Short-Sale information and I value his expertise!!!
SteveReal Estate Pro
Mike Linkenauger to date is probably one of the most influential people in short sales. He has provided not only continual education, support, meetings and training but also the opportunity to worldwide exposure to other agents with the ultimate goal in helping people to avoid foreclosure by means of short sale. And for that... Thank you Mike!! Steve R. Daria - Founder / Broker - MAXIM LLC - www.MaximRealtors.com
NancyReal Estate Pro
Mike is a great team leader with a compassion to help people and who has a world of knowledge and experience in the Short Sale Industry. I am honored to be a part of his team.
JasonReal Estate Pro
Mike Linkenauger is one of the leading real estate professionals in his industry. He is dedicated on a national level to furthering the foreclosure and short sale process in an attempt to benefit all parties inclusive of the seller, buyer, servicer of the mortgage and the investor/mortgage insurance companies. He has created a network of individuals known as the Short Sale Specialist Network to help educate and enhance the short sale process to real estate agents. He should always be on your short list.
MichelleReal Estate Pro
It is always good to have an Expert on your side and Mike has made it his mission to be the expert. He will not steer you wrong.
NathanReal Estate Pro
The Federal Government as well as local States have specific laws governing Short Sales and Foreclosures. It has become important for there to be oversight into these processes to protect consumers and the public. Having skilled and knowledgeable advocates to help navigate this process is increasingly necessary. Mike Linkenauger is a strong and knowledgeable advocate.
FeleciaReal Estate Pro
The Short Sale Specialist Network, has been invaluable in uncovering homeowners in need of a professional to help them understand their options. The Foreclosure Real Estate agent will coach, and consult the homeowner thru the short sale process.
MarleneReal Estate Pro
If your doing short sales you need to be aware of this sight. You will get the right answers to all your questions.
AnaReal Estate Pro
Love working with Mike! He really works hard to make sure he delivers what he promises. I've worked with him and his group for over a year and have had great results! Thanks Mike!
SteveReal Estate Pro
I got 2 referrals the first day iI joined. Since then, I have received more referrals and have closed them all. Mike gets the leads that get results.
AndrewReal Estate Pro
Mike runs the only true short sale referral program. I do not believe in the other short sale organization. I highly recommend Mike and his program.
DebbieReal Estate Pro
Thank you Mike for being there when I needed advice. You are definitely a real estate expert in your field, and thanks to you, I am an expert also. Great networking partner!!
Peggie HerronReal Estate Pro
Mike is a Leading Expert in the Short Sale Industry. Would Recommend him for Any Industry updates.
CynthiaReal Estate Pro
Mike is a consumate professional that has put together a network of associates that know what they are doing when it comes to short sales. His thought and direction is used daily by those in the network. If anyone has a question about short sales, Mike's network is THE place to go for answers, whether you are a troubled homeowner, an agent, or a bank that needs a network to find great agents!
GerardReal Estate Pro
Mike is very knowledgeable real estate agent, especially on a short sale transactions.
GregoryReal Estate Pro
This organization serves a greay purpose in the Short-Sale arena for Agents and Brokers. I enjoy all the useful information and blogs. I would recommend this Media oultet to all
BeckyReal Estate Pro
Mike, your expertise has been very helpful to me. Thanks for all you have shared.
MannieReal Estate Pro
Mike runs a well educated group of Real Estate professionals who are well versed in the short sale industry. Being in Mike's network of short sale specialist has helped me grow my knowledge and short sale business.. I would recommend short sale specialist to anyone who handles short sales.
DebbieReal Estate Pro
I know Mike through our Short Sale Specialist Network as a valued RE resource that he shares through his online commentary and presence!
SherriReal Estate Pro
Great REALTOR. Professional Company for referrals. Knows short sales and great lead generation.
JimReal Estate Pro
Mike and his company are extremely knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance with a short sale.
JanReal Estate Pro
Mike has helped me out more than once. He is quick to share his expertise and knowledge about the short sale market. He has my recommendation.
CelesteReal Estate Pro
Very professional, honest, and ethical. He is experienced and knowledgeable in his field, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to others. We have worked several referrals for Mike in our area, and will continue to build on that relationship.
MichaelReal Estate Pro
I enjoy the articles and the resources.
ChrisReal Estate Pro
Mike has an in-depth knowledge of the short sale process and knows how to negotiate for a successful conclusion. He is honest, ethical and has the tenacity to see each client through this long and sometimes tedious process. When I need advice, Mike and his associates are the ones I turn to.
SeanReal Estate Pro
Great organization! If you need short sale help or have questions they are a great resource.
Judy-MayReal Estate Pro
If you need to get out of your home and are upside down call him to help you get through the process. Always hire a professional!
Jean-JacquesReal Estate Pro
Nothing short of outstanding the way they handle themselves. Communication and information with a solution at our finger tip.
