haven express: Wachovia Fast Track Short Sales in Phoenix Arizona - 04/03/10 02:28 AM
A Short Sale in Phoenix Arizona is nothing more than a regular resale with one critical difference.  The Listing Agent MUST be able to successfully negotiate a Short Sale Approval from the Lien Holder(s) in order for the Short Sale in Phoenix Arizona to close escrow.  That's where the failed Short Sales fail.  The Short Sale Listing Agent lacks either the skill, the will, or both, to do what it takes to secure an acceptable contract, convince the lien holders to accept the proceeds, and escalate the file as and when needed.
Haven Express specializes in Short Sales throughout the ARMLS area - Maricopa County and a piece of Pinal … (88 comments)

haven express: Wachovia Fast Track Short Sales - 04/03/10 01:30 AM
A Short Sale is nothing more than a regular resale with one critical difference.  The Listing Agent MUST be able to successfully negotiate a Short Sale Approval from the Lien Holder(s) in order for the Short Sale to close escrow.  That's where the failed Short Sales fail.  The Short Sale Listing Agent lacks either the skill, the will, or both, to do what it takes to secure an acceptable contract, convince the lien holders to accept the proceeds, and escalate the file as and when needed.
Haven Express specializes in Short Sales throughout the ARMLS area - Maricopa County and a piece of Pinal County.  We have successfully completed, or are … (88 comments)

haven express: REO or Short Sales - What's YOUR area of expertise? - 03/21/10 03:14 AM
We are starting to see signs of REO agents attempting to leverage their REO "production" as a marketing tool for claiming expertise in the area of Short Sales.
Statement - "We closed x hundred transactions last year!!!"  
Implication - "We can do anything!!!"
Problem is, REO transactions are as different from Short Sale transactions as chalk and cheese.  Being a Short Sale Specialist does not qualify me to handle REO transactions, nor Property Management, nor Commercial, nor...... fill in the blank.
A Short Sale is nothing more than a regular resale with one critical difference.  The Listing Agent MUST be able to successfully negotiate a … (88 comments)

haven express: Gopher this, Gopher that - 03/16/10 02:03 AM

 
 
It never ceases to amaze me that a Seller "assumes" when they list their property with a broker that specializes in Short Sales that they get a "de facto" property manager as part of the deal!
 
"Do you have a coffee runner that can......"
 
Translation:  Could you drop what you're doing - negotiating a contract - negotiating with a lien holder - and go to my property to meet a vendor to let them into the house.
 
or, after receiving a report from an agent that it looks like a previous agent visiting a property … (88 comments)

haven express: Short Sale Scottsdale Arizona - 02/27/10 02:21 AM
A member of the Haven Express Support Team brought the following question about one of our Short Sale Listings in Scottsdale Arizona to my attention this morning:
 
I showed your condo to my cash buyers today. They have another unit in the same complex and are very aware of the litigation. Their question is, will the current home owner be seeking any damages once the suit is settled. Specifically, will the builder simply repair the condo or will there be a cash settlement for all current owners? I realize you can’t predict the future but I think you know what … (88 comments)

haven express: The Importance of Being Earnest - 02/25/10 11:56 PM
The Importance of Being Earnest.....or in this case...The Importance of Being Honest.  
Far too often we see examples of agents touting themselves as "#1", "experts" - or perhaps "#1 experts" when the reality is far from the truth.
A cursory review of Short Sale listings in the Phoenix Arizona area reveals many "Realtor Remarks" with variant claims of "we've closed many Short Sales".  When cross-referencing that agents track record in the Phoenix area MLS (ARMLS), reality is often far different.  How can you reconcile a track record of 1 Short Sale closing in the previous 2 years with the claim "we've … (88 comments)

haven express: AnotherME - The Virtual Assistant Company of Choice! - 02/23/10 12:35 AM
It's time for a shameless plug for AnotherME.com - the company led by Patty Keller who provides assistance with our Short Sale Listings and Short Sale Closings in Phoenix Arizona.
Our contract is with AnotherME (the company) not with specific individuals within that organization, which means that at Haven Express we don't have manage the individual assistant's schedule, or find another alternative due to individual vacation time, being out sick, etc.
Patty Keller coordinates the Virtual Assistant resources so that our needs at Haven Express are ALWAYS met within the agreed service levels, perfectly executed and seamless to our clients.
If … (88 comments)

haven express: Rules of the Road - Part 5 of a series - 02/21/10 03:36 AM
Previous post in this series Rules of the Road - Part 4 of a series
 
 
Showing Instructions
 
This property is a Short Sale listing. There is no difference in the showing process between a Short Sale listing and a traditional resale listing.
 
Check the MLS for status and showing instructions.
 
The showing instructions are very specific, are up to date, and are for the convenience of the occupant. As a result, we are not able to allow any exceptions to the showing instructions.
 
If the listing is in “Active” status, we are presenting Offers to the … (88 comments)

haven express: Phoenix Real Estate Listings - What would YOU do? - 02/21/10 01:35 AM
Here's the scenario.
You are the listing agent for a Phoenix Arizona home.
The property is vacant.
The property was previously occupied by a tenant, and the Seller still employs the property management company to manage the property.
You receive an email from another agent notifying you that they have driven by the listing, and noticed a serious leak at the water main which is saturating the yard and flooding into the street.
What would YOU do?
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haven express: This is why.... - 02/16/10 09:57 AM
This is why.......my house is worth so much more than everyone else thinks it is.
I have washed the floors and shampooooed the carpets every day since I've lived here.
I break all the windows and replace them every three months....saves money on window washing.
I spend at least an hour a day on the prowl with a fly swatter making sure my home is varmint and critter free.
The view of the golf course is the best ever.  In fact, truth be told, it's the golf balls that break the windows - not me!
I … (88 comments)

haven express: Not So Frequently Asked Questions...One can only hope! - 01/29/10 02:21 AM
 
As a followup to my previous post Different Strokes here are some (not all) of the questions we received on our voicemail before we put our systems in place. 
 
 
Not So Frequently Asked Questions
 
If you choose to read these, please do so with a sense of humor! Yes – these are real questions that have been asked repeatedly.  No – we aren’t trying to make anybody upset – just setting expectations.
 
“I have a couple of questions regarding one of your listings. If you’ll get back to me I’ll let you know which listing it is....”
No … (48 comments)

haven express: Different Strokes - 01/28/10 07:10 AM
Amy Jones sparked a couple of great debates this past week with her blog posts:
Prequalifying the Short Sale
Don't bother me I'm a REALTOR
I was surprised by the number of Buyer Agents who insisted that the Listing Agents ought to do things the way the Buyer Agents want the Listing Agents to do things - or the Listing Agent is "bad", "unprofessional", "doomed to failure", etc., etc.  The primary complaint had to do with whether or not a Listing Agent could be reached by phone, and what hours they could be reached.
Objectively, the purpose of a Buyer Agent … (86 comments)

 
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