Scottsdale Short Sale Approval on Halloween - Trick or Treat?

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Scottsdale Short Sale Approval on Halloween - Trick or Treat?


After months of waiting for an answer on a challenging short sale the phone call came today of all days....Halloween. I wasn't sure if it was a trick or a treat.  What do you think?  Was it a call from a Real Bad Witch or the Good Witch of the West?  LISTEN CAREFULLY TO WHAT SHE SAYS..........DON'T BE SCARED.


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Short Sales can be challenging and can bring out the inner witch in just about everyone from time to time. The trick is to have a lot of patience and be ready for more tricks that rear their ugly head along the way.  Stay the course - the treat is at the end of the road. And this is not a fairy tale.  Short Sales don't need to end in a scary nightmare with a witch chasing you out of your home.  Call sooner rather than later to discuss your situation and how I can best help you avoid a foreclosure. 



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  1. John McCormack, CRS 10/31/2011 03:09 PM
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Arizona Maricopa County Scottsdale
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

OMG >>> Looks like the real estate witch of the west has been drinkin' her own brew!  You guys have way too much fun!  Happy Halloween ~

Oct 31, 2011 12:34 PM #1
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

I'm with John... Great witch laugh! :O) Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2011 01:13 PM #2
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Anna and very funny, thanks for the laugh ... ;o)


Oct 31, 2011 02:24 PM #3
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Unfortunately overall, most of my short sales have been more trick than treats Anna... 

Oct 31, 2011 03:35 PM #4
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


What a hoot! Let's hope it really IS a treat and some a banker trick! Not sure they have a sense of humor.


Oct 31, 2011 04:34 PM #5
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Anna, great voice and laugh.  I hope this was not a trick and that you do go to closing.

Oct 31, 2011 04:41 PM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely, funny and poignant way to illustrate short sales.  Happy Halloween, and hope many closings come your way...short and regular old fashioned ones. A

Oct 31, 2011 05:14 PM #7
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Clearly you still know how to enjoy Halloween.  I haven't dressed up since college.  Love the witch's laugh.

Nov 01, 2011 05:06 AM #8
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Anna, Very funny illustration of short sales, great post!

Nov 01, 2011 08:38 AM #9
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Congratualtions Anna on teh short sale, persistance, patience, know how and a little hard work do indeed pay off every now and then. Have a great evening.

Nov 01, 2011 12:30 PM #10
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS
HomeSmart International - Phoenix, AZ

John there is no such thing as too much fun....get over that! Mom made a great witch so I came by it honestly.  Way fun!

VB happy to make you laugh!

Paul - well now that's a bummer. You should use this video for those.  I've had some luck lately.

Jeff - they don't.  I'm going round & round with wells and they're clueless after 3 months. Unreal.  I have no sense of humor with them.  And.....yes I did get an approval on another one today! yeah!

Judith - we're on to closing by the end of Nov.  Treat time!

Alexandra - I much prefer traditional sales by a long shot.  And I just couldn't pass up this video cause it does seem so fitting!

Chris Ann - we dress up every year. Our neighbors throw the biggest Halloween party in town and it's our of this world amazing.  Every year is a different theme so we have fun creating costumes.

Will - glad you appreciate the humor!  Cackle! Cackle!

Scott - patience is the key and using my witch laugh when appropiate lol

Nov 01, 2011 12:43 PM #11
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Great laugh!  Okay Anna, I JUST found out that I wasn't subscribed to your blog.  I really thought I was, then I kept missing posts you'd written.  Dumb me, anyway, now I am :-) Hope you had a great halloween! -Kasey

Nov 01, 2011 06:07 PM #12
Ryan Mandley
American Financial Network, Inc - Phoenix, AZ
Sales Manager

Great post Anna!  Love the costume.  We have a full time staff of 6 in Place in Phoenix to help you process your short sales and make your life a lot easier at no cost to you or the seller.  Realtors working with us find this to be a real "Treat" and allows them to increase there business by off loading the time consuming part of the process to us.  Hope you had a great Halloween and would be happy to discuss how we could help. 

Nov 07, 2011 02:25 AM #13
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