VivianReal Estate Pro
Expert in his field, great understanding of the Short Sale process and what it takes to get to the closing table therefore avoiding foreclosure.
TamiReal Estate Pro
I would highly recommend him, honest, trustworthy, excellent business ethics, which is hard to find today.
PeterReal Estate Pro
This guy is good - will help you with whatever questions you might have on real estate - especially on short sales. Highly recommended. Pete
JenniferReal Estate Pro
Very knowledgeable about today's distressed market. Has answer to all the questions...great person to share ideas and issues with on short sale transactions. I've done business with Mike and will continue to do so in the future.
PattiReal Estate Pro
I sing his praise to all that will listen!
TraceyReal Estate Pro
Mike provides phenomenal information to those of us navigating our way through this world of short sales. He is a key player in the industry and I admire his expertise. Mike comes highly recommended!
MarcyReal Estate Pro
Mike works harder than anyone else to help prevent foreclosures.
LauraReal Estate Pro
I highly recommend this gentleman as he knows his stuff!
Jacksonville Florida Realtor
Hello, my name is Mike Linkenauger thank you for stopping by to try to get to know me and hopefully consider me as your Realtor in Jacksonville Florida! Not only do I reside in Jacksonville but have lived here my entire life, not something many agents can say lately! I have a pretty large family in the area and can't imagine ever living anywhere else, not to mention I love it here! I am young compared to the majority of the agents around, at only 31 years old (don't let the hair falling out thing fool you!). Kind of young, yes, but in the few years I've been in the Real Estate business, I have quickly become one of the highest volume producers among over 6,000 Jacksonville Florida Realtors. This is due to my level of service and commitment to my clients. Hopefully you will give me the opportunity to show you how me and my team are redefining real estate service in Northeast Florida!
Yes, my work is demanding of me, especially my main 600+ page website that I'm always working on, but I love my life outside of Real Estate! Some of the things I like doing are spending time with my two awesome children, my daughter Hannah, age 12, and my son Preston, age 9. We love to get away to the mountains a couple times a year at my family mountain house in Wolf Laurel, NC. I really like traveling!
My faith is VERY important to me. I am a member of Celebration Church (active at the Midtown campus) and stay involved in service and missions. Visit www.celebration.org I am also a member of the Christian Real Estate Network, a nationwide real estate referral network. Jacksonville Florida Christian Realtor. Actually, most of my eleven person Jacksonville Realtor team are Christians. I am also the founder and Director of Operations for The Short Sale Specialist Network, a nationwide network of short sale real estate agents who specialize in offering no cost help to home owners who must sell their property and are in a financial hardship. We now have over 6,000 members around the country. Realtors check out www.TheShortSaleGuide.com, consumers check out www.Short-Sale-Specialists.com.
Other things I like to do (when I have a minute) are playing golf, Tennis, Boating, Swimming & other beach/sun activities like most all Floridians. Winter is fun as well, and my newest hobby is snowboarding (used to ski...). I also believe strongly in the principle of reciprocity, and believe that you get what you give. I do spend a good bit of time being of general service and volunteering as well.
My local expertise and extensive real estate experience in Northeast Florida will benefit you whether you are serious about buying or selling a home, or are exploring the Jacksonville market to invest in the First Coast area real estate market. Choose an experienced, service oriented, Jacksonville Florida Realtor to buy or sell your next home with.
Buying a Jacksonville FL home? There is nothing more fulfilling to me than to share with you the wonderful joys of home ownership and be the person to hand you and your family over the keys to you new home. I look forward to helping you select the home of your dreams by taking time to listen to your needs and desires, and walking you through every step in the process through closing and beyond!
Selling a Jacksonville Florida home? My real estate expertise and many effective marketing programs will give you the exposure and edge you need to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. I charge less than 99% of the agents around and deliver more marketing and advertising than 99% of them as well.
We are truly your full service Jacksonville Florida Realtors- Visit www.firstcoastre.com/sellers_page.shtml
For borrowers in a financial hardship, I am also a Jacksonville short sale specialist and have closed over 200 short sales in Northeast Florida. Visit my local short sale website at www.JacksonvilleShortSale.com.
Investing? Looking for Jacksonville Florida Real Estate Investments? I have been an avid investormyself in this area for the last eight years. I can assist you with short sales, new construction, multi-family properties, accurate market conditions and data, foreclosure listings, rental properties and much more. Two of the agents that work on my team are Loss Mitigation Consultants, and we deal with banks and sellers with defaulted mortgages to negotiate sales prior to foreclosure, working short sales. I have also done some investing myself and am savvy to the investment real estate industry. As your Jacksonville Realtor, I can offer extensive experience and help in this market! Jacksonville Investment Homes
I consider Northeast Florida a fantastic place to reside and would love to share with you my enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods and communities that encompass it. I pride myself on providing unparalleled service and look forward to developing a long-term relationship with you. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss how I can best assist you with your real estate needs.