The adventure in short sales, Jacksonville Florida
Yep, you heard (read)me right-I do love to do short sales! Now, I wasn't always on the short sale band wagon-they did intimidate me, but I started taking classes and gobbled up as much information that my little brain could handle. I still take classes and I still pick the brains of the experts in my office who were doing short sales when short sales were a foreign language.
Some agents in the Jacksonville Florida area, say they won't show short sales, my question to them is how do NOT show them, they're EVERYWHERE! I realize in some parts of the country, short sales are not as common, but here they are in everyone's backyard. Let me show you an example: As I'm writing this I checked the Northeast Florida Multiple listing service, there are currently 2,748 active (available) homes for sale in Jacksonville in the 100k-200k price range. Out of these 2,748 homes for sale in Jacksonville, there are 712 homes that are short sales (list price is lower than what they owe). YIKES! That's about 26%.
Personally, I think it should be mandatory that we take a short sale class. Heck, we are required to take a 6 minute class on how to unlock a lockbox bot not on how to do short sales in Jacksonville. Where's the logic???
So what do you as the consumer do if you're already working with an agent and that agent tells you-I don't show short sales or I don't do short sales? Walk, no I mean RUN as fast as you can! If they're not willing to show them, they probably weren't willing to take any classes to educate themselves on the process.
Sellers: Same thing! If the agent you're talking to has no short sale experience or short sale education, is hesitating on taking your listing, find an agent who loves doing short sales. In fact, if you're a buyer looking to buy a short sale or a seller needing to sell their home as a short sale in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Fleming Island or surrounding areas in Northeast Florida, give me a call at 904-910-3516.
The short of it for me is knowing that at the end of the day I've worked hard to help ease the stress of a family going through a financial difficulty, that's the real reason I love to do short sales.
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Vanguard Realty, GMAC Real Estate
3168 Highway 17,s Orange Park, FL 32003
Licensed Real Estate Agent in Florida