sfr: Endorsement from Past Clients - Short Sales Northwest Indiana - 09/14/18 07:51 AM

Recently, we received this email from past clients who we represented in the sale of their Northwest Indiana property this summer, subject to Bank approval of a short sale.
We were referred to these clients via their attorney, after their listing expired from another brokerage.
It was not short amount of time = It took over 1 year to sell and had an offer that expired with buyers not willing to wait and then another offer not accepted - buyer not understanding that a short sale is not a fire sale, even banks have a bottom line.
Finally, the 3rd offer (above list price) closed!
Here was the email from … (0 comments)

sfr: Northwest Indiana Short Sale Seller Review Endorsement of F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 02/18/16 06:13 AM
Recently we received this email from a past client with a Testimonial about using our professional services in selling her property which was subject to lenders approval of a short sale.
Sorry this took me so long!! Thanks again, hope this expresses my appreciation.   testimonial   I cannot say enough good things about Jeff and Grace Safrin. I was going through a divorce and needed to sell my house as quickly as possible. After meeting with several agents, I was frustrated by the advice I was given and felt that not all options were being explored. I found Jeff and Grace online and … (0 comments)

sfr: Just SOLD Merrillville, IN Short Sale listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 01/22/16 03:51 AM

We've listed and sold short sales in Northwest Indiana many times before....
This Merrillville, Indiana property was our 1st TRID short sale closing in 2016
and was compounded by 2 layers of approval needed= 
from the lender's servicing company
and from the department of HUD.
From the time of the accepted offer by the sellers to final approval and buyers financing time to closing day took 3 months.
It is fortunate that all parties cooperated through the many challenges  of working through this non traditional type of real estate transaction!

sfr: Ocwen Short Sale Closed in NW Indiana when listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 08/07/15 02:58 AM

The irony is that short sales may take a long time to get through negotiations to approval to closing!
Like this Schererville, Indiana Home listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate
subject to lenders approval of a short sale.
The sellers lenders servicing company was  Ocwen  
An offer was Accepted in the Middle of April, 2015 and successfully closed yesterday!
Short Sales Are Not A Game.
Some Short Sale Buyers Are Missing The speak on what is involved in a short sale.
Thankfully, we persevered on getting this transaction negotiated, approved and closed despite many obstacles and it helped that our sellers were cooperative.
It also made … (0 comments)

sfr: Why Do You Even Do Short Sales? This Testimonial Answers That Question! - 03/13/15 04:24 AM
Why do you even do short sales?     
We have heard this question time and again over the years from other REALTORS.
Recently, we heard it from an uninformed and obviously frustrated buyer at the closing table.
Obstacles in closing on our short sale listings can occur despite our numerous warnings :
about making sure a buyer is not under a time constraint to be in a home... about not writing dis-allowable costs and settlement fees into a purchase agreement that the U.S. Department of HUD will kick back...(this list is public knowledge for all FYI). about request for a variance … (7 comments)

sfr: Short Sale Endorsement for Jeff Safrin Real Estate Broker/Owner, SFR - F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana - 02/06/15 01:06 AM

A recent Northwest Indiana Home Seller who's property was listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate subject to lenders approval of a short sale shared his review of services rendered.
Bill writes:

If we can be of service to you in selling your Northwest Indiana property - please give us a call @219-309-9930.
Click here to view a few past Blogs about our expereince with getting short sales done in NW Indiana.
Northwest Indiana Short Sales References for F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate  

sfr: Michigan City Indiana Short Sale SOLD when listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 02/01/15 10:52 PM

We were contacted by the seller of this expired short sale property in Michigan City, Indiana 46360 who read about us when doing a Google search,  plus a local NW Indiana attorney whom we had  worked with on short sale transactions in the past also recommended our services.
The home had been previously listed for several years by several different brokerages without selling.
Day 36 on the market the sellers accepted an offer subject to lender approval, like many short sales however,  the 1st buyers withdrew the offer due to time for lenders approval process … (2 comments)

sfr: Valparaiso IN Real Estate Short Sale Reference for F.C.Tucker 1st Team - 03/25/13 05:01 AM
Valparaiso IN Real Estate Short Sale Reference for
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate
Hi Jeff,
Please feel free to use this testimonial.  I'd prefer that my first name only be used.
Thanks again for everything,
We were faced with a complicated short sale of our home.  After having been denied a short sale once by our lender, and losing the original buyer, we started the sale process from scratch.  My online research led me to Jeff and Grace.  After meeting with both of them for an in-depth consultation and learning about Jeff’s short … (0 comments)

sfr: Northwest Indiana Short Sale SOLD in 70 Days on Market when listed with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 05/04/12 02:35 AM
Some Northwest Indiana Short Sales Close faster than others.
NW Indiana Home Owners who need to sell their property subject to their lender approving a short sale
find us by several different ways including :
Word of mouth referral from past clients  
Internet search for Real Estate Brokers expereinced in closing short sales  
Recommendations from attorneys who know that we have successfully negotiated short sales with banks.
This Northwest Indiana short sale listed by F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate was on the market only 70 days from For Sale sign up to signing the documents at … (4 comments)

sfr: Valparaiso, Indiana Short Sale listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Just SOLD - 04/21/12 03:20 AM
Just Sold->

 another Valparaiso, Indiana Home For Sale Listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real estate serving Northwest indiana.
This Short Sale Closed 95 days after an accepted offer to purchase.
Every NW Indiana Real Estate Transaction is different -> especially short sales!
When you are choosing a Real Estate Broker to represent you in the sale or purchase of a Northwest Indiana Property subject to lenders Approval of a Short Sale, past performance should be carefully considered.
If we can be of service to you in buying or selling real estate in NWI - give us a call.

sfr: Munster Indiana Townhome For Sale in White Oak Estates Subject To Lenders Approval of a Short Sale - 01/24/12 08:13 AM
Over the weekend, we listed for sale an all brick Townhome in the Munster, Indiana neighborhood of
White Oak Estates!
We've blogged about living in the town of Munster before.
Whether downsizing or just starting out, this Townhome priced at assessed value offers a convenient
location off  Main Street.
Lake County Indiana Living has it's advantages...Close to major roads for Chicago-land commute, plus, parks and
shopping and dining are all nearby!
Lawn Care, Snow Removal and Landscape Maintenance are included in the monthly HOA dues.
All offers to purchase are subject to lenders approval of a short sale. Showings by appointment.

sfr: Crown Point, IN Short Sale SOLD - Only 49 days from Accepted Offer to Lender Approval to Closing Table! - 11/22/11 05:35 AM
Last week we closed on one of our short sale listings in Northwest Indiana, Lake County, Crown Point 46307.
Total market time was 115 days. Day 60 we received an offer and after counter, on day 64 we submitted the  offer/package to the lenders short sale department and received an approval letter within 30 days per Indiana law.
19 days later we closed.
Crown Point, IN Short Sale SOLD - Only 49 days from Accepted Offer to lender Approval to Closing Table!
Not all short sales are the same.

 With unemployment and financial hardships, many look for a REALTOR … (0 comments)

sfr: Don't Wait! Doing Too Little Too Late means We May Be Unable to List Your Northwest Indiana Property to Sell. - 11/12/11 07:29 AM
Often we get emails or a phone calls or even referrals that a Northwest Indiana Home Owner wants to list their home to sell using our services. And there is a sense of urgency in their request.
The email or call may reveal Reasons For Selling such as:
Financial Problems
Need Cash

The situation of needing to sell your home fast to prevent losing it is not an easy one.
Sometimes life situations like:
Impaired Health or Medical Disability and associated Medical Bills
Loss of  number of hours worked affecting take home pay … (2 comments)

sfr: Another NW Indiana Home Sold by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Subject to Lenders Approval of a Short Sale - 10/23/10 08:57 AM
Another NW Indiana Home Sold by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Subject to Lenders Approval of a Short Sale.

Thanks to past Blog posts and their Google rankings, our seller found us to list his property by doing a search online. The seller interviewed several agents found this way and chose to work with us based on the interview.
Not all short sales are the same. IMHO they take even longer for some reason than they did 1 or 2 years ago? This is our longest short sale to date = 4 months from receipt of offer  from buyer … (5 comments)

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